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Observation. Chic] MUTIC, Vo 1 tet "IC uuw going to ex

ercise another and most exo tensive Branch of Christian

Charity towards the whole Let us pray for the Church of Christ; which Whole State of Christ's you should seriously attend Church militant here to, that you may add [se

cretly] Amen to every Petion Earth.


ALMIGHTY and everlasting 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 our Alms and Oblations, and] to receive these our Prayers, which we offer unto thy Die vine Majesty ; beseeching Thee to inspire continually the Universal Church with the Spirit of 'I'ruth, 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 GEORGE, our King, thať under him we may be godly and quietly governed: And


grant unto his whole vuunil..., that are put in authority under him, that they may truly and indifferently administer 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 Bishops and Curates, 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 serve ing 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 Kingdon. Grant this, o Father, for Jesus Christ's Sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.


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If you seriously attend to

the following Exhortations When the Minister or Warnings, you will learn giveth IVarning for the what you ought to do, in Celebration of the holy

order to be a worthy Com.

Communion (which he
shall always do upon the And


would do well Sunday, or some Holi to read them over again, day immediately preced- when you return llome, that ing) after the Sermon Memory, and that they may or Homily ended, he be a standing Rule to go by shall read this Exhor- through your whole Life, tation following

DEARLY * Belov. Believe it for a certain

'Truth, that such as are not ed, on


religiously disposed to go to next, I purpose through this Ordinance, are unqualiGod's


* When it is considered how many poor Christians there are, who have little or no other Means of coming to tbe Knowledge of this Ordinance, and the Manner of prepare ing themselves for it, but by what they learn from hearing these Exhortations; every Pastor will think himself obliged in Conscience, and as he values the Edification of his Flock, to read these Exhortations with the greatest De. liberation, and with an Affection that shall even force the Attention of his Hearers.


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Observations. God's Assistance, to ad- fied to ask or receive any : minister to all such as Blessing or Favour from

God. shall be religiously and devoutly disposed, the

That therefore you may most comfortable Sa-lay hold on every Occasion crament of the Body offered you-consider seri. and Blood of Christ, to ously what you are called to. be by them received in First, to obey the express Remembrance of his Command of Jesus Christ, meritorious Cross and by whom alone you can Passion; whereby alone hope for Salvation. we obtain Remission of

2dly, To testify to the our Sins, and are made World, that you belong to Partakers of the King- him; and to join with his Fadom of Heaven: where- mily, in order to recount and

acknowledge the most inesti. fore it is our Duty to mable Blessing, which he hath rendermost humble and purchased for his Church, hearty Thanks to Almighty God, our Hea- self to him, and to his Ser

And 3dly, To devote youre venly Father, for that vice, who is continually inhe hath given his Son, terceding for all such as go Saviour

Jesus unto God by him.
Christ, not only to die

And very many will be
for us, but also to beour the Benefits of embracing
spiritual Food and Sus- every Occasion that is offered
tenance in that holy Sa- you.
crament. Which being

You will not easily fall so divine and comfort-l into a State of Sin and Secuable thing to them who rity, being so often put in receive it worthily, and Mind of the Danger of going so dangerous to them carelessly and unprepared. that


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Observations. that will presume to re

You hear in what a good ceive it unworthily; my

Preparation consits--InconDuty is to exhort you, God, with full Purpose of

fessing your Sins to Almighty in the mean Season, to Amendment of Life: consider the Dignity of exercising, the Duties of that holy Mystery, Charity: In giving and forand the great Peril of

giving, &c. the unworthy receiving All which being done in thereof; and so to Obedience to the Command search and examine of Christ, must needs be aeyour own Consciences ceptable to the Divine Ma

jesty, and in Time gain you (and that not lightly, all those Graces which you and after the Manner can desire or stand in Need of dissemblers with

of. God. but so) that ye And, for your Comfort, may come holy and remember that if you are clean to such a heaven- prepared, as you ought to be, ly Feast, in the Marri- for this Sacrament, you are age-garinent required a blessed Eternity.

prepared for Death, and for by God in holy Scripture, and be received Consider how


there as worthy Partakers of are, who, to their Sorrow,

are deprived of this Means that holy Table. of Grace and Salvation :

The Way and Means And how many, thro' a most thereto is; First ; To stupid Ignorance and Negli. examine your Lives and gence, deprire themselves of

it :- And you cannot but Conversations by the give God Thanks, both for Rule of God's Com the Opportunities which he mandments, and where-affords you, and for the

Graces he gives you by your insoever ye shall per- resolving to close with then. ceive yourselves to have offended,


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