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them and lead them into all truth, giving them both the gift of divers languages, and also boldness with fervent zeal, constantly to preach the gospel unto : all nations, whereby we have been brought from darkness and error, into the light and true knowledge os thee, and of thy Son Jesus Christ. Therefore, with angels, &c.,

a Upon the feast of Trinity only. Who art one God, one Lord ; not only one pero son but three persons in one substance : for that ** which we believe of the glory of the Father, the ** same we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft, without any difference or inequality. Therefore, with angels, &*c. After each of which prefaces shall inmediately be sung

or said, • Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name, evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Hofts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord, most high. Amen..

· Rubrick • Then shall the priest, kneeling down at the Lord's table, say in the name of all them that shall receive the communion, this prayer following:

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We do not presume tol. When the priest acknow 110 "come to this thy rable, olleges in this form of humili merciful Lord, truftinglation his own, and the com

Simunicant's unworthiness, and in our own righteoulneis, God's unmerited kindness, in but in thy manifold and admitting then to his holy great mercies. We are table, make this act of humi- t not worthy so much as toliation your own by your most gather up the crumbs devout attention, and joining under thy table; but thou with an hearty Amen. art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy; grant us, therefore, gracious Lord, fo to cat the Aeth of thy dear Son Jesus Chrift, and to


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drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen. ,. . .

:: Rubrick. When the priest, standing before the table, hath so ordered the breud and wine that he may with more readiness and clecency break the bread before the people, and take the cup into his hands, be shall say the prayer of Consecration as followeth: ?

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Almighty God our heal

rhead This is the prayer of corvenly Father, who of thy priest alone; and whilst he is

** secration, to be said by the tender mercy didit gives consecrating the bread and thine only Son' Jesus wine, raise up thy soul to see Christ to fúffer death up with the eye of faith what on the cross for our re-Igreatthings the Lord hath left demption. who made thee in that sacrainent; and there (by his own oblation PF

tion pray that they may be a means

Wof conveying into your soul for himlelf once offered all the benefits of his precious a full, perfect, and fuffi- death, saying secretly.. cient facrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the CEND down thy spirit and fins of the whole world, blessing upon this means of and did institute, and in grace and salvation whichthout his holy gospel command thyself, O Jesu, hast ordained. us to continue a perperual memorial of that his precious death until his coming again : hear us, o merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee, and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus. Chrift's holy institution, in remembrance of his. death and passion, may be partakers of his most Blesfed body and blood: who in the fame night that he was betrayed (a) took (a) Here the priests is bread; and when he had given to take the paten in

to his hands. thanks, (b) ne brake it and gave (b) And here to break it to his disciples, Taying, Take, the bread.


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(C) And here to lay his eat, (c) this is my body which * bread.'

upon all, the is given for you, do this in (d) Here, he is to take remembrance of me; likewise po the cup into his hands. after supper (d) he took the 3 (e) And here to lay cup, and when he had given 2011 his hand upon every thanks, he gave it to them vessel (be it chalice or saying, Drink ye all of this; flagon) in which there for this (e) is my blood of the is any' wide to be con. New Testament, which is 'secrateci,

erli ço',;s fhed for you, and for many, en for the remission of ans: Do this as oft as ye shall drink it in remembrance of me. Amen. '; }

Directions. ;:: ** Be not discouraged if you cannot fill up all spaces with regular devotion, or with intense meditation between the prayer of consecration and the time of receiving the ih bread and wine; in 'this case do as well as you can en remember your own offences witli as much sorrow as you can, and the mercies of God to you in Christ Jesus, with as he much love, joy, and gratitude; recommend to God'ş mercylina our parents, relations, friends, and all the world. Do any los thing that is good and proper to fill up the time; and leave me the rest to God, who is a bounteous rewarder of them that vide seek him.

*** Or when the prayer of consecration is over, if you · have time before the bread and wine are brought to you,

use the following prayer: A prayer immediately after the confecration of the

bread and wine. I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving: and will call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my yows-unto the Lord, in the sight of all his people; in the courts of the Lord's house, even in the midst of thee, Jerusalem, praise the Lord.' Psal. cxvi. '14.15, 16. s.

W, O my God, proftrate before I thine altar, I dare not so much as look upon this mystery of our salvation, if thou hadît not invited me. I beseech thee, therefore, accept of this representa.

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tion we make before thee of that all sufficient facrifice, which thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ made upon the cross: let the merit of it plead effectually for the pardon and forgiveness of all my sins, and render thee favourable and propitious to me, a miserable finner; let the power of it prevail against all the powers of darkness; let the wisdom of it make me wise unto falvation; and let the peace of it reconcile me unto thee, and bring to me peace of conscience. "

And then, O blessed Jesus my Redeemer, I shall be enabled to adore thee, who didst endure the painfuland shameful death of the cross to recover me from the state of fin and misery : I admire thine infinite condescension, who was pleased to be made miserable, that I might be made happy: poor; that I might be enriched ; and didít die that I might live for ever.

With all my soul, O dear Jesus, I love and :praise thee, for the stupendous expressions

of thy bounty and goodness towards me: O Lamb of God that takest away the fins of the world, have mercy upon ine; O Lamb of God that takest away the fins of the world, grant me thy peace. Amen. Lord Jesus. Amen.

Rubrick. I Then shall the minister first receive the communion in both kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver the same to the bishops, priests, and deacons in like inanner, (if any be present,) and aster that to the people also in order, into their bands, all meekly koeeling.

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has a request to you, in behalf of himself, nainely, • that as he prays for you with great fervency, you would comfort and encourage him with an bearty Amen upon your knees, to the petitions at his taking the holy elements: and in the interval between his receiving the bread and wine, use the following prayer.si

u prayer to be used when the priest is receiving jur Hver the bread and the wine.... .

Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness: and let thy saints sing with joyfulness. Psalm cxxxii. 9.....

IVE thy grace, O Lord, we humbly U beseech thee, to all thofe who are called to any office or administration in thy church, and so replenish them with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue then with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory: of thy great name, and benefit of thy holy, church, thro' Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Directions. .. . *** After the minister has received the communion in both kinds, and is proceeding to deliver the same to the people, lift up your heart to God in the following prayer:

A prayer before receiving the holy sucrament. DEHOLD, gracious Lord, I come to

this holy table, as a fick man to the great physician of life; I beseech thee, O Lord, to cure my infirmities, and let me not only receive the outward and visible fign, but the inward and spiritual grace, the body and blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, that so all carnal affections may die in me, and that all things belonging to the spirit may live and grow in me; that I may

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