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but as the best performances have imperfections, so this, to be sure, is not without them. However, it is hoped, there are none so great but what a Christian may overlook, for the sake of that good which is intended by it.
It is not pretended, that the following prayers are all entirely new. There will be found among them several collections from other books; but those being such only as have been thought excellent in their kind, it was believed the whole would not be less acceptable for that reason. “And here particular acknowledgments ought to be made to the wise and pious author of The great Duty of frequenting the Christian Sacrifice ; from whence, with his leave, some prayers in the office of Humiliation and for the Communion, have been collected.
May God, of his great mercy, make these devotions serviceable to the ends for which they are designed: and may his good Spirit accompany the use of them, and enkindle in all our hearts such a pure® and holy flame as may never be extinguished by any lusts or passions; but being continually cherished and kept alive by ardent and devout prayers here, it may hereafter break forth in praise and hullelujahs to God and to the Lamb for ever and ever. Amen.