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For the Day of the AVativity.
ALMIGHTY God we thank thee that thou
didst send thy Son, to be born of the Virgin, to the end, that becoming man, he might redeem us ; and that thou wilt send him a second time from heaven to judge the world. Give us grace, that as we joyfully celebrate this day, the remembrance of the first coming of Jesus Christ, our Saviour, we may also appear before him, with gladness and a pure conscience, at the day of his second and last advent, when he will come in his glory, to judge the living and the dead. This we ask through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord. Amen.
For the Zast Day of the Year, and for AVew- Year's Day.
LMIGHTY and most gracious God 1 since we are to close the year with this day, (since we are this day beginning a new year,) we thank thee for all the mercies vouchsafed to us during the whole course of our lives, and especially during the year now ending (just closed.) We offer unto thee, O Lord the sacrifice of our praises, and we acknowledge, that through thy great goodness and help, we are enabled to pass our years in peace, although we have offended thee in various ways. Pardon, O merciful God all who sincerely repent of their sins, and grant that, while our years are passing away, we may employ, in the work of our salvation,
the time thou mayest vouchsafe unto us; pressing always towards the end of our heavenly calling, even that blessed eternity, which Jesus Christ thy Son,
Our Lord, hath prepared for us. A men.
For the Day of the Crucifixion.
LMIGHTY and everlasting God who, of thy tender love towards mankind, didst not spare thine only Son, but didst deliver him up to death, that he might ransom us from our sins; give us grace, we beseech thee, so to keep in mind the sufferings and death of our Saviour, that, receiving this inestimable benefit with lively faith and sincere gratitude, we may obtain remission of all our sins. We pray thee also, that through the efficacy of his death, we may die unto sin, and live unto righteousness; that we may be led to love one another, and to follow the example of patience which our blessed Redeemer hath set before us; to the end that we may be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
For the Day of the Resurrection.
GOD ! who didst ordain that thine only Son
should suffer death, should be buried and remain in the tomb until the third day; grant that we, who have been baptized into his death, may be likewise buried with him, by continually mortifying our corrupt affections. And as he rose from the dead, may we also rise in newness of life; so that, by death and the grave, we may pass to a joyful resurrection, through the merits of him who died for our offences, and rose again for our justification. Amen,
For the Day of the Ascension.
ALMIGHTY God since Jesus Christ, thine
only Son, hath ascended into heaven, we beseech thee, to give us grace to ascend thither in mind and in heart. We pray thee, likewise, not to leave us comfortless, but that thou wouldst be pleased to send us thy Holy Spirit, to sanctify and to bless us, to lead and exalt us unto the place whither our Saviour Christ is gone before; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, blessed forever. Amen.
For the Day of Pentecost.
GOD ! who didst send thy Holy Spirit, on the J day of Pentecost, to thy faithful people; grant us the help of the same Spirit, to lead us into the way of truth and godliness, and to inspire us with sentiments of peace and charity; to the end that we may evermore rejoice in thy holy consolations; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, One God, blessed forever. Amen.
A Prayer before Communion.
TERNAL and Almighty God since we commemorate at this time the death of thy Son, in the celebration of the holy Supper, which he himself ordained as a pledge of his love and a memorial of his sufferings, to ransom us from our sins; | we pray thee, favourably to look upon us, miserable sinners, who are unworthy to be partakers of these holy mysteries. Sanctify us, O Lord ' that we may serve thee acceptably, in showing forth with faith and joy the death of our Saviour; and may glorify thee by holy and useful lives; through the same Jesus Christ. A mem.
A Prayer after Communion.
ALMIGHTY God we praise and thank thee,
that in thine abundant mercy, thou didst deliver up thy Son to the death of the cross; and that we have this day had the consolation of commemorat- | ing that death, in the holy Supper. O God we thank thee for a gift so precious. We extol thy mercy, and we pray to thee, that all of us, who have partaken of these holy mysteries, may profit by the sufferings of our Redeemer ; and may obtain, through thy goodness, the pardon of our offences, the graces of thy Spirit, the comfort of thy love, the light of thy peace, and, after this life, the glory of thy kingdom. Hear us, we beseech thee, in the name and for the sake of our merciful Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen.