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may grow in Grace, and may be enabled to imitate the suffering Virtues of the crucified Jefus.

Grant therefore, moft merciful God, that the receiving the Symbols of his Body and Blood, which I am now about to partake of, may, by the Grace and Efficacy of his Spirit, conform me to his Divine Image, and make me steadfast in serving thee, till thou takeft me finally to enjoy thee, through Jefus Chrift my Bleffed Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.

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Some Short Prayers, proper to be used for the enforcing our Holy Refolutions, and for the Aftance of God's Grace, to enable us to perform them.

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I. LORD Jefu! I give thee my

O Body, my Soul, my Subftance,

my Friends, my Liberty, and my Life; difpofe of me, and of all that is mine, as it feemeth best to thee, and to the Glory of thy Holy Name. Amen.

II. Lord, I am not now mine, but thine; therefore claim me as thy Right; keep me as thy Charge, and love me as thy Child: Fight for me when I am affaulted;


heal me when I am wounded; and revive me when I am fainting.


III. O God who knoweft us to be fet in the Midst of fo many and great Dangers, that by reafon of the Weakness of our Nature, we cannot always ftand upright; look, I beseech thee, with Pity and Compaffion, upon my Frailties and Infirmities; and grant me fuch Health of Body, and Soundnefs of Mind, that both in Soul and Body, I may evermore serve thee with all my Strength and Might, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

IV. Grant me, O gracious Lord, a pure Intention of Heart, and a steadfast Refolution to defpife all Vanity; to fight the Battles of the Lord manfully, against the World, the Flesh, and the Devil; to spend my Time religiously and usefully; to walk always as in thy Prefence; to preferve my Body and Soul in Holinefs, fit for the Habitation of the Spirit of God. Amen.

V. O Lord, increase in me Faith and Devotion; replenish my Heart with all Goodness, and of thy great Mercy keep me in the fame. Give me a peaceable Spirit, and a quiet Life; a fober, patient, understanding, and religious Heart; a Soul full of Devotion to do thee Service; and do thou

thou make my Services acceptable to thee while I live, and my Soul ready for thee when I die. Amen.

VI. O Lord, make me humble to my Superiors, and friendly to my Equals; thankful to my Benefactors; kind to my Relations, and loving and charitable to all Men, even my very Enemies. Make me gentle, and eafy to be intreated, flow to Anger, and readily admonished; fully prepared, and thoroughly furnished for every good Word and Work. Amen.

VII. O Lord, give me fpiritual Wisdom, that I may difcern what is pleafing to thee, and follow what belongs unto my Peace; and let the Knowledge and Peace of God, and of Jefus Chrift our Lord, be my Guide and my Portion all the Days of my Life. Amen.

VIII. To the King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, and only wife God, who is the ever-blessed and adorable Trinity, be all Honour and Glory, Thanksgiving and Praife, now and for evermore. Amen.

A Prayer

A Prayer for the Whole State of Mankind.

ACCEPT, O Lord, of my Prayers and

Interceffions, as a Teftimony of my Charity for the whole Race of Mankind.

Enlighten the dark Corners of the Earth with the bright Sun-fhine of thy glorious Gofpel; and fucceed the pious Designs of all thofe that endeavour the Propagation of the Kingdom of thy Son; that thy Way may be known upon Earth, and thy faving Health among all Nations.

Let thy continual Pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and forafmuch as it cannot continue in Safety without thy Succour, preserve it evermore by thy Help and Goodness.

Endue the Governors and Pastors of it with Courage and Refolution to preserve thofe facred Rights thou haft committed to their Truft; with Zeal and Diligence in promoting folid and fubftantial Piety; and with a confcientious Discharge of all the important Duties of their Holy Function.

Let all fecular Magiftrates ftudy to govern their People with Truth and Justice; and to preserve them in Health, Peace, and Godliness.


Bless our most gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE, our gracious Queen Charlotte, his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family, with the Dew of thy heavenly Spirit; that they, ever trusting in thy Goodness, protected by thy Power, and crowned with thy gracious and endlefs Favour, may continue before thee, in Health, Peace, Joy, and Honour, a long and happy Life upon Earth, and after Death obtain everlafting Life and Glory in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Let War and Bloodfhed ceafe among Christian Princes, and give to all Nations Unity, Peace, and Concord.

Bless all the People of this Land, with Health, Peace, and Plenty; and teach them to ufe fuch thy Bleffings with Sobriety, Gratitude, and Charity.


Make all Chriftians fincerely to practise the Religion they profess; and inspire them with uniting Principles, and charitable Hearts; that they may love one another, and thereby convince the World they are thy Difciples.

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Be merciful to all my Friends, Relations, and Acquaintance; thofe that are in Sin, convert them; thofe that are in Grace,


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