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MORNING AND NIGHT,
The Third, 01h Ninth Hours, and eventide
EACH DAY OF THE WEEK.
Compiled and adapted from Bishop Andrews,
AND OTHER SOURCES.
Arranged to meet the exigencies of a Busy Life
BY EDIVARI VEYRIOK GOULBURN,
Headmaster of Rugby School
ΑΔΙΑΛΕΙΠΤΩΣ ΠΡΟΣΕΥΧΕΣΘΕ. .
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RUGBY: CROSSLEY AND BILLINGTON.
138, d. 30.
TO THE MASTERS AND SCHOLARS
OF RUGBY SCHOOL.
MY DEAR COLLEAGUES,
MY DEAR Boys,
THE precept given us in God's Word, that we should .
Pray without ceasing," is one which requires some consideration, both as to what its meaning may be, and, when it is explained, as to the method of fulfilling it.
As regards the first of these points, it is evident that the precept is directed rather to the frame of mind which it behoves us to maintain than to certain actions which it behoves us to perform. It cannot be intended that we should always be engaged in direct acts even of mental prayer; for this were inconsistent with that diligence in our various callings which is explicitly enjoined upon us in other passages of Scripture. The meaning must be that such a tone of spirit is continually to be maintained by us, as may express itself ever and anon in acts of devotion and worship; and that prayer