Excerpt from Manual the for the Afflicted: Comprising a Practical Essay on Affliction and a Series of Meditations and Prayers Arranged Sorrow is excluded from circle; it is abundantly distributed, and it is shared in some measure by all. So long as there is calamity in the world, any attempt to alleviate it cant be unseasonable; and in the hope, that he might present to some at least of those, who are in sorrow, trouble, need, sickness, or any other adversity, suitable aids for meditation and prayer, together with topics of scriptural consolation, the editor was induced to undertake the present little manual. It consists of two parts: viz.: - I. A Practical Essay on Affliction, including the Doctrine of the Holy Scriptures concerning the origin and design of afflictions; observations on the best preparation for afflictions and for the improvement of them, together with our duty on being delivered therefrom: and on the privilege and duty of prayer, especially in seasons of affliction. II. Consolation for the Afflicted: or, a Series of Meditations and Prayers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.