The daily practice of devotion, or, The hours of prayer fitted to the main uses of a Christian life also lamentations and prayers for the peaceful re-settlement of this church and state / by the late pious and reverend H.H., D.D.

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The daily practice of devotion, or, The hours of prayer fitted to the main uses of a Christian life also lamentations and prayers for the peaceful re-settlement of this church and state / by the late pious and reverend H.H., D.D.
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Hammond, Henry, 1605-1660.
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London :: Printed for R. Royston ...,
1684.
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Devotional exercises.
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"The daily practice of devotion, or, The hours of prayer fitted to the main uses of a Christian life also lamentations and prayers for the peaceful re-settlement of this church and state / by the late pious and reverend H.H., D.D." In the digital collection Early English Books Online. https://name.umdl.umich.edu/A45408.0001.001. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 23, 2024.

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The Introduction.

ALL things tend naturally toward some certain End, and desire some Good, the attainment of which is the Perfection of their Nature, and the enjoyment of it their Su∣preme Happiness.

The highest Perfection and Happiness of Mankind consists in their nearest approach unto God the supreme End and only Good.

The only means of thus approach∣ing and applying our selves to God is, a sincere Love of him; the Natural effect and expression of which is, our keeping his Com∣mandments, 1 John 3. 5.

Now the whole Service of God, which is that we call Religion, be∣ing in the Holy Scriptures largely

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and plainly declared to the meanest understandings, may seem to be all comprehended under these three Heads: Faith, Works and Prayer.

I. By Faith we nnderstand the hearty Belief of whatsoever is re∣vealed by God.

II. By Works, the diligent Ob∣serving of whatsoever is command∣ed by God.

III. By Prayer, the humble Pe∣titioning for all requisites to that end.

Of the First we have a short Sum∣mary in the Apostles Creed.

Of the Second, in the Two Tables of the Law.

Of the Third we have an excel∣lent Pattern in the Lords Prayer.

Of which, though the last be the on∣ly Subject of our present Discourse, yet the First and the Second were to be mentioned, being the natural In∣troductions to it.

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