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Observation. WNICI uutic, in brutor "Uut uuw going to ex
ercise another and most extensive Branch of Christian
Charity towards the whole Let us pray for the Churcň of Christ ; which Whole State of Christ's you should seriously attend Church militant here to, that you may add [se
cretly] Amen to every Petion Earth.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who by thy holy Apostle hast taught us to make Prayers and Supplications, and to give Thanks for all Men; we humbly beseech thee most mercifully [to accept our Alms and Oblations, and] to receive these our Prayers, which we offer unto thy Divine Majesty ; beseeching Thee to inspire continually the Universal Church with the Spirit of Truth, Unity, and Concord; and grant that all they that do contess thy holy Name, may agree in the Truth of thy holy Word, and live in Unity and godly Love. We beseech Thee also to save and de. fend all Christian Kings, Princes, and Governors; and especially thy Servant GEORGE, our King, that under him we may be godly and quietly governed: And
grant unto his whole coutu..,
If you seriously attend to
the following Exhortations When the Minister or Warnings, you will learn giveth Warning for the what you ought to do, in Celebration of the holy order to be a worthy Com.
. Communion (which he shall always do upon the And you would do welt Sunday, or some Holi to read them over again, day immediately preced- when you return Home, that ing) after the Sermon you may fix them in your
Memory, and that they may or Homily ended, he be a standing Rule to go by shall read this Exhor- through your whole Life. tation following
DEARLY * Belov. Believe it for a certain ed, on
'Truth, that such as are not
religiously disposed to go to next, I purpose through this Ordinance, are unqualiGod's
When it is considered how many poor Christians there are, who have little or no other Means of coming to the Knowledge of this Ordinance, and the Manner of prepare ing themselves for it, but by what they learn from hearing these Exhortations ; every Pastor will think himself obliged in Conscience, and as he values the Edification of his Flock, to read these Exhortations with the greatest De. liberation, and with an Affection that shall even force the Attention of his Hearers.
Observations * God's Assistance, to ad- fied to ask or receive any - minister to all such as Blessing or Favour from
God. shall be religiously and devoutly disposed, the
That therefore you may most comfortable Sa- lay hold on every Occasion crament of the Body offered you-consider seri.
, and Blood of Christ, to
ously what you are called to. be by them received in First, to obey the express Remembrance of his Command of Jesus Christ, meritorious Cross and by whom alone you can Passion; whereby alone hope for Salvation. we obtain Remission of 2dly, To testify to the our Sins, and are made World, that you belong to Partakers of the King-him; and to join with his Fadom of Heaven: where- mily, in order to recount and
acknowledge the most inesti. fore it is our Duty to mable Blessing, which he hath rendermost humble and purchased for his Church, hearty Thanks to Almighty God, our Hea- self to him, and to his Ser.
And 3dly, To devote yourvenly Father, for that vice, who is continually inhe hath given his Son, terceding for all such as go
Saviour Jesus unto God by him.
And very mary will be
You will not easily fall so divine and comfort-into a State of Sin and Secue able thing to them who rity, being so often put in receive it worthily, and Mind of the Danger of going so dangerous to them carelessly and unprepared. that
Observations. that will presume to re
You hear in what a good ceive it unworthily; my tessing your Sins to Almighty
Preparation consits--InconDuty is to exhort you, God, with full Purpose of in the mean Season, to Amendment of Life:- lo consider the Dignity of exercising the Duties of that holy Mystery, Charity ; In giving and for- • and the great Peril of
giving, &c. the unworthy receiving All which being done in thereof; and so to Obedience to the Command search and ekainine of Christ, must needs be ac. your own Consciences ceptable to the Divine Ma
jesty, and in Time gain you (and that not lightly, all those Graces which you and after the Manner can desire or stand in Necd of dissemblers Godbut so) that ye
And, for your Comfort, may come holy and remember that if yon are clean to such a heaven- prepared, as you ought to be, ly Feast, in the Marri- for this Sacrament, you are age-garinent required a blessed Eternity.
prepared for Death, and for by God in holy Scripture, and be received Consider how
there as worthy Partakers of are, who, to their Sorrow,
are deprived of this Jeans that holy Table. of Grace and Salvation :
The Way and Means And how many, thro' a most thereto is; First ; To stupid Ignorance and Negli. examine your Lives and gence, deprire themselves of
it :--And you cannot but Conversations by the give God Thanks, both for Rule of God's Com the Opportunities which he mandments, and where-Jaffords you, and for the
Graces he gives you by your insoever ye shall per- resolving to close with then. ecive yourselves to have offended,