A DEVOUT REVIEW OF BAPTISMAL VOWS

To he used by the Catechumen every Sunday,
or more frequently. This service may also
he used after Confirmation, in preparation
for the Holy Communion.

FIRST VOW.

I renounce the devil, with all his ways and
works.

QUESTIONS FOR SELF-EXAMINATION.

Am I proud?

Do I look down disdainfully on any one?
Am I deceitful?
Am I deceiving any one?
Have I been hypocritical in my words or actions?
Have I rebelled against anything that is good?
Have I entertained wicked thoughts?
Do I really hate sin?
Does my remaining depravity humble me?
Do I mourn over its motions in my heart?
Does it wound and distress me to see sin in others?

Then cometh the devil, and taketh the word out of their
hearts, lest they should believe and be saved, — Luke
viii. 12.

O God, as man liveth not by bread alone,
but by every word that proceedeth out of
Thy mouth, let not Satan prevail to take
that word out of my heart. Grant me grace
always to give earnest heed to the things
which I have heard, lest at any time I should
let them slip; and from all neglect and con-
tempt of Thy word:

Good Lord deliver me.

Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into
the condemnation of the devil. — 1 Tim. iii. 6.

From all evil and harm; from pride and
vainglory; from the power of sin, and the
snares of the devil:

Good Lord deliver me.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may
devour; whom resist, steadfast in the faith. — 1 Pet. v. 8, 9.

Help me to be sober, and watch unto
prayer, that I may go forth in the strength
of the Lord; and Thou, Lord Jesus, who
didst meet and overcome the tempter in the
wilderness, and hast appeared to destroy the
works of the devil, make me strong in the
power of Thy might. That it may please
Thee to beat down Satan under my feet:

I beseech Thee to hear me, Lord.

We wrestle not with flesh and blood, but against princi-
palities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness
of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places
— Eph. vi. 12.

O Lord, strong and mighty, may I be
strong in Thee, and in the power of Thy
might, against Satan and his angels. Though
he is the god of this world, the prince of the
power of the air, and the name of his host
is Legion, Thou art head of the everlasting
armies, and have all power in heaven and in
earth. Greater is He, more are they, that
are for me than they that are against me;
therefore my soul shall not fear. Clothe
me, Lord Jesus, with Thy whole armor,
that I may be able to stand against the wiles
of the devil. May I not be ignorant of his
subtle devices, who transforms himself into
an angel of light; but as Thou makest me
strong against his power, so make me wise
against all his wiles.

Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
James iv. 7.

In every evil day of temptation furnish
Thou me, Lord, with strength and de-
fence; that having my loins girt about with
truth, and having on the breast-plate of
righteousness; and my feet shod with the
preparation of the Gospel of peace; above
all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith I
may be able to quench all the fiery darts of
the wicked; and the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit, which is the
word of God; and praying always with all
prayer and supplication, I may always re-
cover myself from every snare of the devil,
and never be taken captive by him at his
will.

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil
sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of
God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of
the devil. — 1 John iii. 8.

From all the works and ways of the devil;
from all sin in thoughts, desires, words, and
acts; from its present power and from its
eternal consequences;

Good Lord deliver me.

I beseech Thee, O Lord, by the mystery
of our Saviour’s temptation, to arm me with
the same mind that was in Him toward all
evil and sin; and give me grace to keep my
body in such holy discipline, that my mind
may be always ready to resist Satan, and
obey the motions of Thy Holy Spirit:
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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