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have power, and ftrength, and victory, to triumph against the world, the flesh, and the devil; and alfo may be endued with all fuch heavenly virtues which are plea fing 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.

Another prayer just before receiving the consecrated bread, if time will permit.

If thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Mat. v. 23, 24.

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ET it be thy pleasure, O God, to work in me whatfoever is wanting to fit me for thy divine acceptance, and a worthy receiving of thefe holy myfteries; 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 - fupport and comfort in this my eternal happiness in that which is to come. Amen.

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Directions.

When the minister is drawing near you, and before you receive the bread, fix your thoughts upon Jesus Christ dying for the sins of the world.

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And when the priest delivers the bread to any one, be shall say:

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Directions.

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The body of our Lord *When the minister comes Jefus Chrift, which was bread and wine, I would have to give you the consecrated given for thee, preferve you very intent upon what thy body and foul un-you are about; but take great to everlasting life. Take heed, lest while you are stri and eat this in remem-ving to raise your heart, you be brance that Chrift died not lost and bewildered in for thee, and feed on him your thoughts. Strive rather in thy heart by faith with mind; let your devotion be for a serious and composed thanksgiving. rather regular and equal, than exalted and transported; attend gravely to what the minister says; and when he has repeated that excellent prayer"The body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life"-be sure you say softly a most hearty Amen; for is not that the thing you come for and desire? When he has said "Take "and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and "feed on him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving"-take it with your right-hand, and glove off, but without lolling with your elbows on the rails, or any other careless and indecent posture and whilst you are taking it say, O bleffed Jesu! who, &c. as follows:

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After receiving the bread.

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eternal life; create in me a mighty hunger after righteoufnefs, and let this divine. food inftil into my weak and languishing foul new fupplies of grace, new life, new vigour, and new refolutions; that I may never again faint, or droop, or tire in my duty.

Directions.

* *When the minister is drawing near you with the cup, fix your thoughts upon Jesus Christ dying for the sins of the world.

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Before receiving the cup.

Merciful God, grant 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 foul, being cleanfed from all corruptions, may attain to life everlafting.

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And the minister that delivereth the cup to any one shall say,

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Directions.

When the minister deliThe blood of our Lord vereth the cup, and saysJefus Chrift, which was The blood of our Lord Jesus thed for thee, preferve Christ, which was shed for thy body unto everlafting" thee, preserve thy body and life. Drink this in re-soul unto everlasting life”—membrance that Chrift's be sure you say Amen. And when he has said-" Drink

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and be thankful. Christ's blood was shed for thee, and be thankful"-take it and drink very moderately, regarding neither thirst or pleasure in that draught. But let me remind you, that you do not pretend to repeat, either loud or softly, the words the minister uses in delivering the bread and wine; your business being to attend soberly to what he says, and then to say Amen. Itel you this, because an idle custom has prevailed of people's repeating what the minister says, to the disturbance of the ministry, and to the hinderance, I dare say, of their own devotions, which would be furthered by a grave and silent attention, which take all occasions to recommend to you. And if these devotions do not hold to the end, you may listen to this minister delivering the bread and wine to the other communicants, and say a hearty Amen to each of them, for that is praying for the greatest blessing God can bestow on them, the preservation of their body and soul unto everlasting life.

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them and lead them into all truth, giving them both the gift of divers languages, and alfo boldnefs with fervent zeal, conftantly to preach the gofpel unto all nations, whereby we have been brought from darkness and error, into the light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Son Jefus Chrift. There- ! fore, with angels, &c...

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 sung or said,

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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.

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

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We do not prefume to When the priest acknow come to this thy table, Oledges in this form of humili merciful Lord, truftinglation his own, and the communicant's unworthiness, and in our own righteoufnefs, God's unmerited kindness, in but in tay manifold and admitting them to his hoty great mercies. We are table, make this act of huminot worthy fo much as to liation your own by your most gather up the crumbs devout attention, and joining under thy table; but thou with an hearty Amen. art the fame Lord, whose property is always to have mercy; grant us, therefore, gracious Lord, fo to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jefus Chrift, and to

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drink his blood, that our finful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our fouls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us.

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Amen.

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When the priest, standing before the table, hath so ordered the breud and wine that he may with more readiness and decency break the bread before the people, and take the cup into his hands, he shall say the prayer of Consecration as followeth :

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The Minifter. Directions. This is the prayer of conAlmighty God our hea venly Father, who of thy secration, to be said by the priest alone; and whilst he is tender mercy didft give consecrating the bread and thine only Son Jefus wine, raise up thy soul to see Chrift to fuffer death up-with the eye of faith what on the cross for our re-great things the Lord hath left thee in that sacrainent; and made demption, who there (by his own oblation Pray that they may be a means of himself once offered) all the benefits of his precious of conveying into your soul a full, perfect, and fuffi-death, saying secretly. cient facrifice, oblation, and fatisfaction for the

fins of the whole world, SD down thy spirit and upon this means of and did inftitute, and in grace and salvation, whichthou his holy gofpel command thyself, O Jesu, hast ordained. us to continue a perpetual memorial of that his precious death until his coming again: hear us, O merciful Father, we moft humbly befeech thee, and grant that we receiving thefe thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jefus. Chrift's holy inftitution, in remembrance of his. death and paffion, may be partakers of his most bleffed body and blood: who in the fame night that he was betrayed (a) took (a) Here the priest, is bread; and when he had given to take the paten inthanks (b) he brake it and gave (b) And here to break it to his difciples,laying, Take, the bread.

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