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Whoso caieth my flesh, and drinkeih my b!..od, hatka eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For
v tlesla is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eatieth mi flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelieth in me, and I in him, John vi, 54, 55, 56.
When thou hast receired both kiuds, say,
manded me, and let thy name be for ever bleffed ; o let me find the great be-, nefits of this thy divine institution; pour down thy graces upon me, direct my goings in thy ways, and enable me, by the 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 take our nature upon thee, that thou inightest die for our sins, but hast left us a perpetual memorial thereof in this holy facrament. Amen. A prayer of thanksiving as soon as we are retired
. from the Lord's table: I will sing of the Lord, because he hath dealt so lovingly with me: yea, I will praise the name of the Lord most highest. Psalm xiii. 5,0 ALL honour,glory, and power, might, A inajelty, and dominion, bé unto him that liiteth on the throne, and unto the Lamb that was slain, for ever and ever.
I give thee most humble and hearty thanks, O Lord, that thou hast been pleased to admit me to renew iny baptismal covenant with thee in this holy facrament.
That thou haft vouchlafed to feed me with this spiritual nourishment of the body and blood of thy Son Jesus Chrift; and this not for any merits of iny own, but for the sake of thy infinite goodness and mercy,
Unworthy though 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 ; .
Vigour and strength to all my holy purposes and resolutions ;
Comfort and support under all the afflictions and calamities of life ;
Allistance and direction 'under all difficulties and doubts ; · Courage and constancy under all dangers and perfecutions, especially in all times of sickness, and at the hour of death.
Finally, let it procure for me pardon and forgiveness in this life, mercy and faM2
vour at the day of judgment, and a neverfading crown of glory in thy heavenly kingdom; where with thy Son Jesus Christ, and the blessed Spirit, thou livest and reignert one God, world without end,
Rubrick. qIf the consecrated bread or wine be all spent before all have communicated, the priest is to consecrate more according to the form before prescribed, beginning at [our Saviour Christ in the same nighi, &c. 7 for the blessing of the brtud ; and at [likerise after Swoper, &c.] for the blessing of the Cup, as you will find it on pages 114, 115.
Directions. Wlien all have communicated, and the minister returns to the remaining parlof the communioni office, (by some called the post communion,) be sure you be not voready to join with him, nay, tho' you should not have ended your private devotions, yet break thein off, tho' in the middle, and join with the public ones, for that is better, and your duty; and go on with bim in heart, till he has made an end,
Rubrick. When all have communicated, the minister shall return to the Lord's Table, and reverently place upon it what repaineth of the consecrated elements, covering the same with a fair linen cloth.
q Then shall the priest say the Lord's prayer, the people repeating after him every petition.
- The ng inister and people. Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom conie, thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven ; give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, 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, forever and ever. Amen.
After this shall be said as followeth ;
? The minister. O Lord and heavenly Father, we thy humble fer.. vants entirely delire 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 through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole church may obtain remithon of our fins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively facrifice unto thee, humbly beseeching thee, cliat 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 sins, 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 Ghost, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen..
For this. Almighty and everliving God, we molt heartily thank thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have duly received thefe holy mysteries with the spiritual food of the most precious body and blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; and doit aflure us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us, and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs thro' hope of thy everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the molt gracious death and passion of thy dear Son. And we most humbly beseech thee, O heavenly lather, fo to aflift us with thy grace, iha: we may continue in thy holy fellow thip, and do all fuch good M 3
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.
I Then shall be said or sung, Glory be to God on high, and on 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 Eord God, heavenly king, God the Father Almighty. .
O Lord, the only-begotten Son Jesus Christ: 0 Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takelt away the fins of the world, have mercy upon us ; thou that takelt away the sins of the world, receive our prayers ; thou that fittest at the righthand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord; hou only, O Chrift, with the holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Rubrick. Then the priest, (or, bishop if he be present,) shall let them depart 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 Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty the father, the Son, and rbe Holy Ghost, be ainungst you, and remain with you always. Amen.
Then say, ; * Let this day, Omy God, be noted in the book of life.--Forget not my prayers, O Lord, nor ler' mny coldness and wanderings, and infinite unworthiness, turn thein into sin. Lord, hear my prayers, and let my cry come unto thee. La