The purpose of this book is given clearly in its subtitle: “A Help to the Right Observance of the Holy Supper”. It is a three-part series of devotions surrounding the central sacrament of the Christian faith – the Lord's Supper, or Communion. The first part treats the “Week before the Supper”, from Sabbath morning to Saturday evening – seven meditations on a Scripture passage, each with a prayer, culminating in a Sabbath eve prayer calling on the Holy Spirit. The second part contains ten meditations for the Communion Sabbath itself, spanning the words of Christ as he blessed the elements (Matthew 26:26-29), prefaced by a morning prayer, and concluding with a evening prayer of thanksgiving. The third part, the “Week after the Supper”, parallels the first. This book serves as a devotional manual, providing a kind of private liturgy, intending always to draw the believer closer to God and His Word.