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PRAYER FOR GRACE.
ALMIGHTY GOD, and most merciful Father,
give us, we beseech Thee, that grace, that we may duly examine the inmost of our hearts and our most secret thoughts, how we stand before Thee; and that we may henceforward never be drawn to do anything that may dishonour Thy Name, but may persevere in all good purposes and in Thy holy service unto our lives' end. And grant that we may now, this present day-seeing it is as good as nothing that we have done hitherto-perfectly begin to walk before Thee, as becometh those that are called to an inheritance of light in Christ; to whom with Thee and the Holy Spirit, be all honour, glory, and dominion, now and ever. AMEN.
A PENITENTIAL SUPPLICATION.
OST GRACIOUS GOD, the Fountain of
all mercy and blessing, who desirest not the death of a sinner, nor despisest the tears of a penitent, favourably receive these our supplications and effectually move our hearts to a true contrition, that, being pardoned the evils we have presumed to do, we may be delivered from the evils we deserve to suffer; and assisted by Thy grace, and fed by Thy heavenly word, may bestow the short remainder of our days, in a more perfect denial of our corrupt inclinations, and a more constant attendance to Thy glorious promises; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who with Thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. AMEN.
AN ACT OF SURRENDER.
LORD, Thou knowest what is best for us to
do; according to Thy will give us, we be
seech Thee, what Thou wilt, as much as Thou wilt, and when Thou wilt. Do with us in all things, as Thou knowest best to be done, and as it shall please Thee, and as may be most for Thine honour. Put us where Thou wilt, and freely do with us in all things after Thy will and pleasure. We are Thy creatures, and in Thy hands; lead us, O God, and turn us wheresoever Thou wilt. we are Thy servants, ready to do all things that Thou commandest us, for we desire not to live to ourselves but to Thee; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. AMEN.
PRAYER BEFORE COMMUNION.
ALMIGHTY and Ever-living God, who of
Thy tender love and mercy didst give
Thine only Son to suffer death upon the cross for us miserable sinners, who lay in darkness, and in the shadow of death, grant we beseech Thee, that we, duly celebrating a perpetual memory of this His precious death until His coming again, according to His most holy institution, may be to all intents partakers of His most blessed body and blood, and filled with His Spirit and life; that we, through Him, may be made Thy children, and be thereby exalted to an inheritance in Him of life everlasting, and to a participation of the heavenly table, in the bosom of this Thy Son, Jesus Christ, our only Mediator with Thee, and our only Saviour; to whom with Thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, now and ever. AMEN.
PRAYER BEFORE COMMUNION.
ALMIGHTY FATHER, who hast given
Thy only begotten Son to be unto us both a Sacrifice for sin and also foran Example of meek and patient suffering, and a mirror of righteousness and holiness of life, give us grace that we may always, and at this time .especially, receive that His inestimable benefit, with the utmost thankfulness of heart, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of His most holy life, and to be conformed to His death and sufferings, unto Thy Eternal glory; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. AMEN.