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A companion to the Altar Shening the Nature * Necessity of a Saoramental Preparation.

Week’s Preparation

FOR THE

WORTHY RECEIVING

OF THE

Lord's Supper ,

As appointed and practised by
The CHURCH of ENGLAND;

Part the Sccond :

CONSISTING OF

MEDITATIONS, PRAYERS, AND HYMNS, Suitable for the Sunday Evening and Sacrament Day, and for

the Morning and Evening of every Day in that Week. With a Form of Daily Self-Examination.

And, in the course of these MEDITATIONS, Those Doubts and Scruples which are apt to disturb and render the Minds of Devout Communicants Uneasy,

are clearly stated and finally removed.

LONDON: Published and sold by all the BOOKSELLERS; and by Thomas Wilson and Son, Printers, High Ousegate,

York.---1812,

The Preface.

For TUESDAY.

Easons for publishing this, Ameditation for the morning 56

page 5 The hymn

62, 63

of the doubts and scruples The prayer

64

which render Communi- Ameditation for the evening 67

75

Concerning the Meditations & The prayer

76

Concerning the Himans 7

For WEDNESDAY.

Concerning ihe Prayers 7 가

of the time to be spent in our The hynin

Ameditation for the morning 78

83, 84

preparation :

84

of habitual preparation

The prayer

A meditation for the evening 87

Of our duty after receiving 7

Of the care of our soul

The hynin

89, 90

8

The prayer

90

Advice to those who pretend

theyare kept sroin the Lord's Ameditation for the morning94

For THURSDAY.

Supper by worldly business 8

The hymn

98, 99

Some account of this work 9

99

An explanation of that part of Ameditation for the evening101

the church catechism, which

relates to the Lord's Supper 10 The prayer

The hymn

105, 106

106

The Week's Preparation).

PART II.

For FRIDAY.

A preparatory prayer

29 Ameditationforthemorning110

For SUNDAY

The hymn

112, 113,114

A meditation for the evening 22 The prajer

The hymn

28, 29, 30, 31 Ameditationforthe evening 16

31

The hynin

120, 121, 122

A concluding prayer

34

The prayer

129

When you lie down in bed 34 For SATURDAY.

When you go out of your Ameditationforthemorning125

chamber

34 The hymn

127, 128

For MONDAY.

The prayer

129

Ameditation for the morning 35 Ameditation for the evening132

The hymn

39 The hymn

135, 136

The prayer

40 The prayer

136

A prayer before examination 43

Short beads of examination 44 Directionsto proper collects ! 40

The sinner's complaint

45 Directions to proper psalms 141

A prayer for forgiveness of The Psalms digested intopray-
Sins

ers, meditations, &c. 142

Ameditation for the morning46 The 7 Penitential Psalms 144

The hymn

5 Our Saviour's Sermon

53. The eight Beatitudes

52,

The prayer

115.11.1969

The Author to the Reader:

Reasons for publishing this Book, and of the dan

gerous tendency of the use of the OLD WEEK's

PREPARATION.
HAVING for many years experienced, in the course of

my office, that in no one instance of Christian duty, there was more need of assistance than in this of the Lord's Supper; and that many devout communicants have laboured under the same doubts and scruples concerning a worthy preparation and partaking of this duty: I am of opinion, that many others would be very glad to find such doubts cleared up, and the cause of such scruples removed for the future, which too commonly disturb and perplex thein with such fears and terrors, as indeed make their desire of being truly religious the burden and misery, instead of the delight of their lifes.

For, notwithstanding the compiler of the second part of the Old Week's Preparation * (a treatise very improper to come into the hands of many Protestant readers ) has observed a quite contrary method : I do not think my time can be better employed, than when I am endeavouring to-render the preparation to that holy ordinance orthodox, rational, and satisfactory to every one. And,

It is certainly a very great fault with the generality of those who have written upon this subject, that they have made it their whole business only to raise and inftame the devotion of communicants, without taking any thought about informing and settling their understandings.

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* The Popisb book of Devotions, from whence all ibe-medita. tions and bymns are taken, which constituies above one balf of the Second Part of the Old Week's Preparation, was condemned by Aurbority of Parliament to be publiciy burnt by tbe bards of the common bang man; and tbis circumstance I think myself in duty bound to take notice of, to prevent any farther iil.consequences among the common people from the use of that hook; notwithstanding it is til 7 pretended to be published by a Clergyman of London.

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