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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.


^Dot ation. See 3I)O0t.

atmltrrj). 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,


ilgCtS. s. xxvii. How they ought to behave themselves towards the younger? q. 27.

Sllnugf)U>. s. vii.

How God is Almighty? q. 0, 7.

time It. s. xli. What the word Amen imports? q. 8.

&tn>tntin0. s. via.

To what offices persons were wont to be anointed under the law? q. 8, 9.

How our blessed Saviour was anointed by God to all these offices? q. 10, 11. &pO0tIe. See <r t CfD. vlSCmtl. s. xiii.

How Christ ascended into heaven? q. 2, 3.

Into what heaven he ascended. q.4.

gUtJCiOm. 3. 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.


liayti&ttt. 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.

11. q. 15.

How they have? ib. q. 16.

What are the necessary

parts of the sacrament of baptism. s. xliii. q. 0.

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. 8. 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

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9. 11.

the worthy receiving of it. s.

xlv. q. 1, 2, 3.
How children become capable

of it? ib. 4. 4, &c.
Belief. See Creed, faith.

Blasphemy. s. xxii.
A sin against the first command.
ment. q. 10.

Body and Blood.
Of Christ, how present in the

Lord's Supper
The body and blood wbich we

receive in the sacrament, is
that of his mortal and passible,
not his glorified body.
See Dical Presence.

Bread. s. xxxviii.

What is meant by it in the
Lord's Prayer? 9.4.
What is meant by our bread ?

4. 5.
What by daily bread ? q.6.
Why we pray to God for this?

9. 7.
That all persons are concerned
to pray for it. q.8.
- How the bread and wine in
the Lord's Supper become to
every faithful communicant
the body and blood of Christ?
s. xlviii. q. 4.

Burial. s. xi.
Of the burial of Christ. q.11.

See {Leighbour: Forgive.

Chastity, s. xxix.
Required of us by the seventh

commandment. q. 7.
The means to preserve it, ib.

Cheating. s. XXX.
Forbidden by the eighth com-
mandment. q. 3.

What is it to be the child of

God ? s. ii. q. 12.
How we are, by nature, children

of wrath ? S. xliv. 4. 7, 8,

How we are, by baptism, made

the children of grace ? q. 10,

That children are capable of be-

ing baptized. s. xiv. q.8.
The privilege of the children of
believing parents above others
in this respect. s. xliv. q. 9.

The duty of children to-
wards their parents. S. xxvii.
4.13, 14.

Christ. s. viii.
What the import of that name

is? q.7.
How it came to be given to our

blessed Saviour? 7. 8.
That Christ was a prophet. q.

Wherein his prophetical office

consisted ?
That he was a priest.- What

kind of priest? - Wherein
Christ executed that office ?

q. 16, 17, 18.
That he was a king. Wherein
he executed that office? q.
19, 20.

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In what respect Christ was the

Son of God? That he is God. s. ix. q. 3, 4, 5. God of God. ib. q. 6, 7, 8. How Christ is our Lord? ib. q.

9,10,11. "W hen 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? i6. q. 4.

That the divine and humane nature were united in him. i& q.5.

How he was conceived by the

Holy Ghost. s. x. q. 7. How he was born of the Virgin

Mary? ib. q. 9, 10. Why we take notice in ourCreed

of the person of whom Christ

was born? ib. q. 11. Of the sufferings of Christ. s. xi.

q. 1,6, &c. Under whom he suffered, ib. q.

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 his 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.

W hat 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? q. 6.

Heretics and schismatics no members of the catholic church. q. 9, 10.

That the church of England is a true partof thecatlwlic church. q.U.

That the church of Rome is both schismatical and lteretical. q. 12.

In what respect the catholic church is holy? q. 13.

How far we are to obey

the church's definitions? s. v. q. 9,10.

Commait&mcnt. 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? 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

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