|Author:||A late chaplain to the army.|
|Title:||The soldier's religious exercise in the time of war. Being some proper texts, portions of holy scripture, and prayers, useful for those officers and soldiers, who are engaged abroad in Their Majesties service. Publish'd by a late chaplain to the army.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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The soldier's religious exercise in the time of war. Being some proper texts, portions of holy scripture, and prayers, useful for those officers and soldiers, who are engaged abroad in Their Majesties service. Publish'd by a late chaplain to the army.
A late chaplain to the army.
London: printed for Ric. Chiswell, at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, M DC XC. 
With an imprimatur leaf dated Jan. 4. 1689.
Reproduction of the original in the Bodleian Library.
Prayers -- Early works to 1800.
Devotional literature -- Early works to 1800.
To the Honourable the Colo∣nels, and others the chief Offi∣cers of Their Majesties Army.
THE SOLDIER's Religious Exercise IN THE TIME of WAR.
EXERCISE I. A Christian Soldier must be strictly Ver∣tuous and Religious in his Life and Conversation.
EXERCISE II. A Christian Soldier must exercise the Acts of daily Repentance, by hearty Contrition, sorrow ful Confession, and the sincere Resolution of Holy amendment for the time to come.
EXERCISE III. A Christian Soldier must meditate upon the infi∣nite love and goodness of God, in giving his Son to be the Saviour of the World.
EXERCISE IV. A Christian Soldier must exercise himself in a constant and babitual Preparation for Death, considering the many fatal Accidents and Dan∣gers, to which his life is exposed in the time of War.
EXERCISE V. A Christian Soldier must give all due submis∣sion and obedience to the Commands of his chief Officer or Leader, and the Officer must be no less faithful and diligent in his Trust.
EXERCISE VI. A Soldier must exercise his Valour and Courage for the Cause of God, and fight for the Defence of his Religion and Country.
EXERCISE VII. A good Soldier must exercise his Christian hope and confidence in the strength and power of God, and not trust in the Arm of Flesh.
EXERCISE VIII. The Christian Soldier must then firmly de∣pend upon the Promises of God's help, when he is to engage the Enemy in Battel.
EXERCISE IX. A devout Soldier must exercise the duty of Prayer before he goes upon Action, or at∣tempt to fight his Enemies in Battel.
EXERCISE X. A Christian Soldier must not fear his Ene∣mies, but pray for happy Deliverance and Victory.
EXERCISE XI. If our Forces become weakned, and the Ene∣my grows strong and powerful, we must hum∣ble our Souls, and pray more earnestly, that God may avert the Judgement of the Sword which is sent to punish the sins of the Nation.
EXERCISE XII. But if it please God to bless our Forces with happy Victory and Success; then let all the Officers and Soldiers of the Army, and all the People of the Land, ascribe the Power and Glory to the Lord, and devoutly say,
Some COLLECTS proper for the Exercise of the Soldier's Morning and Evening Service, of Private Devotion, in the Camp or Garison.
COLLECT I. For God's assistance in Prayer.
COLLECT II. Of Contrition and Confession.
COLLECT III. For God's free Pardon and Absolution.
Another for the same.
COLLECT IV. For Grace.
COLLECT V. For aid against Perils.
COLLECT VI. For a Blessing upon the Church and State.
COLLECT V. For Victory over our Enemies.
COLLECT VI. For the Peace of the Christian World.
COLLECT VII. For heavenly Hope and Confidence.
COLLECT VIII. To Conclude.
COLLECT IX. For a Blessing.
A COLLECT in case the Soldier be visited with Sickness, or lie dangerously ill of his Wounds.
A Private Prayer for the Morning.
A Private Prayer for the Evening.
Repeat the Apostles Creed, which is the right Confession of your Christian Faith.
Repeat often the Decalogue, or the Ten Commandments, which is the Rule of your Obedience.
The Lord's Prayer the best form of your Christian Devotion, either for the beginning or end of your Prayers.
When the Soldier stands Sentinel.
When he goes out to mount or dismount the Guard.
When he goes to fight the Enemy.