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#The perfect path to paradice Contayning diuers most ghostly and wholsome prayers, fruitfull and christian meditations, for the comfort of euery afflicted conscience: published in these dangerous dayes of wickednesse, and deliuered to all those that feare God, and hope for saluation in Christ Jesus, as a spirituall weapon to beate downe sinne, sathan, and all the power of hell, &c. By Iohn Phillips.#

##Phillips, John, fl. 1570-1591.## The perfect path to paradice Contayning diuers most ghostly and wholsome prayers, fruitfull and christian meditations, for the comfort of euery afflicted conscience: published in these dangerous dayes of wickednesse, and deliuered to all those that feare God, and hope for saluation in Christ Jesus, as a spirituall weapon to beate downe sinne, sathan, and all the power of hell, &c. By Iohn Phillips. Phillips, John, fl. 1570-1591.

##General Summary##

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This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. This Phase I text is available for reuse, according to the terms of Creative Commons 0 1.0 Universal. The text can be copied, modified, distributed and performed, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

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  1. 2002-09 TCP Assigned for keying and markup
  2. 2002-10 SPi Global Keyed and coded from ProQuest page images
  3. 2002-11 Emma (Leeson) Huber Sampled and proofread
  4. 2002-11 Emma (Leeson) Huber Text and markup reviewed and edited
  5. 2002-12 pfs Batch review (QC) and XML conversion

##Content Summary##

#####Front#####

  1. To the Right Honourable Lord, Robert Deuorax Erle of Essex and Ewe, Visecounte of Herrifard and Bourchire, L. Ferres of Chartley, Bourchire and Louaine: Maister of the Queenes Maiesties horsse, Knight of the most noble order of the Garter Iohn Philips his humble well-willer, wisheth the feare of God, continuall health of body and minde, peace and quietnesse of conscience with all other the giftes of grace prrceeding from God the Father through the intercession of Christ Iesus &c.

#####Body#####

  1. ¶ When that thou preparest thy selfe to pray, look that thou with all humblenesse of mynde kneelest downe, and lifting vp thy hart, thy handes, and thine eyes vnto heauen, to God the Father almightie, praye on this manner.

  2. A prayer for the Morning.

  3. ¶ A fruitfull Prayer to bee sayde at the g•yng to bedde of euery Christian.

  4. A Prayer for the remission of sinne, and to obtayne a vertuous life.

  5. A Prayer for patience in trouble, and meekely to suffer aduersitie.

  6. A prayer agaynst the feare of worldly casualties.

  7. The prayer vnto God the Father.

  8. A Prayer vnto God the Sonne.

  9. A Prayer vnto God the holy Ghost.

  10. A deuoute Prayer.

  11. An other Prayer.

  12. A Prayer for the obtayning of mercie.

  13. An other Prayer.

  14. A necessary prayer in Meeter.

  15. ¶ Beeyng tempted by the ghostly ennemy (as all that feare God are) to doubt in any article of the Catholike Fayth, to dispayre in Gods mercye, to yeelde to melancholye fantasies, to bee vexed with vnkindnes of friends or the malice of ennemies, to bee troubled with sicknesse, or any other wayes oppressed with griefe of body and mynde, say deuoutly as followeth.

  16. A Prayer for the obtayning of grace and mercy.

  17. A Prayer for the Penitent.

  18. A Prayer for Fayth.

  19. A Prayer for righteous iudgement.

  20. A Prayer agaynst lying and euill imaginations.

  21. A thankesgiuing for the goodnesse of God to vs.

  22. A Prayer to liue well.

  23. A confession for the penitent.

  24. A Prayer for humilitie.

  25. A Prayer to be deliuered from enemies and dangers.

  26. The Penitent longeth for comfort.

  27. A godly Meditation.

  28. A Prayer agaynst Couetousenesse, or too much care of the worlde.

  29. A Prayer that we may liue vprightly.

  30. A thankesgiuing for benefites receyued at Gods hand.

  31. A Godly Prayer.

  32. A godly Prayer to be sayde of euery christian.

  33. Comfortable Exhortations against the manifolde assaultes of Sathan.

  34. A Psalme to be sayd at all tymes.

  35. A Prayer to bee sayd of the sinfull soule.

  36. A Prayer for the obtayning of Gods grace.

  37. A Prayer for a woman that is great with childe, to be repeated by her hartily, before her trauel, which will bee maruaylous comfort vnto her.

  38. A Godly and earnest Prayer in time of trauayle or Childbyrth, of euery Christian & faithfull woman.

  39. A Prayer to be sayde of euery woman, after the tyme of deliueraunce.

  40. A godly prayer for the true worshipping of God.

  41. A Prayer agaynst the fellowship of the vngodly.

  42. A Prayer to be purged from syn and vncleannesse.

  43. A Prayer to be sayde in tyme of peace and prosperitie.

  44. A godly and fruitfull prayer to be sayd in tyme of bloudy Battaile.

  45. A Prayer agaynst presumptuous pryde, and vayne glory.

  46. A Prayer to be sayde in tyme of affliction and trouble.

  47. A prayer to be sayd before the receyuing of the Lords supper.

  48. A Prayer or thankesgiuing to be sayd after the receyuing of the Communion.

  49. A Godly Meditation often to be remembred.

  50. A prayer to be sayde at the hower of death.

  51. A prayer vnto the holy Ghost, against the temptations of Satan, the malicious and wicked spirite.

  52. A prayer for true repentaunce and for the comming of the kyngdome of Christ.

  53. A prayer for the knowledge of Gods wyll.

  54. A prayer for true christen loue.

  55. A prayer to obtaine godly learning.

  56. A prayer for the faythful ministers of Gods worde and for the fruite of the Gospel.

  57. A prayer for the Magistrates and heade officers.

  58. A prayer for the common people.

  59. A prayer to be sayd in affliction, trouble, or sicknes.

  60. A prayer against the councels of the ennemyes of God and of his diuine verite.

  61. A prayer for the vnitie concord and perfect agreement in things concerning Christian religion.

  62. A prayer for spiritual ioy.

  63. A prayer vnto Christ our sauiour for the glory of heauen.

  64. Thanks gyuing to God for his benefites.

  65. An other confession of our sinnes to our Lord Iesus Christ.

  66. Grace before meate.

  67. Grace after meate.

  68. Grace before meate.

  69. Grace before meate.

  70. Grace after meate.

  71. Grace before meate.

  72. Grace after meate.

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