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ons : which alms and place upon the Tablee, fo much devotions coming from Bread and wine fim as he shall charitable and devout

think fufficient. After which hearts, they do prépare the way for the the Priest shall fay's.

fay glitus holy Signs of the Great Charity of Christ. Mattb..57. Gal. 6.6, 7, 8. f Let the Minister, and all that are concern’d, take care that the holy Signs, and the vessels they are put in, be such as thew a due Respect and Revefence to the Things Signified. & The Signs of Christ's offering himself for all, do powerfully move us to pray with fervent' charity for the whole ftate of his Church. * John 3:16. ch. 4.01ÓD. STI)

Let us pray for the whole 1 Warring against state of Christ's Church milifin and error: and so

tant b. here in earth, there is great reason to

Almighty and everliving i Because he is al God i, wbó by thy holy k Apomighty, that is, the file hast taught us to make prayMighty Ruler of all, ers and Supplications 1, and so and everliving God; give thanks for all men m; we give thanks to him for humblyon béséécb*the most merall good, as being the cifully o (+ to everlasting Giver of all." accept

+ If there be no alms & Teacher of holiness, almspandob- shall the words Cof

dr. Toblations, then 2 Humble earneft Pray. lationsq, and); astepting our amis and a Confefling our selves to receive pooblations} be left out unworthy that thou theseour pray: anfaid: t... 24 alms or oblations

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ers which we offer" unto thy Di. receive our prayers.o yine s Majefyon

In great mercy to our great unworthiness.] T8 Be'fo ples. fed with our alms, as to grant us the mercies promis'd to the liberal almsgiver. See the Sentences before; and Matth. 34, to 41.9 To be so pleased with our oblations, as to grant us the mercies promisd to those that offer of what God has given them, as they ought to do. Prov. 31:91010: Gal. 6. 6 to 10. And to be so pleased with our oblations of Bread and Wine, as by them to ftir us up to a righe

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for us; to ftir us up to such a Remembrance, as whereby we shall receive the Benefits, of his Body broken, and blood shed

y Grant. 5. Godly, & And also when the alms or oblations are not ļiberal. But the Minister may in charity think the Communicants do according their knowledge.

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Beseeching thee to inspire u whole Church over all continually theuniversal Churchy the world. w The with the spirit w of truthx, unigráce

. * Of believing ty'y, and concord 7. And grant the truth y One mind, that all tbey that do confess.a thy without divifions, wars, boly Name b, mày agree in the or quarrels, a Profefs truth cof thy boly, Word d'; ana to ferve. 6 Thee the live in unity e, and Godly love f. lover of holiness. To believe and obey the truth. d Of thy Word that teaches all holiness.. e See before, notes y, 2. f Love with the fear of God; (1 John ş: 2) when we keep God's Commandments, and love one another for fo doing; and defire and endeavour the

: good of one another's fouls ; (Heb. 10:24,25) and do our whole duty to our neighbour. Il From all their

We beseech thee also to save 8 enemies, both of their and defendg all Christian Kings, Souls and bodies, vand Princes and Governors, and effrom evil counsellors e b According to God's pecially thy servant George our Word, not as: Satan, King, that under bim we may or Popish, or other be. Godly h and quietly i governenemies, or evil'.coună ed. And grant unto his whole sellors would govern Council k, and to all that are

vus, or have him govern in authority under bim l, -)

Der i Sam. 24.9: Dan. 6. that they may truly and indiffe

In Peace. His Com- "rently m minifter justice, to the spany of Counsellors.

2 Judges, Bishops, Jutia, punishment of wickedness and ces, &c. Altho Bishops vice, and to the maintenance of have their Authority tby true Religion n and virtue o. fromChrift: (John 20. 21. yet they are under the government of the King. Rom. 13. I. m Without respect of persons, or favouring one more than another.

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thing contrary to true Religion. When ally are punished for drunkeness, or lewdnefs, or any other vice. For then fobriety, chastity, and other virtues are maintain'd.

Give grace, 0 Heavenly Fap. Living according ther, to all Bishops and Cuto thy Word. q Diligent teaching the rates, that they may both by whole truth

without their life p and doetrine a sét crrors. g

That pow. forth thy true and lively r word; erfully moves us to

and rightly and duly's adminigood living, by the Commands, and Pro. fter thy bolyt Sacraments. And miles and Threatnings to all thy people give thy beaof God. s Admini. venly grace, and especially to Iter Baptism in due this Congregation bere present, time, without delay; that with meek beart u and due and adminifter the Lord's Supper as often reverence v they may bear and as it ought to be; and receive w tby boly Word, truly these things. To be serving thee in þoliness and righreverently and worthi- teousness all the days of their ly adminiftred and re- life. ceived. Obedient heart, without being offended. Carefully, without talking, laughing, unnecessary noise, wandring thoughts, or any other disrespect. w Learn and obey.

And we moft bumbly x be* Confefling thee to seech thee of thy goodness, O be most júft in all our "Lord, to comfort and succour afflictions. y

Wherein good passes away,

all them, who in this transitory and evil comes in its

y life are in trouble, forrow, Atead. z Wounds, pri- need, sickness, or any other adfon, war, &c. a Moft versity, z. And we also bless a heartily thank. 6 Thee thy holy Name b for c all thy nefs. For thy grace servants departed this life in tby and glory given to faith d and fear e; beseeching d. Belief of thy Truth. thee to give us grace fo to fole Obedience to thy low their good examples, that

Commandments. Who is by Dying for the for- with them we may be partakers giveness of our fins, has of thy heavenly Kingdom. Grant


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bought for all men all this, O Fatber, for Jesus
from all evil. See the Christ's fake f, our only Media-
Creed, 53 Q. & Col. tor g and Advocate h. Amen i.
2. 18, 19. 1 Tim. 2. §. We own no popish mediators or
advocates. A Mediator is one that ftands between God and us.
Christ stands between God and us, to obtain of God all good
for us, and to give us what he obtains for us.
bo To intercede or pray for us. i I pray and give thanks ac-
cording to all this prayer:

- Thus far, excepting the Oblations, we are to See at the
prepare, as is aforesaid, every Lord's day, and of this
other holy day, whether the Communion be ad-Service
miniftred or not: becaufe it ought to be admini-
stred every Lord's day, and other holy feast day.
Asts 2. 42, 46. ch. 20. 7. If alms be not given
every such day, they ought to be given as often

there is occafion. "I Cor. 16. 1, 2.

When the Minister giveth warning for the Ce-There is lebration of the holy Communion, (which he shall no fault in always do upon the Sunday, or fome holy day this Eximmediately preceeding) after the Sermon or Ho-hortation mily ended, he shall read this Exhortation fol- before the lowing

Dearly beloved k, on
k John 15. 12, 13. day next, I purpose, through
1 Of those that under-

God's allistance, to administer
Itand the Catechism
and the Communion

to all such l as shall be religi-
Service, and

live ac- ously m and devoutly n disposed,
cordingly; and are Con- the most comfortable Sacramento
firm’d, or ready and de of the Body and Blood p of
m To serve God truly: Christ, to by them received
ņ To serve him earnest- in remembrance of his meritori-
ly. Revel. 3. 16, 19. ous q cross and palionr, where-
ó şign to remember, by alone's we obtain remission of
and means to receive,...
and pledge to assure us

our fins t, and are made para,
of P The Body bro- takers of the kingdom of beaven u.
ken and Blood shed for us. 9 Highly deserving. , Suffering
upon the Cross. s By the merits or deservings of which alone.
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v Confeffing our Wherefore it is our duty to renselves most unworthy. der most humble v and hearty of such Infinite Mercy.

The food of thanks to Almighty God our beam our Souls, by giving venly Father, for that be bath us the benefits of his given bis Son our Saviour Jesus Death. See the Lord's Christ, not only to Die for us, chism, 12 2. * God: v..but also to be our spiritual food w ly. ý In that it is the and sustenance, in that boly SaRemembrance of the crament. Wbich being so diSon of God his Lay. vine x and comfortable a thing ing down his life for

to them who receive it worthily, And 'therefore great care must be ta- and so dangerous to them that ken to come worthily will presume to receive it unworto it. & Sacrament. tbily; my duty is to, exhort you. a To consider these in the mean season, to consider things so as to take

the dignity y of that boly, mygreat care to be

prepa29. red for it, that you stery, z, and the great peril of may escape the peril

, the unworthy receiving thereof a ; and have the benefit and so to search and examin your and comfort. 6 To find out your fins.

own consciences b, (and that not Who deny or excuse lightly, and after the manner. of their fins, and will not disemblers with Godc; but lo) truly amend.

d Reo that you may come baly and clean penting truly of your former fins, Siedfastly to such a heavenly

. Feaft, in the purposing to lead a new marriage garment d required by life having a lively God in holy Scripture, and be faith in God's mercy received as worthy partakers of through Chrif, with a bankful remembrance of that holy Table. bis Death; and being in charity with all men.

The way and means thereto e e To come holy and is's first, to examine your lives clean to that heavenly and conversations by the rule of Feast. Done evil,

God's Commandments'; or left undone doing

and good. Jam 43:17... whereinfoever' ye fall perceive

your selves to have offended f, either by will, word,



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