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SHORT

FAMILY PRAYERS.

LONDON:

GILBERT & RIVINGTON, PRINTERS,

ST. JOHN'S SQUARE.

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In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your
requests be made known unto God: and the peace of God, which passeth
all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD,

AND WATERLOO PLACE, PALL MALL.

1838.

PREFACE.

THIS selection of prayers, from the most unexceptionable sources and authorities, has been attempted with a view to promote rational and unaffected devotion, and to assist heads of families and others with a ready and concise form for daily use.

Being commanded by our blessed Lord (Matt. vi. 7.) "not to use vain repetitions," nor to "think we shall be heard for our much speaking;" the short and energetic prayers and collects of our Church, and of eminent divines and others, namely, Bishop Andrews, Jeremy Taylor, Wilson, and Becon, Dr. Johnson, Nelson, Hele, &c., preceded by appropriate

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