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THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER,
The Church of England,
A LAY MEMBER OF THAT CHURCH;
A BIBLICAL CATECHISM,
OF THE SAME CHURCH,
THOUGHTS ON THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST,
“ In everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your
“ Beloved, building up yourselves on your most Holy Faith, praying in
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of The Church of England can hardly fail, as a whole, to impress even Such as have not taken part in it (from not being Members of That Church,) if weighed and examined fairly and fully with The Gospel Dispensation.
But to the Sons and Daughters of That Church, if faithful to that Relationship, the Service in all its parts and tendencies constitutes a Source and Element of Converse with GOD, in adoption and appropriation of DIVINE Truth and Revelation, which gives the Soul its Guidance and its best tone for holding Such High Communion; and for joining in Heavenward Offices with its Fellows.
An intimacy with it, through a life already beyond the usual limit of Earthly Privilege, has led to the gradual development of reflections on its qualities and to a sincere conviction of its worth, when laid to the heart and brought home to the understanding. Under that feeling the offer is thus respectfully made unto Others' consideration, in the sympathy and Fellowship of a Church of England Member, of the result of such views as have arisen to the mind of the Writer, under the hoped-for Impulse of The HOLY SPIRIT. With the meekness of the Christian Advocacy for Such a Sacred Cause, a desire is cherished thereby to awaken the true influence of Congregational Prayer and Praise, when engaged in with fidelity and with zeal.
On the Occasional Prayers and on Some of the Peculiar Services of The Church, the same train of sentiment has already been reduced to writing ; but the publication thereof may depend on the reception, which the present specimen may experience.
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The Apostles' Creed
„ Opening Prayer
The Prayer under contrition
The Acknowledgment of
The Supplicatory Sentences 154-158