|Author:||Lucas, Richard, 1648-1715.|
|Title:||The duty of servants containing first, their preparation for, and choice of a service, secondly, their duty in service : together with prayers suited to each duty : to this is added A discourse of the Sacrament suited peculiarly to servants / by the author of Practical Christianity.|
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The duty of servants containing first, their preparation for, and choice of a service, secondly, their duty in service : together with prayers suited to each duty : to this is added A discourse of the Sacrament suited peculiarly to servants / by the author of Practical Christianity.
Lucas, Richard, 1648-1715.
London: Printed for Sam. Smith ..., 1685.
Advertisement: p. 248.
The epistle to servants is signed: Richard Lucas.
Reproduction of original in Huntington Library.
Christian life -- Early works to 1800.
THE EPISTLE TO SERVANTS.
PART I. Of Preparation for, and Choice of a Service.
CHAP. I. Of Preparation for Service, as 'tis the Duty partly of Parents, and partly of those Young People who resolve upon Service.
A Prayer to be used by Parents fit∣ted to this Duty.
A Prayer to be used by Children un∣der the Government of their Pa∣rents.
A Prayer to be used by such as are just entring into Service.
CHAP. II. Directions to be followed in the Choice of a Service.
A Prayer to be used on this occasion.
PART II. The Servants Obligations to Re∣ligion.
CHAP. I. Of the Servants Duty towards God; their Obligation to Religion; Directions for Relative Duties, Reading, Pray∣ing, &c. The Virtues God requires of 'em; dependence upon him; Content∣ment; Faithfulness to their Masters.
A Prayer for the Morning.
A Prayer for the Evening.
A Prayer for Contentment in your Condition.
A Prayer for Fidelity to your Master, and Trust in God.
A Prayer for right performance of Instrumental or Relative Duties.
CHAP. II. Of the Servant's Duty towards his Ma∣ster and Mistress, consisting in Obe∣dience, Faithfulness, Love.
A General Prayer relating to the Du∣ties of this Chapter.
A Prayer for Obedience.
A Prayer for Faithfulness.
A Prayer for Love.
CHAP. III. Of the Duty of Servants. § 1st. Towards their Masters Children, consisting of Affection, due Respect, Care of their Morals, Care of their Honour and Care of their Interest. § 2dly. To∣wards Sojourners. § 3dly. Towards Strangers.
A Prayer answering the End and Design of this Chapter.
CHAP. IV. Of the Servants Duty towards his Fel∣low-Servants, consisting in Justice, Charity, Concord, Mutual Assist∣ance: The Grounds of Discord be∣tween Servants.
A Prayer on the Subject of this Chap∣ter.
PART III. The Necessity of Communicating; Concerning the Sacraments of the Lords Supper, there are two things which Servants are to be Instructed in. First, Their Obligation to Receive it as of∣ten as they can have an opportunity. Secondly, What Preparation is ne∣cessary to it.
CHAP. I. The Servants Obligation to Receive the Sacrament.
A Devout Exercise of Faith, Repen∣tance, Love, and Hope, by way of Preparation for the Sacrament.
Aug. 5. 1685.