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with them that are present call upon God, and say the Lord's Prayer.
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 trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
And so many of the Collects appointed to be said before
in the Form of Publick Baptism, as the time and present exigence will suffer.
Let us pray.
Almighty and everlasting God, who of thy great mercy didst save Noah and his family in the Ark from perishing by water; and also didst safely lead the children of Israel thy people through the Red Sea, figuring thereby thy holy Baptism; and by the baptism of thy well-beloved Son in the river Jordan, didst sanctify water to the mystical washing away of sin; We beseech thee, for thine infinite mercies, that thou wilt mercifully look upon this child; wash him and sanctify him with the Holy Ghost; that he being delivered from thy wrath, may be received into the Ark of Christ's Church; and being stedfast in faith, joyful through hope, and rooted in charity, may so pass the waves of this troublesome world, that finally he may come to the land of everlasting life, there to reign with thee world without end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty and immortal God, the aid of all that need, the helper of all that flee to thee for succour, the life of them that believe, and the resurrection of the dead ; We call upon thee for this infant, that he, coming to thy holy Baptism, may receive remission of his sins by spiritual regeneration. Receive him, O Lord, as thou hast promised by thy well-beloved Son, saying, Ask, and ye shall have; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: So give now unto us that ask; let us that seek find open the gate unto us that knock; that this infant may enjoy the everlasting benediction of thy heavenly washing, and may come to the eternal kingdom which thou hast promised by Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty and everlasting God, heavenly Father, we give thee humble thanks, for that thou hast vouchsafed to call us to the knowledge of thy grace, and faith in thee: Increase this knowledge, and confirm this faith in us evermore. Give thy holy Spirit to this infant, that he may be born again, and be made an heir of everlasting salvation; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.
Almighty, ever-living God, whose most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of our sins, did shed out of his most precious side both water and blood; and gave commandment to his disciples, that they should go teach all nations, and baptize them in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; Regard, we beseech thee, the supplications of thy congregation ; sanctify this Water to the mystical washing away of sin; and grant that this child, now. to be baptized therein, may receive the fulness of thy grace, and ever remain in the number of thy faithful and elect children; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
And then, the Child being named by some one that is
present, the Minister shall pour water upon it, saying these words;
N. I baptize thee in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Then, all kneeling down, the Minister shall give thanks
unto God, and say, We yield thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate this Infant with thy holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child by adoption, and to incorporate him into thy holy Church. And we humbly beseech thee to grant, that as he is now made partaker of the death of thy Son, so he may be also of his resurrection; and that finally, with the residue of thy saints, he may inherit thine everlasting kingdom : through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Catalogue of Sins, arranged according to the various
states and conditions of men, with texts of Scripture expressly or by inference forbidding the same : by glancing at which the Curate will be able more readily to determine upon what subjects he should most especially address the sick. The sins of our
Youth. The not remem- Remember now thy Creator bering our Creator. in the days of thy youth, while
the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in
them. Eccles, xii. 1. Neglect of the
Not forsaking the assembling public worship of of ourselves together. Heb. God. Inattention during
Keep thy foot when thou divine service. goest to the house of God, and
be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools : for they consider not that they do evil. Eccles. v. 1.