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Vigour and strength to all my holy purposes and resolutions;
Comfort and support under all the aftlictions and calamities of life;
Assistance and directions under all difficulties and doubts ;
Courage and constancy under all dangers and persecutions, especially in times of sickness, 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 Jesus Christ, and the blessed spirit, thou livest and reignest one God world without end.
Rubrick. If the confecrated bread or wine be all spent before all have communicated, the priest is to consecrate more according to the form before prescribed, beginning at Cour Saviour Christ in the same night, &c.] for the blessing of the bread; and at (likewise after supper, &c.] for the blefling of the cup, as you will find it on p. 114, 115.
Directions. B When all have communicated, and the minister returns to the remaining part of the communion office, (by fome called the post communion) be sure you be not unready to join with him; nay, though - you should 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.
Lord's table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the con. fecrated elements, covering the same with a fair linen cloth.
Then shall the priest say the Lord's prayer, the people repeating. after him every petition.
The initer 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 trespasles, 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.
After shall be said as followeth :
The opinifter. O Lord and heavenly father, we thy humble servants entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy son Jesus Christ, and thro' faith in his blood, we and all thy whole church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we offer and prefent unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our fouls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice 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 Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the holy ghoft, all honour and glory be unto thee, O father almighty, world without end, Amen,
that we may
Or this: Almighty and everliving God, we most heartily thank thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have duły received these holy myfteries, with the fpiritual food
of the most precious body and blood of thy fon our Saviour Jefus Chrift; and doft assure us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us, and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy fon, which is the blessed company of all faithful people'; and are also heirs through hope of thy everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and passion of thy dear fon. And we most humbly befeech thee, O heavenly fa- ther, so to affist us with thy grace,
continue in thy holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou haft prepared for us to walk in, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee, and the holy ghoft, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
9 Then fball be said or fung, Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless 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 Jesu Chrift: 0 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 takest away the sins 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 Christ, with the holy ghoft, art most high in the glory of God the father. Amen.
The Rubzick. Then the priest, (or bishop, if he be present) frall let them de part with this BLESSING.
The peace of God which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his for Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blefing of God alınighty, the father, the son, and the holy ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.
Let this day, O my God, be noted in the book oflife.-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 lettest thou thy fervant depart in peace, according to thy word. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation. Luke ii. 29.
refreshed with this heavenly banquet of thy son's institution, I have fealed myrepentance, and fleeuntothee for pardon for all those imperfections that have accompanied me at this time, in my attendance at thy altar; forgive the deadnessand dulness of my affections, the wanderings of my thoughts, and distractions of my mind; let the sincerity of my holy purposes and resolutions be accepted, notwithstanding my weakness and frailty.
Now Lord, refreshed with this hea
Oh ! let this commemoration of my crucified Saviour influence all my thoughts, words, and actions, that my conversation may be as becometh the gospelof Christ. Reward me not according to my deserts, but according to my great necessities, and thinc own rich mercies in Jesus Christ; to whom with thee, O God the father, and God the holy ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
Directions. Now arising, depart reverently from the Lord's table with a glad heart and chearful countenance : preserve good thoughts in your mind; behave with gravity, yet be not fullen or morose ; for a christian's behaviour jhould not be without innocent alacrity or chearfulness.
INSTRUCTIONS How to live well, after a worthy receiving of the fa
crament. The secret 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.
F thou wouldst preserve thy faith incor
rupt, and thy devotion from distraction, content thyself with reverencing and admiring these holy mysteries; and do not indulge a busy curiosity, in bold and unprofitable enquiries concerning them, for this is one way