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Father's House, that thou shouldst thus follow me with thy Bleflings? I was created by thee and for thee, and mayít thou ever be the Comiort.of my Soul. God Julus, my Hope and only Returze, 1 here render three heart: Thinks for all thy Sufferings, and I beg that I may find shelter in tliy Wounds against all Enemies, Ghostly, and Bodily: Imprint the Memory of them tast in iny Heart, that i may love thee, and in all my Sufferings never want thy divine Assistance, cr forget what thou hast suffered for me. Take from me all Self-Love, and give me perfect Love for thee, that I may now be more faithful in my Duty; and let nothing ior the future put me out of my Way : 0 that I could ever remeinber thee, think of thee, and delight in thec alone, and love thee only, who haft loved us, and washed us with shy most precious Blood from the Guilt of our Sins. O that my Senses may ever be shut against all Vanity and Sin, that my mind being free from all fruitless Solicitude and Fear, I may fix my Heart there where true Joys are only to be found. From henceforth I will seek unto thee my only. Good; my Affections and Desires shall be fixed on thee, in whose presence there is Fulness of Joy, and at whole right Hand there are pleasures for evermore.--My Will I now resign into thy Hands, defiring that thy Will may be mine, both now and for ever. Be thou my Instructor and Director in all things, that I may never do or speak, defire or think, any thing but what is according to thy good Will.
AM thy Servant, O Lord, O give me Understanding according to thy
Word, that I may learn thy Commandments, and lay aside all Interest, beside that of Heaven. O sweet Jesus, Fountain of all Goodness, guide my Feet in thy Paths, and teach me to do thy Will: Disengage my Heart from all unprofitable Solicitude and vain Desires; and though I live here upon Earth, yet raise my Affections to Things above. How sweet O Lord, is thy Spirit ! how pleasant to my lips are the Words of thy Mouth! () that I could ever be mindful of them, to fulfil thy laws ! Make me to die daily to the World and all its Vanities, and let the Greatness of thy Love make all that is earthly appear as nothing to me. Protect me against mine Enemies, and in all Dangers appear in my Defence : Make haste to help me, () Lord, and say unto my Soul, I am thy Salvation. Remember thou art my Redeemer, and have Compassion on my poor distressed Soul ; clothe it with all Virtue, and feed it with thy Grace, for it belongs to thee to take care of those whom thou hast redeemed. In thee I live, sweet Jesus, for thy fake I desire to die; both living and dying I will ever profess that thou art good, and that thy Mercy endures for ever. 3.
That I could now give thee, O Lord, all that Praise, Glory and Honour;
with which the Angels and blessed Spirits glorify thee in Heaven ! But because I am unable to do this, accept at least this my Desire and good Will." Deliver me, O God, from every thing that is contrary to thy Will, and be pleafed fo to dispose of my Soul as may be for thy Glory and Honour. I surren.
der myself into thy hands, and entirely resolve to submit to that State of life thou Thalt please to appoint me; and if it be more for thy honour that I suffer, I chearfully accept it; not my Will, but thine be done. Let nothing be now my Comfort but thou, Lord Jesu, and nothing afflict me but my Sins, and whatever else is dilpleasing to thy divine Majesty. O blesd Jesus, Life Eternal, by whom I live, and without whom I die, grant that I may now be united to thes, and that in the Embraces of thy holy Love and divine Will, I may rest for ever.
When shall i de thee, O 1weet Saviour ; when shall I appear before thy Face; when thaill ice thee in the land of the Living! Till then, I sigh and bewail my Banishment, defir ng to be difflvd, and to be with Chrift.
An A&t of Thankfulnes and Resolution before the Pol-Communion hegins PRAISE the Lord, O my S-ul, and all that is within me bless his boly Name ; for
now I find the Mercy, the Peace, the Comtort, and one Grace which flows from this Fountain of Spiritual Communion with Christ: Let all the World know what he hath done for my Soul; he hath rescued me, and many of thelemy poor Brethren, from the nethermoft Hell : Wherefore I will love thes, O holy Jerú, more than I can express, and live and die in that most holy Religion which theu haft revealed to me. O let me never pollute that Body, s defile that Soul, which the Saviour of the World delights to dwell in. Olet no Oaths or Lying , Backbitings or Slanderings, profine thote Lips, no Obicenity or Intemperance pol!ure that Mouth, through which thele holy Symbuls have so lately passed : Por which treh instance of thy Mercy and Goodness, I will praise thy holy Niine beseeching thee to keep me in this Temper and Resolution of Mind, until Daih is swallowed up in Victory. Amen. Upon Christmas-Day, and leven Days after, you may add these to your other Devotions.
Desire, O Lord, to bleis and praise thine infinite Goodnets, who didit take
Compafficn upon Mankind in their greatest Misery, and hast provided to adnisable a Remedy, by tending thy only begotten Son to recover our corrupt and die generate Nature, and by the Purity of his Doctrine, the Example of his life, and the Sacrifice of his Death, to purchase eternal Happinets for us. Grant, O Lord, that through the Aflistance of thy Grace and heavenly Benediction, I may daily comply with those great things which thou hast done and designed for my Salvation. Poffess my Soul with Purity and Piery, and all other Christian Graces and Virtues ; that living toberly, righ'eously, and godly in this present World, I may hercafter dwell w th thee, O Father o! Mercics, and God ot ail Comforts, in those Manfions of Bliss and Glory which thou hast prepared for them that love thee. Amen. See Psal. xix. Ixxxix, xliv.
Easter-Day, and feven Days after. Leffed Jesus, who haft triumphed over the Powers of Darkness, and conquered Hell and the Grave, and wo, by thy glorious Resurrection, haft made
known the Power of thy Divinity, and proved thyself the true Messias, keep me
Wbitíunday, and fix Days after.
Atlistance o thy Holy Spirii 10 all that ask it of thee, I beseech thee always to direct my Ways and Actions, the thoughts ani Intention of my Heart, by the light f thy By Spirit. Let him be unto me a Spirit of Sanctification, to purify ту сс: rupt
Natur: ; a Spirit of Counsel in all my Difficuitics; of Direction in all Du '15,
e:rs on Scruples; of Courage in all my Jangers; ot Constancy a.; C. n:olation to me under ail iny Persecutions and Sifferings, especially in li e of Sickness, and at the Hour of Death ; that being governed and guided by his divine influ: nce and Direction, I may pats through all the Changes and Chances of this mortal Lile, ill he brings m. to ever astıng Life, there to reign with the over-bleflid and gloriou, Trinity, World without End. Amin. Sec Palm xxxiv. xli. shii. Ji.
Image, capable of loving tree, and enjoying thee eternally; for recovering me froin a St:tef Sin an 1 Milei y, when I had loft and undone m vielf-Glory be to thee O God th Son, for undertaking the wondertul Work of Man's Redemption, for relcuing me from the Slavery or sin, and the Dominion of Sacan; for the accmplihing which miraculous Work of our salvation, thou didst descend from Heaven, ad did ft put on the Form of a vervant, I've a miserable Life, .nd die a pair!ul and accursed Death Glory be to thee, O God he Holy Ghost, for those miraculous Gifts and Graces thou dritt bestow upon the Apostles, and tor thote ordinary Glts, wh rebv sincere Christians in all Ages are enabled to work out their Salvation; for thy preventing and rest aining Grace; for the lu duing our understandings and affections to the Obedience of Faith' and Godliness for inspiring us with good Thoughts and kindling goor Delires in our Souls; tor assisting us in all the Methods of pro. curing eternal happincis.--Blessing ind Honour, Chanksgiving and Praire, more than I can express or conceive, be unto thee, O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, tos
ever and ever
After the Blessing, namely The Peace of God. Rant, O Lord, that we, and all thy faithful Servants, who have this Day been
Partakers of the holy Sacrament, may obtain Remission of our Sins, and be confirmed in Piety towards God, and in Charity towards our Neighbour; and
may be delivered from the Power and Temptations of Satan, and being filled with thy Spirit, may become worthy Members of Christ's Holy Church, and at last inherit ciernal Lile, through the same our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Ilanksgiving after the Sacrament, to be said at Home. HOU, O my God, halt comforted my Soul, thou hift strengthened and re
freshed me with .chy Blessings, and rejoiced my Heart with the Tokens of thy love. How transporting are thy Comforts, and how ravishing the Effects of thy Goodness towards them that fear thee ! Thou hast treated a vile Sinner at thy own Table, and fed me with the Bread that came down from Heaven. In what am I better than those to whom thou dost not grant this Favour? It is not for my Merits, but because thou wilt be glorified in doing good to the most unworthy, thou hast this Day made me a happy Example of this thy free Grace and Bounty. Grant me this Favour also, my God, that through the whole Course of my life I may give thec Praise and Glory; that the due sense of thy Mercies may make me unfeignedly thankful; and ihat my Thankfulness may appear in a Care to walk before thee in Holiness, Sobriety and Righteousness, all the Days of
A Prayer in private after receiving the Holy Communion. O
How plentiful is thy Goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear
thee, which thcu haft prepared for them that put their Trust in thy Mercy, even before the Sons of Men ! I praise and magnify thy great and glorious Name, O Lord, for all those manifold Mercies and Comforts which thou hast bestowed upon me, ever since I was born. O Lord God, who haft been my trust from my Youth, by thee have I been holden up from the Womb; my Praise shall continua'. ly be of thee : but above all, blessed and for ever blessed be thy holy. Name, for the Manifestaion of thy Son Jesus Christ, the Fountain and Foundation of all our Happiness, and for feeding me this day (who am unworthy of the least of thy Mcrcies) with the spiritual Food of his most precious Body and Blood, to my great and endlets Comfort. Enable me, O Lord, through thy gracious Affistance, to perform the Conditions of that Sacramental Covenant which I have this day so folemnly renewed and confirmed in thy Presence, and at thy Table, that through the Strength and Power of that heavenly Food I have there been Partaker of, I may daily grow in Grace, and in the Knowledge of Christ Jesus, and abound in every good Word and Work. And subdue in me all those inordinate Lusts and corrupt Affections which war against my Soul ; purify my Mind from all evil Thoughts, bad Intentions, and evil Designs ; and suffer not Pride, Vain-glory,
Self-love, Malice, Hatred, or Revenge, or any other Evil whatsoever, to reign in my mortal Body ; but do thou keep it for ever in the Purpose of my Heart, faithfully to fulfil there my Baptismal Vows and Resolutions which I have now again . renewed at thy holy Table ; that by persevering in all Virtu: and Holinels of Life, I may at length be an Inheritor of that infinite Happiness and Glory, which thou hast promised by Chrilt our Lord. Amen.
MORNING PRA Y E R. Puna
Onder my Words, O Lord, consider my. Meditations: My Voice shalt thou hear
betimes, O Lord; carly in the Morning I will direct my Prayer unto thee, and will look up, Pfal. v. 1, 3. Almighty God, who dwelling in the highest Heavens, yet vouchlafest to regard the lowest Creature here upon Earth, I humbly adore thy sacred Majesty, and with all the Powers of my Soul and Body do exalt and praise thy holy Name, for all the Mercies and Comforts of this Life, and for the Hopes and Assurance of a better; for protecting me froin the Evils and Dangers of the Night past, and for bringing me fafe to the Light of a new Day ; continue this thy Mercy and Goodneís to me, and as thou hast awakened my Body from Sleep, so saíre my Soul from the Death of Sin unto a Life of Righteousness. Deliver me, O God, from the Evils of this Day, and guide my Fuet in the Paths of Peace and Holiness, and strengthen my Resolutions to embrace all Opportunities of doing
Good, and carefully to avoid all occasions of Evil, especially thole ruch Sins ai Sins * which by Nature and Inclina ion lam most likely to fall into
And when through Frailty, or the Violence of any other Temptation, I
fail from my Duty, do thou in Mercy restore me again with a double Portion of thy Grace and holy Spirit, to maintain a more vigorous Defence against Satan and his Devices. Shower down thy Graces and Blellings upon all my Relations, [on my Father and Mother, on my Brethren and Sisters] on all
my Friends, and give thy holy Angels Charge over them, to protect them from all Sin and Danger. Make me diligent in the Duties of my Caliing, and that in all the Changes and Chanc' s of this Life, I may abl lutely submit to thy divine Prom vidence. Let thy Blesfings be upɔn my Actions, and let thy Wildom direct my Intentions, that so the whole Courte of my Life, and the principal Designs
Heart, may be ordered by thy Governance to do always that is righteous in thy Sight, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen, See (Jalm iv. xvi. xvii. xxiii. Ixxxvi.
EVENING PRAYER. L
ET. my Proro?", O Lord, be set forth as Incense and the lifting up of my Fland's
be as in i jening Sacrifice, l'Il. cxli. 2., O Lord our Heavenly Father, Almight i Estatting God, whose Glory the H-aven of Heavens cannot contain, tock
imtu hrone of thy Mjeity, and behold thy unworthy Sirvant, :: tootct thy Murcy-seat, humbly conlelling unto thee che Vanit.
of my whole Lile; espécially the Omillions of my Dary and Com
you are molt afraid of,