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OF

FAMILY PRAYER,

FOR EACH

MORNING AND EVENING

OF THE WEEK.

BY

THE REV. JAMES SLADE, M.A.

VICAR OF BOLTON, AND PREBENDARY OF CHESTER.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD,

AND WATERLOO PLACE, PALL MALL.

1837.

275.

W. Holcroft, Printer, Bolton. PREFACE.

So numerous are the books of Family Prayers, that the present publication may possibly be regarded as uncalled for and superfluous. Still, some persons are complaining that there is no form of family devotion, with which they altogether accord: and indeed there appears to be a greater variety of opinion and taste upon this subject, than upon any other kind of sacred composition.

It is not with the vain idea of obtaining a general or complete approval, that this work has been undertaken ; but with a hope, that by adopting a plan somewhat more wide and comprehensive than usual, a greater number of worshippers may be suited and satisfied.

And to say the truth, there is often a want of proper and distinct arrangement in the subjects of

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