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‘I will wash my hands in innocency, O LORD: and so will I go
PSALM xxvi. 6.
IN PREPARING the following pages, I have not hesitated tò use freely the well-known and very precious writings of Bishops Ken, Wilson, Jeremy Taylor, and other revered teachers and benefactors of the Church of England, more particularly of the two first-named. But I have not thought it necessary, except in a few places, to put their names to the words borrowed from them.
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK.
pages 3 to 8
1. Those who come seldom to the Holy Communion, that is, not inore than six or eight times in the year, are advised to use a part of the book every day in the week before they Communicate; for which purpose they may divide it thus :
Monday The Institution
20 28 Friday Humiliation, Confession, and Prayer
30 , 36 Saturday. Repeat.
3 8 2. Those who Communicate more frequently, that is, monthly, are recommended to use on the previous Thursday
pages 11 to 20 Friday
30 36 and the whole four times in the year, viz. at Christmas, Easter, Whitsuntide, and Michaelmas.
3. Those who Communicate weekly should use on Friday. and Saturday the parts which they find most useful to them, using the whole four times in the year.
When once the book is mastered, its use, especially of the helps to Self-examination, will not be found long; in no case more than about ten minutes. No preparation can be earnest and real which is much shorter than that.