COMPLETE [SOLO/RELIGION] Prayers of the Early Church by J. Manning Potts-mas

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InTheDesert
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Post by InTheDesert » November 2nd, 2020, 11:43 pm

Prayers of the Early Church by J. Manning Potts (1895 - 1973).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/prayers-of-the-early-church-by-j-manning-potts/
There are prayers of our Lord, the apostles, the martyrs, and the saints covering the period of the Early Church from its beginning through the fifth century. There are some prayers from each of the first five centuries. The treasure house from which to choose is almost unlimited. It is a vast and fruitful field and anyone is amply rewarded who delves into it.

The prayers have been selected primarily for their spiritual and devotional content. Many have been laid aside with regret that they could not be included in this book, but its compass in size is set and only so many can be used.

The prayers are arranged chronologically. Some other method of arrangement might have been chosen but this seemed good in order to represent each century. There are questions about the date and authorship of the prayers. They are the same questions that arise in reference to the Books of the Bible.

This book of prayers is published with the hope and prayer that it may have wide use. It has been prepared for individual and family devotions. It can be used with prayer groups in prayer meetings, for cells, and, of course, for the development of one’s own personal spiritual life. The material is perfect for use in the devotional services of young people’s groups, women’s groups, and men’s clubs. The prayers are excellent for insertion in church bulletins. Other ways will be found of making these great prayers usable.

The prayers have been collected from many old books of prayers and devotional materials. The editor is deeply indebted to all those who have ploughed the field before. They have labored and we have entered into their labors. It has been a joy to search out the material, to arrange the prayers, to put them in order, and to index them under so many subjects. ( Preface)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/48247
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Last edited by InTheDesert on November 3rd, 2020, 4:34 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by InTheDesert » November 2nd, 2020, 11:46 pm

The copyright date is 1953 but I presume that because it's on PG, then it's ok?

I've changed the disclaimer so that it says "edited by" J. Manning Potts. Is that unproblematic?

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Post by TriciaG » November 3rd, 2020, 8:53 am

This isn't PD for me so I won't be MC'ing it, but I'll answer your questions.

If you scroll down on the main PG book page, it has "PD in the USA" as the copyright status, so it's OK for us. :)

Yes, OK to change the intro to read "Edited by". :)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 3rd, 2020, 4:09 pm

I'm in the US, so I can MC it for you.

I'll get your MW set up.

MaryAnn

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Post by InTheDesert » November 3rd, 2020, 5:42 pm

Thanks MaryAnn and Tricia!

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Post by RSlabaugh » November 3rd, 2020, 9:08 pm

Do you have a DPL in mind? I think I can fit this into my schedule if you don't mind my not following along with the text. :)
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Post by InTheDesert » November 3rd, 2020, 9:58 pm

RSlabaugh wrote:
November 3rd, 2020, 9:08 pm
Do you have a DPL in mind? I think I can fit this into my schedule if you don't mind my not following along with the text. :)
Perfectly fine by me. Thanks!

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Post by RSlabaugh » November 4th, 2020, 8:32 am

Section 1 PL OK :thumbs:
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 4th, 2020, 12:49 pm

Rosebud,
You now have access to the MW.
MaryAnn

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Post by RSlabaugh » November 4th, 2020, 1:13 pm

Thank you, MaryAnn!
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Post by RSlabaugh » November 5th, 2020, 7:20 am

Chapter 2 PL OK :thumbs:

Chapter 3 PL note:
~5:02-04 pause

Great readings! :)
~Rosebud

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Post by InTheDesert » November 5th, 2020, 8:15 am

RSlabaugh wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 7:20 am
Chapter 2 PL OK :thumbs:

Chapter 3 PL note:
~5:02-04 pause

Great readings! :)
Rectified.

Section 4 & 5 uploaded. Now I come to the great dilemma of this book - the enormous 4th chapter. Initially I was going to split it into two parts but I do like it is the section number is in sync. Any advice appreciated - should I divide it in half or leave it as is?

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Post by RSlabaugh » November 5th, 2020, 8:37 am

InTheDesert wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 8:15 am
Rectified.

Section 4 & 5 uploaded. Now I come to the great dilemma of this book - the enormous 4th chapter. Initially I was going to split it into two parts but I do like it is the section number is in sync. Any advice appreciated - should I divide it in half or leave it as is?
:thumbs:

49 minutes is fine by me!
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Post by RSlabaugh » November 5th, 2020, 8:47 am

Section 3 Spot PL OK :thumbs:

Thanks,
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Post by RSlabaugh » November 5th, 2020, 9:52 am

Section 4 PL notes:
~22:46 skipped '-Augustine'
~25:35 skipped '-Augustine'
~27:16 skipped prayer: For Refreshment
For Refreshment
O Holy Spirit, Love of God, infuse Thy grace, and descend plentifully into my heart; enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling, and scatter there Thy cheerful beams; 61dwell in that soul that longs to be Thy temple; water that barren soil, over-run with weeds and briars, and lost for want of cultivating, and make it fruitful with Thy dew from heaven. Oh come, Thou refreshment of them that languish and faint. Come, Thou Star and Guide of them that sail in the tempestuous sea of the world; Thou only Haven of the tossed and ship-wrecked. Come, Thou Glory and Crown of the living, and only Safeguard of the dying. Come, Holy Spirit, in much mercy, and make me fit to receive Thee. Amen.
—Augustine.
~41:38 skipped '-Apostolic Constitutions'

Wow! That was a long section! :) I'm waiting at the vet's office (they do walk-ins only), and because it's packed I had time to PL and follow with the text part time while waiting my turn. I probably won't get to Section 5 anymore today, but I'll see.

Thanks,
~Rosebud

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