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omit, or alter, as he fhall fee fit: Becaufe, as the Judgments and Opinions of Mankind are very different; fo it can never be expected that the fame Method, or Form of Prayer fhould fuit all Perfons; or even the fame Perfon at all Times.
In the prefent Compofure, no fmall Pains have been taken, to make the whole as generally useful as can be well expected in a Work of this Nature; but as the best Performances have Imperfections, fo this (to be fure) is not without them. However, it is hoped, there are none fo great but what a Chriftian may overlook for the Sake of that Good, which is intended by it.
It is not pretended, that the following Prayers are all entirely new. There will be found among them several Collections from other Books; but those being fuch only as have been thought excellent in their Kind, it was believed the whole would not be less acceptable for that Reafon. And here particular Acknowledgments ought to be made to the Wife and pious Author of The great Duty of frequenting the Chriftian Sacrifice; from whence, with his Leave, fome Prayers in the Office of Humiliation, and for the Communion, have been collected.
May God of his great Mercy, make these
An Office of Humiliation.
A Prayer before Self-Examination,
our Preparation to the Sacrament, or at any other.
A Confeffion of Sins to be used by a grievous Sinner,