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Compiled from various Sources
(CHIEFLY FROM BISHOP HAMILTON'S MANUAL)
And arranged on the Liturgical principle
EDWARD MEYRICK GOULBURN, D.D., D.C.L.
DEAN OF NORWICH
PRAYER, considered according Prayer of
two kinds1 to the number of persons who individual engage in it, divides itself into two and social. kinds. It may be offered by one individual, apart from others. It may be offered by several persons in common. These two kinds of Prayer may be made distinct subjects of thought and practical advice.
II. Accordingly, we find in Holy Scrip- Counsels and ture distinct counsel given upon each Holy Scripof these duties, and a distinct promise annexed to the performance of of Prayer. each.
Individual prayer,—that in which we represent to God the peculiar trials of which our own hearts are cognizant, and implore the graces corresponding to our peculiar needs, – is to be offered in the greatest privacy our circumstances admit of. “Thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou