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hate me, and to pray for them that defpitefully ufe me, and perfecute me, in obedience to the command, and in imitation of the example of my great Lord and Mafter, Chrift Jefus. Amen.

Here may be added (if time will permit) the Morning Prayer, on page 135 of this FIRST Part.

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UR father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trefpaffes, as we forgive them that trefpafs against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.

So far may be used every Morning before the Meditation.

The Meditation for Monday Morning.

Upon our Saviour's loving invitation to the communion of his body and blood.

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye fin not. And if any man fin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jefus Chrift the righteous. 1 John ii. 1.

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Ome now, O my foul, and let us retire from the purfuits of this vain deceitful world; and let us well confider the gracious and condescending invitations wherewith

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our bleffed Lord and only Saviour has called us, in his holy gofpel, to be partakers of his Holy Table. Why then this wavering, or coldnefs, O my foul! give ear to the eternal truth, who will remove all thy doubts and fears by the following invitation.

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Ome unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will refresh you. The bread that I will give, is my flesh; which I will give for the life of the world. Take, eat, this is my body, which is given for you; this do in remembrance of me. He that eateth my flefb, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. The words, which Ifpake unto you, they are fpirit, and they are life. Matth. xi. 28. John vi. 51. I Cor. xi. 24. John vi. 56, 63.

2. Rife then, my foul, and take thy fwifteft wings, fly to this great mystery. There we fhall fee the prince of peace facrifice himself to reconcile us with the Father: there we fhall fee, Oftupendous mercy! the Son of God with heavenly food entertaining the fons of men. Can we, O dear redeemer! believe the wonders of this mystery, and not be ravished with admiration of thy great goodness? can we acknowledge thy perfect veracity, and not believe this wonder of thy love? let us not then refufe

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refuse to believe our God, because his mercies tranfcend our capacities. None but infinite wifdom could ever have invented fo ftrange and high, and prodigious a mystery. None but an inconceivable infinite goodness would ever have imparted fo dear, and tender, and rich a bleffing.

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3. When the impiety of men was at the height, and their treacherous heads plotting to betray thee; then did thy wifdom mercifully confult to overcome our malice with thy bounty. Immediately thou contrivedst an admirable way to invite all the world to a feast of wonders: a feast! where thy facred body fhould be our food, and thy precious blood our drink. A feast! in which are continually wrought new miracles of love for us. Thus, as if it had not been love enough to have given thyfelf on the cross for us; thou haft found out a way to give thyfelf to us in the holy facrament: to unite us with thyself by the most intimate union that is poffible for us to conceive, and which we can better feel than exprefs: to become the life, the strength, the fupport and comfort of our beings: nay, to become even one with me, and be unto me the very foul of my foul. O Lord my God! this is

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fo inconceivable a bleffing, this is fo divine a union, that the very angels, with awful admiration, contemplate thy wonderful condefcenfion in it.

4. Lord, who are we, unworthy finners, that thou thus regardeft our wretched duft? what is all the world compared to thee, that thus thou feemeft to difregard thyself? it was for our fakes, and to draw us up to thy love, that thou haft commanded us to commemorate and reprefent thy paffion; and prefent the merits of it before thy father, on earth, as thou doft present them to him in heaven. It was for our fakes, and to help the infirmities of our nature, that thou didst appoint a commemorative facrifice, of that one oblation of thyfelf once offered upon the crofs; and bread and wine fo offered and bleffed as fymbols of thy body and blood. What great bleffings are thefe, O Jeful that demand my praifes!

5. Yet more bleffed is the heart that defires thy coming, and longs to fee thee in thy glorious felf. O my adored redeemer! when will that happy day appear, when mine eyes may behold thee without a veil? when will the clouds and fhadows pafs away, that thy beams may shine on me in their full brightness? ob

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ject not against me, dearest Lord, that none can fee thy face and live. Thofe fears thy love has changed, and my fixed hope is now to live by feeing thee. Say not, O'thou mild and gracious majefty, if I approach thy prefence I muft die. Rather inftruct me fo to die, that I may live for ever in thy presence.

Here, if thou defireft to know the reason why Chrift ordained this Sacrament, confult the new WHOLE DUTY OF MAN, Sun day 6. Section I.

The Prayer on Monday Morning, to implore God's affiftance in the course of this week's preparation for receiving the holy facrament.

I acknowledge my faults, and my fin is ever before me. P/.li. 3. Most glorious and ever-bleffed God in

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whofe prefence is fulness of joy, and at whose right-hand there are pleasures for evermore; vouchsafe, I beseech thee, to discharge my mind of all fuperfluous cares, and immoderate defires of the things of this world, and enable me fo to employ my time this week, as may effectually prevent or refift all temptations. Let thy grace, O Lord, fo powerfully affift my endeavours, and direct my will, and ftrengthen my intentions, that I may do fuch things as are agreeable to thee, and fuitable to the dignity of a christian: and that I may fill

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