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be toiich'd with a sincere Grief, that may destroy Sin in os, and produce those Fruits of Righteousness and Innocence, which may be acceptable to Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. - •-«,

Before the Sermon.

O Almighty God, and Heavenly Father, we are met here together to begin the publick Sanctificatibn of this thy Day, to ofser to Thee our Praises and our Prayers, and to hear thy Holy Word•,. Wherefore we beseech, Thee, according to the Promises Thou, hast made us, to be present in the midst of us, when we are met to call upon the Ka e of thy Son,-that Thou wouldest be pleased mercifully to look upon us, and to raise our Thoughts and Desires towards Thee, so that we may render an acceptable Service to Thee this Day. Great God, we humble our selves beforcThee• , we adore thy Infinite Power and Majesty • , we thank Thee for all the Temporal and Spiritual Good Things we continually receive from thy Bounty • , we bless Thee for our Creation, for our Preservation, and for thy sending thy S n into the World to save us; but particularly we praise Thee, O God, for the glorious Resurrection of thy Holy Son, who rose from the Dead as on this first Day of the Week • , for which reason it is, that all Christians meet this Day before Thee: O God, thy Glory is great in all thv Churches, and the Praise of thy Name is celebrated in all the Assemblies of thy Saints-: We- thank Thee for the great Hopes of Immortality which Thou hast given us by this blessed Resurrection: Let our Praises ascend even unto thy Throne •, make us worthy to partake one Day of the Resurrection of the Just, and of the Glory of the Kingdom of Heaven, whereinto the Lord Jesus Christ is entred as our Fore-runner, where He lives and reigns, where He is worshiped and glorified with Thee and the Holy Ghost, God blessed for ever. Amen.

OGod, who instructs us by thy Holy Scriptures• , since we are to read, hear,and meditate upon them this Day, inlighten our Minds and purifie our Hearts, to the end that we may receive and comprehend as we ought, the Things which are reveal'd therein: Grant that thy Word may be dcliver'd with Purity, Clearness, and Simplicity, and after such a manner as may tend to the Edification of this People: Make the Preaching of this Word efficacious by the Power of the Holy Ghost; so that the holy Seed may be recciv'd into our Hearts, as in good Ground, where it may produce Fruits in abundance • , that we may not only hear thy Word,, but that we may keep it also, by living after a manner conformable to its Divine Instructions, during all the Time of our abode in this World, and that we may at length arrive to everlasting Happiness, thro' Jesus Christ, -j- who has taught us to pray, saying:


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OU R 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: For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever- Amen.

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AND since, O God, we celebrate at this time [this Day] the Remembrance s_ of the Birth] [of the Sufferings and Death] s_ of the RefurreBion] of Thy Son, [and of the coming down of the Holy GhoffJ and that we are about to partake of the Holy Supper, we beseech Thee so to raise our Hearts to Thee, that we may with Faith and Joy shew forth the Death of our Redeemer till He shall return at the last Day to judge the World, and that we may bear such Fruits of Piety and of Gratitude, as may be acceptable to Thee, through the fame Jesus Christ, who has taught us to pray, saying: i ;.

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Sunday Morning after Sermon.

OLord our God, who has commanded to make Prayers and Supplications for all Men •, we humble our selves before Thee, to offer up our Prayers for all forts of Persons, of what State or Condition soever they may be: We pray Thee O Lord, who art the Creator and Father of Mankind, for the Peace of the whole World, and for the Salvation of all Men \ have pity upon the Heathens that worship Idols, and who live without God, and without Hope in the World : Bring back the Turks and all Infidels from their Blindness: Vouchsafe, according to thy Promises, to bring about the Conversion of the jfnw,'to the end that the Fulness of the Nations being come in, there may be but one Fold and one Shepherd, and that all People may know and worship Thee, who art the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent.

OKing of Kings, and Lord of Lords, we pray to Thee for all Kings and Princes, and for all such as are exalted above others in Dignity: Grant thy Knowledge to those who are deprived of it, and give Grace to those that know Thee, to make use or their Authority for the Advancement of thy Glory. We pray Thee, more especially, for the sacred Person of the King our Sovereign Lord, for the Queen, for the Prince Royal, -and for the Princess his Consort, and for the Prince and Princess their Children ., for all the Royal Family ^ for : _ B'Æ i--- •.>•! • the

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the Count of Wartemberg, Hereditary Governor.General Lqf this Pritr sifality"] and for all those that are appointed tt> govern this .Stare, antf that have the Administration of Justice and Policy: Give them thy Spirit of Wisdom and Strength, and above all, Holineft and Fear of thy Name, to the end that Order may be established, and that we may lead a quiet and peaceable Life, and serve Thee in Holineft and Purity.

10 P. D, We offer up to Thee our Prayers for the Wants, of Thy j Holy Chmch, which is spread over all the World, voueMIrfe- to protect, increase, and sanctifie it more and more. Deliver those Churches' that are under Persecution, and preserve those that subsist through thy Grace: Take away those Errors, Scandals, and Divisions which afflict Christendom, and unite all Christians in the Bonds of Truth, Piety, and Peace; particularly be gracious to the Churches of this State, ami to the Church of this Places bless the Families and Persons of which it is composed, and make Piety, Concord,-and all -other Christian Virtues, to reign amongst them.

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WE pray Thee, O God, for all those that Thon hast appointedPastors in thy Churches, and particularly for the Pastors of this Flock •, strengthen them, sanctifie them, and increase in them those Lights, that Zeal, and those Gifts that are necessary for them to procure the Establishment of thy Kingdom, and the Salvation of the Souls that Thou hast committed to their Charge: Raise up every where,, and especially amongst us, Ministers that are feithfid, teatous, hnnjfcle, and Lovers of Truth and of Peace• , and for that End, Give thy Grace and Fear to those who axe devoted to serve Thee in the Holy Ministry. .. . • ', :^ --.;.:.

OMercifulGod, have Compassion upon tbe People that are visited with War, or any other Scourge, and on such Persons who are under Sufferings: We pray Thee for those who are persecuted and im Captivity, for the sake of the Gospel: Werecommcnd to Thee all Widows and Orphans, Poor and Strangers, those that travel, such as are troubled in Mind, such as are infirm, sick, or dying, and particularly our Brethren who are Members of this Church r_and who desire our Prayers]. Give to all the Repentance, Patience and Comfort, which they stand in* need ofz and a happy Issue out of alt their Afflictions.

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LO R D> we pray Thee for alt thy Children, and for alfthose who* . seek to Thee in Sincerity of Heart, wherever they are, and who< labour in their owrvSalvation, or in that of their Brethren -r for those who arc doing Works of Charity, and forming holy Designs for the Advancement of thy Kingdom: Strengthen those who are weak in Faith,, and in Holiness \ and as for such harden'd Sinnersas are in a State of Condemnation, grant them.aH Land particularly those whom we know ^ajit our Prayers} Time and Means, of being converted.- LooJc

Look down with'a favourable Eye upon this State, thh Ciitaaftd all its Inhabitants j grant us fruitful Seasons, and whatever is necessary for our Subsistence : Suffer us not to abuse Thy good Things, but grant that we may use them with Sobriety, Charity, and Thanksgiving: Turn from usthose Dangers and Scourges that may seem to threaten us: Deliver us from our Sins: Preserve us from all evil Thoughts, from.Ungodlinels, from Hypocrisie, and from all.that is contrary to thy hbly Will. Prevent' us always, O merciful' Cod, by thy Grace, aud lead'us continually, by thy Spirit: Give us always good and holy Thoughts, pure, quiet ahcf peaceful Inclinations, and intire Resignation to thy Providence, an ardent Love towards Thee, and such Charity as may induce us to love' and edifie one another. Loosen our Hearts from this World, which is nothing but Vanityj_a_nd[give j^Grace w jrd^tem alw^s^arda Heaven, where our Treasure Ties• , to the endthat watching and praying continually, and living in Temperance, Justice, and Piety, we may pass our Days in Peace, waiting for the glorious Return of our Sa~ viour. And that when He comes to judge the World, all we who are here in thy Presence, may appear before Thee without Fear or Confusion. O God hear us! hear all those that have now ossefd up their.Prayers to Thee: Rejed not the most humble Supplication* . of thy Servants, but grant us those Things we have asked of Thee, and all others that are necessary for us• , and this we begjn the Name of Jesus Christ, who has taught us to call upon Thee, saying:

OU R Father which art in Heaven: Hallowed be Thy Name r Thy Kingdom come.• Thy Will be done in Earth, as k 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, the Power, and the Glory; for ever aud ever. Amem. )}

L6 R D, we give Thee Thank's for having call'd us to the Knowledge and Profession of the Christian^Fakh. We beseech Thee to preserve and increase it more and more iirour Hearts, to the end that we may constantly persevere therein^ and always make a sincere Confession of it, saying in the Communion of the Universal Church:

I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth: And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Piltte, was crucified, dead,, and buried \ He descended into Hell \ the Third Day He rose again from the Dead, He ascended into Heaven, and sicteth on the Right Hand of God the. Father Almighty \ from thence He shall come to judge the Quick and the Dead.

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I believe in the Holy Ghost \ the Holy Catholick Church •, the Communion of Saints •, the Forgiveness of Sins; the Resurrection of the Body^ and the Life everlasting. Amen.

The Blessing.

TH E Lord blefc you and keep you: The Xord enlighten you with his Countenance, and be merciful to you: The Lord turn ms .face towards you, and keep you in Prosperity. Amen.

Go in Peace, and remember the Poor.

When Young Persons are to be admitted t4 the Ministry, they shall he recommended to the Prayers of the Church the Sunday preceding, after the Sermon, and before the Prayer, in the following manner.

YO U are exhorted to pray to God for one [several] of our Brethren, who is [are] to be admitted this Week into the Holy Ministry, and to remember him [them} in your Prayers, both Publick and Private.

To that Paragraph of the Prayer that relates To Astnifters, afer thefts Words: Give Thy Grace and Fear to those who are devoted to serve Thee in the Holy Ministry: Add this which follows.

C""1R A N T that our Pastors may never admit others than blameless X Persons, and such as are fit toteach •, and that they may always make a wise and just Choice of those whom they shall call to this Holy Charge. We pray Thee particularly to endue with thy Spirit ana Heavenly Gifts, him {those} who is (are} to be consecrated to Thee at this Time, and to sanctiffe him [them] to the End, that by the Purity of his [their"] Doctrine, and by the Holiness of his [their] Life, he' [they] may exercise his [their] Ministry, to the Glory of thy Name, .and the Edification of thy Church.


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