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A. Yes; he has bid us to pray to him for every thing which is fit for us, and he is always ready to hear us. Q. In what manner should you pray to God?

A. Our Saviour, Jesus Christ, has given us a form

of prayer, called the Lord's Prayer.

Q. Repeat the Lord's Prayer. A. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Q. What will God do to those who are not good? A. He will punish them.

Q. Is God able to punish those who are not good?

A. Yes; he who made all things can do all things; he can take away all our friends, and every thing which he has given us; and he can make us die, whenever he pleases.

Q. After you die, shall you live again?

A. Yes; God will raise us from the dead, and if we be good, we shall die no more.

Q. Where shall you

live again, if you have been good?

A. IfI have been good, I shall go to heaven, where I shall be very happy for ever.

Q. What shall become of the wicked, when they die?

A. They shall meet with their just punishment.

Q. When you do any thing which is wrong, should you not be afraid that God, who sees you, will punish you ?

A. Yes; but he has promised to forgive us, if we be sorry for our sins, and endeavour to sin no more.

Q. Who has told us, that God will forgive us, if we repent of our sins, and endeavour to sin no more?

A. Many persons by whom God spake, and particularly Jesus Christ. Q. Who was Jesus Christ?

A. The well beloved Son of God, whom the Father sent to teach men their duty, and to persuade and encourage them to practise it.

Q. Where do we learn what we know concerning

Christ, and what he did, taught, and suffered for the good of men?

A. In the bible, which we should diligently read and study, for our improvement in knowledge and goodness, in order to fit us for heaven.

Q. Is there any form of words in which Christians express the principal articles of their belief?

A. Yes; the Apostles' Creed, which was composed in the first ages of Christianity, is such a form.

Q. Repeat the Apostles' Creed.

A. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the holy Ghost; born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he arose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven; and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the holy Ghost; the forgiveness of

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press our love to our fellow


A. By doing to others, as we should think it right in them to do to us in the same circumstances.

Q. By what methods must we cherish our love to God, and increase our confidence in him?

A. We must frequently consider the benefits he confers upon us. We must also address ourselves to him in prayer, thanking him for the mercies he bestows upon us, confessing our sins before him, and asking of him whatever he knows to be needful and good for us.

Q. How shall we bring ourselves into the best disposition for performing our duty to God and man?

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worship them; for I, the Lord thy God, am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of those who hate me; and show mercy unto thousands of those who love me, and keep my command


Q. Which is the third commandment? A. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who taketh his name in vain.

Q. Which is the fourth commandment?

the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it. Q. Which is the fifth commandment?

A. Remember, that thou keep holy the sabbath day. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter; thy man servant, and thy maid servant; thy cattle, and the stranger who is within thy gates. For in six days For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore

A. Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long in the land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Q. Which is the sixth commandment?

A. Thou shalt do no murder.

Q. Which is the seventh commandment?

A. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Q. Which is the eighth commandment?

A. Thou shalt not steal.

Q. Which is the ninth commandment?

A. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Q. Which is the tenth commandment?

A. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house; thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife; nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.


Q. What are principles which most effectually lead to the observance of these, and all

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