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iny body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of me; likewise after supper (d) he took
(d) Here he is to take the cup, and when he had given thanks, ibe cup into his hands. he gave it to them saying, Drink ye all of (2) And bere to vay this
; for this (e) is my blood of the New bis hand, pon every Testament, which is shed for you, and fingon) in cvhich there for many, for the remission of fins : Do is any wine to be conjethis as oft as ye shall drink it, in. remembrance of me. Amen.
Directions. Be not discouraged if you cannot fill up all spaces with regular de-votion, or with intense meditation between the prayer of confecration and the time of receiving the bread and wine; in this case do as well as you can: remember your own oferces with as much forrow es you can, and the mercies om God to you in Chrilt Jefus, vith as much lote, joy, and gratitude ; recommend 10 God's marry your pa. rents, relations, friends, and all the world. Do any thing that is good and proper to fill up the time; and leave the reli to God, who
is a bountecus rewarder of them that seek him.
Or when the prayer of consecration is over, if you have time before the bread and wine are brought to you, use the following prayer. A prayer immediately after the confecration of the
bread and wine. I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving: and will call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Lord, in the sight of all his people; in the courts of the Lord's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem, praise the Lord. Psalm cxvi. 14, 15, 16.
niy , altar, I dare
upon this mystery of our salvation, if thou hadīt not invited me: I beseech thee therefore, accept of this representation we make before
thee of that all-sufficient sacrifice, which thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ made upon cross: let the merit of it plead effectually for the pardon and forgiveness of all my sins, and render thee favourable and propitious to me a miserable finner'; let the power of it prevail against all the powers of darkness; let the wifdom of it make me wise unto salvation; and let the peace of it reconcile me unto thee, and bring to me peace of conscience.
And then, Oblefied Jesus my redeemer, I ihall be enabled to adore thee, who didit endure the painful and shameful death of the cross, to recover me from the state of fin and misery: I admire thine infinite condescension, who was pleased to be made miserable, that I might be made happy; poor, that I might be enriched; and didít die that I might live for ever. With all my soul, O dear Jesus, I love and praise thee, for the stupendous expressions of thy bounty and goodness towards me: O lamb of God that takeit away the fins of the world, have mercy upon me; O'lambof God that takest away the sins of the world, grant me thy peace. Amen. Lord Jesus. Amen. 07
Rubrick. I Then shall the minister first receive the communion in both kinds himielf, and then proceed to deliver the same to the bishops, priests, and deacons in like manner, (if any be present) and after ikat to the people also in order, into their hands, all meekly kneeling.
Directions. The first person that receives is the minifter, who has a requeft to you in behalf of himself, namely, that as be prays for
you with great
feruency, you would comfort and encourage him with an hearty Amen upon your knees, to the petitions at bis taking the holy ele ments : and in the interval between his réceiving the bread and wine, use the following prayer. A prayer to be said when the priest is receiving the
bread and the wine. Let thy priests be cloathed with righteousness: and let thy faints fing with joyfulness. Pfalm cxxxii. 9.
, thee, to all those who are called to any office or administration in thy church; and so replenish them with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great nameand benefitofthy holy church, thro' Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Directions. After the minister has received the communion in both kinds, andais proceeding to deliver the fame to the people, lift up your heart: to God in the following prayer.
A prayer before receiving the holy facrament,
table, as a fick man to the great physician of life; I beseech thee, O Lord, to cure my infirmities, and let me not only receive the outward and visiblefign, but the inward and spi
ritual hat which is to come. Amen.
grace, the body and blood of thy fon Jefus Christ, that so all carnal affections may die in me, and that all things belonging to the spirit may live and grow in me; that I may have power and strength, and victory, to triumph against the world, the flesh, and the devil; and also may beendued will all such heavenly virtues which are pleasing to thee, andwhich thou wilt eternally reward, for the merit of thy son's death; to whom with the father and the holy ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen. Another prayer just before receiving the consecrated
bread, if time will permit. If thiou bring thy gift to the altar, and there remembereft that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.. Matt. V. 23, 24.
ET it be thy pleasure, O God, to work in
me whatsoever is wanting to fit me for thy divine acceptance, and a worthy receiving of these holy mysteries; give me repentance unto life, not to be repented of; endue me with a lively faith, a perfect love, and an universal charity; pity my weakness, and forgive myinfirmities, that I may worthily receive these elements of bread and wine to my support and comfort in this life, and my eternal happiness
Directions. When the minister, is draving near you, and before you receive the bread, fix your thoughts upon Jesus Christ dying for the fins of the world.
When the minister comes sus Christ, which was given to give you the confecrated bread for thee, preserve thy body and wine, I would have you very and soul unto everlasting life.
you are about ; Take and eat this in remem
but take great heed, left while you brance that Christ died for
are friving to raise your heart, thee, and feed on him in thy your thoughts. Strive rather for a
you be not loft and bewildered in heart by faith with thanks-i serious and composed mind; let giving
your devotion be rather regular and equal, than exalted and transported; attend gravely to what the minister says; and when he has repeated that excellent prayer“ The body of our Lord Jefus Christ, which was given for thee,
preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life."-be fure you say softly a most bearty Amen; for is not that the thing you come for and desire ? When he has said -- Take and eat this in re« membrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy • heart by faith with thanksgiving”-take it with your righthand, and glove off, but without lolling with your elbows on the rail, or any
other careless and indecent posture: and whild you are taking it fay, O blessed Jesu! who, &c. as follows:
After receiving the bread. Blessed Jesu! who vouchsafest to be my food, nourish
my foul to eternal life; create in me a mighty hunger after righteousness, and let this divine food instill into my weak and languishing foul new fupplies of