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To all devout Chriftians.

E pleased to obferve, that the preference, which the truly pious and judicious have given to this NEW Week's Preparation, has lately tempted fever al Bookfellers to reprint Keble's OLD Week's Preparation, with an Engraved Title-page, and a new Print before it, fo as to make that OLD Book fomewhat refemble this NEW Week's Preparation to the eye of the purchaser: and therefore the public are defired to be careful, that they have not that OLD Book imposed upon them for the future, instead of this NEW Week's Preparation, which is published by the King's Authority, and is, by Affignment from the Executors of the late Mr. Wickfeed, printed ONLY for John Hinton, at the King's Arms, in Paternofter Row, near Warwick Lane, LONDON.

BEWARE alfo of a Book intitled, The New Week's Prepara tion for the worthy receiving of the Lord's Supper, IMPROVED, &c. (pretended to be printed at GLASGOW, LONDON, and feveral other Places) which for fome Time past has been fold in and about MANCHESTER, and has been published, as it is prefumed, with the fame lucrative Views, as that above mentioned,

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Examine thy Selfand Repent before thon presume to
Fat of that Bread and Drink of that Cup.

Engraved and Printed only for J.Hinton.according to an Act of Parliament.

Weeks Preparation

For a Worthy receiving of the

Lord's Supper,


Recommended and Appointed

By the


Confifting of

MEDITATIONS and PRAYERS for the Morning and Evening of every Day in the Week


FORMS of Examination and Confeffion of Sins AND

A Companion at the Altar,

Directing the Communicant in his Behaviour and Devotions at the LORDS TABLE ALSO

MEDITATIONS to enable us to live will after receiving the


To which are added

Morning Evening Prayer for the Cleft or Family.&c.
The Thirty-third Edition.

LONDON: Printed by Afsigument from the Executors of the late EDWP WICKSTEED, for JN. HINTON,in Patcrnoster Row, near Warwick Lane.

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EORGE the Second, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all to whom thefe Prefents fhall come, Greeting: WHEREAS our Trusty and Well beloved Edward Wicksteed, of our City of London, Bookfeller, hath humbly reprefented to us, That he is now Printing a New Edition (with Improvements) of a Work, Entitled,

The New Week's Preparation for a Worthy Receiving of the LORD'S SUPPER, as recommended and appointed by the Church of England, &c. In two Parts.

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AND whereas the faid Edward Wicksteed has informed us, that the faid Work has been perfected with great Labour, Study, and Expence. He has therefore humbly prayed Us to grant to him the faid Edward Wick need, Our Royal Privilege, Licence, and AUTHORITY, for the SOLE Printing, Publishing, and Vending the faid Work, in as ample Manner and Form as has ever been done in Cafes of the like Nature.

WE being graciously inclined to give all due Encouragement to Works that may be

Of Public Ufe and Benefit,

and especially to those of this Kind, which fo greatly tend to the Advancement of Religion, and the general Good and Benefit of Mankind, ARE pleafed to condefcend to his Requeft, and DO by thefe Prefents (as far as may be agreeable to the Statute in that Cafe made and provided) give and grant to the faid Ed ward Wicksteed, his Executors, Adminiftrators, and Affigns, full Power, Li cence, Privilege, and fole AUTHORITY, for the SOLE Printing, Publishing, and Vending the faid Work, together with all and all manner of Amendments, Corrections, Alterations, and Additions of or to the fame; and Our exprefs Willand Pleasure is, and We do hereby strictly charge, command, and prohibit all and every Perfon and Perfons whatsoever, within Our Dominions, that they, nor any or either of them, prefume in any manner of wife to reprint, abridge, or extract the fame, or any Part or Parts thereof, either in the like, or in any other Form, or Forms, Volume, or Volumes what foever; OR to import, buy, vend, utter or diftribute, any Copies thereof, or of any Part or Parts thereof, that are or fhall be printed or reprinted beyond the Seas, with out the AUTHORITY, Confent, or Approbation of the faid Edward Wicksteed, his Executors, Administrators, or Affigns, by Writing under his or their Hands and Seals first had and obtained, as they and every of them offending herein will incur our Royal Indignation and Displeasure, and fuch other Pains and Penalties as by the Laws and Statutes of Our Realms may be inflicted. WHEREOF the Commiffioners and other Officers of our Customs, the Mafter, Wardens, and Company of Stationers of London, and all other Officers, Minifters, and others, whom it may concern, are to take Notice, that a frict Obedience be given to our Pleasure herein fignified.

Given at our Court at St. James's, &c.

His Majefty's Command.


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For Monday.


Such language fitter for a fenfual le-A meditation for the morning.
ver than a worshipper of the all A prayer for the morning.
pure, and all-knowing God. iii A meditation for the evening.
Bishop Stilling fleet's teftimony a-A prayer before examination.
gainst that way of worship.
iii Directions concerning examinati-
The way of worship made use of in on.
Keble's week's preparation has


greatly contributed towards the A form of Examination, viz.
decay of chriflian piety.

Many boneft and well-meaning chri-

1 Of our duty towards God, 15

ftians have been thrown into de

our neighbour.

fpair by it.

towards one's felf.

if a child.



iv 3
It has ferved to bring Religion into
ridicule and contempt, and to bar-5
den the wicked and unthinking
part of mankind against the firft
efforts of reformation.

if a husband.


if a fervant.



if a rafter or mistress. 29

A profeffion of godly forrow for

if a magiftrate. 30

Monday evening.




The love of God, as taught by Ke-9
ble's week's preparation, very 10
different from that taught us by
Chrift bimfelf, and by St. John. v
The prayers and meditations in this
New Week's Preparation are
fuch as can be warranted, from A prayer of refignation to the will
the verd of God itself.

Bishop Fleetwood's teftimony a-

gainst the manner of worship

made ufe of in Keble's week's Ejaculations at going to bed.



of God.



A prayer to conclude our devotions

for every day.


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For Tuesday.

An account of this work.
The duty of frequent communicat-A meditation for the morning.
vi A prayer for the morning.
our-A meditation for the evening.
A prayer for the evening.



The obligations for preparing
felves for the Lord's fupper.

The communion office muft be

carefully attended to.


The usefulness of actual prepara-


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For Wednesday.

ix A meditation for the morning.
of A confeffion of fins.

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