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man, that we may have victory and triumph over the devil, the world, and the flesh; and may continue Thy faithful soldiers and servants unto our life's end.
Grant that all we who are here dedicating ourselves to Thee, may be plenteously endued with all heavenly virtues, and everlastingly rewarded, through Thy merits and intercession, o blessed Son and Lamb of God; O holy and most merciful Saviour; Who with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, livest and reignest, One God, world without end. Amen.
by the communicant before receiving the bread.
O ETERNAL and Ever-blessed Saviour, Who hast told us that he that eateth Thy flesh and drinketh Thy blood dwelleth in Thee, and Thou in him; grant me, I beseeeh Thee, so to eat of this bread, and to drink of this cup * with a true penitent heart and lively faith ; that I may spiritually eat Thy most sacred flesh, and drink Thy most precious blood *, and become a living temple sanctified and
The two clauses relating to the wine are then only to be used, when we apprehend we shall not have time to use the prayer particularly appointed to be used before receiving the cup.
devoted to Thy honour and service, and such wherein Thou mayest delight to dwell, and make the place of Thy rest and abode both now and ever. Amen.
O Lord God, I desire now to renew my covenant with Thee, and to seal it in this sacrament. Lord, put Thy laws into my mind, and write them in my heart; and for the passion of Thy Son, which I now commemorate, be merciful to my unrighteousness; my sins and iniquities remember no more. O be Thou my God; and, through the help of Thy grace, I will be Thy servant from This time forth for ever
By the Minister at the delivery of the bread.
The body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on Him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving.
by the communicant after receiving the bread.
I BELIEVE, O blessed Jesus, that Thou art the Christ, the Holy One of God, and the only Mediator between God and man, Who by the sacrifice of Thyself hast made atonement for sin, and, being set down on the right hand of the Majesty on high, art able to save all them to the uttermost who come unto God by Thee, seeing Thou ever livest to make intercession for them.
Grant, I beseech Thee, that by this sacred memorial of Thy crucified body now given and received according to Thine own institution, all the benefits of that most precious sacrifice, which Thou didst once offer up for the sins of the whole world, may be applied and sealed to my soul in particular. Amen,
Or, Blessed be Thy holy Name, O Lord my God, Who hast now given me to eat of the bread of life. O grant, that in the strength of this heavenly food, I may
walk in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless; and go from strength to strength, till I come to a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. Amen.
A THANKFUL COMMEMORATION
of Christ's sufferings : to be used (when time will per
mit) whilst the bread is distributing to the other communicants.
EVERLASTING praise, honour, and glory be to the holy and ever-blessed Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, one Almighty and most glorious God, for the redemption of the world by the death and passion of our Saviour Christ, both God and Man; Who humbled Himself even to the death of the cross, for us miserable sinners who lay in darkness and in the shadow of death, that He might make us the children of God, and exalt us to everlasting life: and to the end we should always remember His exceeding great love in dying for us, and the innumerable benefits which by His precious bloodshedding He hath obtained to us, hath instituted and ordained these holy mysteries, as pledges of His love, and for a continual remembrance of His death, to our great and endless comfort.
I come now to Thine altar, O my crucified Redeemer, to testify my unfeigned love to Thee, and my thankful remembrance of Thine inexpressible love to me and all mankind, Who didst suffer this for us sinful men, when we were all Thine utter enemies, and had nothing in us to move Thee to pity us but our extreme misery; nothing to move Thee to save us but our great unworthiness, and Thy great mercy. O the depth of the riches of Thy goodness; Blessed Lord, how unutterable is Thy mercy; and Thy love past finding out.
Lord, suffer me not, I beseech Thee, to rest in a bare remembrance of that great salvation which Thou hast so dearly purchased for us : but vouchsafe to work in me all those holy and heavenly affections which become the remembrance of a crucified Saviour. O do Thou daily heigliten my sense of Thy love to me, that I may daily heighten my love to Thee; and may so fervently and devoutly serve Thee all the rest of my life here upon earth, that hereafter when Thou shalt come in the clouds of heaven, attended with Thy holy angels, to judge both the quick and the dead, I may be numbered amongst Thy good and faithful servants, and with them be admitted into Thy kingdom of glory, where we shall offend Thee no more, but love Thee to the utmost capacity of our natures, and praise Thee incessantly to all eternity. Amen.
PRAYER by the communicant before receiving the cup. O ETERNAL and Ever-blessed Saviour, Whose blood is a fountain of living waters, of which whoso