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Belected and arranged from the Bible, the Liturgy, and various
Books of Devotion,
A8818TANT MINISTER OF TRINITY CHURCH, NEW-YORK.
ENTERED, According to Act of Congress, in the year 1845,
By STANFORD AND SWORDS
THE MEMBERS OF THE PARISHES
CHRIST CHURCH, HARTFORD, CONN.,
GRACE CHURCH, NEW-YORK,
TRINITY CHURCH, BOSTON,
WITH WHOM THE AUTHOR WAS ONCE CONNECTED AS THEIR MINISTER,
TO THE MEMBERS OF
THE PARISH OF TRINITY CHURCH, NEW-YORK,
AMONGST WHOM IT IS HIS PRIVILEGE NOW TO SERVE,
This little cork is Enscríbed,
AND WITH THE HOPE
THAT IT MAY BE THE HUMBLE MEANS OF PROXOTING,
WHAT HE HAS EVER EARNESTLY RECOMMENDED,
PRAYER IS A WORK OF THE SAME DIGNITY AND
THE ANGELS AND SAINTS OF HEAVEN THEMSELVES ARE EMPLOYED.
IS AN ADVOCATE FOR THE GUILTY, A REDEMPTION FOR THE CAPTIVE, A REST FOR THE WEARIED, AND A COMFORT FOR THE SORROWFUL. IT
IS OUR WATCHTOWER WHILST WE SLEEP, AND OUR SAFEGUARD WHILST
WE ARE AWAKE.
St. GREG. NYSSEN. Hom. de Orat.
This little volume makes no claim to originality, except that the arrangement of its parts may be considered as in some respects new.
Several of the prayers indeed, are of my own composition, and many of the others have been altered and reconstructed from materials before existing. But my task has been principally that of selection from such books as King Edward's Primer, and the devotional works of Bishop Andrews, Bishop Cosin and Bishop Jeremy Taylor. I have been aided also by the excellent compilation of Family Prayers by the Rev. Dr. Hook, the admirable Vicar of Leeds, by the order of Family Prayer arranged in the form of collects by the Rev. William Edward Evans, Prebendary of Hereford, and more especially by two excellent works of laymen of the Church of England, viz. “Short Family Prayers" by William Soltau, Esq. and “Liturgia Domestica" by Arthur H. Dyke Acland.
My object has been to bring together from various sources, what I have often desired to find, and what I therefore supposed might meet the wants of others, a collection of Family Prayers, which, in its arrangement and its language, should be in harmony with the Liturgy of the Church. In doing this I have not thought it important, or even desirable, to reduce the language of the an