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Directions. Lay not up for yourselves terandChurchwardens] you must treasures upon earth, where be very attentive, and with your the rust and moth doth cor-Leye, (net voice) read along with rupt; and where thieves break him: and be sure you make what through and steal : but lay! bort applicction you can to yourself up for
yourselves treasures in of what is read; and wherein yoie heaven, where neither ruft either in charity or justice to any
have been wanting nor moth doth corrupt, and one, and in particular of being juft where thievės do not break to those who are your fpiritual thro’nor steal. St. Matt. vi. guides, you will resolve to make 19, 20.
up thaje defects for the time to come; Whatsoeverye would that for afure yourself, you will be men should do to you, even bigbly unjust if you detain from so do unto them; for this is them what is their due. the law and the prophets. St. When it comes to your turn Matt. vii. 12.
to make your offering, do not let the Not every one that faith plate or bason pass by you without unto me, Lord, Lord, shall futting something into it: for this enter into the kingdom of reason, amongst others, that you heaven; but he that doth the for the Church militant, where
may join in that part of the prayer will of my father which is insin jou beseech God to accept your heaven. Śt. Matt. vii. 21. alms, and you may defend upon it,
Zaccheus stood forth and he will accept them as given to said unto the Lord, Behold, himself, if they bear a proportion to Lord, the half of my goods I your ability, and are done in obegive to the poor; and if I have dience to his commands, and with done any wrong to any man, an eye to his glory, as a grateful I restore fourfold. St. Luke acknowledgment of his mercies ta xix. 8.
yourself, and as a testimony of your Who goeth awarfare ata
dependance upon him for the conti. ny time of his own colt? who
nuance of them. With such reflecplanteth a vineyard, and eat all your other gifts to the services
tions your present offering, and eth not of the fruit thereof? of religion, and the uses of chaor who feedeth a flock, andrity ought to be accompanied. eateth not of the milk of the 'They that are poor and cannot flock? 1 Cor. ix. 7. Iflgive as they are disposed in th
If we have fown unto you bearts, must remember that the spiritual things, is it a great alms, given on this occasion,' are matter if we should reap your not matter of necesity,tut a free, worldly things? I Cor. ix. 11. gift; and that their small centri: Do you 'not know, that dow's two mites, be preferred to
butions will, like the
poor wi. they who minister about ho-libe richeft oblations of the weal. ly things, live of the sacri- thy. And even he that hath nofice? and they who wait at thing at all to give, is invited the altar, are partakers with freely to fartake of these fpiritus the altar? even so hath the al blessings without money, and Lord also ordained, that they without price. who preach the gospel, lould live of the gospel. I Cor. ix. 13, 14.
He that soweth little, shall reap little; and he that foweth plenteously fhall reap plenteously. Leteverymando according as he is disposed in his own heart, not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a chearful giver. 2 Cor. ix.
Let him that is taught in the word minister to him thac teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a inart soweth, that fháll he reap. Gal. vi. 6, 7.
While we have time, let us do good unto all.men, and especially unto them that are of the houshold of faith. Gal. vi. 10.
Godlinefs is great riches, if a man bé content with that he hath : for we brought nothing into the world, neither may we carry any thing out. I Tim. vi. 6, 9.
Charge them that are rich in this'world, that they be ready to give, and glad to distribute, laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may attain eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. 17, 18, 19.
God is not unrighteous, that he will forget your works and labour that proceedeth of love; which love ye have few'd for his name's fake, who have ministered into the saints, and yet do minister. Heb: vi. 10
To do good, and to distribute, forget not; for with such rifices God is well plealed. Heb. xiii. 16. WhoWhoso hath this worlds good, and feéth his brother have need, and shutteth'up his compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 1 John iji. 17.
Give alms of thy goods, and never turn thy face from any poor man, and then the face of the Lord shall not be turned away from thee. Tob. iv. 7.
Be merciful after thy power. If thou hast much, give plenteously; if thou hast little, do thy diligence gladly to give of that little: for fo gathereft thou thyself a good reward in the day of necessity, Tob. iv. 8, 9.
He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord; and look what he layeth out, it shall be paid him again. Proverbs xix. 17.
Blessed be the man that provideth for the fick and needy: the Lord fhall deliver him in the time of trouble. PJ. xli. 1.
Rubrick. Whilst these sentences are in reading, the deacons, churchwardens, or other fit person appointed for that purpose, Noall receive the alms for the poor, and other devotions of the people in a decent bafon or plate, to be provided by the parish for that purpose; and reverently bring it to the priest, who shall humbly present and place it upon the holy table,
A prayer at offering our alms. Thy prayers and thy alms are come up for a memorial be. -fore God. Aits x. 4.
WHY bounty, O Lord, is the fountain of
all I possess; for it is from thee I have received all my worldly goods, and to thy holy name be the glory. Accept of this freewill offering of my hands, as an acknowledgment of thy right to all I enjoy, and as a testimony of that piety, love and charity to my
necessitous brethren, which thou requirest, and art pleased to take as done to thyself.
Therefore I will dedicate a part of those good things which thou hast bestow'd upon me, to relieve the poor; because thou hast made it an evidence of my love to thee: And grant thatall my alıns-deeds may be performed with such purity of intention, and in such a proportiontowhat thou hastgiven me, that they may be acceptable in thy fight, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour. Amen.
Rubrick. 9 And when there is a communion, the priest sall then place upon the table as much bread and wine as he fall think fufficient. After which done, the priest fall say: The minitter.
Directions. Let us pray for the whole Here the priest beginning state of Christ's church, mi- the prayer for the whole state of litant here on earth.
Christ's church militant hereon
earth, &c. you must join with him Almighty and ever liv
l'in heart and spirit in the fame, ing God, who by thy and with the congregation in their holy apostle hath taught us attention, and say the Amen with to make
prayers and suppli-them, that you may reap the adcations, and to give thanks vantage of that common fervency for all men; we humbly be- with which those prayers fly zup to feech thee most mercifully God.
[to accept our alms and oblations, F and] + If there be no alms nor oblations,
to receive these our prayers, which we oftben Mall the words fer unto thy divine majesty,befeeching thee [of accepting our to inspire continually the universal church ons be left fut une
with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord: Said, and grant that all they that do confess thy
alms and oblati
holy name, may agree in the truth of thy holy word, and live in unity and godly love. We beseech thee also to save and defend all christian kings, princes, and governors; and especially thy servant George, our king, that under him we may be godly and quietly governed: and grant unto his whole council, and to all that are put in authority under him, that they may truly and indifferently minifter justice, to the punilhment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion and virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all bishops and curates, that they may, both by their life and doctrine, fet forth thy true and lively word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy facraments. And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace, and especially to this congregation here present, that with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear and receive thy holy word, truly serving thee in holinefs and righteousness all the days of their life. And we most humbly befeech thee; of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and fuccour all them who in this transitory life are in trouble, forrow, need, fickness, or any other adversity; and we also bless thy holy name for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear, beseeching thee to give us grace, so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom. Grant this, O father, for Jesus Christ's fake our only mediator and advocate. Amen.
Rubzick. At the time of the celebration of the communion, the communi: cants being conveniently placed for the receiving of the holy
You must seriously attend to
that mind to come excellent information and infructo the holy communion of|tion; it shews you the great benethe body and blood of our Sa-fit of coming worthily, that is, viour Christ, must consider with a true penitent heart, and howa