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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"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 SEVEN HOURS OF PRAYER FOR EVERY DAY.

Psal. 119. 164.
Seven times a day do I praise thee, because of thy righteous judge∣ments.
Psal. 119. 62.
At midnight will I rise to give thanks unto thee.

NOW for the Times of Pray∣er, our Saviours Counsel is, that men ought always to pray,

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and not to faint; adding a Pa∣rable to shew us the virtue of Im∣portunity. S. Paul's is agreeable, Praying al∣ways, and without cea∣sing, that is, frequent∣ly and constantly.

Among the Ancients it was no less than seven times a day: (Nay David and S. Paul add the eighth, at Midnight; so that every third hour of the Night, as well as of the Day, was begun with the solemnity of Prayer.)

And this Pattern I have thought worthy to be commended to the pra∣ctice of all pious Christians: For the having so often recourse to Heaven, must need make us more careful of our conversation on Earth.

Yet this without any design of lay∣ing a burthen upon those, whose Occasions or Devotion will not so of∣ten serve them: only wishing, that they who cannot afford so many,

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though so small portions of the day, to their Maker, would yet joyn with David and Daniel, at least three times a day; or at the least of leasts, twice; that the outgoings of the Morning and Evening may praise him.

The rest may be supplied by lifting up the eyes of their Souls to Heaven with some short and hearty Ejacula∣tion, though in midst of any Em∣ployment, of any Company.

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