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God's assistance, to administer to all such as shall be religiously and devoutly disposed, the most comfortable facrament of the body and blood of Chrift, to be by them received in remembrance of his meritotious cross and passion, whereby alone we obtain remillion of out fins, and are made partakers of the kingdom of heaven. Wherefore it is our duty to render most humble and hearty thanks to almighty God our heavenly father, for that he hath given his fon our Saviour Jesus Christ, not only to die forus, but also to be our spiritual food and sustenance in that holy facrament. Which being fo divine and comfortable a thing to them who receive it worthily, and fo dangerous to them that will presumeto receive it unworthily; my duty is to exhort you in the mean season to consider the dignity of that holy myftery, and the great peril of the unworthy receiving thereof, and fo to fearch and examine yourownconsciences (and that'not lightly, and after the manner of diffemblers with God, but fo) that ye may come holy and clean to fuch a heavenly feast, in the marriage-garment required by God in holy scripture; and be received as worthy partakers of that holy table, 65c.
7 The New Week's Preparation. 2. The Lord Jesus, the fame night in which he was betrayed, took bread and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat; this
is my body, which is broken for you : this do
of me. After the same manner also he took the cup when he had fupped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this doye, as oft as ye drink it, in temembrance of me: For as often as you eat this bread, a
and drink this cup, ye do fhew the Lord's death till he come. í Gar. xi. 23, 24, 25, 26.1. In the Morning, when you firfl awake, fay;
Rise, thou that sleepest'; arise, my dull
and drowsy soul, and Christ will give thee light.
To thee, O Lord, do I lift up my eyes, my hands, my heart, from this bed, where my body hath taken its nightly repose, towards thy Heaven, where my soul expects her eternalrest.
My voice shalt thou hear betimes in the morning; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up
, sro When you rije. IMI N the name of Jesus Christ, who was crufins
for our justification, I arife from this place of bodily
* From Bishop Cosin.
me, therefore, by his cross and passion, bless, govern, and keep me this day, and for ever. Ame 1.
I laid me down and slept, and rose up again, for the Lord hath sustained me. Amen. When you are ready, look on your foul as fill andre led, till you have
faid your prayers. O
manded us to pray unto thee, let thy spirit help mine infirmities; and do thou so dispose my mind, and influence my heart in my preparation for a worthy receiving of thy most holy sacrament, that my prayers and praises may be acceptable in thy light, thro' the mediation, and for the sakeof Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
Almighty Lord God, mortify and killah
vices in me; and so strengthen me with thy grace, that by the innocency of my life; and the constancy of my faith, I may always glorify thy great and holy name.
Grant me the true circumcision of the spirit; that, my heart and all my members being mortified . from all worldly and carnal lufts, I mayin all things obey thy blessed will. Enable' me to love my enemiecj and to do good to those that
hate me, and to pray for them that despitefully use me, and persecute me, in obedience to the command, and in imitation of the example of my great Lord and Master, Christ Jesus. Amen. Here may be added (if time will permit) the Morning Prayer, on
page 135 of this First Part. UR father which art in heaven, hallowed bë
thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
So far may be used every Morning before the Meditation,
The Meditation for Monday Morning, Upon our Saviour's loving invitation to the commu
nion of his body and blood. My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye fin not. And if any man fin, we have an advocate with the Father; Jesus Christ the righteous. 1 John ii. i. I. YOme now, O my soul, and let us retire
from the pursuits of this vain deceitfulworld; and let us well consider the graciousand condescending invitationswherewith
our blessed Lord and only Saviour has called us, in his holý gospel, to be partakers of his Holy Table. Why then this wavering, or coldness, O'my foul! give éar to the eternal truth, who will remove all thy doubts and fears by the following invitation. Come Yome unto me all ye that labcur and are heavy
laden and I will refresh you. The bread that I will give, is my flesh; which I will give for the life of the world. Take, eat, this is my body, which is given for you ; this do in remembrance of me. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, divelleth in me, and I in him. The words, which Ispake unto you, they are spirit, and they are life: Matth. xi. 28. John vi. 51.
1 Cor. xi.
24. John vi. 56, 63
2. Rise then, my soul, and take thy swiftest wings, fly to this great mystery. There we shall see the prince of peace facrifice himself to reconcile us with the Father; there we shall fee, O ftupendousmercy! the Son of Godwith heavenly food entertaining the sons of men. Can we, O dear redeemer! believe the wonders of this mystery, and not be ravifhed with admiration of thy great goodness? can we acknowledge thy perfect veracity, and not believe this wonder of thy love? let us not then