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BY THE REV.
E. B. PUSEY, D.D.
EDITED, WITH A PREFACE
H. P. LIDDON, D.D.
Having loved His own which were
THE Prayers contained in this volume were composed, chiefly, in or about the year 1853-5, at the instance and for the use of a person who had the happiness to be advised by Dr. Pusey in spiritual matters. They were written at intervals, as they were wanted, and without any intention of making them into a book. The owner of the precious manuscript is still living, but desires to remain unknown, while thus placing within the reach of English Churchmen an aid to devotion, the value of which has been tested by constant use during more than a quarter of a century.
To this collection some other Prayers are added, which were written for another person who was also advised by Dr. Pusey, and who did not survive him for more than a few weeks.
In editing these Prayers, some few changes of expression have been deliberately adopted, which there is reason to think the revered Author would himself have made had he ever revised them with a view to publication. But it is confidently hoped that no such change has obscured or modified the sense of the original.
It will be seen that Bishop Andrewes, the.“Paradise of the Chris
tian Soul,” and older sources have been drawn upon by Dr. Pusey. But the larger part of the book is his own; and probably represents the substance of his own daily prayers.
It may be right to add a caution respecting the use of prayers which, like those in this volume, have been composed or compiled expressly for the use of single souls.
As no two faces, so no two characters, are exactly alike. Each has, with its own mysterious history, its own hopes, and fears, and gifts, and needs.
“ Each in his hidden sphere of joy or woe
Our hermit spirits dwell.”
Differences of temperament, and differences of experience, teach us