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us do good unto all men,
of God in him? 1 John, and especially unto those iii. 17. who are of the household
Give alms of thy goods, of faith. Gal. vi. 10. and never turn thy face
Godliness is great riches, from any poor man; and if a man be content with then the face of the Lord that he hath; for we shall not be turned away brought nothing into the from thee. Tob. iv. 7. world, neither may we
Be merciful after thy carry any thing out. i Tim.
power; if thou hast much, vi. 6, 7.
give plenteously; if thou Charge those who are hast little, do thy diligence rich in this world, that gladly to give of that little ; they be ready to give, and for so gatherest thou thyglad to distribute ; laying self a good reward in the up in store for themselves day of necessity. Tob. a good foundation against iv. 8, 9. the time to
He who hath pity upon they may attain eternal the
lendeth unto the life. 1 Tim. vi. 17, 18, Lord; and look, what he 19.
layeth out, it shall be God is not unrighteous, paid him again. Prov. that he will forget your xix. 17. works and labour that Blessed is the man who proceedeth of love, which provideth for the sick and ye have showed for his needy; the Lord shall dename's sake, who have liver him in the time of ministered unto the saints, trouble. Psal. xli. 1. and yet do minister. Heb. I have shown you how vi. 10.
that ye ought to support To do good, and to dis the weak, and to rememtribute, forget not; for ber the words of the Lord with such sacrifices God Jesus how he said, It is is well pleased. Heb. xiii. more blessed to give than 16.
to receive. Acts, xx. 35. Whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother
Then the Minister shall say, have need, and shutteth up his compassion from Let us pray for the whole him, how dwelleth the love church of Christ.
ALMIGHTY and ever heavenly grace; and esliving God, who by thy ho pecially to this congregaly apostle hast taught us tion here present; that to make prayers and sup with meek heart and due plications, and
to give reverence they may hear thanks for all men; we and receive thy holy word, humbly beseech thee most truly serving thee in holimercifully [to accept our ness and righteousness all alms and oblations, and] to the days of their life. And receive these our prayers,
we most humbly beseech which we offer unto thy thee of thy goodness, O Divine Majesty ; beseech Lord, to comfort and sucing thee to inspire contin cour all those, who in this ually the universal church transitory life are in trouwith the spirit of truth, ble, sorrow, need, sickness, unity, and concord; and or any other adversity. grant that all they who do And we also bless thy holy confess the name of Christ name, for all thy servants may agree in the truth of departed this life in thy thy holy word, and live in faith and fear; beseeching unity and godly love. thee to give us grace, so We beseech thee also to to follow their good exbless all christian rulers amples, that with them we and governors, and grant may be partakers of thy that all who are placed in heavenly kingdom. Grant authority over us may truly this, O Father, for thine and impartially minister infinite mercy's sake, in justice, to the punishment Jesus Christ our Mediator of wickedness and vice, and Advocate. Amen. and to the maintenance of true religion and virtue. Then the Minister shall say Give grace, o heavenly to those who come to reFather, to all Ministers of
ceive the holy Commuthy holy gospel, that they may, both by their life and doctrine, set forth thy true YE who do truly and and lively word, and right-, earnestly repent you of ly and duly administer thy your sins, and are in love holy ordinances. And to and charity with your all thy people give thy
neighbours, and intend to
follow the command ever hereafter serve and ments of God, and walk please thee in newness of from henceforth in his holy life, To thy honour and near with glory,
through Jesus faith, and take this holy Christ our Lord. Amen. ordinance to your comfort; and make
ALMIGHTY God, our confession to Almighty heavenly Father, who of God, meekly kneeling upon thy great mercy hast prom.
ised forgiveness of sins to
all those who with hearty Then shall this General repentance, and true faith Confession be made by turn unto thee; have
mercy the Minister and People. upon us, pardon and de
liver us from all our sins, ALMIGHTY God, Fa confirm and strengthen us ther of our Lord Jesus in all goodness, and bring Christ, Maker of all things,
everlasting life, Judge of all men;
We through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen. acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins, Which we from time to time most
Then shall the minister say, grievously have committed,
HEAR what comfortable by thought, word, and deed, against thy Divine words our Saviour Christ Majesty, Provoking most
saith unto all who truly justly thy wrath and indig turn to him ; nation against us.
We do earnestly repent, and are
Come unto me,
ye heartily sorry for these our
who labour, and are heavy misdoings; The remem laden, and I will give you brance of which is griev- rest. ous unto us. Have mer
So God loved the world, cy upon us, Have mercy that he gave his only beupon us, most merciful gotten Son, to the end Father. In the name of that all who believe in him, thy Son our Lord Jesus should not perish, but have Christ, we beseech thee to everlasting life. forgive us all that is past; Hear also what St Paul And grant that we may saith ;
This is a true saying, name; evermore praising and worthy of all men to thee, and saying, Holy, be received, that Christ holy, holy, Lord God of Jesus came into the world hosts, heaven and earth to save sinners.
are full of thy glory. GloHear also what St John ry be to thee, O Lord, saith;
most high. Amen.
PROPER PREFACES. Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and he is the Upon Christmas Day. propitiation for our sins.
BECAUSE thou didst Lift up your hearts.
send thy Son into the Answ. We lift them up
world, that the world unto the Lord.
through him might be Min. Let us give thanks
saved. Therefore with unto our Lord God. Angels, &c.
Answ. It is meet and right so to do.
Upon Easter Day. Min. It is very meet,
BUT chiefly are we right, and our bounden
bound to praise thee for duty, that we should at all
the glorious resurrection times, and in all places, of thy Son Jesus Christ give thanks unto
our Lord; for he was ofLord, Holy Father, Al
fered for us, and is the
Lamb of God that taketh mighty, Everlasting God;
away the sins of the world ; Here shall follow the pro
who by his death hath deper Preface, if there be stroyed death, and by his
hath any specially appointed; rising to life again or else immediately shall
restored to us everlasting
life. Therefore with Anfollow,
gels, &c. THEREFORE with
Upon Ascension Day. Angels, and Archangels, and with all the compa
THROUGH thy most ny of heaven, we laud dearly beloved Son Jesus and magnify thy glorious Christ our Lord; who
after his most glorious
WE do not presume to resurrection manifestly ap come to this thy table, O peared to all his Apos- merciful Lord, trusting in tles, and in their sight as our own righteousness, but cended into heaven to in thy manifold and great prepare a place for us ; mercies. We are not worthat where he is, thither thy so much as to gather we might also ascend, and up the crumbs under thy reign with him in glory. table, but thou art the Therefore with Angels, same Lord, whose proper&c.
ty is always to have mer
cy; grant us therefore, Upon Whitsunday. gracious Lord, so to par
take of this holy ordinance, THROUGH
that our minds may be Christ our Lord; accord- impressed with gratitude ing to whose most true to thy dear Jesus promise, thy holy Spirit Christ, and that we may was poured forth upon the evermore dwell in him, Apostles, to teach them, and he in us. Amen. and to lead them to all truth; giving them both Then the Minister,standing the gift of divers langua before the Table, shall ges, and also boldness,
read the following acwith fervent zeal, con count of the Institution, stantly to preach the from 1 Cor. xi. 23, 25. gospel unto all nations, whereby we have been
THE Lord Jesus, the brought out of darkness
same night that he was and error into the clear betrayed, took bread; and light and true knowledge when he had given thanks, of thee, and of thy Son he brake it, and said, Jesus Christ. Therefore Take, eat; this is my with Angels, &c.
body, which is broken for you;
this do in rememThen shall the Minister say
brance of me. After the in the name of all them manner, also, he who shall receive the took the cup, when he Communion, this Prayer had supped, saying, This following:
cup is the new testament