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PRAYERS

FOR

THE USE OF FAMILIES.

1793

PRAYERS

FOR

THE USE OF FAMILIES.

BY

CHARLES WATSON, D. D.

MINISTER OF BURNTISLAND.

EDINBURGH :

WILLIAM WHYTE AND CO.

BOOKSELLERS TO HER MAJESTY;

AND JAMES DUNCAN, LONDON.

MDCCCXXXIV.

EDINBURGH: PRINTED BY J. THOMSON, MILNE SQUARE.

gift Tappan

Presb. duo 2-3-1933

PREFACE.

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The following prayers were written by the Author for the use of his own family, under circumstances that left him no choice as to the mode of conducting its devotions. They are now presented to the public in the hope that they may be useful to a numerous class of persons; who, though impressed with the obligation of family religion, are indisposed from various causes, to employ language of their own in their social approaches to the divine throne.

Being written with an immediate view to use, these prayers, it is hoped, will be found to partake little of the formal character of compositions. The Author's aim has been to express devotional sentiment in simple and scriptural language : he has laboured to avoid the error to which there are too many temptations, of allowing prayer to run into didactic meditation and discourse; and he has endeavoured,

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