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omit, or alter, as he shall see fit: Because, as the Judgments and Opinions of Mankind are very different ; so it can never be expected that the same Method, or Form of Prayer fhould suit all Persons; or even the
same PerJon at all Times.
In the present Composure, no small Pains have been taken, to make the whole as generally useful as can be well expeEled in a IVork of this Nature; but as the best Performances have Imperfections, so this (to be sure) is not without them. However, it is hoped, there are none so great but what a Christian may overlook for the Sake of that Good, which is intended by it.
It is not pretended, that the following Prayers are all entirely new. Tbere will be found among them several Collections from other Books; but those being such only as have been thought excellent in their Kind, it Dus believed the whole would not be less acceptable for that Reafon. And bere particular Acknowledgments ought to be made to the Wise and pious Author of The great Duty of frequenting the Christian Sacrifice; from whence, with his Leave, some Prayers in the Office of Humiliation, and for the Comnunion, have been collected.
May God of his great Mercy, make these
may his good Spirit
Prayers for Persons in Private.
Prayers for Young Persons and Servants.
Book of Common Prayer, reduced under proper