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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Prayers before the Sacrament.

NOW for particular Forms of Prayers, Meditations, and other Exercises of Devotion, before, and at, and after the ho∣ly Sacrament, the many books designed peculiarly to that pur∣pose

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will abundantly furnish you with such, and these short ones following will not hinder the use of them.

Before the Sacrament.

DEpart from me, for I am a sinful Man, O Lord, Luke 5. 8.

I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof.

For the House of my Soul, which thou hadst made a fit Temple for thy Holy Spirit to inhabit in, I have defaced and defiled with all manner of pollu∣tions and abominations. It is be∣come a den of ravenous beasts, and a cage of unclean Birds, and every corner so crowded with fil∣thiness, that Thou wilt not find where to lay thy head, Luke 9. 58.

But Thou, O Lord, which de∣spisest

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not a penitent Sinner, but hast promised to dwell with the humble and contrite spirit, I be∣seech Thee cast me not away from thy presence, but cast out all pro∣faneness and uncleanness out of my heart, and remove every thing that may offend the pure eyes of thy Glory, and the holi∣ness of thy Presence: and then, O Lord, vouchsafe to come and enter in, and dwell there, and abide with me for ever.

Behold, O Lord, I am before Thee in my sins, clothed with filthy garments, and Satan standing at my right hand, accusing me, and bringing my transgressi∣ons into remembrance before Thee, with loud clamours for justice against me.

O Lord I acknowledge and confess my self guilty, and that I have deserved the utmost of thy wrath and indignation.

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But, O Lord, I appeal from thy seat of Judgment to thy Throne of Grace and Mercy, humbly beseeching Thee to re∣buke and repel the malicious Ac∣cuser of thy servants, and hear∣ken to the intercession of our Ad∣vocate in thine own bosom; For his sake have mercy upon me, and pardon my offences, and blot out the Hand-writing that is against me, and put away all mine iniquities, and drown them in the depth of the Sea.

Wash me throughly from all my pollutions in that fountain which Thou hast opened for Judah and Jerusalem to purifie in; and then cloath me in that white robe of thy Sons righteousness, the Wedding-garment requisite at this Feast, and admit me to thy Table which Thou hast prepared for thy children.

And grant, O Lord, that

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when I have tasted of these thy Heavenly dainties, I may no more return like the Dog to his vomit, nor as the Sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire; but I may keep my self un∣spotted from the world, and walk before Thee in all purity and ho∣liness.

And now, O Lord, Thou in∣vitest and exhortest me to come to thy holy Table.

O my God, I know mine own unworthiness: yet in the multitude of thy mercies I will humbly approach to thine Alter, beseech∣ing Thee to behold me not with a severe, but a gracious eye.

Thou knowest the earnest de∣sire of my Soul: be thou pleased to pass by the weak∣ness of the flesh, and accept the willingness

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of the spirit; and grant that I may now receive this holy Sacra∣ment to the Honour and Glory of thy Name, and the Good and comfort and Salvation of my own Soul.

The good Lord par∣don every one that pre∣pareth his heart to seek God, the Lord God of his Fa∣thers, though he be not accord∣ing to the Purification of the San∣ctuary.

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