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themselves, one to another, but it is of our salvation by Christ to such worthily, and with faith, receive it.

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SUBJECTS FOR DAILY MEDITA THE godly consideration of the Saviour

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EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE.

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of — virtues to acquire — Punishment to avoid
Heaven to gain - Eternity to prepare for —
Time to profit of — passions to subdue
Death perhaps to suffer.

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EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE. IN the evening, on retiring, you should examine

as seriously as if you were sure your soul would be required of you during the night whether, during the day, you have offended God. by thought, word, deed or omission.

1. With regard to God. Have you neglected to offer your heart to God, or taken his holy name in vain, or been forgetful of him through the day?

2. With regard to your neighbor. Have you indulged anger, impatience, ill temper, hatred, jealousy, or desire of

revenge
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you frauded, slandered, or ill-treated him? Have you rashly judged or lied, or been accessory to the sins of others ?

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SUBJECTS FOR DAILY MEDITATION.

themselves, one to another, but it is a sacrament of our salvation by Christ to such as rightly, worthily, and with faith, receive it.

14. The visible Church of Christ is a congre. gation of faithful men, in which the

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word of the great spirit of Almighty God is preached, and the sacraments of Christ performed accord. ing to his holy order.

15. The Church is a witness and keeper of Holy Writ; yet as it ought not to decree any. thing against the same, so besides the same it ought not to enforce anything to be believed for necessity of salvation.

16. It is not necessary that traditions and ceremonies be in all places, one, or utterly alike, for at all times they have been diverse, and may be changed according to the diversity of coun. tries, times, and men's manners, so that nothing be ordained against God's word. As the Church of Rome hath erred, so also has the Church of England erred, not only in their living, and manner of ceremonies, but also in points of doctrine.

3. With regard to yourself. Have you indulged in pride or vanity, sinned in any way by thoughts, words, looks or actions ; been guilty of any impurity, or of sloth or negligence, or misemployed your time?

SUBJECTS FOR DAILY MEDITATION. THE godly consideration of the Saviour--which

is full of sweet, pleasant, and unspeakable comfort to all persons. And remember that thou hast this day, and every day, God to glorify — Jesus to imitate - a soul to save

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Private Devotions.

ON RISING IN THE MORNING, AND R

REST AT NIGHT.

COLLECT.

O HEAVENLY Father, give me.

thee, an increase of Faith, Hope, a and that I may obtain what thou has grant me to love and practise wha commanded through Jesus Christ our

COLLECT OF FAITH.

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O LORD our Saviour, I firmly believ hast opened to me the way

of and that thy teaching, O Christ, leads vation, for thou art truth itself.

COLLECT OF HOPE.

O HEAVENLY Father, thou hast

me eternal life, and I humbly hope to thy glory and honor, through the ins the Holy Ghost, and by following the of our blessed Lord and Saviour.

COLLECT OF CHARITY.

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Private Devotions.

ON RISING IN THE MORNING, AND RETIRING TO

REST AT NIGHT.

COLLECT OF CONTRITION. O HOLY and Heavenly Father, who would no

the death of a sinner, but rather that he should turn from his wickedness and live, humbly entreat thee mercifully to look upon me and spare me.

I am grieved and sorrowful at the number of my sins, and truly repent me of my faults. O Lord, help me in this world, that thy judgment may be merciful to me in the world to come.

Yet not my will, but thine be done, O gracious Father. Amen.

COLLECT.

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HEAVENLY Father, give me, I beseech

thee, an increase of Faith, Hope, and Charity, and that I may obtain what thou hast promised, grant me to love and practise what thou hast commanded through Jesus Christ our Lord.

A PRAYER OF LOVE AND OBLATION TO

OUR REDEEMER, CHRIST, O MY blessed Saviour, I most ardently desire,

by every breath I draw, by every thought, word, and action, by every movement of body and soul, to tell thee a thousand and a thousand times, that I love thee more than my life, or anything in the world, and that I consecrate myself to thee with the promises and resolutions of my heart. I offer thee also all the homage, love, joy, praise, and adoration of the Church militant, triumphant, and suffering; all that it has offered, or will offer to thee to the end of time ; all the love and delights which thou possesseth ; all the homage that thy disciples render to thee at the altar ; all the prayers that are now being celebrated ; and that I may be a supplicant with

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COLLECT OF FAITH.

O LORD our Saviour, I firmly believe that thou

hast opened to me the way of everlasting life, and that thy teaching, O Christ, leads to my sal vation, for thou art truth itself.

COLLECT OF HOPE.

O HEAVENLY Father, thou hast promised

me eternal life, and I humbly hope to obtain it to thy glory and honor, through the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, and by following the precepts of our blessed Lord and Saviour.

COLLECT OF CHARITY.

O FATHER in heaven, great are thy perfec:

tions, and greater still thy mercy. Grant that I may always do thy will, and honor and respect

my neighbor, and love him as myself.

THE FIVE PRECEPTS OF THE CHURCH.

1. To hear public service of Sundays, and all holidays of obligation.

2. To fast and abstain on the days commanded.

3. To confess our sins. 4. To receive the blessed Eucharist. 5. To contribute to the support of the Church.

THE TWO SACRAMENTS. 1. Baptism. 2. The Lord's Supper, or Eucharist.

THE FOUR APOSTOLIC ORDINANCES. 1. Confirmation.

3. Holy Orders. 2. Penance.

4. Matrimony.

THE THREE THEOLOGICAL VIRTUES. Faith, Hope, and Charity.

THE FOUR CARDINAL VIRTUES. Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, and Temperance.

THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY GHOST.

Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and the fear of the Lord.

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