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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.

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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,

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