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A thankful Remembrance of the Death of Christ.

ALmighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender Mercy didft give "thine only Son Jefus Chrift to fuffer Death "upon the Crofs for our Redemption, and "haft inftituted and ordained holy Myfteries 66 as Pledges of his Love, and for a continual Remembrance of his Death and Paffion, to our great and endless Comfort:" Behold, I do most affectionately, and with all the Powers of my Soul and Body, return my moft hearty Praife and Thankfgiving for thy great Mercy and tender Compaffion to me and all Mankind, in fending thy only Son into the World to redeem us from Sin and Mifery, and by his meritorious Death and Paffion, to purchase for us eternal Life. Grant, O Lord, that I may always moft gratefully remember this exceeding Love of my only Saviour Jesus Christ, thus dying for me; and work in me all fuch holy and heavenly Affections, as may difpofe my Heart to be a worthy Gueft at thy holy Table, prepared for the continual Remembrance of the Sacrifice of the Death of Chrift, and of those Benefits which we receive thereby. Praise the Lord, O my Soul, and forget not all his Benefits; who forgiveth all thy Sins, and healeth all thine Infirmities; who faveth thy Life from Deftruction, and crowneth thee with Mercy and Loving-kindness.

See Pfal. ciii. 2, 3, 4°.

A Prayer

A Prayer for the Grace of Charity.

O Lord, who haft taught us that all our Doings without Charity are nothing "worth; fend thy Holy Ghoft, and pour into <6 my Heart that moft excellent Gift of Cha"rity, the very Bond of Peace, and of all "Virtues, without which whofoever liveth is "counted dead before thee;" more especially when I am going to commemorate the unfpeakable Love of my bleffed Saviour in dying for me, let not my Heart be deftitute of Love. towards my Brethren: Extend thy Mercy and Forgiveness unto all mine Enemies, Perfecutors and Slanderers, and turn their Hearts; which I as fincerely beg for them, as I hope for Mercy and Forgiveness at thy Hands. Poffefs me with Kindnefs and Good-will for all Mankind, that my Faith may work by Love, and difpofe my Heart according to my Ability, to adminifter towards the Wants and Neceffities of those who are any Ways afflicted or diftreffed in Mind, Body, or Eftate; and to do unto all Men as I would they fhould do unto me; and give me that Charity which covereth a Multitude of Sins, that by doing Good for Evil, all Men may know that I am thy Difciple. Grant this for Jefus's fake. Amen. See Pfal. xv. cxxxiii. xli. cxii. Matt. xxv. 34, 41. Matt. xviii. 21. I Cor. xiii.

A Prayer

A Prayer the Morning you intend to
Communicate.

O Moft gracious and eternal Lord God,

who haft called all fuch as are weary and heavy laden to come unto thee by Faith and Repentance, and thou wilt refresh them: In Affiance of this thy gracious Invitation, I will come to thy heavenly Table, not trusting in my own Righteoufnefs, but in thy manifold and great Mercies; and although I am not worthy fo much as to gather up the Crumbs that fall from thy Table, yet fince it is thy Property always to have Mercy, I will not defpair of a kind Reception: Forgive my want of a due Preparation, and accept of my fincere Defire to perform an acceptable Service unto thee: Clothe me with the Wedding-Garment, even the Graces of the Gospel, and then I am fure I fhall be a welcome Gueft at thy Table, when I fhall come thither in the Likenets of thy Son Jefus Chrift, in whom thou art well pleased. Poffefs my Soul with a lively Faith, profound Humility, filial Obedience, inflamed Affection, and univerfal Charity, that fo I may become a worthy Partaker of thefe holy Myfteries, to my great and endless Comfort. Grant this, O heavenly Father, if it be thy bleffed Will, through Jefus Chrift. Amen.

Our Father, &c.

See Pfal. xxiii. xxv. xxvi.

Short

Short Prayers and Meditations before the Minifter at Church begins the Communion-Service,

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At going up to the Altar.

N the Multitude of thy tender Mercies, O Lord God, do I now approach thine Altar; O pardon my Sins, and look not upon my Unworthiness, (for I am a finful Creature, O Lord) but upon thofe Motives which drew me hither, even my own Miferies, and thy tender Mercies; therefore help me to fupply in Humility what I want in Worthiness, and let my bended Knees and contrite Heart fhew that I durft not have adventured hither, had not thy Mercy held out the golden Scepter, and faid, Come unto me, all ye that labour, and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you.

At giving your Alms.

Lord, who didft not defpife the Widow's Mite, accept of this little which I freely. offer towards the Relief of any of thy poor Members. Mark xii. 42.

When the Priest is fetting in Order the Elements to be confecrated.

LOOK down, O Lord God, from thy holy. Habitation, and from the glorious Throne

of thy Kingdom, and fanctify us. C

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When you receive the Bread. LORD, I am not worthy of the Crumbs.

which fall from thy Table, and yet thou giveft unto me the Bread of Life. Evermore give me this Bread, that I may eat thereof, and not die eternally. John vi. 34, 50.

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After receiving the Bread.

OT unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name give the Praife, for thy loving Mercy, and for thy Truth's fake.

Before receiving the Cup.

WHAT Reward fhall I give unto the Lord

for all the Benefits that he hath done unto me? I will receive the Cup of Salvation, and call upon the Name of the Lord.

After Drinking.

Leffed be God the Father of our Lord Jefus Chrift, for his unfpeakable Gift, in whom we have Redemption through his Blood, even the Forgivenefs of our Sins.

When you retire from the Altar.

BLefs

Lefs the Lord, O my Soul, and all that is within me blefs his holy Name; bless the Lord, O my Soul, and forget not all his • Benefits;

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