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2. that we renounce the pomps and vanities of this wicked world, p. 92.
3. that we renounce all the sinful lusts of the flesh, p. 93. 4. that we believe all the articles of the Christian faith,
5. that we keep God's holy will and commandments, p. 98. , The Lord's Prayer--with a profession of our sincere purpose. to live answerably to our Baptismal Vow,
Prayer for grace to fulfil the solemn promises made at our Baptism, p. 101.
2dly, (Tuesday)—from a consideration of the infinite excellency and perfections of God; and of the virtues we are obliged to exercise in relation thereto, p. 103. viz.
. 1. in that God is the Maker and Preserver, and the Supreme Governor and Disposer of all things, p. 103—(with practical inferences, p. 105.)
2. in that God is Eternal and Almighty, p. 106—(with practical inferences, p. 108.)
- 3. in that God is every where present, and knoweth all things, p. 109-(with practical inferences, p. 111.)
4. in that God is most pure and holy, most just and righteous, most true and faithful, p. 112-(with practical inferences, p. 114.)
5. in that God is most gracious, long suffering, and merciful, p. 116--(with practical inferences, p. 118.)
The Lord's Prayer,—with a Prayer for such becoming apprehensions of God as may beget in us a holy, fear of His majesty, and trust in His power, p. 119.
Prayer for such a lively sense of God's excellency
and goodness as may excite in us an earnest desire to please Him, and to be made like unto Him, p. 120.
3dly, (Wednesday)—from a consideration of the excellency and advantages of the Christian Religion,
1. in that it contains a full and clear revelation of all truths and doctrines necessary to be known and believed by us in order to our attaining everlasting salvation; p. 122.
2. in that it gives us a plain and perfect law for the direction of our practice and the government of our lives; p. 125.
3. in that it assures us of the forgiveness of our sins and our reconciliation to God, through the mediation of His Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; p. 127. .
4. in that it affords us sufficient power and ability for the performance of our duty; p. 129.
5. in that it gives us the highest assurance of the immortality of our souls, and of the judgment of the last day, and of the everlasting rewards and punishments of the world to come; p. 131.
The Lord's Prayer—with a Thanksgiving for the benefits of the Christian Religion. p. 134.
Prayer that we may walk worthy of the vocation wherewith we are called.
4thly, (Thursday)—from a consideration of the peculiar obligations of Christians to holiness of life,
1. in that to persuade and oblige us to lead holy and virtuous lives was the principal design of our Saviour's coming into the world, to the promoting of which not only His doctrines and precepts, but His life and death, His resurrection and ascension have a manifest and direct tendency, p. 137.
2. in that every one of us was engaged to its practice at our Baptism, p. 139.
3. in that a holy life is essential to the character of a Christian, and is made the condition of salvation in the Gospel Covenant, p. 142.
4. in that without holiness we shall not be capable of the happiness designed for pious Christians in Heaven, p. 144.
5. in that disobedience in a Christian is a crime of a more heinous nature, and will be more severely punished in the day of Judgment, p. 146.
The Lord's Prayer--and Prayer for grace that we may live answerably to the obligations of our Christian profession, that so we may be entitled to the promises of the Gospel Covenant, p. 150.
5thly, (Friday)—from a consideration 1. of the redemption of the world by Jesus Christ;-p.153. 2. of His death upon the Cross for us ;-p. 154.
3. of the duty and reward of taking up our Cross and following Him, p. 157.
The Lord's Prayer-and Prayer for grace that we may be entitled to the benefits of Christ's sufferings and death; and that we may be willing, if need be, to lay down our lives for Christ's sake, Who so freely laid down His life for us, p. 159.
6thly, (Saturday)—from a consideration of the duty and reward of constancy and perseverance in the faith and obedience of the Gospel, p. 162.
The Lord's Prayer with a solemn dedication of ourselves to God, and Prayer for grace to make a faithful and blessed use of all those means and helps, whereby we may be enabled to persevere in the faith and obedience of the Gospel, p. 167,
Sect. 4. DEVOTIONS for the AFTERNOON,
containing the pious Christian's preparation for death and eternity; in meditations thereon wholly taken from Scripture, and divided into six portions for the several days of the week; with prayers suited to each portion, p. 173–213.
1st, (Monday Afternoon )-on man's mortality-the certainty of a future judgment—and the necessity of being always prepared for it, p. 173.
The Lord's Prayer-and Prayer for grace to live in a constant dependence upon God; and in an habitual preparation for death and judgment, p. 177.
2nd, (Tuesday Afternoon)-on the shortness and vanity of this life—and the impossibility of dying in peace and reconciliation with God, without a timely repentance of all the sins of our life, p. 181.
The Lord's Prayer--and Prayer for the forgiveness of our sins, and for a happy death, p. 184.
Prayer for peace and comfort in the hour of death,
3rd, (Wednesday Afternoon )--on the' uncertainty of the time of our death-on life and immortality brought to light through the Gospel-and on the universality of the judgment of the last day, p. 187.
The Lord's Prayer-and Prayer for a blessed departure out of this life; and for spiritual strength and comfort in the hour of death, p. 191.
4th,( Thursday Afternoon)-on the certainty of death, and of a general resurrection unto eternal life, p. 193.
The Lord's Prayer—and Prayer for grace to enable us so to live that we may give a joyful account in the
general judgment, p. 196. Prayer for
grace to prepare our souls for the society of glorified spirits in heaven, p. 197.
5th, (Friday Afternoon ) on the troubles and afflictions of this life--and the duty and blessedness of patience and perseverance to the end, p. 198.
. A Litany, consisting of deprecations and petitions, respecting the time of our sickness and death, p. 202.
The Lord's Prayer.
6th, (Saturday Afternoon)-on that all men are equally subject to death on the death of the righteous, as a passage to a glorious immortality—and on the greater degree of glory appointed for those who through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God, p. 207.
The Lord's Prayer-and Prayer for a blessed death, p. 210,
Prayer for a joyful resurrection to eternal life, p.211.
Thanksgiving for all who have departed this life in the faith and practice of Christ's holy religiou, p. 212.