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self-denial; and grant that these, and all other Christian graces and virtues may more and more increase, and abound in us. Remove from us all envy, and hatred, and malice; and whatsoever else is contrary to our duty towards thee, or towards our neighbour: and so establish us in thy fear, that it may never depart from our minds; but be a constant security to us against all those temptations which either the devil, the world, or our own flesh, shall hereafter minister unto us; to draw us into sin, or to hinder us in our duty.
More particularly, we pray thee to pardon and forgive us whatsoever we have done amiss this day: O let us not lie down to rest under thy displeasure: but grant us that forgiveness of our sins now, which we may never have any future opportunity to ask of thee.
Take us, this night, into thine especial favour and protection. Give thy holy angels charge over us, that no evils happen unto us, nor any dangers approach us, to disturb our repose. Refresh us with comfortable rest, and raise us up in the morning with renewed strength and vigour to praise thy name. And now that we are about to lie down upon our bed of rest, grant us grace seriously to consider that time, when, in a little while, we shall lie down in the dust; aud since we know neither the day nor hour of our Master's coming, make us so careful of our duty, and so watchful against sin, that we may be always ready; that we may never live in such a state as we should fear to die in; but that whether we live we may live unto the Lord; or whether we die we may die unto the Lord; that whether we live or die we may be thine, through Jesus Christ our Lord; in whose most holy uame and words we farther call upon thee, saying:
Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven; Give us day by day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that 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.
The Almighty Lord, who is a most strong tower of defence to all them that put their trust in him; to whom all things in heaven and earth, and under the earth, do bow and obey; be now and evermore our defender and preserver.
Unto his gracious favour and protection we most humbly commend ourselves, and all that belong unto us. The Lord bless us and keep us. The Lord make his face to shine upon us, and be gracious unto us. The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon us; and give us his peace this night and for evermore. Amen.
Note, That these prayers may, with a very little alteration, be as proper for single persons to make use of, as for families.
Note, That in the following References s. signifies the Section, q. the Question, in which the Subject referred to may be found.
Sfooratton. See f&oet.
aUtlltClJ). s. xxix. What it is? q. 2. How it was punished under the
law? q. 8. What that ought to teach us
now? ib. The particular aggravations of
this sin. q. 9. What is farther comprehended
under the prohibition of the
Seventh Commandment, q. 5,
3gfir. s. xxvii.
How they ought to behave themselves towards the younger? q. 27.
mmigtttp. s. vii.
How God is Almighty? q. 0, 7.
21 men. s. xii.
What the word Amen imports? q. 8.
glrtbtnttng. s. viii.
To what offices persons were
wont to be anointed under the
law? q. 8, 8. How our blessed Saviour was
anointed by God to all these
offices? q. 10, .11.
apostle. See iTrrro.
How Christ ascended into heaven? q. 2, 3.
Into what heaven he ascended. q.4.
gltteium. s. xxiii.
A sin against the first commandment. q. 10. Speculative: Practical, ib.
s. iv. Not necessary, but rather dangerous, as practised in the church of Rome. q. 14.
B. 35apti01H. s. xlii.
What it is? And how to be administered? q. 2, 3, &c.
What the benefits are to which we are intituled by it? s. ii. q. 10, &c.
That none have a right to them but such as are baptized, s. ii. q. 15.
How they have? ib. q. 16.
What are the necessary
parts of the sacrament of baptism, s. xliii. q. (i.
How the custom of dipping became changed for that of sprinkling: and the sufficiency of this latter, ib. q. 7.
Of the outward element of water, and the necessity of it to the validity of baptism, s. xliv. q.2.
Of the form of baptism, ib. q. 3, &c.
Of the spiritual grace given in this sacrament ib. q. 6, &c. .
Of the qualification requisite to
the worthy receiving of it s.
iirUrf. See ©rer&, attf).
A sin against the hrst command-
ttO&p and iilooS.
Of Christ, how present in the
The body and blood which we
See Ural Urtenter.
ijlTillJ. s. xxxviii. What is meant by it in the
Lord's Prayer? q. 4.
What by daily bread? q. 0.
That all persons are concerned
How the bread and wine in
the Lord's Supper become to
iSunal. s. xi.
Of the burial of Christ. q. 11.
Calumny, s. xxxi.
What it is? Forbidden by the
Carrfulnr00. s. xxxvin.
What carefulness after the things
<2Tatre!»*r. s. L
From whence that word is de-
^hat the Church Catechism is?
^atftoiir. See 0j*rct.
The meaning of it in our Creed,
The difference between a catho-
What charity every one ought to
See ilngfluour: dforgidr.
Required of us by the seventh
commandment. q. 7.
<£Qrating. *. xxx.
Forbidden by the eighth com-
What is it to be the child of
God? s. ii. q. 12.
of wrath? s. xliv. q. 7, 8,
How we are, by baptism, made
That children are capable of be-
The privilege of the children of
The duty of children to-
i!Tt)rt0t. s. viii.
What the import of that name
How it came to be given to our
That Christ was a prophet. q.
Wherein his prophetical office
kind of priest ? — Wherein
Christ executed that office?
q. 16, 17, 18.
he executed that office? q-
In what respect Christ was the
Son of God T That he is God. s. ix. q. 3, 4, 5. God of God. ib. q. 6, 7, 8. How Christ is our Lord T ib. q.
9,10,11. "When he became so? How long
he shall continue so to be? ib.
q. 12. How Christ redeemed mankind?
s. x. q. 2. How he was made man f ib. q. 4. That the divine and humane nature were united in him. ib.
q.5. How he was conceived by the
Holy Ghost, s. x. a. 7. How he was born of tlie Virgin
Mary? ib. q. 9, 10. Why we take notice in our Creed
of the person of whom Christ
was born T ib. q. 11. Of the sufferings of Christ, s. xi.
q. 1,6, &c. Under whom he suffered, ib. q.
2, 3. Of his crucifixion. ib. q. 7. How Christ suffered and died?
ib. q. 8. The necessity of his dying, ib.
q.9, 10. Of his burial, s. xi. q. 11. Of his descent into hell. ib. q.
12, &c. Of his resurrection from the dead.
s. xii. That he raised himself, ib. q. 4. Of the time between his resurrection and ascension. s. xiii.
q.l. Of bis ascension into heaven. ib.
q. 2, &c. Of his session at the right hand of
God, and intercession for us
there, ib. q. 5, 6. He shall return from heaven at
the end of the world, to judge
the quick and the dead. s. xiv. How he shall judge them? ib.
q. 4, 5.
tCfmrrfl. s. xvi.
What the catholic church
is? q. 3.
How it is an object of our faith? q.4.
How the catholic church is one? q.5.
How it is catholic t q. 6.
Heretics and schismatics no members of the catholic church. q. 9,10.
That the church of England is a true part of the catholic church.
That the church of Rome is both
schismatical and heretical. q.
12. In what respect the catholic
church is holy f q. 13. How far we are to obey
the church's definitions? s.
v. q. 9,10.
ifommanDmrnt. s. xxi. xxii.
What is the summary of God's commandments? (s. iii. q. 15.) s. xxii. q. 1.
The necessity of obeying them. s. xxi. q. 2. s. xxii. q. 2.
That we cannot fulfil them by our own natural strength, s. xxi. q. 4.
Nor yet keep them perfectly by God's grace, ib. q. 5, 6, 7, 8.
That the ten commandments are still obligatory, s. xxii. q. 2.
Why called the ten commandments T ib. q. 3.
They contain the sum of our duty towards God, and towards our neighbour, ib. q. 4.
Of the division of these commandments into positive and negative, ib. q. 9.
Of the difference between these in point of obligation. ib. q. 10.
Four general rules for interpreting of these commandments. ib. q 12.
How the first and second com