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grace, the body and blood of thy son Jesus Christ, that so all carnal affections may die in me, and that all things belonging to the spirit may live and grow in me; that I may have power and strength, and victory, to triumph against the world, the flesh, and the devil; and also may be endued will all such heavenly virtues which are pleasing to thee, and which thou wilt eternally reward, for the merit of thy fon’s death; to whom with the father and the holy ghost, 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 remembereft 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. Matt. v. 23, 24.
ET it be thy pleasure, O God, to work in
me whatsoever is wanting to fit me for thy divine acceptance, and a worthy receiving of these holy mysteries ; give me repentance untolife, not to be repented of; endue me with a lively faith, a perfect love, and an universal charity; pity my weakness, and forgive myinfirmities, that I may worthily receive these elements of bread and wine to my support and comfort in this life, and my eternal happiness in that which is to come. Amen.
you be not loft and bewildered in heart by faith with thanks-ferious and composed mind; let giving.
your devotion be 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 fay 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 re“ membrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy “ heart by faith with thanksgiving"-take it with your righthand, and glove off, but without lolling with your elbows on the rails, or any other careless and indecent posture; and whill you are taking it say, O blessed Jesu! who, &c. as follows:
After receiving the bread.
Blessed Jesu! who vouchsafest to be my
food, nourish my soul to eternal life create in me a mighty hunger after righteousnefs, and let this divine food instill into my weak and languishing foul new supplies of
grace, fay Amen. And when he has said for thee, and be thankful. - Drink this in remembrance “that Christ's blood was shed forthee, and be thankful.”--take it, and drink very moderately, regarding neither thirst or pleafure 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 faberly to what he fceys, and then to say Amen. I tell you this, because an idle custom bas prevaild of people's repeating what the minister
grace, new life, new vigour, and new resolutions; 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 vour thoughts upon Jesus Chrift dying for the fins of the world,
Before receiving the cup O
Merciful God, grant thatthiscup, which me a cup of blefling. Sprinkle me with the blood of the ever blessed Jesus, that my soul, being cleansed from all corruptions, may attain to life everlasting.
Directions. The blood of our Lord Je- When the minister deltsus Christ, which was the vereth the cup, and says,
—The for thee, preserve thy body . which
was shed for thee, pre
blood of our Lord Jesus Chrift, and soul untoeverlasting life.
“ serve thy body and soul unto Drink this in remembrance
everlasting life," be sure you that Christ's blood shed
says, to the disturbance of the minister, and to the bindrance, I dare fwy, of their own
devotions, which would be further'd by a grave and filent attention, which I take all occasions to recommend to you. And if these devotions do not hold to the end, you may listen to the minister deli-vering the bread and wine to the other communicants, and say a hearty Amen to each of them, for that is praying for the greatest blefing God can bestow on them, the preservation of their body and soul unto everlasting life.
my felh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and
blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. John vie 54, 55, 56.
When thou hast received both kinds, fay;
ed me, and let thy name be forever blessed; O let me find the great Benefits of this thy divine institution; pour down thy graces upon me, direct my goings in thy ways, and enable me by thy power and strength of this divine food, to persevere in the practice of a holy and religious life, even to the last moment of my days; be thou my peace and refuge, and let my pleasure and safety depend on thee; be thou my portion and greatest treasure, and let
my eternal happiness be fixed in the enjoyment of -thee, who didst vouchsafe not only to takeour nature upon thee, that thou mightest die for our sins, but hast left us a perpetual memorial thereof in this holy facrament. Amex.
A prayer of thanksgiving as soon as we are retired
from the Lord's table. I will fing of the Lord, because he hath dealt so lovingly with me: yea, I will praise the name of the Lord most higheft. Psalm xiii. 5, 6.
LL honour, glory, and power, might,
majesty, and dominion, be unto him that sitteth on the throne, and unto the lamb that was slain, for ever and ever.
Igive thee most humble and hearty thanks, O Lord, that thou hast been pleased to admit me to renew my baptismal covenant with thee in this holy sacrament.
That thou haft vouchsafed to feed me with the spiritual nourishment of the body and blood of thy son Jesus Christ; and this not for any merits of my own, but for the sake of thy infinite goodness and mercy.
Unworthy tho’ I am, yet thy bounty, O Lord, never fails; the love of my saviour is not diminished; and the virtue of his propitiation is never exhausted: Grant, therefore, I beseech thee, that this holy sacrament may never turn to my judgment and condemnation.
But that it may be health and recovery under all my weaknesses and infirmities;
Safety and defence against all the attacks. of my fpiritual enemies;