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Lord's Supper ,
As appointed and practised by
Part the Sccond :
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,
A prayer for forgiveness of The Psalms digested intopray-
ers, meditations, &c. 142
The Author to the Reader:
Reasons for publishing this Book, and of the dan
gerous tendency of the use of the OLD WEEK's
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.
* 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.