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The general Confeffion..
Lmighty God, Father of our Lord Jefus Chrift, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold fins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily forry for these our mifdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us, The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, moft merciful Father; for thy Son our Lord Jefus Chrifts fake, forgive us all that is past, And grant that we may ever hereafter ferve and please thee in newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name, Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lmighty God our heavenly Father, who of his hath promised forgivenefs of fins, to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your fins, confirm and ftrengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen. LOT,
Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Chrift faith unto all that truly turn to him.
Ome unto me, all that travel, and are heavy laden, and I will
So God loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. S. John 3. 16.
Hear alfo what S. Paul faith.
This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, That Christ Jefus came into the world to fave finners. 1 Tim. 1. 15.
St. Paul fays many of the Corinthians were weak and See the Notes on the Epiftle for Thursday before fickly, and many fapt, i. e. died, 1 Cor. xi. 30.
Here also what S. John faith.
If any man fin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jefus Christ the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our fins. I S. John 2. 1, 2.
Prieft. Lift up your hearts.
Anfw. We lift them up unto the Lord.
Prieft. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
T is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that at all times, and in all places give thanks unto thee, O Lord, *Holy Father, Almighty Everlasting God.
we should (Holy Father]
must be omitted on Trinity Sunday.
Here fhall follow the proper Prefaces, according to the time, if there` be any specially appointed: or elfe immediately fhall follow,
Herefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praifing thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hofts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord moft high. Amen.
Upon Christmas-day, and feven days after.
Ecause thou didst give Jesus Christ thine only Son to be born as at this time for us, who by the operation of the Holy Ghost, was made very man of the substance of the Virgin Mary his mother, and that without fpot of fin, to make us clean from all fin. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Eafter-day, and feven days after.
BUT chiefly are we bound to praise thee for the glorious Re
furrection of thy Son Jefus Chrift our Lord: for he is the very Pafchal Lamb which was offered for us, and hath taken away the fin of the world; who by his death hath destroyed death, and by his rifing to life again hath reftored to us everlasting life.. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Afcenfion-day, and feven days after.
Hrough thy moft dearly beloved Son Jefus Chrift our Lord, who after his moft glorious Refurrection manifeftly appeared to all his Apoftles, and in their fight afcended up into heaven to prepare a place for us; that where he is, thither we might also afcend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore with Angels, &c. Upon Whitfunday, and fix days after.
Hrough Jefus Chrift our Lord; according to whofe most true promife, the Holy Ghoft came down as at this time from heaven with a fudden great found, as it had been a mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the Apostles, to teach them, and to lead them to all truth, giving them both the gift of divers languages, and alfo boldness with fervent zeal conftantly to preach the Gospel unto all nations, whereby we have been brought out of darkness and error, into the clear light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Son Jefus Chrift. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon the feast of Trinity only.
HO art one God, one Lord; not one only Perfon, but three Perfons in one fubftance. For that which we believe of the glory of the Father, the fame we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft, without any difference or inequality. Therefore with Angels, &c.
E do not prefume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousnefs, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy fo much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the fame Lord, whofe property is always to have mercy; Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, fo to eat the Flesh of thy dear Son Jefus Chrift, and to drink his Blood, that our finful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our fouls washed through his moft precious Blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.
The Prayer of Confecration.
Lmighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender cy didst give thine only Son Jefus Chrift to fuffer death upon the Crofs for our redemption, who made there (by his one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect, and fufficient facrifice, oblation, and fatisfaction for the fins of the whole world, i and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue a perpetual memory of that his precious Death, until his coming again; Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly befeech thee, and grant that we receiving thefe thy creatures of Bread and Wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jefus Chrifts holy institution, in remembrance of his Death and Paffion, may be partakers of his most bleffed Body and Blood: Who in the fame night that he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks he brake it, and gave it to his difciples, faying, Take, eat, this is my Body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of me. Likewife after Supper he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye ye all of this, for this is my Blood of the New Teftament, which is fhed for you, and for many for the remiffion of fins: Do this, as oft as ye fhall drink it, in remembrance of me.
A Prayer to be faid before receiving the Sacrament..
to affift me in the Duty I am going to perform. Let the remembrance of my Sins, and of my Saviour's bitter fufferings for them create in me a hearty Repentance of them, and engage me for ever to love and ferve him who laid down bis life for me. Cleanfe me, O Lord, from all filthiness of Flesh and Spirit, that I may be a meet Guest at thy Table, and a real partaker of those Benefits which Chrift hath purchased for me: and accept of thefe my fin cere Defires through the fame Jefus Christ.
At the delivery of the Bread.
HE Body of our Lord Jefus Chrift, which was given for tace, preferve thy body and foul unto everlafting life. Take
and eat this in remembrance that Chrift died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving. At the delivery of the Cup.
HE Blood of our Lord Jefus Christ, which was shed for thee, preferve thy body and foul unto everlasting life. Drink this in remembrance that Chrifts Blood was fhed for thee, and be thankful.
A Prayer after receiving the Sacrament.
Praife and magnify thy glorious Name, O God, for the opportunity thou hast afforded me this Day, of commemorating thy unSpeakable Love, in the Redemption of the World by thy Son Jefus Chrift; and of making this publick profeffion of my Faith in him. Let it be an eternal obligation upon me of Love and Obedience to thee. And O grant me fuch a measure of thy Grace and affiftance, as may enable me to be more careful and diligent in the discharge of my Duty; and to walk as the redeemed of the Lord, in all holiness and godliness of Life, through the fame Jefus Chrift our Saviour. Our Father, &c.
Lord and heavenly Father, we thy humble servants, entirely defire thy Fatherly goodnefs, mercifully to accept this our facrifice of praife and thanksgiving; moft humbly befeeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his Blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remission of our fins, and all other benefits of his paffion. And here we offer and prefent unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our fouls, and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively facrifice unto thee; humbly befeeching thee, that all we who are partakers of this holy Communion, may be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy through our manifold fins to offer unto thee any facrifice; yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and fervice; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jefus Chrift our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almghty, world with. Amen.