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Vigour and strength to all my holy purposes and refolutions;

Comfort and support under all the afflictions and calamities of life;

Affiftance and directions under all difficulties and doubts;

Courage and constancy under all dangers and perfecutions, especially in times of ficknefs, and at the hour of death.

Finally, let it procure for me pardon and forgiveness in this life, mercy and favour at the day of judgment, and a never-fading crown of glory in thy heavenly kingdom; where with thy fon Jefus Chrift, and the bleffed fpirit, thou livest and reignest one God world without end.

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¶ If the confecrated bread or wine be all spent before all have communicated, the priest is to confecrate more according to the form before prefcribed, beginning at [our Saviour Chrift in the fame night, &c.] for the bleffing of the bread; and at [likewife after fupper, c. for the bleffing of the cup, as you will find it on p. 114, 115. Directions.

When all have communicated, and the minifter returns to the remaining part of the communion office, (by fome called the post communion) be fure you be not unready to join with him; nay, though -you fhould not have ended your private devotions, yet break them off, tho in the middle, and join with the publick ones, for that is better, and your Duty; and go on with him in heart till he has made an end.

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¶ When all have communicated, the minister shall return to the

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Lord's table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the confecrated elements, covering the fame with a fair linen cloth.

¶Then fhall the priest fay the Lord's prayer, the people repeating after him every petition.

¶ After fhall be faid as followeth :

The Minifter.

O Lord and heavenly father, we thy humble fervants entirely defire thy fatherly goodnefs mercifully to accept this our facrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly befeeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy fon Jefus Chrift, and thro' faith in his blood, we and all thy whole church may obtain remiffion of our fins, and all other benefits of his paffion. And here we offer and prefent unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our fouls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively facrifice unto thee, humbly befeeching thee, that all we who are partakers of this holy communion, may be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold fins, to offer unto thee any facrifice, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jefus Chrift our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the holy ghost, all honour and glory be unto thee, O father almighty, world without end. Amen.

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The Minister and People.

Our father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven: give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trefpafies, 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 power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Or this:

Almighty and everliving God, we moft heartily thank thee, for that thou doft vouchsafe to feed us, who have duly received thefe holy mysteries, with the fpiritual food of the most precious body and blood of thy fon our Saviour Jefus Chrift; and doft aflure us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us, and that we are very members incorporate in the myftical body of thy fon, which is the bleffed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs through hope of thy everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and paffion of thy dear fon. And we moft humbly befeech thee, O heavenly father, fo to affift us with thy grace, that we may continue in thy holy fellowship, and do all fuch good works as thou haft prepared for us to walk in, through Jefus Chrift our Lord; to whom with thee, and the holy ghoft, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

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Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we blefs thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks unto thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly king, God the father almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten fon Jefu Chrift: O Lord God, Lamb of God, fon of the father, that takeft away the fins of the world, have mercy upon us; thou that takeft away the fins of the world, have mercy upon us; thou that takeft away the fins of the world, receive our prayers; thou that fitteft at the right-hand of God the father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord, thou only, O Chrift, with the holy ghoft, art moft high in the glory of God the father.

Amen.

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Then the priest, (or bishop, if he be prefent) fhall let them depart with this BLESSING.

The peace of God which paffeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his for Jefus Chrift our Lord; and the bleffing of God almighty, the father, the son, and the holy ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

Then Jay,

Let this day, O my God, be noted in the book of life.-Forget not my prayers, O Lord, nor let my coldness and wanderings, and infinite unworthiness turn them into fin.-Lord hear my prayers, and let my cry come unto thee.

Ejaculations and a short prayer when the communion Service is ended.

Lord, now letteft thou thy fervant depart in peace, according to thy word. For mine eyes have feen thy falvation. Luke ii, 29.

NOW, O Lord, refrefhed with this hea

venly banquet of thy fon's inftitution, I have fealed my repentance, and flee unto thee for pardon for all thofe imperfections that have accompanied me at this time, in my attendance at thy altar; forgive the deadness and dulnefs of my affections, the wanderings of my thoughts, and distractions of my mind; let the fincerity of my holy purposes and refolutions be accepted, notwithstanding my weakness and frailty.

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Oh! let this commemoration of my crucified Saviour influence all my thoughts, words, and actions, that my converfation may be as becometh the gospel of Chrift. Reward me not according to my deferts, but according to my great neceffities, and thine own rich mercies in Jefus Chrift; to whom with thee, O God the father, and God the holy ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen..

Directions.

Now arifing, depart reverently from the Lord's table with a glad heart and chearful countenance: preferve good thoughts in your mind; behave with gravity, yet be not fullen or morofe; for a chriftian's behaviour fhould not be without innocent alacrity or chearfulness.

INSTRUCTIONS

How to live well, after a worthy receiving of the fa

crament.

The fecret things belong unto the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong unto us, and to our children for ever. Deut. xxix. 29.

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1.TF thou wouldst preferve thy faith incorrupt, and thy devotion from diftraction, content thyfelf with reverencing and admiring thefe holy myfteries; and do not indulge a bufy curiofity, in bold and unprofitable enquiries concerning them, for this is one way

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