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Divinity, and proved thyself the true Meffias, keep me stedfalt in this Faith; and grant that all the Adions of my Life may teftif the Reality and Sincerity of my Belief, by? fuitable Conversation; that I may rise from the Death of Sin unto the Life of Righteou nets; that as I am buried with thee by Bartifm, I may henceforth mortify all my coi rupt Lufts and Affections, and daily proceed in all Virtue and Godliness of Living, that departing this Life in thy Faith and Fear, I Inay have my perfect Consummation and Bliss, both in Body and Soul, in thy eternal everlasting Kingdom, who livest and reigneft with the Father and the Holy Ghost, orie God, World without End. Amen.
See Psalm ii. lvii. cxi.
Whitsunday, and fix Days after. o
Lord iny God, who, by thy Son our
Saviour Jesus Christ, haft promised the Afiftance of thy Holy Spirit to all that ask i of chee, I beseech thee always to direct my Ways and Actions, the Thoughts and Inten tions of my Heart, by the Light of thy Holy Spirit. Let him be unto me a Spirit of Sancti fication, to purify my corrupt Nature ; a Spirit of Counsel in all my Difficulties; of Direction in all my Doubts, Fears and Scruples; of Courage in all my Dangers; of Constancy and Consolation to me under all my Persecutions and Sufferings, especially in Time of Sickness,
and at the Hour of Death; that being governed and guided by his divine Influence and Direction, I may pass through all the Changes and Chances of this mortal Life, till he brings me to everlasting Life, there to reign with the ever-blessed and glorious Trinity, World without End. Amen.
See Pfalm xxxiv. xlii. xliii. li.
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creating me after thine own Image, capable of loving thee, and enjoying thee eternally; for recovering me from a State of Sin and Misery, when I had loft and undone inyfelf. Glory Be to thee, O God the Son, for undertaking the wonderful Work of Man's
Redemption, for rescuing me from the Slavery isofia of Sin, and the Dominion of Satan; for the di accomplishing which miraculous Work of our
Salvation, thou didst defcend from Heaven, and didst put on the Form of a Servant, live a miferable Life, and die a painful and accursed Death.—Glory be to thee, O God the Holy Ghost, for those miraculous Gifts and Graces thou didst bestow upon the Apostles, and for those ordinary Gifts, whereby fincere Chriftians in all Ages are enabled to work out their Salvation ; for thy preventing and reftraining Grace; for the fubduing our Understanding and Affections to the Obedience of Faith and Godliness; for inspiring us with good Thoughts,
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and kindling good Desires in our Souls ; for aflisting us in all the Methods of procuring eternal Happiness.- Blessing and Honour
, Thanksgiving and Praise, more than I can express or conceive, be unto thee, O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for ever and ever. Amen.
See Psalm ii. xlvii. Ixxii. cx.
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A. Thanksgiving after the Sacrament, to be faid Me
at home. THOU, O my God, haft comforted my
Soul, thou hast strengthened and refreshed me with thy. Blessings, and rejoiced 'my Heart with the Tokens of thy Love. How transporting are thy Comforts, and how ravishing the Effects of thy Goodness towards them that fear thee! Thou haft treated a vile
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Sinner at thy own Table, and fed me with the Bread that came down from Heaven. In what am I better than those to whom thou dost not grant this Favour? It is not for my Merits, but because thou wilt be glorified in doing Good to the most unworthy, thou haft this Day made me a happy Example of this thy free Grace and Bounty. Grant me this l'avour also, O my God, that through the whole Course of my Life I may give thee Praise and Glory; that the due Sense of thy. Mercies may
make me unfeignedly thankful; and that my Thankfulness may appear in a Care to walk before thee in Holiness, Sobriety and Righteousness, all the Days of my Life.
A Prayer in private after receiving the
O How. plentiful is thy Goodness, which
thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, which thou hast prepared for them that put their Trust in thay Mercy, even before the Sons of Men! I praise and magnify thy great and glorious Name, O Lord, for all those manifold Mercies and Comforts which thou hast bestowed upon me, ever since I was born. O Lord God, thou haft been my Truft from my Youth, by thee have I been holden up from the Womb; my Praise fhall continually be of thee: But above all, blessed and for ever blessed be thy holy Name, for the Manifestation of thy Son Jesus Christ, the Fountain and Foundation of
all our Happiness, and for feeding me this Day (who am unworthy of the lealt of thy Mercies with the spiritual Food of his most precious
Body and Blood, to my great and endless Com· fort. Enable me, O Lord, through thy gracious
Aslistance, to perform the Conditions of that Sacramental Covenant which I have this Day fo solemnly renewed and confrmed in thy Prefence, and at thy Table, that through the Strength and Power of that heavenly Food I b have there been partaker of, I may daily grow in Grace, and in the Knowledge of Chrilt Je fus, and abound in every good Word and Work And subdue in me all those inordinate Lufts and corrupt Affections which war against my Soul; purify my Mind from all evil Thoughts,
bad Intentions, and evil Designs; and luffer not for Pride, Vain-glory, Self-love, Malice, Hatred, at or Revenge, or any other Evil whatsoever, too reign in my inortal Body; but do thou keep it for ever in the Purpose of my Heart, faithfully to fulfil these my Baptismal Vows and Resolu
. T tions which I have now again renewed at than holy Table;, that by persevering in all Virtue 0; and Holiness of Life, I may at length be us for Inheritor of that infinite Happiness and Glory which thou hast promised by Christ our Lorda Amen.
IRA Prayer in private for the Grace of
Perseverance. HE EAR, moft merciful Saviour, I hum.
bly beseech thee, and let thy Grace bil