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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 48 : The Sanctification of the Lord's Day

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48-6. Let every person and family, in the morning, by secret and private prayer, for themselves and others, especially for the assistance of God to their minister, and for a blessing upon his ministry, by reading the Scriptures, and by holy meditation, prepare for communion with God in his public ordinances.

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Background and Comparison :
1. PCA 1973, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly, p. 155
2. Continuing Presbyterian Church, Proposed Book of Church Order (1973), DfW, 1-4, p. 63
3. PCUS 1933, DfW, I-§306
4. PCUS 1925, DfW, I-§306
Let every person and family, in the morning, by secret and private prayer, for themselves and others, especially for the assistance of God to their minister, and for a blessing upon his ministry, by reading the Scriptures, and by holy meditation, prepare for communion with God in his public ordinances.

PCUS 1894,

RPCES 1973, III-4

There should be private preparations of every person and family, by prayer for themselves, and for God's assistance of the minister, and for a blessing upon his ministry, and by such other exercise as may adequately provide a profitable communion with God in His public ordinances.

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