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Author: Smith, Samuel, 1588-1665.
Title: The Christians guide to devotion: with rules and directions for the leading an holy life : as also meditations and prayers suitable to all occasions / S. Smith.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The Christians guide to devotion: with rules and directions for the leading an holy life : as also meditations and prayers suitable to all occasions / S. Smith.
Smith, Samuel, 1588-1665.

London: Printed for Hen. Rodes, 1685.
Subject terms:
Christian life
Devotional literature
Prayer
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A93395.0001.001

Contents
frontispiece
title page
A Table of the Contents in this Tract.
PART I.
CHAP. I. What Devotion is, and wherein it consists.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. II. Of the Effects of Devotion.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. III. The great necessity of Devotion.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. IV. That Devotion is extremely rare, and neglected.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. V. That Indevotion is a far greater crime than it is commonly thought.
Meditation.
Prayer.
PART II. Of the Sources of Indevotion.
CHAP. I. Of Impurity of Life: The first Source of In∣devotion.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP II. Touching the love of the World: the second Source of Indevotion.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. III. f the too great sensibility towards earthly Pleasures: The third source of Indevo∣tion.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. IV. Of Worldly Troubles and Cares: a fourth Source of Indevotion.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. V. Of Excessive Business: A fifth Source of Indevotion.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. VI. The Custom of letting the mind ramble 〈◊〉 different Objects: A sixth Source of In∣devotion.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. VII. The Rareness and interruption of holy Exer∣cises: The last Source of Indevotion.
Meditation.
Prayer.
PART III.
CHAP. I. That Pleasure is the mortal enemy of Devotion: what are the Sentiments and maximes of the world about Pleasure and Voluptuosness.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. II. That the Pleasures of the Senses, neither i their Ʋse, nor in their Abuse, do agree wit the spirit of Christianity and Devotion.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. III. Other Considerations upon this Truth: That the pleasures of sense, nor in their Ʋse, nor in their Abuse, agree with the spirit of Christianity and Devotion.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. IV. What may be accounted innocent Pleasure. That Devotion is no disquieting and unea∣sie thing, nor an Enemy to Pleasure.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. V. That we are not to consult our Heart and Senses in the choice of Pleasures: That Devotion leads us to true Pleasure.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. VI. That young People have no Priviledge to use sensual Pleasures, nor to dispence themselves from Devotion.
Meditation.
Prayer.
PART IV. Of helps towards Devotion.
CHAP. I. The first General Advice is, to will, desire, and ask Devtion.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. II. The second general Advice: To lead an holy Life, and practice all the Vertues.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. III. The third general Direction; To be watchful over the Senses, and not let the Heart loose.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. IV. The fourth general Direction; To persevere in holy Duties, and not to startle at any Difficulties.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. V. The fifth general Direction to help Devotion: To have God always before our Eyes.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. VI. The first particular Direction: To have our hours of Devotion well chosen and ordered.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. VII. The second particular Help: Solitude and Religious A∣semblies.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. VIII. The third particular Direction to help Devotion: Medi∣tation, and Prayer.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. IX. The fourth particular help to Devotion; The use of Prayer.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. X. The fifth particular help to Devotion: Fasting and Mor∣tification.
Meditation.
Prayer.
CHAP. XI. Of the rash Judgment which is made of Devout People.
Meditation.
Prayer.