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REafons for publishing this Second Part of the New Week's preparation Page 5 The generality of communicants labour ander the fame doubts and fcruples concerning a worthy preparation for the Lord's Supper's which doubts and fcruples are here removed

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The Second Part of the Old Week's Preparation is a dangerous book to come into the hands of proteftants, above one half of it being taken out of a popish book, which was condemned by authority of parliament, and burnt by the common HANGMAN 5 Thofe authors to blame, who have made it their business to raife and inflame the devotion of their readers, but have taken no care about informing or fettling their understandings What the most confiderable doubts are, which are apt to render the minds of communicants unealy

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Meditation is a noble exercise of the foul; and why
How the meditations are to be made ufe of
Concerning the hymns and their use
Concerning the prayers

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Of the time to be spent in our preparation
Thofe that lay too great ftrefs upon habitual preparation deceive

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Of our duty after receiving

All our preparation will not avail us, if after the facrament we forget our holy refolutions

Of the care of our foul

Advice to, and an expostulation with those who pretend they are kept from the Lord's füpper by worldly bufinefs - 8 Some ac ount of the method of this work

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Tb.s fecond part of the New week's Preparation will enable the devout communicant to lead a holy and godly life for the future 9 This fecond part of the New Week's Preparation is perfectly orthodox, being grounded upon the church catechifm and communion fervice

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Concerning the plain and comprehenfive explanation of that part
of the church catechifm, ubich relates to the facrament of the
Lord's fupper
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A plain and comprehenfive explanation of that part of the church catechifm, which relates to the facramenis, especially that of the Lord's fupper, with the authorities from Jcripture upon which this explanation is built.

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SUNDAY Evening.

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Preparatory prayer, proper to begin your devotions, both
morning and evening

The meditation upon the fallen ftate of man, and the great and gracious work of his redemption thro' Jefus Chrift 26 The hymn on the great bleffings mankind received in their redemption through Jefus Chrift

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Another hymn
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The prayer for ftrength and grace in our fallen state
A concluding prayer

A prayer when you lie down in your bed

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MONDAY Morning.

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When you go out of your chamber

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The meditation upon the institution of the holy facrament of the
Lord's fupper
The hymn, commemorating the institution of the Lord's fupper 44
The prayer to implore the continuance of God's grace bestowed
upon us in this facrament

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MONDAY Evening.

Before examination

Short heads of examination for the evening
The finner's complaint

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A prayer for forgiveness of our fins The meditation, fhewing that there can be no excufe fufficient to keep us from receiving the holy facrament of the Lord's fupper 52 The hymn, being a holy refolution to approach the Lord's table 58 The prayer for pardon and forgiveness of thofe fins which are apt to deter us from approaching the Lord's table.

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TUESDAY Morning.

The meditation upon the manner of preparing ourselves to receive the holy facrament

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The hymn of fure traft in God's grace, thro' Jefus Christ
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The prayer for the obtaining God's grace and protection

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The meditation on felf-examination
The hymn, on confeffion of fins to God
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The prayer for refignation and affiftance

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TUESDAY Evening.

The first meditation of the great advantages of frequent commu

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WEDNESDAY Morning.

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The fecond meditation upon the true repentance of a worthy

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The hymn, containing the true penitent's confeffion and petition 81 The prayer for the obtaining a true and fincere repentance- ; - 82

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WEDNESDAY Evening

The meditation upon a firm purpose of amendment, and 10wards leading a new life

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The hymn, being the character of a worthy communicant, who has made reftitution, in order to a new life

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The prayer for a full purpose of amendment, and to lead a new

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The prayer, for peace and quietness of confcience

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THURSDAY Morning.

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The meditation, being the fecond part of the meditation upon a firm purpose of amendment, and to lead a new life The hymn, in which the penitent communicant resolves to amend his future life 105 The prayer for God's bleffing on the amendment of our lives 106

THURSDAY Evening.

The meditation upon a lively faith in God's mercy through Chrift, and a quiet confcience

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FRIDAY Morning.

The meditation on a thankful remembrance of Chrift's death 117 The hymn of thanksgiving in remembrance of Christ's death 120 The prayer for a thankfulremembrance of Chrill's death

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FRIDAY Evening.

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The meditation on universal charity
The hymn upon universal charity
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The prayer for love and charity to all men

SATURDAY Morning.

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SATURDAY Evening.

The meditation on prefumptuous thoughts
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The prayer for obtaining fuch abftinence as is necessary to fubdue the feth to the fpirit

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The Seven PENITENTIAL Pfalms.

Our Saviour's SERMON upon the mount

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Orders from the rubricks, articles, and canons relating to the adminiftration of the Lord's fupper

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Directions to proper collects and pfalms

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The whole book of pfalms digefted into prayers, meditations, thanksgivings, &c.

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