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TO

THE RIGHT REVEREND

JOHN LAW, D.D.

LORD BISHOP OP KILLALA AND ACHONRY,

AS A TESTIMONY

OF ESTEEM FOR HIS VIRTUES AND LEARNING,

AND OF GRATITUDE

FOR THE LONG AND FAITHFUL FRIENDSHIP

WITH WHICH

THE AUTHOR HAS BEEN HONOURED

BY HIM,

THIS ATTEMPT TO CONFIRM

THE EVIDENCE OF THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY

IS INSCRIBED

BY HIS AFFECTIONATE

AND

MOST OBLIGED SERVANT,

W. PALEY.

1

SECT.IV. Of applying spiritual remedies to the

unreasonable fears and dejections of
the sick

Page 227 Considerations to be offered to persons under religious melancholy

228 An exercise against despair SECT. V. Considerations against presumption The order for the visitation of the sick The communion of the sick Proper collects that may be used with any of the prayers for the sick

255

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236 • 238 • 245

Prayers for the sich; viz. A general prayer for the acceptance of our devotions for the sick

257 Particular prayers for the sick

258 A larger form of prayer for the sick

260 Proper psalms for the sick

263 A declaration of forgiveness

265

ness

Occasional prayers for the sick ; viz.
A prayer for a person in the beginning of his sick.

ib. For thankfulness in sickness

266 For a blessing on the means used for a sick person's recovery

ib. For a sick person, when there appears some hope of recovery

267 In behalf of the sick person, when he finds any abatement of his distemper

268 For one who is dangerously ill

ib. For a sick person, when sickness continues long

. 269 For the grace of patience

270 For spiritual improvement by sickness For a sick person, who is about to make his will ib. For a sick penitent

272 For a sick person, who intends to receive the blessed sacrament

274 For a sick person who wants sleep

ib.

upon him

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A prayer to be said when the sick person grows light-headed

Page 275 For a person when danger is apprehended by excessive sleep

276 For a person lying insensible on a sick bed 277 For one who hath been a notoriously wicked liver 278 For one who is hardened and impenitent : 279 For a sick woman that is with child For a woman in the time of her travail

281 For one who cannot be delivered without difficulty and hazard

282 For grace and assistance for a woman after deli

very, but still in danger Prayers for a sick child

285 A prayer for a person who, from a state of health,

is suddenly seized with the symptoms of death 286 For a sick person, when there appeareth small hope

of recovery A general prayer for preparation and readiness to die, ...

ib. A commendatory prayer for a sick person at the point of departure

. 289 A litany for a sick person at the time of departure ib. Form of recommending the soul to God in her departure from the body ..

291 A consolatory form of devotion, that may be used

with the friends or relations of the deceased 292

287

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Occasional prayers and devotions for the sick and

unfortunate in extraordinary cases ; viz. A prayer for a person, whose illness is chiefly brought

on him by some calamitous disaster or loss; as, of estate, relations, or friends, &c.

295 For a person who, by any calamitous disaster, hath broken any of his bones, or is very much bruised and hurt in his body

296 For a person who is afflicted with grievous pains of

297 For one who is troubled with acute pains of the

gout, stone, colic, or any other bodily distemper 298 For a person who hath the small-pox, or any suchlike raging infectious disease

299

his body

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