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themselves of their knowledge to nitione sua, qua corpus Domini valediscern the Lord's body, of their ant discernere, tum de fide sua, qua faith to feed upon him, of their re- vescantur ipso, tum etiam de resipipentance, love, and new obedience; scentia sua, amore ac obedientia nova; lest coming unworthily, they eat ne forte indigni si advenerint, judiand drink judgment to themselves. cium edant bibantque sibimetipsis.

Ques. 98. What is prayer ? Quæs. Quid est precatio ?

Ans. Prayer is an offering up of Resp. Precatio est qua petitiones our desires unto God, for things nostras pro rebus divinæ voluntati agreeable to his will, in the name congruis offerimus Deo, in nomine of Christ, with confession of our Christi, una cum peccatorum nostrosins, and thankful acknowledgment rum confessione, et grata beneficioof his mercies.

rum ejus agnitione. Ques. 99. What rule hath God Quæs. Quam nobis regulum praegiven for our direction in prayer ? scripsit Deus precibus nostris diri

gendis ? Ans. The whole Word of God is Resp. Totum Dei verbum utile est of use to direct us in prayer, but nobis in oratione dirigendis ; spethe special rule of direction is that cialis vero directionis norma est illa form of prayer which Christ taught orationis formula quam discipulos his disciples, commonly called, The suos edocuit Christus, oratio domiLord's Prayer.

nica quce vulgo dicitur. Ques. 100. What doth the preface Quæs. Quid nos docet orationis of the Lord's Prayer teach us ! Dominicæ præfatio ?

Ans. The preface of the Lord's Resp. Orationis Dominica prePrayer, which is, Our Father which fatio nempe [Pater noster, qui es in art in heaven,' teacheth us to draw cælis] nos docet accedere ad Deum near to God with all holy rever- cum omni sancta reverentia ac confience and confidence, as children to dentia, tanquam filios ad patrem, qui a father, able and ready to help us; et potis est ut paratus nobis opituand that we should pray with and lari ; prout etiam cum aliis atque for others.

pro aliis orare. Ques. 101. What do we pray for Quæs. Quid est quod oramus in in the first petition ?

petitione prima ? Ans. In the first petition, which Resp. In petitione prima, scil. is, ' Hallowed be thy name,' we pray [Sanctificetur nomen tuum] orathat God would enable us and oth- mus et efficere velit Deus, ut eum nos ers to glorify him in all that where- aliique, in eis, quibuscunque se notum by he maketh himself known, and nobis facit, glorificare valeamus; atthat he would dispose all things to que ad suam ipsius gloriam omnia his own glory.

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dirigere velit ac disponere. Ques. 102. What do we pray for Quæs. Quid petimus in secunda in the second petition 1

petitione ? Ans. In the second petition, Resp. In petitione secunda, quæ which is, 'Thy kingdom come,' we hujusmodi est [adveniat regnum pray that Satan's kingdom may be tuum] petimus ut destruatur regnum destroyed, and that the kingdom of Satanæ, gratiæ vero regnum ut prograce may' be advanced, ourselves moveatur, ut nos aliique in eo simus and others brought into it, and kept cum constituti tum conservati ne exin it, and that the kingdom of glory cidamus, utque regnum gloriæ velit may be hastened.

Deus adproperare. Ques. 103. What do we pray for Quæs. In petitione tertia quid in the third petition !

precamur ? Ans. In the third petition, which Resp. In petitione tertia, scil. hisce is, Thy will be done on earth as it verbis [fiat voluntas tua in terris is in heaven,' we pray that God by sicut in cælis] precamur. efficere velit his grace would make us able and Deus, ut nos per gratiam voluntatem willing to know, obey, and submit ejus tum cognoscere, tum ei in omnito his will in all things, as the an- bus obtemperare, et nos submittere, gels do in heaven.

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valeamus et velimus. Ques. 104. What do we pray for Quæs. Quid oramus in petitione in the fourth petition ?

quarta? Ans. In the fourth petition, Resp. In quarta petitione quce sic which is,' Give us this day our daily habetur [Panem nostrum quotidiabread, we pray that of God's free num da nobis hodie] oramus ut e gift we may receive a competent donatione Dei gratuita, bonorum portion of the good things of this quæ hujus vitæ sunt portionem idolife, and enjoy his blessing with neam obtineamus, ejusque una cum them.

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Ques. 105. What do we pray for Quæs. Quid precamur in petitione in the fifth petition ?

quinta? Ans. In the fifth petition, which Resp. In petitione quinta, cujus is, 'And forgive us our debts as verba sunt [Ac remitte nobis debita we forgive our debtors,' we pray nostra, sic ut remittimus debitoribus that God, for Christ's sake, would nostris] precamur ut Deus peccata freely pardon all our sins; which nostra omnia gratis velit propter we are the rather encouraged to Christum condonare, quod quidem ask, because by his grace we are ut petamus eo magis animus nobis enabled from the heart to forgive fit, quod aliis animitus condonare others.

gratia ipsius auxiliante valeamus. Ques. 106. What do we pray for Quæs. Quid petimus in sexta pein the sixth petition ?

titione? Ans. In the sixth petition, which Resp. In petitione sexta, quam is, ' And lead us not into tempta- hæc verba complectuntur [Et ne nos tion, but deliver us from evil,' we inducas in tentationem, sed libera pray that God would either keep us nos a malo] oramus ut velit nos from being tempted to sin, or sup- Deus aut immunes a tentatione ad port and deliver us when we are peccatum conservare, aut certe tentempted.

tatos suffulcire ac liberare. Ques. 107. What doth the conclu- Quæs. Quid nos docet orationis sion of the Lord's Prayer teach us ? Dominicæ conclusio?

Ans. The conclusion of the Lord's Resp. Orationis Dominicæ concluPrayer, which is," For thine is the sio [Quia tuum est regnum, potenkingdom, and the power and the tia et gloria, in secula, Amen] Nos glory forever, Amen,' teacheth us to docet animos ac confidentiam nobis take our encouragement in prayer in orando a solo Deo derivare, eumfrom God only, and in our prayers que in precibus nostris laudare, regto praise him; ascribing kingdom, num ei, potentiam, ac gloriam tripower, and glory to him; and in buendo ; quoque desiderium notestimony of our desire and assnr- strum testemur, et exauditionis conance to be heard, we say, Amen. fidentiam, dicimus, Amen.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.

DECALOGUS.

Exod. XX.

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EXODUS XX. God spake all these words, saying, Locutus est Deus omnia hæc verba, I am the Lord thy God, which have dicendo ; Ego sum Dominus Deus brought thee ont of the land of tuus, qui te educi e terra Ægypti, e Egypt, out of the house of bondage. domo servitutis. I. Thou shalt have no other gods

I. Non habebis deos alios coram before me.

II. Thou shalt not make unto II. Non facies tibi imaginem thee any graven image, or any like- quamvis sculptilem, aut similitudiness of any thing that is in heaven nem rei cujusvis quæ est in cælis suabove, or that is in the earth be- perne, aut inferius in terris, aut in neath, or that is in the water under aquis infra terram ; non incurvabis the earth: thou shalt not bow down te is, nec eis servies : siquidem ego thyself to them, nor serve them: for Dominus Deus tuus Deus sum zeloI the Lord thy God am a jealous typus, visitans iniquitates patrum in God, visiting the iniquity of the filios ad tertiam usque quartamque fathers upon the children into the progeniem osorum mei, exhibens vero third and fourth generation of them misericordiam ad millenas usque that hate me; and showing mercy diligentium me ac mandata mea obinto thousands of them that love servantium. me and keep my commandments.

III. Thou shalt not take the name III. Nomen Domini Dei tui inaof the Lord thy God in vain: for niter non usurpabis ; non enim eum the Lord will not hold him guilt- pro insonte habebit Dominus qui less that taketh his name in vain. nomen ejus inaniter adhibuerit.

IV. Remember the Sabbath-day IV. Memineris diem Sabbati ut to keep it holy. Six days shalt sanctifices eum ; sex diebus operathou labor, and do all thy work; beris et facies omne opus tuum, sepbut the seventh day is the Sabbath timus vero dies sabbatum est Domini of the Lord thy God; in it thou Dei tui, opus in eo nullum facies tu, shalt not do any work, thon, nor thy neque servus tuus, nec ancilla tua, son, nor thy daughter, thy man- neque jumentum tuum, neque hospes servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor tuus quicunque intra portas tuas thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is commoratur : Nam sex diebus perfe

within thy gates ; for in six days | cit Dominus coelum, terramque, marc the Lord made heaven and earth, et quicquid in illis continetur : septhe sea, and all that in them is, and timo vero die requievit ; quamobrem l'ested the seventh day; wherefore benedixit Dominus diei Sabbati, the Lord blessed the Sabbath-day, eumque sanctificavit. and hallowed it.

V. Honor thy father and thy V. Honora patrem tuum ac mainother; that thy days may be long trem tuam, ut prolongentur dies tui upon the land which the Lord thy in terra illa quam tibi largitur DoGod giveth thee.

minus Deus tuus. VI. Thon shalt not kill.

VI. Non occides. VII. Thou shalt not commit VII. Non moechaberis. adultery.

VIII. Thou shalt not steal. VIII. Non furaberis.

IX. Thou shalt not bear false IX. Non eris adversus proximum witness against thy neighbor.

tuum testis mendax. X. Thou shalt not covet thy X. Non concupisces proximi tui neighbor's house, thou shalt not domum, non concupisces proximi tui covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his uxorem, non servum, non ancillam, inan-servant, nor his maid-servant, non bovem, non asinum neque aliud nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any denique quicquam quod est proximi thing that is thy neighbor's. tui.

THE LORD's PRAYER.

ORATIO DOMINICA.

Matt. vi.

Matt. VI.

Our Father which art in heaven, Pater noster qui es in cælis, sanchallowed be thy name. Thy king- tificetur nomen tuum, adveniat regdom come. Thy will be done in num tuum, fiat voluntas tua in terearth as it is in heaven. Give us ris sicut in cælis, panem nostrum this day our daily bread. And for- quotidianum da nobis hodie, ac regive us our debts, as we forgive mitte nobis debita nostra, sicut nos our debtor's. And lead us not into remittimus debitoribus nostris, et ne temptation, but deliver us from nos inducas in tentationem, sed lievil. For thine is the kingdom, bera nos a malo, quia tuum est regand the power, and the glory, for- num, potentia et gloria in secula. ever. Amen.

Amen.

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