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MANUAL OF PRAYERS

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MANUAL

OF

PRAYERS

FOR

SCHOOLS, PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS, AND PRIVATE FAMILIES

COMPILED WITHOUT MUTILATION

FROM THE HOLY BIBLE AND BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

BY THE

REV. C. A. JOHNS, B.A. F.L.S.

LONDON

LONGMAN, GREEN, LONGMAN, AND ROBERTS

1861

100.c. 53.

NUSTIO

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PREFACE.

THE numerous Manuals of Family Prayer which have hitherto been published are, for the most part, either private compositions, or adaptations from the Prayer Book. Among the former it is rare to find one which does not contain statements of speculative doctrine, shreds of sermons, passionate remonstrances, curt aphorisms, and passages of Scripture wrested to bear a meaning other than the natural one. The adaptations from the Prayer Book, though liable to none of these objections, are, to many persons, not satisfactory; for, though the words of the Liturgy only are employed, an attempt is made to weave into a continuous whole detached sentences

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