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is consecrating the Bread and Wine, raise up your soul to see with the eye of faith what great things the Lord hath left you in that Sacrament; and pray
that they may be a means of convey. ing into your soul all the benefits of his precious Death, saying secretly: “Send down thy Spirit and blessing upon this means of grace and salvation, which thou thyself, O Jesu, hast ordained, and enable me with a true and lively faith, to do it in remembrance of thee."
LMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly Fa
ther, who of thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption, who made there (by his one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory 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 Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed body and blood : who, in the same night that he was
betrayed* took bread; and when he had given thanks,+ he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat, I this is my body which is given for you: do this in remembrance of me. Likewise after supper || he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this; for this ş is my
blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you and for many
for the remission of sins; do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me. Amen.
DIRECTIONS.--Endeavour to fill up all spaces
with regular devotion or with intense meditation between the Prayer of Consecration and the time of receiving the Bread and Wine; but be not discouraged if you cannot do so as you ought. Let it be your earnest prayer that God would recall your wandering thoughts, and unite your heart to fear his name. And in order to promote this, think over your offences, and
* Here the Priest is to take the paten into his hand.
+ And here to break the bread.
Ś And here to lay his hand upon every vessel (be it chalice or Hagon) in which there is any wine to be consecrated.
supplicate for pardon : recount, with love, and joy, and gratitude, the mercies of God to you in Christ Jesus: recommend to His goodness your parents, relations, friends, and all the world. Or when the Prayer of Consecration
you have time before the Bread and Wine aro brought to you, use the following
Prayer: A Prayer immediately after the Consecration
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 vows unto the Lord, now in the sight of all his people : in the courts of the Lord's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord. Psalm cxvi. 14, 15, 16. TOW,0 my God, prostrate before thine
altar, I dare not so much as look upon this mystery of our salvation, if thou hadst not invited me: I beseech thee, therefore, accept of this representation we make before thee of that all-sufficient sacrifice 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 sinner: let the power of it prevail against all the powers of darkness : let the wisdom of it make me wise unto salvation ; and let the peace of
it reconcile me unto thee, and bring to me peace of conscience.
And then, O my divine and most glorious Redeemer, I shall be enabled to adore thee who didst endure the painful and shameful death of the cross, to recover me from the state of sin and misery. I admire thine infinite condescension, who wast pleased to be made miserable, that I might be made happy: poor, that I might be enriched; and didst die, that I might live for ever. With my whole soul, therefore, O my adorable Redeemer, I love and praise thee, for thy stupendous expressions of thy bounty and goodness toward me: 0 Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on me, O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, grant me thy peace. Amen. Lord Jesus. Amen.
I Theo shall the Minister first roceive the Communion in both kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in like manner (if any be present), and after that to the People also in order, into their hands, all meekly kneeling.
Directions.-The first person that receives is
the Minister, who has a request to you in behalf of himself, namely, that as he prays for you with great fervency, you would comfort and encourage him with a hearty Amen, upon your knees, to the petitions, at his taking the holy elerrents. And in the interval between his receiving the Bread and Wine, use the foilowing Prayer;
A Prayer to be said when the Priest is
receiving the Bread and Wine. Let the priests be clothed with righteousness ; and let thy saints sing with joyfulness. Psalm cxxxii. 9. G
IVE thy grace, O LORD, we humbly
beseech thee, to all those who are called to any office or administration in thy Church, especially to this (or these] thy servant (or servants] who ministers [or minister] to us in holy things; and so replenish them with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great name, and benefit of thy holy Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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: