|Author:||Heywood, Oliver, 1629-1702.|
|Title:||Closet-prayer a Christian duty, or, A treatise upon Mat. VI, VI. tending to prove that worship of God in secret is the indispensible duty of all Christians ... together with a severe rebuke of Christians for their neglect of, or negligence in, the duty of closet-prayer, and many directions for the managing thereof ... / by O. Heywood.|
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2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Closet-prayer a Christian duty, or, A treatise upon Mat. VI, VI. tending to prove that worship of God in secret is the indispensible duty of all Christians ... together with a severe rebuke of Christians for their neglect of, or negligence in, the duty of closet-prayer, and many directions for the managing thereof ... / by O. Heywood.
Heywood, Oliver, 1629-1702.
London: Printed for Tho. Parkhurst, 1671.
Reproduction of original in the University of Illinois Library.
Bible. -- N.T. -- Matthew VI, 6 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
There is of this Author two other Books Printed.
The Epistle to the Reader: Especially to the strict and serious Professor of Christianity.
Books to be sold by Thomas Parkhurst, at the Golden-Bible, at the lower end of Cheapside.
The Contents of the Book.
SECT. I. The Context cleared.
SECT. II. The words opened.
SECT. III. Doctrines raised, and cleared.
SECT. IV. Instances of several in Scripture, that used Closet-Prayer.
SECT. V. Five more Instances produced.
CHAP. II. The Reasons to prove that Closet-Prayer, is a Christian-Duty.
SECT. I. The first Reason of the Point.
SECT. II. The second Reason, is, From the relation betwixt God and a praying Soul.
SECT. III. The third Reason is drawn, from God seeing in secret.
SECT. IV. The last Reason is drawn from Gods rewarding openly.
SECT. V. The third way of rewarding secret Prayer, is, In∣crease of Grace.
SECT. VI. The last reward of secret Prayer is at the great Day.
CHAP. III. The first Ʋse, of Information.
SECT. I. Concerning Places of Prayer.
SECT. II. The Nature of Prayer.
SECT. III. Shewing the Power of Prayer.
SECT. IV. Shewing the property of a true Christian.
CHAP. IV. The Second Ʋse, viz. of Reprehension.
SECT. I. Wicked men reproved.
SECT. II. The Godly reproved.
SECT. III. Saints neglects, further reproved.
SECT. VI. Three more sad Considerations for our Humiliation.
CHAP. V. The Third Ʋse is of Instruction.
SECT. II. Two more Preparatives to Secret Prayer.
SECT. III. Directions concerning the essentials of secret Prayer.
SECT. IV. More Essentials in secret Prayer.
CHAP. VI. The circumstances of Secret Prayer, opened.
SECT. II. Duties concomitant to Closet-Prayer.
SECT. III. Further duties after Closet-Prayer.
CHAP. VII. Concerning the matter or words of Prayer.
Sect. II. An example, from Jacob, of pleading with God.
CHAP. VIII. An Ʋse of Exhortation, urged.
SECT. II. Several Objections, Answered.
SECT. III. More Objections, answered.
SECT. V. Some Cases of Conscience, briefly answered.