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From the first Speaking of
I. Lessons and Prayers fitted CHURCH CATECHISM, made
to the Understanding of Lit plain to vulgar Capacities;
and Prayers taken out of the
Church CATECHISM, and plain'd.
Weakest of Riper Years. Orders of CONFIRMATION
REA DE R.
Hatsoever is thy Practice, the Everlast
thy self, or of thy Chil dren, requires Care, and Diligence, and Discretion, answerable to the Worthiness of it. Daily food is as necessary for the Soul, as for the Body. And how often in a day the Souls of thy Children must be fed, thou art told by the Commandment Deut. vi. 7. Thou shalt teach these words diligently unto thy children ; and shall talk of them when thou fittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou riseft up. And a little at a time, as line upon line, (Isai. xxviii. 9, 10,) is both the speediest way of teaching little
and also no bindrance to other business. But be fure, as far as in thee lies, that, by often, not long repetitions, they keep what they learn, and bring forth fruit with patience.
Continue instant in prayer for the Grace of God. Be stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, as well in a good. Example, as in diligent Teaching : and thou shalt Know that thy labour is not in vain in the Lord.
LORD JESUS CHRIST, who
doft earnestly Command us to suffer little Children to come unto Thee, and to take heed that we despise not one of these little ones; Blessed be Thy Holy. Name for Thy Loving Kindness to them. And give us Grace, we humbly beseech Thee, to bring all our Children Worthily unto Thy Holy Baptism; and to give all Diligence, both to Teach them to Believe in Thee, as soon as they are able to learn, and to Bring them up to Grow continually in Grace, and in the Knowledge of Thee, our LORD and SAVIOUR Amen.