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Benefits; who forgiveth all thine Iniquities, and healeth all thy Difeafes; who redeemeth thy Life from Deftruction, and crowneth thee with Loving-kindness and tender Mercies. O let that heavenly Food, which thou haft fo lately fed me with, transfufe new Life and new Vigour into my Soul, and into the Souls of all thofe who have been Partakers with me of this holy Communion, that our Faith, Hope and Charity, may daily increase, and that we may all grow in Grace, and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen, and Amen.

See Pfalm viii. xxiii. lxvi. ciii.

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Prayers and Meditations which may be joined to the former, where the Communions are large. Afpirations for a devout Gommunicant. Nlighten, O Lord, the Eyes of my Understanding with the Light of Faith and Wisdom, that I may ever look on thee my Redeemer as the Way, the Truth, and the Life, which leadeth unto eternal Life.. What am I, Lord, and what is my Father's House, that thou shouldit thus follow me with thy Blef fings? I was created by thee and for thee, and mayft thou ever be the Comfort of my Soul.Good Jefus, my Hope and only Refuge, I here render thee hearty Thanks for all. thy Sufferings, and I beg that I may find Shelter C 2

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in thy Wounds against all Enemies, Ghoftly and Bodily Imprint the Memory of them fast in my Heart, that I may love thee, and in all my Sufferings never want thy divine Affistance, or forget what thou hast suffered for me. Take from me all Self-Love, and give me perfect Love for thee, that I may now be more faithful in my Duty; and let nothing for the future put me out of my Way: O that I could ever remember thee, think of thee, and delight in thee alone, and love thee only, who haft loved us, and washed us with thy moft precious Blood from the Guilt of our Sins. O that my Senfes may ever be shut against all Vanity and Sin, that my Mind being free from all fruitlefs Solicitude and Fear, I may fix my Heart there where true Joys are only to be found. From henceforth. I will feek unto thee my only Good; my Affections and Defires fhall be fixed on thee, in whofe Prefence there is Fulness of Joy, and at whofe right Hand there are Pleasures for evermore. My Will I now refign into thy Hands, defiring that thy Will may be mine, both now and for ever. Be thou my Inftructor and Director in all Things, that I may never do or speak, defire or think, any thing but what is according to thy good Will.

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AM thy Servant, O Lord, O give me Understanding according to thy Word, that I may learn thy Commandments, and lay afide all Intereft, befide that of Heaven.

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fweet Jefus, Fountain of all Goodness, guide my Feet in thy Paths, and teach me to do thy Will: Difengage my Heart from all unprofitable Solicitude and vain Defires; and though I live here upon Earth, yet raife my Affections to Things above. How fweet, O Lord, is thy Spirit! how pleafant to my Lips are the Words of thy Mouth! O that I could ever be mindful of them, to fulfil thy Laws! Make me to die daily to the World and all its Vanities, and let the Greatnefs of thy Love make all that is earthly appear as nothing to me. me against mine Enemies, and in all Dangers appear in my Defence: Make hafte to help me, O Lord, and fay unto my Soul, I am thy Salvation. Remember thou art my Redeemer, and have Compaffion on my poor diftreffed Soul, clothe it with all Virtue, and feed it with thy Grace, for it belongs to thee to take care of those whom thou haft redeemed. In thee I live, fweet Jefus, for thy fake I defire to die; both living and dying I will ever profefs that thou art good, and that thy Mercy endures for ever.

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That I could now give thee, O Lord,

all that Praife, Glory and Honour, with which the Angels and bleffed Spirits glorify thee in Heaven! But because I am unable to do this, accept at leaft this my Defire and good Will. Deliver me, O God, from every thing that is contrary to thy Will, and be pleafed fo to difpofe of my Soul as may be for thy

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thy Glory and Honour. I furrender myself into thy Hands, and entirely refolve to fubmit to that State of Life thou fhalt please to appoint me; and if it be more for thy Honour that I fuffer, I chearfully accept it; not my Will, but thine be done. Let nothing be now my Comfort but thou, Lord Jefu, and nothing afflict me but my Sins, and whatever elfe is difpleafing to thy divine Majefty. O bleffed Jefus, Life Eternal, by whom I live, and without whom I die, grant that I may now be united to thee, and that in the Embraces of thy holy Love and divine Will, I may reft for When fhall I fee thee, O fweet Saviour; when shall I appear before thy Face; when fhall I fee thee in the Land of the Living! Till then, I figh and bewail my Banifhment, defiting to be diffolved, and to be with Chritt,

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If thefe Ejaculations are not fufficient until the Poft-Communion begins, you may enlarge them, by reading more or lefs of these following Places in Scripture, namely,

For Grace to love God's Law, Pfalm' xix. cxix. For a Holy Life, Pfalm lxxxv.

For Salvation and eternal foy, Pfalm xvi. xxiv. For Affurance of God's Care and Protection, Pfalm xxxvii.

For the Comfort of God's Holy Spirit, Pfalm.

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For the Grace of Humility, Pfalm cxxxi.

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For Devotion in Religion, Pfalm xxvii. •Thanksgiving for God's Mercies, Pfalm ciii.

cxxxvi. cxxxviii.

For Pardon of Sins, Pfalm lxxxv. cvi. cxviii. For Redemption by Christ, Pfalm xcviii. cxviii.

An Act of Thankfulness and Refolution before the Poft-Communion begins.

PRaife the Lord, O my Soul, and all that is within me blefs his holy Name; for now I find the Mercy, the Peace, the Comfort, and the Grace which flows from this Fountain of Spiritual Communion with Chrift: Let all the World know what he hath done for my Soul; he hath refcued me, and many of these my poor Brethren,, from the nethermoft Hell: Wherefore I will love thee, O holy Jefu, more than I can exprefs, and live and die in that moft holy Religion which thou haft revealed to me. O let me never pollute that Body, or defile that Soul, which the Saviour of the World delights to dwell in. Olet no Oaths or Lyings, Backbitings or Slanderings, profane thofe Lips, no Obfcenity or Intemperance pollute that Mouth, through which thefe holy Symbols have fo lately paffed: For which fresh Instance of thy Mercy and Goodness, I will praife thy holy Name, befeeching thee to keep me in this Temper and Refolution of Mind, until Death is fwallowed up in Victory. Amen.

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