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My dear Bretlire/ij
§i IN C E we are come hither to present oar Adorations, our Praises I and our Prayers to the Lord oor God, and to hear his Holyord, let every one of us lift np his Heart to Him, and nuke a sincere, Confeflion of fiisSMK, laying r. , ',., , , - ..
OLord God,, heavenly Father^ we acknowledge &H of as in general, and each of as ia particular, that we are not worthy to appear in thy Presence, nor to ask any Favour of Thee. We have not obeyed thy Commandments, but haye traasgrefs'd'them in divers Manners.- Lord, we bewail the. Greatness and' the Number of our. Offences. Pardon us, d God of Mercy, panlonv forthe lake o£ Jesus Christ, all those who repent, ancTwho ask Thee Forgiveness. Sanctifie us, and make us New Creatures \ to the end that the Glory of thy Mercy may be celebrated for ever, through Jesus Christ oar Lord. jimen^ "> . _ • , . • ,.-. - ...t-■l
! L«t us adore our. God,, and" give Him Thanks.
IT » jast and reasonable that we adore Thee, O Lor# G"dd Almighty, who. has created Heaven and Earth, and^U Things that are therein i and that we render Thee continual Thanksgivings for ait the Favours that we every Day receive from thy bountiful Hand. We bless Thee for our Preservation to this time,, for haying protected us the last Night, and happily brought os to the Beginningof this Day, and for allowing us to appear at this Time, and in thisHoly Place before Thee. Lord we praise Thee, we desire to serve Thee this Day and all our Life: We devote our selves to Thee, and we submit our selves entirely to shy holy and gracious Pleasure• , vouchsafe, O Lord, to protect and keep us this Day, to the end that we may spend it and our whole Life, in thy Peace, in thy Joy, and in thy Fear, through Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, O God, blessed for ever. Ame/u Asttr For the W o R-r i'ir 6 - Day &'-'■ I j ♦
J4/r^ rW/ ?raytr>a Psalm- J'j if* &r /*wg \ and after the Psalm, t^r/V/ow'■ ". *-. i;ir ,;N mj-Prayer & to bt said. •')-. Jl"\.
OLORD, since we are here met in thy Name * to hear thy Word, which Thou bast given us to be a Lamp to our Feet, and' a Light to our Paths: We beseech Thee with all our Hearts, and for the Love of Jesus Christ, who is the Light of the World,, to -enlighten our Understanding, and to give us shy Holy Spirit, tthfctt may lead its into the Knowledge of the Truth, and sarlctifie. us. Give us Grace to hear attentively thy Word, to understand well die Meaning of it, and to conform our Lives to the Instructions therein given us; to' the end that what we shalt hear, may turn to the Glory or thy Name, to pur Advancement in Piety, to the Comfort and Salvation of our Souls,, through Jesus Christ our Lord. In whose Name we call, upon Thee,-, faying:' \„ "-i5';i,1 .'-" -' • ' -• .
Our Father, &c . :nJ;
After the Sermon.
f\ .Eternal and, Almighty God, we present our selves before Thee,-, \^S after having heard thy Hoty Word,-to olfo to'tty Divine Majesty our Prayers and our Supplications, both for our selves and for al!r Men. We beseech Thee to enlighten .all the People of the Earth,' with the Light of the Gospel, to the end that they may come to theKnowledge of the Truth and be saved* We pray to Thee for alT the Wants of the CatiTolick Church: Behold in Mercy, all thy People, and all thy Flocks, particularly this here: Preserve theirs keepthe Candlestick of thy Word among them.. Remove from them Scandals and Hypocrifie, and make Piety, Charity, and all fort of Venues,to reign among them.
Bless the Ministers of thy Church, and particularly those to whom* Thou bast intrusted the Care of our Souls: Grant that they may abWays-drspeqfe thy Word in Purity, and labour with Zeal and Fidelity in the Edification of their Flocks.1' We pray Thee, also for the higher Powers-, and in .particular,for the sacred Pcrrbn of our Sovereign Lord' the King, the Queen, for ^Printe Royah: and for the Princess hisr Consort, and for the Prince and Princess their Children, for all the Royal Family •, for the Count-of Wartembtrg, Hereditary Governor General of this. Principality, and for all those that are in Authority over US..' Guide them by thy Spirit, assist them in the Exereisfe of thj^r Officw, tb'tbe'end that Religion, Justice, and Peace may flourish urJbr their Government and Authority. '*:'-'•'o -.: •yfto.'^.:'.:ir:: &\.
* Here must be added, according ro the Cixcamliances, that which follows .Jx Sacrament-Time, the Prayer aim in the Sirvitt •/Sunday Mtnnn/r,pagi j.
And since, p God, &c. tu .be Tin* o/Fusting, add: To dispose our selves to be extraordinarily humblei
la thy Presence whilst we celebrate this Pu>lick Fact.
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At the Communion in September.
Forasmuch as at this Time, we may celebrate the blessed Remembrance of the Sufferings of thy Son Jesus Christ, and meditate upon the Wonders of our Redemption..., „ . ^-^. tr^
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"XVt bless Thee also for the Favour Thou Oiewedst t» -us miserable Sinners, in calling us to thy Holy Table, to the end that we may partake of the Benefits that Jesus Christ has purchased for us by his Death and Resurrection. Lord we'praise Thee, we bless Thee, and we give Thee Thanks, with all the Gratitude, we are .capable of•, and we beseech Thee at the same time,'that ThouAovildst be ptcas'd,' by thy Spirit, to sanctifie us, who of our selves are unworthy to appear at this Holy Table. Lord Jesus, give us Grace, that having weH understood what is represented to us by this holy and venerable Sacrament, and especially the Greatness 6f the Love which Thou hast'hereby (hewn us, we may cometo thy'Table with such Dispositions as are necessary for Worthy Communicants. Give us, O God, a true Knowledge and lively Sorrow for our Sins, and humble Recourse to thy Mercy, a perfect Trust in thy Merit, which is our only Comfort, and all our Refuge both in Life and Death. imprint in us a deep Sense of thy infinite Charity, and a firm Resolution of serving Thee our God, according to thy Will, and of ordering the rest of our Life as becomes those Persons that are renewing the Vows of their Baptism, and engaging themselves again inl thy Service. Grant us also the Grace to love one another as Thou hast loved us, and to pardon one another as Thou hast pardoned us. Lord Jesus, put into our Hearts what is wanting to our Preparation, preserve us from the Danger of Eating this Bread, and of Drinking this Cup unworthily, by which means we should render our selves guilty of thy Body and of thy Blood. O Lord God, grant that in this Feast, [of the Birth of Jesus ChrisTj [of Easter] [of Pentecost] and at all Times, we and aH thy Church, may shew forth, as we ought, the Remembrance [of the Birth'] [of the Sufferings and Death of Thy San"} that Jesus Christ may live in us, and we in, Him, that^e may die and rise again with Him, and that we may walk in Newness of Life, even to the End of our Days• , and all to the Glory of thy .-Holy Name, and our Eternal Salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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After the Lord's-Prayer, the TsapU fwga P&lm, undthen the Aft ister gives the Blessing. ,v.'" i