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The Gospel. St Luke xviii. 31.
WHEN Jesus took unto him the twelve, and said unto

them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets, concerning the Son of man, shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and thall be mocked, and spitefully encreated, and spitted on. And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again. And they understood none of these things ; and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken. And it came to pass that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way-side beyging: and hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.

And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth pasfeth by. And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace : but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood and commanded him to be brought unto him : and when he was come near, he asked him, saying, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my light. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight : thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God! and all the people, when they saw it, gave praite unto God.

The firf Day of Lent, commonly called Ah-wednesday.

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thou hast made, and doit torgive the fins of all them that are penitent; create and make in us new and contrite

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On the COLLECT for the first Day of Lent. Q'omnipotent and eternal being, who art so far from hating thy cream tures, that thou loveit those whom thou chastiseft, (Heb. xii.) and doft always ihew, mercy to those who turn unto thee ; ( 30sl iii. 14.) we be:

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hearts ;' that we worthily lamenting our sins, and acknow". ledging our wretchednels, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. This Colle&t is 10 be read every Day in Lent, after the Colleet

appointed for the Day.

For the Epiftle. Joel ii. 12. WURN ye even to me, saith the Lord, with all your

heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning. And rent your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, low to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blefling behind him, even a meat-offering, and a drink-offering, unto the Lord your God ? Blow the trumpet in Zion, fanctify a fast, call a folemn affembly ; gather the people, fanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts : let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet; let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them : wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?

The Gospel St Matth. vi. 16.

. HEN ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a fad

countenance : for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fait. Verily, I say unto you, they have their reward. But chou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face, that thou appear not

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Psal. x.) that we, being touched with a godly forrow that worketh repentance, (2 Cor. i. 10.) and acknowledging our own wretchedness, may obrain from thee, the Father of mercies, such an entire remission of our áns, that thou mayelt retain the memory of them no longer, and this we beg for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor ruft doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

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nights ; Give us grace to use such abftinence, that our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness and true holiness, to thy honour and glory; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

Tbe Epistle, 2 Cor. vi. 1,
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also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain (For he saith, I have heard thee in a cime accepted, and in the day of salyation have I succoured thee : behold, now is the accepted time ; behold, now is the day of salvation ;) Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed; but in all things approving ourselves as the minif

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for the firf Sunday in Lent. O Lord Jesus Christ, who, to set us an cxample of abstinence, and teach us to resist the temptations of the devil, didit fait forty days and forty nights, (Matt. iv. 2.) give us grace to imitate thee in this virtue as far as our nature is capable, that when soever the Aeth riseth against the {pirit, (Gal. v. 14.) we may be enabled, by thy asistance, to furmount its temptations, and may act according to those holy fuggestions which thou doft infuse into our minds, by leading virtuous and holy lives, agrecable to the dictates of thy holy Spirit, so that our conduct, for the time to come, may tend to the honour of thee, O blessed Saviour, who liveft and reigneit, &c. Amen.

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ters of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in diftrefies, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; by pureness, by knowkdge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true ; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live ; as chastened, and not killed; as forrowful, yet alway rejoicing ; 25 poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet poffeffing all things.

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to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fafted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live br bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, and faith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down; for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee, and in their hands they shall bear thee

up, left at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus faid unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and faith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then faith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt wordhip the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

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The Second Sunday in Lent.

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Lmighty God, who seest that we have no power of our.

selves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls ; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the foul, through Jesus Christ our Lord.' Amen. The Epijle. i Thess. iv. 1.

1 E beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the

Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how you ought to walk, and to please God, so ye would abound more

For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus, For this is the will of God, even your fanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication, that every one of you should know how to poffess his vefsel in fanétification and honour ; not in the lult of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God; that no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter, because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forwarned you, and testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his Holy Spirit.

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The Gospel. St Matth. xv. 21. ESUS went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came out

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On the COLLECT for the second Sunday in Lent. O Lord, who feeit that we are not suficient of ourselves to think, mock less to do, any thing of ourselves, but our fufficiency is of thee, (1 Cor. iii. 5.) we intreat thee, by thy providential care, to defend both out fouls and bodies, the former from all temptations and evil fuggeftions, by which we may be betrayed into lin, and the latter from unhappy accidents and hostile attacks; and this we beg for the sake of Jesus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

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