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safe to give us for the worthiness of thy Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
. . q Adding this,
O Saviour of the world, who by thy cross and precious blood hast redeemed us, save us and help us, we humbly bem seech thee, O Lord.
Then the Minister shall say,
The Almighty Lord, who is a most strong tower to all them that put their trust in him, to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do bow and obey, be now and evermore thy defence, and make thee know and feel, that there is no other name under heaven given to man, in whom and through whom thou mayest receive health and salvation, but only the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
And after that shall say,
Unto God's gracious mercy and protection we commit thee. The Lord bless thee and keep ihee. The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. The Lord lift up his
countenance upon thee, and give thee peace, both now and eyermore. Amen*.
* My reason for baving the whole of these and some other prayers printed so often, was to prevent the Minister from being at all confused in the discharge of this important office by turning the leaves of the book backward and forward; but as I sball bave occasion to introduce them again and again in the following pages, I must to save expence, recommend the use of them by reference to the pages in which they are to be found,
THE END OF THE TITTA VISIT.
On coming into the Sick Person's house the Minister shall suy,
Peace be to this house, and to all that dwell in it.
At this Visit the Minister may begin, and in his following Visits may continue to read Bishop Wilson's 6 Short Introduction," having previously exhorted the Sick Person to join with him each time in prayer; for which purpose he may address him after some such manner as the following.
I now wait on you my Christian Brother, to assist you in your preparation to receive the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper; and in order thereto, it is my intention now to begin to read to you according to the promise I made you at my last Visit, Bishop Wilson's “ Short Introduction” to it *, that you may the better understand the end and institution of
• It is advisable that those who use this book should have Bishop Wilson's Tract bound with it.
that holy ordinance, and what preparation is required of you, before you partake of it. But before I begin, I exhort you, and those who are with you, to join with me in the following prayers.
Here the Minister, kneeling down, may say, Remember not, Lord, our iniquities, &c. to the end of the prayer. Hear us, Almighty and most merciful God and Saviour, &c. as in pages 8, 9, 10.
The Minister may then begin to read the “ Short Introduction," the first section of which being much longer than either of the following, he may perhaps find it expedient to divide it into two or three, lest the Sick Person should not be able to attend to the whole at once : and when he has read as much as shall be proper according to his own discretion, or as the particular condition of the Sick Person shall allow, I recommend the following Prayers to be used before he leaves the sick chamber; having said the following or a few like words.
I shall not read any more to you now lest I should tire you; but before I leave your chamber, we will again join in prayer:
TA Prayer for a Sick Person who intends
to receive the blessed Sacrament.
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eternal Spirit, from nion, page ill, and partly from Dr. Dod. whom every good mowell's Sick Man's tion of our hearts proCompanion, p. 192. ceedeth! who both quickenest the dead, and after thou hast given life, givest the increase: Increase, we beseech thee, the good seeds of grace, which thou hast sown in the heart of thy servant, by inclining him to receive the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of our Lord, in which thou art more immediately present, to illuminate the faithful, and to comfort and refresh all that are weary and heavy laden with their sins. . · Ocause thy face thus comfortably to shine upon thy distressed servant, who now intends to draw near to thee in this Sacrament, “ which by the mouth of the wellbeloved Son of God was appointed as a memorial of his chosen method of mercy, and of which all penitents have been as expressly enjoined to partake, as to forbear all farther immoralities. Give, we beseech thee, a due sense of the importance of this command to all who have not yet considered or observed it as they