Monday, August 25, 2008

John Howe's Worship Practice

Pastor Kyle from Good Hope shared with me about the worship practice of the Puritan John Howe (1630-1705):

When the Puritans held fast days, Howe worshipped with his flock from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. He began with a fifteen-minute prayer, then spent forty-five minutes reading and expounding the Scripture. After that, he prayed for an hour, preached for an hour, and prayed again for half an hour. After a half-hour break, he prayed and preached for another three hours.

From Joel Beeke and Randall J. Pederson’s Meet the Puritans (Reformation Heritage, 2006): p. 365.


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