Page images
PDF
EPUB

giving them both the giftof divers languages, and alsó boldness with fervent zeal, constantly to preach the gospel unto all nations, whereby we have been brought from darkness and error, into the light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy fon Jesus Christ. Therefore with angels, &c.

Upor the feaft of Trinity only. Who art one God, one Lord; not only one person but three persons in one fubftance; for that which we believe of the glory of the father, the same we believe of the sun, and of the holy ghost, without any difference or inequality. Therefore with angels, &c.

After each of which prefaces shall immediately be fung or faid, Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name, evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glosy. Glory be to thee, O Lord, most high. Amen.

Rubrica. 9 Then shall the priest, kneeling down at the Lard's table, fay in the name of all them that fall receive the communion, this prayer following The spiniâtr.

Directions. We do not presume to When the priest acknowcome to this thy table, Oledges in this form of humiliation merciful Lord, trusting in his own, and the communicant's our own righteousness, but unworthiness, and God's unniein thy-manifold and great rited kindness in admitting them "ercies. We are not wor

to his holy table, make this act of ay so much as to gather

hurniliation your own by your

up ne crumbs under thy table; moft devout attention, and joining rut thou art the same Lord,

with an hearty Amen. vhose property is always to have mercy: grant us thereore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear son Jesus

F 3

Christ,

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]

Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our fouls wash'd through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him and he in us. Amen.

Rubrick. I When the priest, standing before the table, hath to order d'the bread and wine, that he may with more readiness and decency break the bread before the people, and take the cup into his hands, he fall say the prayer of CONSECRATION as followeth, The initter.

Directions. Almighty God our hea- This is the prayer of convenly father, who of thy ten-secration, to be said by the priest der mercy didft give thine alone; and whilf be is confecraonly son Jesus Christ to fuf- ting the bread and wine, raise up fer death upon the cross for thy foul to see with the eye of faith · our redemption, who made what great things the Lord bath there (by his one oblation of left thee in that facrament ; and himself once offered) a full, conveying inta your soul all the be

pray that they may be a means of perfect, and sufficient sacri- nefits of his precious death, saying fice, oblation, and satisfac- secretly, tion for the fins of the whole End down thy spirit and world, and did institute, and

SEIS

blessing upon this means of in his holy gospel command grace and falvation, which thot us to continue a perpetual thyself, O Jesu, haft ordain'd. memory of that his precious death until his coming again: hear us, Omerciful father, we most humbly befeech thee, and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, be partakers of his moft blefled body and blood :' who, i

mar

the same night that he was betrayed, (a la) Here the priest is so take the patten into took bread; and when he had give

thanks (6) he brake it, and gave it to hi 16) And bere to break disciples, saying, Take, eat, (c) this i (c) And bere to lay his bands upon all tbe bread,

bis bands.

the bread.

my body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of me; likewise after supper (d) he took (d) Here he is 10 18.ke

the cup, and when he had given thanks, ibe cup into bis kands. he

gave it to them saying, Drink ye all of (e) And bere to lay this; for this (e) is my blood of the New his hand upon every Teftament, which is shed for you, and flagon) in which there for many, for the remission of sins: Do is any wine to beconje

craiid, this as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me. Amen.

Directions. Be not discouraged if you cannot fill up all facts with regular devotion, or with intense meditation between the prayer of confecration and the time of receiving the bread and wine ; in this case do as well as you can: remember your oren offences with as much forrow as you can, and the mercies of God to you in Christ Jesus, with as much love, joy, and gratitude ; reconimend to God's mercy your parents, relations, friends, and all the world. Do any thing tEat is good and proper to fill up the tine ; and leave the resi to God, who is a bounteous rewarder of them that seek him.

Or when the prayer of confecration is over, if you have time before the bread and wine are brought to you,use the following prayer. A prayer immediately after the confecration of the

bread and wine. I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving: and will call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Lord, in the fight of all his people; in the courts of the Lord's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem, praise the Lord. Pfalm cxvi. 14, 15, 16.

Ow, O my God, prostrate before thine

altar, I dare not so much as look upon this mystery of our salvation, if thou hadst not invited me: I beseech thee therefore, accept of this representation we make before

thee

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[merged small][ocr errors]

F 4

thee of that all-sufficient facrifice, which thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ made upon the cross: let the merit of it plead effectually for the pardon and forgiveness of all my sins, and render thee favourable and propitious to me a miserable finner; let the power of it prevail against all the powers of darkness; let the wifdom of it make me wise unto salvation; and let the peace of it reconcile me unto thee, and bring to me peace of conscience.

And then, O blefied Jefus my redeemer, I Dhall be enabled to adore thee, who didst endure the painful and shameful death of the cross, to recover me from the state of fin and misery: Iadmire thine infinite condescension, who was pleased to be made miserable, that I might be made happy; poor, that I might be enriched; and didst die that I might live for ever. With all my soul, Odear Jesus, I love and praise thee, for the stupendous expressions of thy bounty and goodness towards me: O lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon me; Olamb of God that

takest away the fins of the

world, grant me thy peace. Amen. Lord Jesus. Amen.

Rubick. I Then shall the minister first receive the communion in both kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver the same to the bishops, priests, and deacons in like manner, (if any be present) and after ibat to the people also in orider, into their hands, all meekly kneeling.. Directions. The first person that receives is the minister, who has a requeft to you in behalf of himself, namely, that as he prays for

you with great fervency, you would comfort and encourage him with an hearty Amen upon your knees, to the petitions at his taking the holy ele. ments: and in the interval between his receiving the bread and wine, use the following prajer. A prayer to be said when the priest is receiving the

bread and the wine. Let thy priests be cloathed with righteousness: and let thy saints sing with joyfulness. Psalm cxxxii. 9.

, thee, to all those who are called to any office or administration in thy church; and so replenish them with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great nameand benefitofthy holy church, thro' Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Directions.
After the minister has received the communion in both kinds,
and is proceeding to deliver the fame to the people, lift up your heart
to God in the following prayer.

A prayer before receiving the holy sacrament.
Ehold, gracious Lord, I come to this holy

table, as a sick man to the graitphysician of life, I beseech thee, O Lord, to cure my infirmities, and let me not only receive the outward and visible sign, but the inward and spi

ritual

B

h

F 5.

« PreviousContinue »