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Redeemer, and may be so strengthened and nourished by that and the other means of grace, that they may be preserved by the power and mercy of their Saviour, and the influence of his Spirit, through the various temptations of this life, till at length they attain to everlasting salvation !
PLAIN AND AFFECTIONATE
My Young FRIENDS, The Bishop having given notice of his intention of holding a Confirmation in this Diocese, I am desirous of addressing you, as plainly as I can, on the many important subjects which you are in consequence called to consider. May God, by his Holy Spirit, bless what I may write to your spiritual and eternal benefit.
I will endeavour to explain to you,
II. WHO ARE THE PERSONS INVITED TO BE CONFIRMED.
III. WHAT IS THE PREPARATION THEY SHOULD MAKE.
IV. WHAT ARE THE CHIEF PARTS IN THE ORDER OF CONFIRMATION TO BE USED BY THE BISHOP.