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giving them both the gift of divers languages, and also boldN nefs with fervent zeal, conftantly to preach the gospel unto all nations, whereby we have been brought from darkness and error, into the light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy fon Jefus Chrift. Therefore with angels, &c.

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Upon the feast of Trinity only.

Who art one God, one Lord; not only one perfon but three perfons in one fubftance; for that which we believe of the glory of the father, the fame we believe of the son, and of the holy ghoft, without any difference or inequality. Therefore with angels, &c.

After each of which prefaces shall immediately be fung or faid, Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name, evermore praifing thee, and faying, Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hofts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord, most high. Amen.


Then fall the priest, kneeling down at the Lord's table, fay in the name of all them that shall receive the communion, this prayer following.

The Minister.


We do not prefume to When the priest acknorycome to this thy table, Oledges in this form of humiliation merciful Lord, trufting in his own, and the communicant's our own righteoufnefs, but unworthiness, and God's unniein thy manifold and great rited kindness in admitting them ercies. We are not worto his holy table, make this act of y fo much as to gather up humiliation your own by your ne crumbs under thy table; moft devout attention, and joining ut thou art the fame Lord,] with an hearty Amen. vhose property is always to have mercy: grant us thereore, gracious Lord, fo to eat the flesh of thy dear fon Jefus

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Chrift, and to drink his blood, that our finful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our foutls wafh'd through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him and he in us. Amen.




When the priest, flanding before the table, bath fo order'd the bread and wine, that he may with more readiness and decency break the bread before the people, and take the cup into his hands, he fall Jay the prayer of CONSECRATION as followeth,

The Minister.

Directions. Almighty God our hea-. This is the prayer of convenly father, who of thy ten-fecration, to be Jaid by the priest der mercy didft give thine alone; and whilft he is confecraonly fon Jefus Chrift to fuf-ting the bread and wine, raise up fer death upon the cross for thy foul to fee with the eye of faith our redemption, who made what great things the Lord hath there (by his one oblation of left thee in that facrament; and himfelf once offered) a full, conveying into your foul all the be pray that they may be a means of perfect, and fufficient facri-nefits of his precious death, faying fice, oblation, and fatisfac-fecretly,

tion the fins of the whole End down spirit and world, and did inftitute, and S bleffing upon this means of in his holy gospel command grace and falvation, which thou us to continue a perpetual thyself, O Jesu, haft ordain’d. 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 thefe thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy fon our Saviour Jefus Chrift's holy inftitution, in remembrance of his death and paffion, mav be partakers of his moft bleffed body and blood: who, i the fame night that he was betrayed, (a took bread; and when he had give thanks (b) he brake it, and gave it to hi difciples, faying, Take, eat, (c) this i


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SE my body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of me; likewise after fupper (d) he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them faying, Drink ye all of this; for this (e) is my blood of the New Teftament, which is fhed for you, and for many, for the remiffion of fins: Do this as oft as ye fhall drink it, in remembrance of me. Amen.

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(d) Here he is to take the cup into bis hands. (e) And here to lay bis band upon every veel (be it chalice or flagon) in which there is any wine to be confe



Be not difcouraged if you cannot fill up all faces with regular devotion, or with intense meditation between the prayer of confecration and the time of receiving the bread and wine; in this cafe do as well as you can: remember your own offences with as much forrow as you can, and the mercies of God to you in Chrift Jefus, with as much love, joy, and gratitude; recommend to God's mercy your parents, relations, friends, and all the world. Do any thing that is good and proper to fill up the time; and leave the reft to God, who is a bounteous rewarder of them that feck him.

Or when the prayer of confecration is over, if you have time before the bread and wine are brought to you,ufe the following prayer.

A prayer immediately after the confecration of the bread and wine.

I will offer to thee the facrifice of thanksgiving: and will call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Lord, in the fight of all his people; in the courts of the Lord's houfe, even in the midft of thee, O Jerufalem, praise the Lord. Pfalm cxvi. 14, 15, 16.


O God, proftrate before thine


altar, I dare not so much as look upon this mystery of our falvation, if thou hadft not invited me: I befeech thee therefore, accept of this representation we make before F 4


thee of that all-fufficient facrifice, which thy Son our Saviour Jefus Chrift made upon the cross: let the merit of it plead effectually for the pardon and forgiveness of all my fins, and render thee favourable and propitious to me a miferable finner; let the power of it prevail against all the powers of darkness; let the wif dom of it make me wife unto falvation; and let the peace of it reconcile me unto thee, and bring to me peace of confcience.

And then, O bleffed Jefus my redeemer, I fhall be enabled to adore thee, who didst endure the painful and shameful death of the crofs, to recover me from the ftate of fin and mifery: I admire thine infinite condefcenfion, who was 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 all my foul, O dear Jefus, I love and praise thee, for the ftupendous expreffions of thy bounty and goodnefs towards me: Olamb of God that takeft away the fins of the world, have mercy upon me; Olamb of God that takeft away the fins of the world, grant me thy peace. Amen. Lord Jefus. Amen.


Then fhall the minifter firft receive the communion in both kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver the fame to the bishops, priests, and deacons in like manner, (if any be prefent) and after ibat to the people alfo in order, into their hands, all meekly kneeling.

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The first person that receives is the minifter, who has a requeft to you in behalf of himself, namely, that as he prays for you with great fervency, you would comfort and encourage him with an hearty * Amen upon your knees, to the petitions at his taking the holy ele ments: and in the interval between his receiving the bread and wine, ufe the following prayer.

A prayer to be faid when the priest is receiving the bread and the wine.

Let thy priests be cloathed with righteoufnefs: and let thy faints fing with joyfulness. Pfalm cxxxii. 9.


Ivethy grace, O Lord, we humbly befeech thee, to all those who are called to any office or administration in thy church; and fo replenish them with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully ferve before thee, to the glory of thy great name and benefit of thy holy church, thro' Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.


After the minifter has received the communion in both kinds, and is proceeding to deliver the fame to the people, lift up your heart to God in the following prayer.


A prayer before receiving the holy facrament. Ehold, gracious 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, and let me not only receive the outward and visible fign, but the inward and spiF 5


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