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power, and Itrength, and victory, to triumph against the world, the flesh, and the devil; and also may be endued with all such heavenly virtues which are plea• sing to thee, and which thou wilt eternally reward, for the merit of thy Son's death; to whom with the Father and the Holy Ghoft be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.'; Another prayer just before receiving the consecra
ted bread, if time will permit. If thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to
thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Mat.'v, 5.23, 24.
ET it be thy pleasure, O God, to
work in me whatsoever is wanting to fit me for thy divine acceptance, and a worthy receiving of these holy myfteries; give me repentance unto life, not to be repented of; endue me with a lively faith, a perfect love, and an universal charity ; pity my weakness, and forgive my infirmities, that I may worthily receive these elements of bread and wine to my support and comfort in this life, and my eternal happiness in that which is to come. Amen.
Directions. When the minister is drawing near you, and before you receive the bread, fix your thoughts upon Jesus Christ dying for the sins of the world.
Rubrick. And when the priest delivers the bread to any one,
he shall say:
Directions. The body of our Lord *
* When the minister comes Jesus Chrift, which was bread and wine, I would have
to give you the consecrated given for thee, preserve you very intent upon what thy body and foul_un- you are about ; bat iake great to everlasting life. Take heed, lest while you are striand eat this in remem-ving to raise your heart, you be brance that Chrift died not lost and bewildered in for thee, and feed on him your thoughts. Strire rather
for a serious and composed in thy heart by faith with
mind; let your devotion be thanksgiving
rather regular and equal, than exalted and transported ; attend gravely to what the minister says; and when he has repeated that excellent prayer“ The body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life--be sure you say softly a most hearty Amen; for is not that the thing you come for and desire ? When he has said "Take "and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and "feed on him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving" - take it with your right-hand, and glove off, but without lolling with your elbow's on the rails, or any other careless and in decent posture : and whilst you are taking it say, 0 blefled Jesu ! who, &c. as follows:
After receiving the bread.
be my food, nourish my soul to eternal life; create in me a mighty hunger after righteousness, and let this divine food inftil into my weak and languishing soul new supplies of grace, new life, new vigour, and new resolutions; that I
may never again faint, or droop, or tire in my duty
Directions. * When the minister is drawing near you with the cup, fix your thoughts upon Jesus Christ dying for the sins of the world.
Before receiving the cup. O to ,
Merciful God, grant that this cup, may be unto me acup of blessing. Sprinkle me with the blood of the ever-blessed Jesus, that my soul, being cleansed from all corruptions, may attain to life everlasting.
Rubrick, And the minister that delivereth the cup to any one Che Miniớer.
When the minister deliThe blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was the blood of our Lord Jesus
vereth the cup, and says.com thed for thee, preservel“ Christ, which was shod for thy body unto everlasting\" thee, preserve thy body and. life. Drink this in re-l" soul unto everlasting life"membrance that Chrift'ajbe sure you say ilmen. And blood was shed for thee,
when he has said " Drink
" this in remembrance that and be thankful.
to Christ's blood was shed for thee, and be thankful”-take it and drink very moderately, regarding neither thirst or pleasure in that draught. But let me remind you, that you do not pretend to repeat, either loud or softly, the words the minister uses in detivering the bread and wine ; your business being to attend soberly to what he says, and then to say Amen. I tel you this, because an idle custom has prevailed of people's repeating what the minister says, to the disturbance of the niinistry, and 10 the hinderance, I dare say, of their own devotions, which would be furthered by a grave and silent attention, which [ take all occasions to recommend to you.' And if these devotions do not hold to the end, you may listen to this minister delivering the bread and wine to the other communicants, and say a heariy Amen to each of them, for that is praying for the greatest blessing God can bestow on thein, the preservation of their body und soul unio everlasting life.
Whoso ea!eth my tiesh, and drinketh my blnod, hath eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my thesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in hiin, John vi. 54, 55, 56.
IV hen thou hast recei:ed both kinds, say, Have done, O Lord, as thou hast com
manded me, and let thy name be for ever blessed'; O let me find the great benefits of this thy divine institution ; pour down thy graces upon me, direct my goings in thy ways, and enable me, by the power and strength of this divine food, to persevere in the practice of a holy and religious life, even to the last moment of my days; be thou my peace and refuge, and let my pleasure and lafety depend on thee; be thou my portion and greatest treasure, and let my eternal happiness be fixed in the enjoyment of thee, who didst vouchsafe not only to take our nature upon thee, that thou Inightest die for our fins, but halt left us a perpetual memorial thereof in this holy facrament. Amen. A prayer of thanksgiving as soon as we are retired
from the Lord's table. I will sing of the Lord, because he hath dealt so lovingly with ine : yea, I will praise the name of the Lord most highest. Psalm xiii. 5, 6
LL honour,glory, and power, might,
majesty, and dominion, be unto him that fitteth on the throne, and unto the Lamb that was llain, for ever and ever.
I give thee most humble and hearty thanks, O Lord, that thou hast been plealed to admit me to renew my baptifinal covenant with thee in this holy facrament.
That thou hast vouchafed to feed me with this spiritual nourishment of the body and blood of thy Son Jesus Chrift; and this not for any merits of my own, but for the sake of 'thy infinite goodness
Unworthy though I am, yet thy bounty, O Lord, never: fails; the love of my Saviour is not diminished; and the virtue of his propitiation is never exhauited. Grant, therefore, I beseech thee, that this holy facrament may never turn to my judgment and condeinnation ;
But that it may be health and recovery under all my weaknesses and infirmities;
Safety and defence against all the attacks of my spiritual enemies;
Vigour and strength to all my holy purposes and resolutions;
Comfort and support under all the afAictions and calamities of life ;
Allítance and direction under all difficulties and doubts ;
Courage and constancy under all dangers and persecutions, especially in all times of sickness, and at the hour of death.
Finally, let it procure for me pardon and forgiveness in this life, mercy and fa