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The Evening Prayer.

O most gracious and merciful God, I intreat Thee to accept this mine evening sacrifice of unfeigned praise, which I now offer to thy divine Majesty for the great and manifold mercies which thou hast vouchsafed unto me; and more particularly, for the mercy of this day, in having permitted me to be a partaker of thy holy Communion. Thy goodness hath given, and my faith hath received it; 0, let me ever feel the effects of its influence on my life and conduct. Grant that with due hnmility and devotion I may always approach the table of thy most holy Sacrament, in which the suffer. ings and death, the breaking ofthe body, and the pouring forth of the blood of thy Son, are still shewn. At that awful hour, inspire me with a peculiar measure of thy blessed Spirit; that they may recall to my memory the fortitude, goodness, and

patience of thy Son; that these, and all the other heavenly virtues, in which he has instructed mankind by his precepts and example, may then rise so strong in my mind, and strike such deep root in my heart, as to bring forth the fruits of universal virtue, and everlasting happiness. Grant this, O God, for the sake of Jesus Christ.

For Perseverance in Obedience.

O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, impart to me the gracious assistance of thy holy Spirit, that I may be enabled to keep all those vows and promises, which I have this day made at the table of thy Son. Enrich me with thy grace constantly to persevere in them; pardon my sins and transgressions; and withhold the punishment which I have thereby deserved, in like manner, as I have freely and heartily forgiven all those injuries and offences, which I have received from others. And I most earnestly offer up these my petitions, because, O God, I know that thou canst, and wilt do more for me than I can either desire or deserve; for Thou art infinite in power, glory, majesty and mercy, from everlasting to everlasting. To these my prayers and intercessions let me add the sacrifice of mine unfeigned praise to thy divine majesty, acknowledging it to be my bounden duty and service, at all times, and in all places, to give thanks unto thee, to whom I owe all the blessings of this life, and all the hopes and expectations of a better; even unto thee, thou King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

These

prayers and praises then I humbly offer up to the throne of grace, through the merits and mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ; in whose most holy name, and perfect form of words, I further address thee for myself, and for all mankind;

The Lord's Prayer.

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven : Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom,

and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

and the power,

The Blessing

May the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep my heart and mind in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and may the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be with me now, and for evermore.

Extracts from the RUBRIC; with a reference to

those Articles, Canons, and Homilies, which relate more immediately to the Commnnicant.

THE RUBRIC.

There shall none be admitted to the Holy Communion, until such time as he be confirmed, or be ready and desirous to be confirmed.

So many as intend to be partakers of the Holy Communion, shall signify their names to the Curate, at least some time the day before.

And if any of those be an open and notorious evil liver, or have done any wrong to his neighbours by word or deed so that the Congregation be thereby offended; the Curate having knowledge thereof, shall call him and advertise him, that in any wise he presume not to come to the Lord's Table, until he hath openly declared himself to have truly repented and amended kis former naughty life, that the Congregation may thereby be satisfied, which before were offended ; and that he hath recompensed the parties, to whom he hath

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