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tion we make before thee of that all sufi ficient sacrifice, which thy Son our Sa
viour Jesus Christ made upon the cross: let. 'the merit of it plead effectually for the pardon and forgiveness of all my sins, and rena der thee favourable and propitious to me, a miserable finner; let the power of it prevail against all the powers of darkness; let the wisdom of it make me wise unto salvation ; and let the peace of it recon. cile me unto thee, and bring to me peace of conscience. . ". And then, O blessed Jesus my Redeemer, I shall be enabled to adore thee, who didst endure the painfuland shameful death of the cross to recover me from the state of fin and misery : I admire thine infinite condescension, who was pleased to be made miserable, that I might be made happy: poor, that I might be enriched; and didit die that I might live for ever. With all my soul, O dear Jesus, I love and praise thee, for the stupendous expressions of thy bounty and goodness towards me : O Lamb of God that takest away the fins of the world,' have mercy upon me; O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world, grant me thy peace. Amen. 'Lord Jelus. Amen.
. "Rubrick. Fr! 9 Then shall the minister first receive the communion in both kinds himself, and theni proceed to deliver the same to the bishops, priests, and deacons in like manner, (if any be present,) and after that to the people also in order, into their hands, all meekly kueeling.
Directions. *** The first person that receives is the minister who has a request to you, in behalf of himself, namely, that as he prays for you with great fervency, you would comfort and encourage him with an hearty Amen upon your knees, to the petitions at his taking the holy elements : and in the interval between his receiving the bread and wine, use the following prayer : A prayer to be used when the priest is receiving
in the bread and the wine. · Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness: and let thy saints sing with joyfulness. Psalm cxxxii. 9. MIVE thy grace, O Lord, we humbly
U beseech thee, to all those who are called to any office or administration in thy church, and so replenish. them with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great name, and benefit of thy holy church, thro' Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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***After the minister has received the cominunion in buth kinds, and is proceeding to deliver the saine to the people, lift up your heart to God in the following prayer:
A prayer before receiving the holy sacrament. DEHOLD, gracious Lord, I come to
this holy table, as a fick man to the great physician of life; I beseech thee, O Lord, to cure my infirmities, and let me not only receive the outward and visible fign, but the inward and spiritual 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 fpirit may live and grow in me; that I may
have power, and strength, and vi&tory, to triumph against the world, the flesh, and the devil; and also may be endued with, all such heavenly virtues which are pleasing to thee, and which thou wilt eternally reward, for the merit of thy Son'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 consecra.
t ed 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 ihy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Alat., v, 23, 24. I ET it be thy pleasure, o God, to
L work in me whatsoever is wanting to fit me for thy divine acceptance, and a worthy receiving of these holy myfteries ; give me repentance unto life, not to be repented of; endue me with a lively. faith, a perfect love, and an universal charity; pity my weakness, and forgive my infirmities, 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.
: Directions. ** When the minister is drawing near you, and before vou receive the bread, fix your thougbts upon Jesus Christ dying for the sins of the world,
. Rubrick.. And when the priest delivers the bread to any one, he shall say :
The ninifter. | Directions.!!... The body of our Lord**When the of our Lord*** When the minister.comes
to give you the consecrated Jesus Christ, which was bred
was bread and wine, I would have given for thee, preserve you' very intent upon what thy, body and soul un-you are about ; but take great to everlasting life. Take heed, lest while you are stri-i and eat this in' remém-ving to raise your heart, you be. brance' that? Chrilt died not lost and bewildered in for thee, and feed on him your thoughts. Sirive rather i
Tfor a serious and; composed in thy heart by faith within
aith with mind; let your devotion be thanksgiving
Irather 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 Jesuis Christ, which was given for thée, 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 glote of, but without lolling with your elbow's on the rails, or any other careless, and in-. decent posture : and whilst you are taking it say, o blessed' Jesu ! who, &c. as follows: , "'1!. .
< After receiving the bread. ; ; ; !
Blefted Jesu! who vouchfafest to 1. be my food, nourish my foul to eternal life; create in me a mighty hun-. ger after righteousness, and let this divine food instil into my weak and languishing' foul new supplies of grace, new life, new vigour, and new résolutions ; that I may never again faint, or droop, or tire in my duty.
Directions. ** When the minister is drawing near you with the cup, tix your thoughts upon Jesus Christ dying for the sivs oribe world. ..ti.nu. .
Before receiving the cup. n Merciful God, grant that this cup,
which I am now about to receive, may be unto me a cup of blessing. Sprinkle me with the blood of the ever-blessed Jesus, that my soul, being cleansed from all corruptions, may attain to life everlalting..
is Rubrick f and the minister that delivereth the cup to any one
: shall say, ' .. The minifterf Che Vinilter. In Directions. The blood of our Lood: When the minister Jelin
The blood of our Jesus Christ, which was. The blood of our Lord Jesus',
“vereth the cup, and saysm ihed for thee, preservel“ Christ, which was shed for thy body unto everlasting\" thee, preserve thy body and life. Drink this in re. " soul unto everlasting life"membrance that Christ's be sure you say Amen. And blood was shed for thee, when he has said " Drink
for this in remembrance that and be thankful
for Christ's blood was shed for thee, and be thankful”-take it and drink very moderately, regarding neither thirs: 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 vises in delivering the bread and wine; your business being to attend soberly to what he says, and then to say Amen. I tell 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 I take all occasions to recommend to you. And if these devotions do not hold to the end, you may listen to ths mini. ster delivering the bread and wine to the other communicants, and say a hearty Amen to each of them, for ibat is praying for the greatest blessing God can besľow on thein, the preservation of their body and soul unto everlusling life. leidi?ine ise.