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To all devout Christians.
E pleased to observe, that the preference, which

the truly pious and judicious have given to this New Week's Preparation, has lately tempted several Booksellers to reprint Keble's Old Week's Preparation, with an Engraved Title-page, and a new Print before it, so as to make that OLD Book somewhat resemble this New Week's Preparation to the eye of the purchaser: and therefore the public are desired 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 Assignment from the Executors of the late Mr. Wicksteed; printed ONLY for John Hinton, at the King's Arms, in Paternofter Row, near Warwick Lane, LONDON.

Bewa'r e also of a Book intitled, The New Week's Preparation for tbe worthy receiving of the Lord's Supper, IMPROVED, &c. (pretended to be printed at GLASGOW, LONDON, and several other Places) which for some Time past has been fold in and about MANCHESTER, and has been published, as it is presumed, with the fame lucrative Views, as that above mentioned,

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Engraved and Printed only for J.Hinton.accorling la

an Act of Parliament,

Weeks Preparation Louds Supper,

For a Worley receiving of the


Recommended and Appointed

By the

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

WITH FORMS of Esainination and Confeffion of Sins A Companion at the Altar, Directing the Communicant in his Bebaviourand Derwtions at the LORD S TABLE

ALSO MEDITATIONS to enable us to live well

after receiving the HOLY SACRAMENT.

To which are added A Morning KEvening Prayer for the t'ofitorFamily, le.

TheThirty-third Edition . LONDON: Printed by Afsigument from the

E.reculors of the late EDW. WICKSTEED, for FNO HINTON,in Paternoster Row, near Warwick Lane.



the second, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britaini G France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c.* To all to whom

these Presents thall come, Greeting : WHEREAS Our Trusty and Well beloved Edward Wickseed, of our City of London, Bookfeller, hath humbly represented 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, &6. In two parts. AND whereas the said Edward Wicksteed has informed us, that the said Work has been perfected with great Labour, Study, and Expence. He has therefore humbly prayed Us to grant to him the said Edward Wick Reed, Our Royal Privilegç, Licence, and AUTHORITY, for the SOĻE Printing Publishing, and Vending the said work, in as ample Manner and Form as has ever been done in Cases of the like Nature.

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

of Public Use 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 pleased to con descend to his Request, and DO by these Presents (as far as may be agreeable to the Statute in that Cafe made and provided) give and grant to the faid Ede ward Wicksieed, his Executors, Administrators, and Affigns, full Power, Li: cence, Privilege and fole AUTHORITY, for the SOLE Printing, Publishing, and Vending the said Work, together with all and all manner of Amendments, Corrections, Alterations, and Additions of or to the same; and Our express Willand Pleasure is, and we do hereby striály charge, command, and prohibit all and every Person and Persons whatsoever, within Our Dominions, that they, nor any or either of them, presume in any manner of wise to reprint, abridge, or extract the same, or any Part or Parts thereof, either in the like, or in any other Form, or Forms, Volume, or Volumes whatsoever ; OR to

any Parts thereof, that are or shall be printed or reprinted beyond the Seas, with qut the AUTHORITY, Consent, or soprobation of the said Edward Wicksteed, his Executors, Administrators, or Aligns, 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 infi&ed. WHEREOF the Commissioners and other Officers of our Customs, the Master, Wardens, and Company of Stationers of London, and all other officers, MiniNers, and others, whom it may concern, are to take Notice, that á Arict Obedience be given to our Pleasure herein signified. Given at our Court at St. James's, &c.

His Majesty's Command.







The Preface.

The Week's Preparation.

K ex Jaculations when we awake. I

ceeding faulty, Page 1


when we arife.

A few instances of the many levd and

fcandalous expressions in Kible's

For Monday:

week's preparation.

Such language fitter for a sensual lo- A meditation for the morning.


ver than a worshipper of the all A prayer for the morning. 7

pure, and all-knowing God.

üi A meditation for the evening.

Bishop Stilling fleet's testimony az prayer before examination.

gainst that way of worship.

üi Directions concerning -examinati-


The way of worthip made use of in

Keble's week's preparation has
greatly contributed towards the A form of Examination, viz.

decay of christian piery.

i Of our duty towards God.

Many bonest and well-meaning chri-


ftians have been thrown into de

our neighbour. 19

Spair by it.

ivl 3

towards one's self,

if a child.

It has served to bring Religion into 4


ridicule and contempt, and to bar-

if a brother or fifter. 27

den the wicked and unthinking

if a wife,

part of mankind against the forf


if a husband.

efforts of refermation.


if a servant,

The love of God, as taught by Ke-9


ble's week's preparation, very

if a rsasteror mistress, 29

different from that taught us by

if a magistrate.

Chris bimself, and by St. John. v

A profession of godly sorrow for

The prayers and meditations in this.. Monday evening.


New Week's Preparation are



such as can be warranted, from A prayer of resignation to the will

of God.

the werd of God itself.



Bishop Fleetwood's testimony a-

prayer to conclude our devotions

gainst the manner of worship for every day.


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



An account of this work.

For Tuesday.

The duty of frequent communicat. A meditation for the morning.


Vi A prayer for the morning.

The obligations for preparing our: A meditation for the evening.


felves for the Lord's Supper,


V A prayer for the evening.


The communion office must be

carefully attended to.


For Wednesday.

The usefulness of actual prepara-


ix A meditation for the morning. 50

Dr. Waterland's commendation of A confession of fins.


the Week'sPreparation, -ix A prayer for God's mercy. 5?

The warning on Sunday before the A meditation for the evening.

most holy sacrament.

x] A prayer for the evening,



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