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do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen. 1 Then shall be said or sung, all standing, Gloria in Excelsis, or some

proper hymn from the Selection. Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good-will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us: Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us : Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer : Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen. 9 Then the priest (the bishop, if he be present) shall let them depart with

this blessing : The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

[9 After the blessing use the following prayer: I bless thee, O God, for the spiritual nourishment with which thou hast strengthened and refreshed my soul. I bless thee, that through the crucified body and blood of thy Son, I am restored to thy favour. Pardon the many imperfections of my services; and

grant me grace to fulfil the sacred vows of love and obedience which I have made to thee, my God and Father, through Jesus Christ my Redeemer. Amen.] Collects that may be said after the collects of morning or evening prayer,

or communion, at the discretion of the minister. Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and prayers; and dispose the way of thy servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation; that among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by thy most gracious and ready help, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. "

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that the words which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may, throngh thy grace, be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living; to the honour and praise of thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy name; and finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking; we beseech thee to have compassion upon our infirmities; and those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, who hast promised to hear the petitions of those who ask in thy Son's name; we beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears to us who have now made our prayers and supplications unto thee; and grant, that those things which we

have faithfully asked according to thy will, may effectually be obtained; to the relief of our necessity, and to the setting forth of thy glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen..

I Upon Sundays and other holy days (if there be no sermon or communion) shall be said all that is appointed at the communion, unto the end of the Gospel, concluding with the blessing. And if any of the consecrated bread and wine remain after the communion, it shall not be carried out of the church; but the minister and other communicants shall,

immediately after the blessing, reverently eat and drink the same. [1 Upon your relurn home, retire to your closet to praise God for his mere

cies, and to supplicate his blessing in the following prayer: I adore and praise thee, O God, for the rich blessings of thy covenant of mercy, through Jesus Christ, which thou hast sealed to my soul in that hallowed ordinance of which I have participated. I bless thee, O Lord, that having humbly and sincerely devoted myself to thee, and sealed my vows over the sacred symbols of the body and blood of thy Son, I can enjoy the exalted hope that thy mercy will be my constant solace; thy grace my sure protection and reward. O how great is thy love, in thus providing for my perishing soul divine succours and consolations! May the obligations of my holy vows, the sacred claims of thy love, be ever present to my remembrance, and excite me diligently and earnestly to aim at serving and obeying thee. O may I not, by transgression, crucify afresh that Saviour whose sufferings I have commemorated, whose mercy I have experienced. Almighty God! thou knowest the weakness of my nature, and the numberless temptations that •encompass me; evermore strengthen me by thy grace. Without thee I shall not be able to stand-O lead me by thy almighty arm_refresh my soul with the consolations of thy love-guide me to the end, in thy ser vice ; and when my strength and my heart faileth, when my soul is sinking in the shades of death, be

thou, O Lord, the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. O my Saviour, visit me with thy salvation ; let me see the fęlicity of thy chosen, and rejoice evermore in the gladness of thy people. Amen.

Let the communicant devote all the rest of the day which is not occupied with the public service of the church, to private acts of devotion; to meditating on the infinite mercy and love of his God and Saviour; to recalling to mind the sacred obligations to grateful and holy obedience which this hallowed ordinance has imposed upon him; and to earnestly and humbly imploring the succours of divine grace, that he may be sanctified both in soul and body, and may be so conducted "through things temporal, that he finally lose not the things that are eternal."]

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DAILY DEVOTION. .

(From Bishop Taylor.)

A FORM OF PRAYER FOR THE MORNING. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost-Our Father, &c.

I. Most glorious and eternal God, Father of mercy and God of all comfort, I worship and adore thee with the lowest humility of my soul and body, and give thee all thanks and praise for thy infinite and eternal glories and perfections; and for the continual demonstration of thy mercies upon me, upon all mine, and upon thy holy Catholic Church.

II. I acknowledge, O God, that I have deserved thy wrath and indignation. But thy mercy triumphing over thy justice and my sins, thou hast still continued to me life and time of repentance; thou hast opened to me the gates of grace and mercy; and perpetually called upon me to enter in, and to walk in the paths of a holy life, that I might glorify thee, and be glorified by thee eternally.

111. Behold, O God, for this thy great and unspeakable goodness, for the preservation of me this night, and for all thy graces and blessings, I offer up my

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