|Author:||Wettenhall, Edward, 1636-1713.|
|Title:||Enter into thy closet, or A method and order for private devotion A treatise endeavouring a plain discovery of the most spiritual and edifying course of reading, meditation, and prayer; and so, of self examination, humiliation, mortification, and such most necessary Christian duties, by which we sue out the pardon of our sins from Heaven, and maintain an holy converse with God. Together with particular perswasives thereunto, and helps therein.|
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Enter into thy closet, or A method and order for private devotion A treatise endeavouring a plain discovery of the most spiritual and edifying course of reading, meditation, and prayer; and so, of self examination, humiliation, mortification, and such most necessary Christian duties, by which we sue out the pardon of our sins from Heaven, and maintain an holy converse with God. Together with particular perswasives thereunto, and helps therein.
Wettenhall, Edward, 1636-1713.
London: printed for John Martyn, and are to be sold at Will. Faithornes without Temple-Bar, 1666.
|Alternate titles:||Enter into thy closet Method and order for private devotion Method for private devotion|
By Edward Wettenhall.
With seven preliminary contents pages.
Identified as Wing (2nd ed.) W1495A on UMI microfilm "Early English books, 1641-1700", reel 1962.
Tightly bound and stained, with some print show-through.
Reproductions of the original in the Bodleian Library.
Church of England -- Prayer-books and devotions -- Early works to 1800.
Devotional literature, English -- Early works to 1800.
AN ADMONITION TO THE READER.
A TABLE OF THE CONTENTS.
Enter into thy Closet. OR, A METHOD For Private Devotion:
Chap. I. Of the necessity of Privacy, and those Christian duties which require it.
Chap. II. Of the Situation and furni∣ture of their Closet who have choice.
Chap. III. Of my most Common entrance into my Closet.
PART II. Treating of Daily Closet-Duties.
Chap. I. That if I am a person of lei∣sure, I ought daily, twice in the day, to retire into my Closet for devotions sake.
Chap. II. Considerations to perswade to daily devotion and pray∣er in private.
Chap. III. Of the substance of every dayes private devotion; To per∣sons of leisure, Reading, Meditation, and Prayer.
Chap. IIII. Of Reading the Holy Scrip∣ture. The most edifying method and manner of Reading it consulted of.
Chap. V. Of Meditation, and the most edifiing course in it.
Chap. VI. Of Prayer, and first of its sub∣stance and parts.
Chap VII. Of the right manner of pray∣er. First, of its inward manner. Some considera∣tions to quicken to since∣rity and heartiness in Prayer. What graces are to be exercised in each part of Prayer.
Chap. VIII. Of the best outward manner of Prayer, in sit postures and sit words. Of praying by gift, and the inconveni∣ences alledgeable against it. Of praying by a form, and the inconveniencies alledg∣able against it. An accom∣modation and reconcile∣ment of both.
Chap. IX. A Form of Prayer made ac∣cording to the former ac∣commodation, which may be used in our morning Pri∣vacy.
Chap. X. A form of prayer, made as the other, which may be used in our Evening Privacy.
Chap. X I. Some further Directions touching the use of these Prayers.
PART III. Of my more solemn Retirement into my Closet upon Holy∣daies and Sun∣daies.
Chap. 1. That our devotions should be greater on Holydaies, than on ordinary daies. The end of Festivals, and their Vin∣dication from Abuses and Cavils.
Chap. II. What there should be of Nero in our Private devotions upon Holy daies.
Chap. III. An Exemplification or Pra∣ctice of the former rules in Christmas day, with a fit Prayer to be added to my ordinary prayers upon that day.
A Prayer to be added to my other daily Prayers on Christmas-day.
Chap. IV. An Exemplification of the former Rules in St. Ste∣phen's day's With a Pray∣er which may (be used on a∣ny Saints day.
A short Prayer which may be added to our ordinary prayers upon the feast of any Saint or Martyr by our Church appointed to be kept.
Chap. V. Of what remains to compleat my private Festival-devo∣tions, to wit, Almes-giving,
Chap. V I. That the Lords day ought to be kept holy, and what that means.
Chap. VII. Of Preparation for the Lords day. A preparatory Prayer thereto.
Chap. VIII. Of the true manner of san∣ctifying the Lords day.
Sect. 1. Generally before I go to Church.
Sect. 2. Of secret devotion in the Closet be∣fore going to Church.
Sect. 3. Of Private devotion in the family before going to Church. A di∣gression touching what our devo∣tion in the family is alwaies to consist of.
Sect. 4. Of resorting to the Church.
Sect. 5. Of due behaviour in the Church.
Sect. 6. Of due behaviour between the Moru∣ing and Evening Service.
Sect. 7. Of resorting to Evening service.
Sect. 8. Of the duties after return from E∣vening service.
PART IV. Of my most solemn Retirement into my Closet for the Hu∣miliation of my self.
Chap. I. An Account of what is to be treated particularly in this part.
Chap. II. Of the Nature and Ends of Fasting.
Chap. III. That Fasting is a Christian Duty.
Chap. IV. How often a Christian is to fast.
Chap. V. Of the Preparatory acts for Private Fasting daies.
Chap. VI. The order of Humiliation or Renitentiary Devotions.
Sect. 1. The entrance unto the work.
Sect. 2. Of Reading, so as to fit my self for self-examination.
Sect. 3: Of Self-examination, and the view of our life.
Sect. 4. Of the endeavour of godly sorrow. How to work our selves to it.
Sect. 5. Of Repentance, which is the effect of godly sorrow, its true nature and way of practice.
Sect. 6. An exemplification of the former Rules in two sins.
Sect. 7. A further consideration of Repen∣tance with reference to some particular sins.
Sect. 8.Of that faith which is requisite in order to pardon of sin.
Sect. 9. Of Prayer upon such Fasting dayes.
Sect. 10. Of offerings to God for the use of the poor; departure out of the Closet, and behaviour afterwards.
Chap. VII. Of great and more extraor∣dinary Fasts, and the work of them.
Chap. VIII. The Conclusion.