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And may all thofe Evils, which the Craft and Subtilty of the Devil or Man worketh against me, be brought to nought.

That being outwardly and inwardly fortified by the Affiftance of thy Grace, Í may I prefs towards the Mark for the Prize of the high Calling of God in Chrift Jefus; when I fhall enjoy thee no longer in Mystery, which is our Lot and Portion here below; but fee thee Face to Face, and be eternally fatisfied with the Pleasures of thy Kingdom, in and through the Merits of Jefus Chrift our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

Another Prayer.

Lord, I come to this holy Table, as a fick Man to the great Phyfician of Life; I beseech thee, O Lord, to cure my Infirmities.

I come as a polluted Wretch to the Fountain of Mercy; wash away, I entreat thee, all my Uncleannefs.

I come as a returning Prodigal Child to his tender and compaffionate Father; O receive me and relieve me by thy Favour.

I come as a blind Man to the Source of eternal Brightnefs; do thou, O Lord, enP 4

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lighten my Darkness, that I may behold the wonderous Things of thy Law.

I come as a poor frail Creature, to the great Lord of Heaven and Earth; fupply my Wants, and do abundantly more for me than I am able to ask or think.

Let me not only receive the outward and visible Sign, but the inward and spiritual Grace, the Body and Blood of thy Son Jefus Chrift; that fo all carnal Affections may die in me, and that all Things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow in me; that I may have Power and Strength to have Victory, and to triumph against the World, the Flesh, and the Devil; and alfo may be endued with all such heavenly Virtues which are pleafing 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.

A Prayer juft before receiving the confecrated Bread.

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God, work in me whatfoever is wanting to fit me for thy divine Acceptance, and a worthy receiving of these holy

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Mysteries. Give me Repentance unto Life, not to be repented of: Endue me with a lively Faith, a perfect Love, and an univerfal Charity. Pity my Weakness and forgive my Infirmities; that I may worthily

receive thefe Elements of Bread and Wine, to my Support and Comfort in this Life, and my eternal Happinefs in that which is Amen.

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After the Bread.

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Thou who vouchsafest to be our Food, nourish my Soul to Life eternal. Let me feed on thee by a true and lively Faith; and give me fuch a Relish of this divine Food, that I may never more be delighted with the vain and finful Pleasures of this World.

O merciful Jefus ! create in me a mighty Hunger after Righteoufnefs; and let this divine Food inftil into my weak and languishing Soul new Supplies of Grace, new Life, new Love, new Vigour, and new Refolutions; that I may never again faint or droop, or tire in my Duty.

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Before the Cup.

GRANT, O merciful God, that this Cup,

which I am now about to receive, may be unto me a Cup of Bleffing. Sprinkle me with the Blood of the ever-bleffed Jefus; that my Soul being cleansed from all Corruptions, it may be ever precious in thy Sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.

After Botn.

BLESSED be the Name of the Lord! I

have done as thou haft commanded me, O let me find the great Benefits of this thy divine Inftitution: 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 perfevere in the Practice of a holy and religious Life, even to the laft Moment of my Days. Be thou my Peace and Refuge, and let my Pleasure and Safety depend on thee. Be thou my Portion and greatest Treasure, and let my eternal Happinefs be fixed in the Enjoyment of thee. Amen.

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A Prayer as foon as we are retired from the Lord's Table.

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LESSING and Honour, Glory and Power be unto him that fitteth on the Throne, and unto the Lamb that was flain, for ever and ever.

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I give thee moft humble and hearty Thanks, O Lord, that thou hast been pleafed to admit me to renew my Baptifmal Covenant with thee, in this holy Sa

crament.

That thou haft vouchfafed to feed me with the fpiritual Nourishment of the Body and Blood of thy Son Jefus Chrift; and this not for any Merits of my own, but for the Sake of thy infinite Goodness and Mercy.

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 exhaufted; grant therefore, I beseech thee, that this holy Sacrament may never turn to my Judgment and Condemnation.

But that it may be Health and Recovery under all my Weakneffes and Infir

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