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COLLECTS. Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and prayers, and dispose the way of Thy servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation; that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by Thy most gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O ALMIGHTY LORD, and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech Thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern, both our hearts and bodies, in the ways of Thy laws, and in the works of Thy commandments; that through Thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.


GRANT, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that the words, which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may through Thy grace

be grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praise of Thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

PREVENT us, O Lord, in all our doings with Thy most gracious favour, and further us with Thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in Thee, we may glorify Thy holy Name, and finally by Thy mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ALMIGHTY GOD, the Fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking; We beseech Thee to have compassion upon our infirmities; and those things, which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast promised to hear the petitions of them that ask in Thy Son's Name; We beseech Thee mercifully to incline Thine ears to us that have made now our prayers

and supplications unto Thee; and grant, that those things, which 'we have faithfully asked according to Thy will, may effectually be obtained, to the relief of our necessity, and to the setting forth of Thy glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.




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THREE TIMES A YEAR. rishioner shall communicate God forbid that any good at the least three times in the Christian should make this yeur, of which Easter to be an excuse for receiving no

oftener, if he has an opportunity! And woe be to that Pastor, who will not give the well-disposed part of his flock more frequent opportunities of testifying their love to Jesus Christ, of increasing their graces, and securing their pardon and salvation.


The Sacrament,



AFTER you have received, and are returned to your seat, you may (as you have time) continue your devotions.

And remember, that now is the proper season to beg of God the graces and blessings you most desire;

whether for yourself, for your friends, or for your enemies, who should always have a place in your prayers.

And be not under any concern for suitable words to make known the desires of your heart: God is our Father, and will understand His children's meaning, however imperfectly expressed. You know how the humble publican was heard, though he said no more than, “God be merciful to me a sinner."


(1) Luke xviii. 13, 14.

The following Scriptures, and the meditations upon them, may help your devotions either now, or at any other time, to obtain the graces you stand in need of; to preserve in your heart a spirit of piety; or to keep in your mind the vows that are upon you.


1 Thess. v.

18. “In every thing give thanks : for this is the will of God.”

O LORD and Father, I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies which Thou hast showed Thy servant; neither can I render due thanks and praise for them: but, O God, accept of this my sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. For this, and for all Thy known and unobserved favours of nature and of grace, I bless Thy good providence; beseeching Thee to pardon my ingratitude, and that I have passed so many occasions without observing, and without ac

(1) If Christians would but accustom themselves to render to God Che glory of His mercies; to take notice of, and to give him thanks for, the many favours, deliverances, visitations, or chastisements, they every day meet with, they would most surely engage the Divine goodness and providence to multiply those blessings upon them, which they put a by their ingratitude.

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