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Then shall follow one of these two Collects for the Queen, the

Priest standing as before, and saying,

Let us pray.

1

Governour,

ALMIGHTY God, whose kingdom is everlasting,
and power infinite ; Have mercy upon the whole
Church ; and so rule the heart of thy chosen ser-
vant VICTORIA, our Queen and
that she (knowing whose minister she is) may
above all things seek thy honour and glory : and
that we, and all her subjects (duly considering
whose authority she hath) may faithfully serve,
honour, and humbly obey her, in thee, and for
thee, according to thy blessed Word and ordi-
nance ; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with
thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, ever
one God, world without end. Amen.

Or,
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, we are taught by
thy holy Word, that the hearts of Kings are in
thy rule and governance, and that thou dost dis-
pose and turn them as it seemeth best to thy godly
wisdom : We humbly beseech thee so to dispose
and govern the heart of VICTORIA thy Ser-
vant, our Queen and Governour, that, in all her
thoughts, words, and works, she may ever seek
thy honour and glory, and study to preserve thy
people committed to her charge, in wealth,

peace, and godliness : Grant this, o merciful Father, for thy dear Son's sake, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. T Then shall be said the Collect of the Day. And immediately

after the Collect the Priest shall read the Epistle, saying, The

Epistle, [or, The portion of Scripture appointed for the Epistle] is written in the Chapter of beginning at the — Verse. And the Epistle ended, he shall say, Here endeth the Epistle. Then shall he read the Gospel (the people all standing up) saying, The holy Gospel is written in the Chapter of beginning at the Verse. And the Gospel ended, shall be sung or said the Creed following, the people still

standing, as before. I Believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible :

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God, Begotten, not made, Being of one substance with the Father ; By whom all things were made, Who for us men, and for our salvation came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made man, And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, And ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord and Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spake by the Prophets. And I believe one Catholick and Apostolick Church. I acknow

ledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, And I look for the Resurrection of the dead, And the life of the world to come. Amen.

9 Then the Curate shall declare unto the people what Holy-days,

or Fasting-days, are in the Week following to be observed. And then also ( if occasion be ) shall notice be given of the Communion; and Briefs, Citations, and Excommunications read. And nothing shall be proclaimed or published in the Church, during the time of Divine Service, but by the Minister : nor by him any thing, but what is prescribed in the Rules of this Book,

or enjoined by the Queen, or by the Ordinary of the place. 1 Then shall follow the Sermon, or one of the Homilies already

set forth, or hereafter to be set forth, by authority. The excellent and affecting office for the Holy Communion,

prescribed by the Church, is the best guide to his devotions at the altar that the communicant can possibly have. It should be the business of the communicant

to attend to this service, and heartily and sincerely to join in it. up towards the chancel, let him secretly use the following ejaculations :

In the multitude of thy mercies, O Lord, do I now approach thine altar.

I will pay thee my vows now in the presence of all thy people.

Thou art my God, and I will bless Thee ; Thou art my God, and I will exalt Thee.

God is the Lord by whom we receive light; bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar.

As he goes

Then shall the Priest return to the Lord's Table, and begin the Offertory, saying one or more of these Sentences following, as he thinketh most convenient in his discretion.

When the Minister reads the sentences of the Offertory, let the

communicant offer up after each sentence, the short ejacula

tion annexed. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. St. Matt. v.

O Almighty God, give me grace to honour Thee by a life of holiness and active charity; and may those who are the objects of my beneficence, render their praises to Thee, the gracious Father and Benefactor of mankind.

Lay not up for yourselves treasure upon the earth; where the rust and moth doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal : but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven ; where neither rust nor moth doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through and steal. St. Matt. vi.

Free my soul, 0 God, from the inordinate love of riches ; and dispose me earnestly to seek the satisfying treasures of thy heavenly kingdom.

Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do unto them ; for this is the Law and the Prophets. St. Matt. vii.

Give me grace, O God, ever sacredly to observe this rule of eternal justice.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. St. Matt. vii.

Grant, O God, that I may never build my hope of salvation upon au outward profession only, without a life of holiness and virtue.—May my faith in thy name produce the fruit of good living.

Zacchæus stood forth, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have done any wrong to any man, I restore four-fold. St. Luke xix.

If Thou, O Lord, hast given me ability, give me a disposition also to be both just and charitable, that Thou mayest say to me, as Thou didst to this publican, Salvation is come to thy house.

Who goeth a warfare at any time of his own cost? Who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? Or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock ? 1 Cor. ix.

O God, may I cheerfully and readily give a portion of my worldly substance to the support of the servants of the sanctuary, who labour in spiritual things.

If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your worldly things? 1 Cor. ix.

May I ever more endeavour, by every means in my power, to promote the temporal comfort and happiness of those who devote their time and their talents to ministering to my spiritual necessities.

Do ye not know, that they who minister about holy things live of the sacrifice ; and they who wait at the altar are partakers with the altar ? Even so hath the Lord also ordained, that they who preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel. 1 Cor. ix.

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