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will, and walk in thy way: Endue him plenteously with heavenly gifts, grant him in health and wealth long to live, ftrengthen him, that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and finally after this life, he may attain everlasting joy and felicity, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the Royal Family.
Lmighty God, the fountain of all goodness, we humbly befeech thee to blefs our Gracious Queen Charlotte, their Royal Highneffes George Prince of Wales, the Princess Dowager of Wales, and all the Royal Family: Endue them with thy Holy Spirit; enrich them with thy heavenly grace; profper them with all happiness; and bring them to thine everlasting kingdom, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the Clergy and People.
Lmighty and everlasting God, who alone workeft gre marvels; Send down upon our Bishops and Curates, and all Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy bleffing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator Jefus Christ. Amen.
Paraphrafe on the Prayer for the Royal Family.
O God of infinite power, from whom all good Things do come, we implore thy bleffing upon our amiable Queen Charlotte, their Royal Highneffes George Prince of Wales, the Princess Dowager of Wales, and all the Royal Family: Help and defend them by thy Holy Spirit; adorn them with every Christian Virtue; and grant them to enjoy the maft exalted felicity, both here and for ever, through Jefus Christ.
* Το pray for the King and the Royal Family is not only our duty, as we are taught by St. Paul, 1 Tim. ii. 2. but likewife it is fhewing a proper regard to our interest because if it is for the welfare of a Nation that its Governors fhould be Righteous; it muft certainly be wisdom to implore God's affiftance to enable them to
Paraphrafe on the Prayer for the Clergy and People. O moft mighty and eternal God, who art wonderdown upon all ranks of the Clergy and their People, in towards the Children of Men; fend the light of thy Holy Spirit, to lead them in the way of let thy bleffing defcend like the dew, upon their laSalvation; and that they may ferve thee acceptably, bours, that they may bring forth Fruit to perfection. Grant this for the fake of his glorious Merits, who is our Mediator and Interceffor.
No lefs is it reasonable that men fhould pray for their fpiritual Guides, and for a bleffing upon their labours: because tho' Paul plant and Apollos water, yet it is God that must give the increafe.
A Prayer of St. Chryfoftom.
+A who haft given us at this time with ΤΑ
one accord, to make our common fupplications unto thee, and doft promife, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name, thou wilt grant their requefts: Fulfil now, O Lord, the defires and petitions of thy Servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.
2 Cor. xiii. 14.
'T Grace of our Lord Jefus Chrift, and the Love of
God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
§ The Creed of Saint Athanafius.
Upon Christmas-day, the Epiphany, Saint Matthias, Eafter-day,
Hofoever will be faved: before all things it is neceffary that he hold the Catholick Faith. Paraphrafe on the Athanafian Creed. Whofoever hopes to enjoy the benefits of Redemption, it is abfolutely neceffary that he believe the Gofpel. The principal articles of Faith contained, in which are thefe following, viz. That there is none other
God but one, 1. Cor. viii. 4. That there is one Father of all, Ephef. iv. one Lord Jefus Chrift, Ephef. iv 5. and one Holy Spirit, Ephef. iv. 4. That the Father is God, 1. Cor viii. 6. The Son is God, John i 1 and the Holy Ghoft
†This Prayer of St. Chryfoftom, has been used in the fervice of the Greek Church above one thousand three hundred years: and the feveral petitions which have been offered up in separate Collects are fumm'd up in this.
This Benedictory Prayer of St. Paul contains the ium and fubftance of Chriftianity, fhewing that the Bleffings of the Gospel, are derived from the Love of God; obtained thro' the Grace of our Lord Jefus
Chrift, and conveyed to us by the Fellowship of the
This Creed was first published in the eighth Century. The condemnatory Expreffions contained in it, relate only to thofe who when they clearly fee the Truth, jof the Doctrines contained in this Creed, perverfely fhut their Eyes against Conviction, and chufe darkness rather than light.
Which Faith, except every one do keep whole and undefiled: without doubt he fhall perish everlastingly.
And the Catholick Faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity;
Neither confounding the Perfons: nor dividing the Subftance.
For there is one Perfon of the Father, another of the Son : and another of the Holy Ghoft.
But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is all one: the Glory equal, the Majesty co-eternal.
Such as the Father is, fuch is the Son: and fuch is the Holy Ghoft.
The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate: and the Holy Ghoft
The Father incomprehenfible, the Son incomprehenfible: and the Holy Ghost incomprehenfible.
The Father eternal, the Son eternal: and the Holy Ghost eternal.
And yet they are not three eternals: but one eternal.
As also there are not three incomprehenfibles, nor three uncreated: but one uncreated, and one incomprehenfible.
So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty: and the Holy Ghoft Almighty.
And yet they are not three Almighties: but one Almighty.
So the Father is God, the Son is God: and the Holy Ghoft is God.
And yet they are not three Gods: but one God.
So likewife the Father is Lord, the Son Lord: and the Holy Ghoft Lord;
Paraphrafe on the Athanafian Creed.
God, A&ts v. 3. 4.- -and that there are three that
who being in the form of God, thought it no robbery to be equal with God, Phil. ii. 6. yet was made in the likeness of Men. Phil. ii. 7. being made of a Woman, Gal. iv. 4. who Juffered for us; and his ownself bare our Sins
And yet not three Lords: but one Lord.
For like as we are compelled by the Chriftian verity: to acknowledge every Perfon by himself to be God and Lord;
So are we forbidden by the Catholick religion: to say, There be three Gods, or three Lords.
The Father is made of none; neither created, nor begotten. The Son is of the Father alone: not made, nor created, but begotten.
The Holy Ghoft is of the Father, and of the Son: neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding.
So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghofts.
And in this Trinity, none is afore, or after other: none is greater, or lefs than another
But the whole three perfons are co-eternal together: and co-equal.
So that in all things, as is aforesaid: the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshiped.
He therefore that will be faved: must thus think of the Trinity. Furthermore, it is necessary to everlasting salvation: that he also believe rightly the incarnation of our Lord Jefus Christ.
For the right faith is, that we believe and confess: that our Lord Jefus Chrift, the Son of God, is God and Man;
God of the fubftance of the Father, begotten before the world: and Man of the fubftance of his Mother, born in the world. Perfect God, and perfect Man: of a reasonable soul, and human flesh fubfifting;
Equal to the Father, as touching his Godhead: and inferior to the Father, as touching his manhood.
Paraphrafe on the Athanafian Creed.
in his own Body on the Tree, 1. Pet. ii. 21. 24. But his ruption, A&ts ii. 31. for he rofe again the third Day, Soul was not left in Hell, neither did his Body fee Cora Cor. xv. 4. afcended up far above all Heavens, Ephef.
Who, although he be God and Man: yet he is not two, but one Chrift.
One; not by converfion of the Gedhead into flesh, but by taking of the Manhood into God.
One altogether; not by confufion of Subftance: but by unity of person.
For as the reafonable foul and flesh is one man: So God and man is one Chrift:
Who fuffered for our falvation: defcended into Hell, rofe again the third day from the dead.
He afcended into Heaven, he fitteth on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty: from whence he fhall come to judge the quick and the dead.
At whofe coming all men fhall rife again with their bodies: and fhall give account for their own works.
And they that have done good, fhall go into life everlasting: and they that have done evil, into everlasting fire.
This is the Catholick Faith: which except a man believe faithfully he cannot be faved.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Here followeth + the LITANY, or General Supplication, to be fung or faid after Morning Prayer upon Sundays, Wednefdays, and Fridays, and at other times, when it shall be commanded by the Ordinary.
Paraphrafe on the Athanafian Creed.
iv. 10. and fitteth on the right Hand of God, Col. iii. 1. and be hall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing, and his Kingdom 2. Tim. iv. 1. for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the Graves fhall hear bis voice, and shall come forth, John v. 28. 29. and
The Litany fignifies, as it is expreffed in the Rubrick, a General Supplication: and, according to the Apoftles Rule, 1. Tim. ii. 1. confifts 1ft of a Deprecation, that is, of petition against Evil, from O God the Father, &c. to in all Times of our Tribulation, &c. 2dly, Prayer, that is petition for good. 3dly Interceffion, that
every one of us fhall give an account of himself to God, Rom. xiv. 12. And the wicked shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into Life eternal, Mat. xxv. 46. All Glory and Praife, &c.
is petition for others, from We Sinners do befeech, &c. to the end. It is therefore an excellent Form of Prayer in itself: and, as the People are allowed fuch a fhare in the delivery of it with their Voice, feems well calculated for devotion.