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grace, new life, new vigour, and new resolutions; that I may never again faint, or droop, or tire in my duty.
Directions. When the minister is drawing near you with the cup, fixe your thoughts upon Jesus Christ dying for the fins of the world.
Before receiving the cup.
I amnow about to receive, may be unto me a cup of blessing. Sprinkle me with the bland of the ever blessed Jesus, that my soul, being cleansed from all corruptions, may attain to life everlasting.
Rubrick. 9 And the minister that delivereth the cup to any one skall fay, The miniter.
Directions. The blood of our Lord Je
When the minister deliTuis Christ, which was med vereth the cup, and says, "The for thee, preferve thy body which was shed for thee, pre
“ blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, and soul untoeverlasting life.! Drink this in remembrance everlasting life,"-be sure you
“ serve thy body and soul unto that Christ's blocd was shed!say Amen. And when he has said, for thee, and be thankful. “ Drink this in remembrance
that Christ's blood was shed forthee, and be thankful.”-take it, and drink very moderately, regarding neither thirst or pleasure in that draught. But let me remind you, that you do not pretend to repeat, either loud or softly, the words the minister uses in delivering the bread ana wine ; your bufiness being to attend soberly to what he Jirys, and then to say Amen. I tell you this, because an idle custom has prevail dof people's repeating what the minifter says, to the diftur. bance of the minister, and to the bindrance, 2 dare fay, of their own
devotions, which would be further'd by a grave and
, which I take all occafions to recommend to you. And if these devotions do not hold to the end, you may listen to the minister delivering the bread and wine to the other commuricants, and Jay a hearty Amen in each of them, for that is praying for the greatest blessing God can bestow on them, the preservation of their body and soul unto everlasting life.
Whofo eateth my fleth, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my fesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. John vi. 54, 55, 56.
When thou hast received both kinds, fay; Have done, O Lord, as thou hastcommand
ed me, and let thy name be forever blessed; O let me find the great Benefits of this thy divine institution; pour down thy graces upon me, direct my goings in thy ways, and enable me by thy power and strength of this divine food, to persevere in the practice of a holy and religious life, even to the last moment of my days; be thou my peace and refuge, and let my pleasure and safety depend on thee; be thou my portion and greatest treasure, and let my eternal happiness be fixed in the enjoyment of thee, who didft vouchsafe not only to take our nature upon thee, that thou mightest die for our sins, but hast left us a perpetual memorial thereof in this holy sacrament. Amen.
A prayer of thankfgiving as soon as we are retired
from the Lord's table. · I will sing of the Lord, because he hath dealt so lovingly with me: yea, I will praise the name of the Lord most highest. Pfalm xii. 5, 6.
LL honour, glory, and power, might,
majesty, and dominion, be unto him that sitteth on the throne, and unto the lamb that was slain, for ever and ever.
I give thee most humble and hearty thanks, O Lord, that thou hast been pleased to admit me to renew my baptifmal covenant with thee in this holy sacrament.
That thou hast vouchsafed to feed me with the fpiritual nourishment of the body and blood of thy fon Jesus Christ; and this not for any merits of my own, but for the sake of thy infinite goodness and mercy.
Unworthy tho' I am, yet thy bounty, O Lord, never fails; the love of my faviour is not diminished; and the virtue of his propitiation is never exhausted: Grant, therefore, I beseech: thee, that this holy facrament may never turn to my judgment and condemnation.
But that it may be health and recovery under all my weaknesses and infirmities;
Safety and defence against all the attacks of my fpiritual enemies;
Vigour and strength to all my holy purposes and resolutions;
Comfort and support under all the afflictions and calamities of life;
Affiftance and directions under all difficulties and doubts;
Courage and constancy under all dangers and perfecutions, especially in times of sickness, and at the hour of death.
Finally, let it procure for me pardon and forgiveness in this life, mercy and favour at the day of judgment, and a never-fading crown of glory in thy heavenly kingdom
; where with thy fon Jefus Christ, and the blesfed fpirit, thou livest and reignest one God world without end.
Rutzick. If the consecrarea bread or wine be all spent before all have communicated, the priest is to confecrate more according to the
form before prescribed, beginning at our Saviour Christ in the same night, &c.] for the ble sing of the bread; and at [likewisz after supper, &c.] for the blessing of the cup, as you will find it on p. 114, 115.
Directions. When all have communicated, and the minister returns to the remaining part of the communion office, (by some called the post communion) be sure you be not unready to join with him; nay, though you should not have ended your private devotions, yet break them off, thoin the middle, and join with the publick ones, for that is better, and your Duty; and go on with him in heart till he has made an end.
Rubrick. 9 When all have coinmunicated, the minister hall return to the
Lord's table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the confecrated elements, covering the fame with a fair linen cloth.
4 Thi pall the priest say the Lord's prayer, the people repeating after him every petition.
The Dinifter and people. Our 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 four trespailes, as we forgive them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evit: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
After shall be said as followeth :
The Biniger. O Lord and heavenly father, we thy humble servants entirely defire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our facrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy son Jesus Christ, and thro’ faith in his blood, we and all thy whole church may obtain remission of our fins, and all other benefits of his paffion. And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our fouls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively facrifice unto
thee, humbly beseeching thee, that all we who are par· takers of this holy communion, may be filled with thy
grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold fins, to offer unto thee any facrifice, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the holy ghoft, all honour and glory be unto thee, O father almighty, world without end, Amen.