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9 Collects to be said after the Offertory, when there is no Com

munion, every such day one or more ; and the same may be said also, as often as occasion shall serve, after the Collects either of Morning or Evening Prayer, Communion, or Litany,

by the discretion of the Minister. Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and prayers, and dispose the way of thy servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation ; that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by thy most gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. O ALMIGHTY Lord, and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern, both our hearts and bodies, in the

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of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments; that through thy most mighty protection, both here and er er, we may be preserved in body and soul; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that the words which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may through thy grace be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praise of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. PREVENT us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, con

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tinued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy
holy Name, and finally by thy mercy obtain ever-
lasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who
knowest our necessities before we ask, and our
ignorance in asking ; We beseech thee to have
compassion upon our infirmities; and those things,
which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for
our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us,
for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, who hast promised to hear the
petitions of them that ask in thy Son's Name;
We beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears
to us that have made now our prayers and sup-
plications unto thee; and grant, that those things,
which we have faithfully asked according to thy
will, may effectually be obtained, to the relief of
our necessity, and to the setting forth of thy glory,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Upon the Sundays and other Holy-days (if there be no communion) shall be said all that is appointed at the Communion, until the end of the general Prayer (For the whole state of Christ's Church militant here in earth) together with one or more of these Collects last before rehearsed, concluding with the

blessing. 1 And there shall be no celebration of the Lord's Supper, except

there be a convenient number to communicate with the Priest, according to his discretion.

| And if there be not above twenty persons in the parish of dis

cretion to receive the Communion ; yet there shall be no Communion, except four (or three at the least) communicate with

the Priest. 1 And in Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, and Colleges, where

there are many Priests and Deacons, they shall all receive the Communion with the Priest every Sunday at the least, except

they have a reasonuble cause to the contrary. | And to take away all occasion of dissention, and superstition which any person hath or might have concerning the Bread and Wine, it shall suffice that the Bread be such as is usual to be eaten; but the best and purest Wheat Bread that conveniently

may be gotten. | And if any of the Bread and Wine remain unconsecrated, the

Curate shall have it to his own use; but if any remain of that which was consecrated, it shall not be carried out of the Church, but the Priest and such other of the Communicants as he shall then call unto him, shall, immediately after the Blessing, reverently eat and drink the same.

9 The Bread and Wine for the Communion shall be provided by

the Curate and the Churchwardens at the charge of the Parish. And note, that every Parishioner shall communicate at the least three times in the year, of which Easter to be one. And yearly at Easter every Parishioner shall reckon with the Parson, Vicar, or Curate, or his or their Deputy or Deputies; and pay to them or him all Ecclesiastical Duties, accustomably due,

then and at that time to be paid. 1 After the Divine Service ended, the money given at the Offer

tory shall be disposed of to such pious and charitable uses, as the Minister and Churchwardens shall think fit. Wherein if they disagree, it shall be disposed of as the Ordinary shall appoint.

Upon your return homo, retire to your closet to praise God for

his mercies, and to supplicato his blessing in the following prayer:

I adore and praise Thee, O God, for the rich blessings of thy covenant of mercy, through Jesus Christ, which Thou hast sealed to my soul in that hallowed ordinance of which I have participated. I bless Thee, O Lord, that having humbly and sincerely devoted myself to Thee, and sealed my vows over the sacred symbols of the body and blood of thy Son, I can enjoy the exalted hope that thy mercy will be my constant solace ; thy grace my sure protection and reward. O how great is thy love, in thus providing for my perishing soul Divine succours and consolations ! May the obligations of my holy vows, the sacred claims of thy love, be ever present to my remembrance, and excite me diligently and earnestly to aim at serving and obeying Thee. O may I not, by transgression, crucify afresh that Saviour whose sufferings I have commemorated, whose mercy I have experienced. Almighty God, Thou knowest the weakness of my nature, and the numberless temptations that encompass me ; evermore strengthen me by thy grace.

Without Thee I shall not be able to stand-0 lead me by thy almighty arm-refresh my soul with the consolations of thy love-guide me to the end, in thy service; and when my strength and my heart faileth, when my soul is sinking in the shades of death, be Thou, O Lord, the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. O my Saviour, visit me with thy salvation ; let me see the felicity of thy chosen, and rejoice evermore in the gladness of thy people. Amen.

DIRECTIONS

TO

COLLECTS AND PSALMS,

IN THE

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER,

PROPER TO BE USED BY THE COMMUNICANT IN HIS PRIVATE

DEVOTION.

Collects. For God's assistance in the per- s 1st Sunday after Epiphany,

formance of our duty, 9th after Trinity. For deliverance from, and sup- 8th after Trinity,

3d Sunday after Epiphany, port under, afflictions,

5th in Lent.
5th Sunday after Epiphany,

St. John Evangelist,
For the universal church,

2d for Good Friday, 16th and 22d after Trinity.

5th Sunday after Trinity, For peace and unity of the St. Simon and St. Jude, church,

See Ministers. For contrition,

Ash Wednesday. Against covetousness,

St. Matthew's Day. For the benefitof Christ's death, The Annunciation. For a right and firm faith,

* Trinity Sunday, St. Thomas

and St. Mark.
Ist Sunday in Advent,

1st after Easter, For conversion from sin, St. Andrew's Day,

St. James' Day,

St. Matthew's Day.

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