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Published by Authority.

To all devout Christians. BE pleased to observe, that this New Week's Preparation is (by afsignment from the executors of E. Wicksteed) printed for W. Bent, at the King's Arms, in Paternoster Row, London: also that there are two editions of this little Manual ; one on common paper with a letter-press frontispiece and titlepage, the other on fine paper with a copper-plate frontispiece and titlepage: and likewise, that every genuine copy, of both editions, has the fignature of the above proprietor.


W Bent

Sold also by G. G. and ). Robinson, W. J. and J. Richardson, F. and C. Rivington, J. Scatcherd, H. D. Symonds, C. Law, Longman and Rees, J. Wallis, and T. Hurit.

Printed by M. Brown, St. John's-Square, Clerkenwell.



29. NOV 1917

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Examine thyself and repent, before thou presume to eat of that bread and drink of that


Week's Preparation
Lojd's Supper,

For a Worthy receiving of the

As Recommended and Appointed by the

Consisting of
MEDITATIONS and PRAYERS for the Morning

and Evening of every Day in the Week;


Forms of Examination and Confession of Sins :


A Companion at the Altar,
Directing the Communicant in his Behaviour and Devotions

at the Lord's TABLE :

INSTRUCTIONS how to live well,

after receiving the

To which are added
A Morning and Evening Prayer for the Clofet or Family.

Printed for W. Bent, at the King's Arms, Paternoster Row,

and the other Proprietors.

, of France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all to whon these Presents shall come, Greeting : WHEREAS our Trusty and Well be loved Edward Wicksteed, of our City of London, Bookfeller, hath humble represented to us, That he is now Printing a New Edition (with Improve ments) of a Work, Entitled, The New Week's Preparation for a Worthy Receiving

the Lord's Supper, as recommended and appointed

the Church of England, &c. In two parts. AND whereas the said Edward Wicksteed has informed us, that the fai Work has been perfected with great Labour, Study, aud Expence. He ha therefore humbly prayed Us to grant to him the said Edward Wicksteri Our Royal Privilege, Licence, and AUTHORITY, for the SOLE Printing Publishing, and Vending the said Work, in as ample Manner and Form? has ever been done in Cafes of the like Nature.

WE being graciously inclined to give all due Encouragement to Work that may be of Public Use and Benefit, and especially to those of this kind which so greatly tend to the Advancement of Religion, and the gencral Goo and Benefit of Mankind, ARE pleased to condescend to his Request, and DO by these Presents (as far as may be agreeable to the Statute in that Cafe mad and provided) give and grant to the said Edward Wicksteed, his Executor: Administrators, and Afligns, fūll Power, Licence, Privilege, and fole AU THORITY, for the SOLE Printing, Publishing, and Vending the fai Work, together with all and all manner of Amendments, Corrections, Al terations, and Additions of or to the fame; and Our express Will and Plea sure is, and we do hereby ftri&tly charge, command, and prohibit all an every person and lourfons whatsoever, within Our Dominions, that they, no any or either of them, presume in any manner of wise to reprint, abridge, o 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 import buy, vend, utter, or distribute, any Copies thereof, or of any Part or Part thereof, that are or shall be printed or reprinted beyond the Seas, without th AUTHORITY, Consent, or Approbation of the faid Edward Wicksteed, hi Executors, Administrators, 01: Assigns, by Writing under his or their Hand and Seals first had and obtained, as they and every of them offending hereit will incur our Royal indignation and Displeasure, and such other Pains and Penalties as by the Laws and Statutes of Our Rcalins may be inflicted. WHEREOF the Commissioners and other Officers of our Cuftoms, the Master Wardens, and Company of Stationeřs of London, and all other Officers, Mini Aters, and others, whom it may concern, are to take Notice, that a stria Obedience be given to our Pleasure herein fignified. Given at wur Court at St. James's, &c.

By his Majesty's Command,







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The Preface,

The Week's Preparation.

Easons for publishing this New Jaculations when we awake. I

Week's Preparation Page

when we arise.

Keble's week's preparation exceed-

ing faulty, as it abounds with many

For Monday.

lewd and scandalous expressions. A meditation for the morning. 3

Such language fitter for a sensual lo- A prayer for the morning. 7

ver than a worshipper of the all a meditation for the evening.

pure, and all-knowing God.

A prayer before examination,

Bishop Stilling ficer's testimony a- Directions concerning examinati-

gainit that way of worship.

The way of worship made use of in

Keble's week's preparation has A form of Examination, viz

greatly contributed towards the


1 Of our duty towarcis God.

decay of christian piety.


our neighbour,

Many honest and well-meaning chri-


ftians have been thrown into de- 3

towards one's felf.

i 4

if a child.

Spair by it.

It has served to bring Religion into

if a brother or filter. 27

ridicule and contempt, and to bar-

if a wife,

den the wicked and unthinking


if a husband.


part of mankind against the first

if a scrvant.


efforts of reformation.

ifa master or mistress. 29

The love of God, as taught by Ke-

ble's week's preparation, very A profession of godly forrow for

if a magistrate. 30

different from that taught us by

Cbrift bini:self, and by St. John. iv

Morday evening.



The prayers and meditations in this

New Week's Preparation are

A prayer of resignation to the will

of God.

such as can be warranted from


A prayer to conclude our devotions

the word of God itself.

for every day.

Bishop Fleetwood's testimony a-


gainst the manner of worship

Ejaculations at going to bed,


made use of in Keble's week's

For Tuesday,


An account of this work.

A meditation for the morning.

The duty of frequent communicat- A prayer for the morning.



VIA meditation for the evening.

The obligations for preparing our- A prayer for the evening,

selves for the Lord's supper.

The communion office must be

For Wednesday.

carefully attended to.

vii A meditation for the morning.


The usefulness of a&tual prepara- A confeffion of sins.



'viji A prayer for God's mercy. 53

Dr. Waterland's commendation of A meditation for the evening. :57

the Week's Preparation. viiiA prayer for the evening. 59

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