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them that are of the household of faith.

-Gal. vi. 10.


Godliness with contentment is great gain for we brought nothing into the world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.-1 Tim. vi. 6, 7.

Charge them who are rich in this world, that they be ready to give, and glad to distribute; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may attain eternal life.-1 Tim. vi. 17 -19.

To do good, and to distribute, forget not for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.-Heb. xiii. 16.

Whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? -1 John iii. 17.

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord and look, what he layeth out, it shall be paid him again.-Prov. xix. 17.

Blessed is the man that provideth for the sick and needy: the Lord shall deliver him in time of trouble.-Psalm xli. 1.


¶ During the reading of these sentences collection shall be made for the poor; which being brought to the Minister, he shall place it upon the table.

After which done, the Minister shall say,

Let us pray for the whole state of Christ's Church militant here on earth.

LMIGHTY and everliving God,

who by thy holy Apostle hast taught us to make prayers and supplications, and to give thanks, for all men; We humbly beseech thee

most mercifully [* to accept

* If there

be no alms or oblations, shall words


[of accepting

our alms and oblations, and] to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto thy the Divine Majesty; beseeching our alms and thee to inspire continually left unsaid. the universal Church with

oblations be

the spirit of truth, unity, and concord: And grant that all they that do confess thy holy Name, may agree in the truth of thy holy word, and live in unity and godly love. We beseech thee also to save and defend all Christian Kings, Princes, and Governors; and especially thy servant VICTORIA our Queen; that under her we may be godly and quietly governed: And grant unto all that are put in authority under her, that they may truly and indifferently minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion and virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all the Ministers of thy

Gospel, that they may, both by their life and doctrine, set forth thy true

and lively word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments: And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace; and especially to this congregation here present; that, with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear and receive thy holy word; truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life. And we most humbly beseech thee of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all them, who in this transitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. And we also bless thy holy Name for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear; beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom: Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.


Then shall the Minister say to them that come to receive the Holy Communion,

E that do truly and earnestly


repent of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; Draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.

¶ Then shall this general Confession be made by the Minister in the name of all those that are minded to receive the Holy Communion, both he and all the people kneeling humbly upon their knees, and saying,


LMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we from time to

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