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.
Author
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 26, 2024.

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An Admonition after Recei∣ving.

AND now you have thus so∣lemnly devoted and conse∣crated your self to God and his

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service, beware that you do not fall back, and return to your former course of sin, like the dog to his own vomit; or as the Ser∣pent, which casts up his Poison when he goes to drink, and when he hath quenched his thirst, re∣turns and sucks it up again.

And thus some are content to leave their sins at the Church-door, but with an intent to take them up again when they come out.

But God will not be so mock∣ed.

And know this, That if you have well and worthily perform'd this Duty to day, yet if you do not persevere in Piety, as you have promised and begun, not only your former sins, but even the piety of this day shall one day rise up in judgment against you.

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But a diligent Watching and wariness over your ways after this, will be the best preparation against the next time.

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