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may happen to the Body, and from all evil. Thoughts that may assault and hurt the Soul.
Extend thy Goodness, O Lord, to the whole Race of Mankind; have Mercy upon all Jews, Turks, Infidels, and Hereticks; take from them all Ignorance, Hardness of Heart, and Contempo of thy Word; and so fetch them home to thy Flock, that they may be saved among the Remnant of the true Ifraelites. Grant unto all them that are admitted into the Fellowship of Christ's Religion, that they may eschew those things that are contrary to their Profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same. Let thy continual Pity cleanse and defend thy Church, and because it cannot continue in Safety without thy Succour, preserve it evermore by thy Help and Goodness. Bless all our Governours both in Church and State, that in their several Stations they may be useful and serviceable to thy Glory, and the publick Good. We make our humble Supplications to thee for all our Benefactors, Friends and Relations, and also for our very Enemies ; let thy fatherly Hand be ever over them, let thy Holy Spirit be ever with them, and so lead them in the Knowledge and Obedience of thy Word, that in the end they may obtain everlasting Life. Look with an Eye of Pity and Compation upon all those who are any ways aflicted or distressed in Mind, Body, or Estate, give them Patience under all their Sufferings, and in thy due Time a happy Iflue out of all their Amictions.
And as we pray unto thee, O God, for ourselves and others, so we desire to bless and praise thy holy Name for all thy Goodness and Loving Kindness to us and to ail Men. We give
thee hearty Thanks for the Preservation of us the Day past, and the rest of our Lives, froni innumerable Accidents and Dangers, for the Comforts and Conveniencies as well as the New cessaries of Life. But above all we laud, and magnify, and adore thy Goodness in the Redemption of the World by the Death and Pasfion of our Saviour Christ, both God and Man: who did humble himself even to the Death upon the Cross for us miserable Sinners, who lay in Darkness and in the Shadow of Death, that he might make us the Children of God, and exalt us to' everlasting Life. Teach us to express our Thankfulness, by submitting ourselves entirely to his holy Will and Pleasure, and by studying to serve him in true Holiness and Righteousness all the Days of our Life. Accept, O Lord, of these our Prayers and Praises, in and through the Mediation of Jesus Christ, our blessed Saviour and Redeemer, who hathtaught us when we to pray, to say,
cipal Matters contained in this Book.
Ascension of our Lord, 245
p. 27 pically represented, 247. How
nefits of it, 248. Why not in the
learned from that Festival,424 it ought to influence us, ibid.
Office of Commination, 459 observed among the Jews, 493
386 Imitated by the ancient Chri-
Birth how to be under flood, 63 ciently administred, 254. Why
at Easter and Whitsuntide,
Virgin Mary, 165. What to be What may be learned from
300 Birth of Christ, 59. What we are
528 How manifested to the Wise
479 ces of it, 62. How published
to the I Vord, ibid. What may
Bishop, bis Office,477. How cal 527. Not confined to the A-
Authority against them confi The Design of it, ibid. I hy.to
What it figures to us, 115
fis, how to be expressed, 570 What may be learned from ibis
why so called, 557. Their per-
591, 592. Tho' bad, not to be
ces of despising them, 594. Their
319. Wbat Obligation that Religion, 595. Nor the bad
175 Their Maintenance, what, ib.
The Truth of it, ibid. Its in Why we ought to pray for
72 Confirmation, what, 539. An
567. Such in the Apostles confined to the Age of the Apo-
569 of it must be qualified, 542.
how performed in the primitive Discipline of the Church in Lent,
what, 455. How supplied in
108. The Advantages of it, 109 It ought to be restored, ibid.
bably succeed if attempted, 258 how to be managed among
The mischievous Effects of it, gious, how to be debated, 325
Etion of it,
458 Easter-sunday, anciently observ-
ed, 177. The Controversy a-
termined, 178. Wbat may be
Observation of Days when su- Easter-Monday, 187. Tuer-
465 primitive Church, 500. How
Christians were employed upon
caiions required, ibid. fun-week, 526. In Septem-
502. IV hat Preparations necel What may be learned from the
Observation of these Days,
479, 543, 559, 606
tiring for that Purpose, 510 most practised towards them,