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IVE ear, we beseech | behalf: and grant that it Thee, O Lord, to the may obtain all those blessprayers of Thy servant, ings which he asks for us. who is here appointed to Amen.

make this Oblation in our

During the pause which usually occurs before the Act of Consecration, you can pray as follows:


ALMIGHTY and most by my influence or example.

Merciful Father, I, an—all in suffering or under unworthy sinner, now join temptation. Grant also, O Thy minister in offering Merciful God, rest and reThee this Oblation of the freshment to all who have Body and Blood of Thy departed this life in Thy only Son, to the honour true faith and fear; and and praise of Thy glorious grant that we, together with Majesty; in thankful re- them, may reign with Christ membrance of the Passion in Thy everlasting kingand Death of my Saviour dom. Amen. Jesus Christ; in thanks

giving for all Thy gifts and Immediately before Consecration. graces, spiritual and tem- BLESSED is He that poral; in propitiation for

cometh in the Name

O Blessed

my numberless sins and of the Lord, Hosanna in infirmities; and for the ob- the highest. taining of all graces neces- Jesu! in the Bread now sary to enable me to live a about to be broken, give godly life, and die in a state me faith to discern Thy allof salvation; and for the holy Body, and in the Wine salvation of all bound to which is now to be blessed, me by kindred or affection; Thy precious, cleansing all whom I have injured Blood. Amen.




The Canon or Sacrificial Part.

This is the principal act of the whole Service. Be very attentive and very reverent. The bread which God's Priest breaks, becomes the Body of Christ; and the cup which he blesses, the Blood of Christ. This wonderful effect is brought to pass by the operation of the Holy Ghost, and Christ's own words, repeated by the Priest.



LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, Who of Thy tender mercy didst give Thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the Cross for our redemption; Who made there (by His one oblation of Himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in His Holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that His precious death, until His coming again; Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech Thee; and grant that we receiving these Thy creatures of bread and wine, according to Thy Son our

*Here the Priest is

to take the Paten into

his hands:

+And here to break the Bread:

Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of His Death and Passion, may be partakers of His most blessed Body and Blood: Who, in the same night that He was betrayed,* took Bread, and, when He had given thanks, tHe brake it, and gave it to His disciples, saying, TAKE, EAT, THIS IS MY BODY WHICH IS GIVEN FOR YOU: Do this in remembrance of me. Likewise after supper He took the Cup; and, when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this: for THIS IS MY BLOOD OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, WHICH IS SHED FOR YOU AND FOR MANY FOR THE REMISSION

And here to lay his hand upon all the Bread.

*Here he is to take the Cup into his hand:

And here to lay

his hand upon every vessel (be it Chalice or Flagon) in which there is any Wine to be consecrated.

OF SINS: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.


The Minister then receives the Communion in both hands.

At the words, This is my body, make me now and for ever wholly Thine.


HAIL, Incarnate Word At the words, This is my Blood,

sacrificed for me and


all mankind: Hail, Holy HAIL, precious Blood Victim! offered once for of Jesus! once shed us upon the Altar of the for me on the Cross, and Cross, and still daily offer- now pleading for my pared upon our altars to the don in this Sacrament. O end of time. I bless Thee, cleanse my soul and body I adore Thee, I love Thee. from all sin, and grant that Oh, let not this sacrifice be nothing may ever separate offered for me in vain, but me from Thy love.

In the solemn silence immediately unworthy to be so near after the Act of Consecration, Thee, yea, in Thy very you may pray as follows: presence. My sins cry EHOLD the Lamb aloud for justice; but I of God, which taketh am near the Friend of sinaway the sins of the world. ners, the Hope of the conLamb of God, Who takest trite, the Healer of the away the sins of the world, broken hearted, the Conhave mercy upon us. soler of the afflicted. Lamb of God, Who takest cannot turn away from away the sins of the world, Thee, Holy Saviour; for grant us Thy peace. without Thee I must perish.


Jesu, spotless Victim, IOh, deepen my sorrow for adore Thee, really though sin; cleanse and purify my invisibly present under heart from the stains of these Sacramental veils of sin; fill my heart with burning love to Thee, and I humble myself before grant me grace to continue Thee, Holy Saviour, for I Thine for ever. Amen. am sinful. I am unfit and{

Bread and Wine.

THANKSGIVING TO GOD THE FATHER. Whilst the Priest is communi-God, for providing a way in cating, you may pray thus: this most Holy Sacrament We thank Thee, O Lord by which we may plead be


God, Merciful Father, fore Thee the Death and for having sent Thy only Passion of Thy dear Son, begotten Son into the world until His coming again. to suffer death upon the O give us such love to Cross for us men, and for Thee for Thy great love to our salvation. us, as shall enable us to

We thank Thee, gracious die daily to the world, and

crucify the flesh, with the grant, I beseech Thee, that affections and lusts; that, this adorable sacrifice of living to Thee alone, dur- the blessed Body and Blood ing our whole life, we may of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus attain to Thine everlasting Christ, which here and kingdom, where, with Thy everywhere throughout Thy Eternal Son and the Holy Holy Church is offered as a Ghost, Thou livest and continual thanksgiving for, reignest one God for ever and a daily remembrance and ever. Amen. of, His blessed death, may obtain for us, at Thy hands, MOST gracious God, mercy, and the remission Father of all mercies, of all our sins. Amen.


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LORD Jesus Christ, of our sins, escape and I commend unto Thee, deliverance from present in the presence of Thy very temptation, and watchfulBody and Blood, my soul, ness as to the future. Grant my body, my mind, and us a steadfast faith, a ready my thoughts, my words, will, an ardent love and and my deeds, and all my perseverance unto the end. prayers, beseeching Thee Give us food and raiment, to sanctify me, and all that and all things needful for I have, to Thy service. I the body; but, above these, commend unto Thee, also, O grant us all graces needmy [here name any relations ful for our souls. May it or friends for whom you please Thee also, O Lord desire to pray.] Grant unto Jesus, to bless our enemies; us sinners, O Lord, pardon and grant that they and we

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