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thou pleased to love me with the love of a father, and a brother, and a husband, and a lord; and make me to serve thee in the communion of saints, in receiving the sacrament, in the practice of all holy virtues, in the imitation of thy life, and conformity to thy sufferings; that I, having now put on the Lord Jesus, may marry his loves and his enmities, may desire his glory, and may obey his laws, and be united to his Spirit, and in the day of the Lord I may be found having on the wedding-garment, and bearing in my body and soul the marks of the Lord Jesus, that I may enter into the joy of my Lord, and partake of his glories for ever and ever. Amen.
Ejaculations to be used any time that day, after the solemnity is ended.
Lord, if I had lived innocently, I could not have deserved to receive the crumbs, that fall from thy table. How great is thy mercy, who hast feasted me with the bread of virgins, with the wine of angels, with manna from heaven!
O when shall I pass from this dark glass, from this veil of sacraments, to the vision of thy eternal clarity; from eating thy body, to beholding thy face in thy eternal kingdom?
Let not my sins crucify the Lord of life again: let it never be said concerning me, "The hand of him that betrayeth me, is with me on the table."
O that I might love thee as well as ever any creature loved thee! Let me think nothing but thee, desire nothing but thee, enjoy nothing but thee.
O Jesus, be a Jesus unto me.
Let nothing ever please me,
and thy miraculous sweetness.
Thou art all things unto but what savours of thee
Blessed be the mercies of our Lord, who of God is made unto me wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.
"He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord." Amen.
THE END OF HOLY LIVING.
THE RULES AND EXERCISES
Charity, or the love of God, nature of,
Children, prayer for, 43-175; many,
motives to content under the charge of,
Christmas, prayer for, 295, 296.
Clergy, prayer for, 43.
Communion. See Sacrament.
the contemplation of our own death, ib. Contracts, civil, nature of, 161; rules and measures of justice in bargaining, 162-165.
Contrition, acts of, 41-309.
Covetousness, remedies against, 249–255. Curates, prayer for, 176.
Curiosity, to be avoided, 19. 99-101.
20; his glory to be the ultimate end of all we do, 22-24; omnipresence of, 32-34; act of oblation to, for the day, 41; hymn of praise to, 46, 47; love of, defined, 193; acts of, 194; measures and rules of, 196; helps for increasing, 197-199; two states of, 199, 200.
Guardians, duties of, 161.
Death of children and nearest relatives, motives to content on, 133, 134; especially if it be untimely, 134; unseasonable, 136; sudden, or violent, 137; of ourselves, motives to content in the prospect of, 138.
Debtors, prayer for the use of, 177, 178. Despair, remedies against, 188-192; Disobedience, remedies against, 149-152. Drunkenness, defined, 64; evil consequents of, 65, 66; signs of, 67.
Eating, measures of temperance in, 62; signs and effects of, 63; rules for, 67 -69.
Ejaculations, various, 38; to be used in the night when we awake, 53, 54; to be used in time of sickness, terror, or danger of death, 277-283. Employment, advices for, 17-19. Envy, remedies against, 243. Evening Prayer, forms of, 50-54.
Faith, acts and offices of, 180. 309; signs of true, 181-183; means and instruments for obtaining, 184; prayer for, 274, 275.
Family (large) motives to contentedness
211; benefits of, 212. Festivals, duty of celebrating, 212-214; rules for suitably celebrating, 214217; prayer for, especially for the great festivals of the church, 287-302. Friends, prayer for, 63.
God, work of, not to be done negligently,
Hearing, the word of God, duty of, 203; Holy Living, general instruments and rules for, 205; prayer before, 284.
means for, 1–55.
Hope, how distinguished from faith, 185;
proper objects of, ib.; acts of, 186; rules for governing, 187; means of, 188-192.
Humility, defined, 85; acts or offices of,
88-93; means and exercises for obtaining the grace of, 93-98; signs of, 98; prayer for, 141; acts of, by way of prayer and meditation, 142. Husbands and Wives, rules for, 79-82. 159, 160; prayers for, 141-304. Hymn of praise to God, 46.
Idleness, portrait of, 15.
Indecency, to be avoided, 103-106.
Journey, prayer before undertaking, 284. Judges, duties of, 156. Justice (Christian), nature of, 143, 144; prayers relating to the several obligations and duties of, 173-178.
King, duties of, 153-156; prayer of, for his people, 175; prayers for, 42-302.
Lord's day, duty of keeping, 212–214;
rules for keeping it, 214–217. Lord's supper, preparation for, 265–270; prayers of preparation for, 308-310; how to be received, 271, 272; ejaculations before, at, and after receiving
it, 310-313; effects and benefits of worthy communicating, 273, 274; special form of devotion for, 298-302. Love of God, nature of, 193; acts of, 194-308; acts of, by way of prayer and ejaculation, 275, 276; measures and rules of, 396; helps to increase it by way of exercise, 197-199; two states of, 199, 200; prayer for, 274. Love to our neighbour. See Alms.
Magistrates, prayer of, for the people, 175.
Married persons, prayer for, 141; rules for, 159, 160.
Martyrs, prayer for the anniversary days of, 297.
Masters of families, rules for, 160, 161; prayer for, 176.
Matrimonial chastity, rules for, 79-82.
Men, prayer for all estates of, 306, 307.
Moderation, prayer for the grace of, 143.
Negotiation, or civil contracts, defined, 161; rules and measures of justice in bargaining, 162–165.
Obedience to our superiors, 145; acts and
Parents, duties of, to their children, 157
Passion week, form of prayer for, 298-
Patience, prayer for, 143.
People, prayer for, by kings or magi-
Pestilence or plague, prayer in time of,
Physicians, duty of, 164.
Pleasure, spiritual, 58.
Poverty, motives to contentedness under,
Prayers for grace to spend our time well,
Pride, arguments against, 86-88; ef-
Prince, prayer for, 303.
Purity of intention, excellence of, 22— 24; rules for, 24-26; signs of, 2730; prayer for, 55.
Reading the Scriptures, duty of, 203,
Recreations, directions for, 19, 20.