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rather that he should be converted, and live; have mercy upon all unbelievers and heathen, and take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of thy word; and so fetch them home, blessed Lord, to thy flock, that they may be saved among the remnant of the true Israelites, and be made one fold under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
the gates of everlasting life; grant that we thy servants, having this hope, may purify ourselves even as he is pure; and by continually mortifying our corrupt affections, may pass the grave and gate of death, to our joyful resurrection; which we ask as disciples of him, who died, and was buried, and rose again for us, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
John, xx. 1 10.
THE first day of the week, &c. unto their
Col. iii. 1
IF ye then be risen with Christ, &c. -but Christ is all and in all.
The First Sunday after Easter.
ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justifi
The Third Sunday after Easter.
ALMIGHTY God, who showest to those who are in error, the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness; grant unto all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's religion, that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things
O ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men; grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there
The Fifth Sunday after Easter.
O LORD, from whom all good things do come; grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that be good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Ascension Day.
GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens, so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell, who liveth to make intercession for us, at the right hand of God, for ever and ever. Amen.
firming the word with signs following.
FOR THE EPISTLE.
Acts, i. 1 - 11.
THE former treatise have I made, &c. ———— in like manner as ye have seen him into heaven. go
The Sunday after Ascension Day.
O GOD, the King of glory, who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven; we beseech thee leave us not comfortless; but send to us thine holy Spirit to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither our Saviour Christ is gone before, who liveth to make intercession for us at the right hand of God for ever and ever. Amen.
John, xv. 26
WHEN the Comforter
is come, &c. remember that I told you of them.
1 Pet. iv. 7.
THE end of all things is at hand. &c. praise and dominion for ever and
GOD, who as at this time, didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by the sending to them the light of thy holy Spirit; grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort, through Christ Jesus our Saviour; in whose name we ascribe unto thee all honour and glory now and for ever. Amen.
FOR THE EPISTLE. Acts, ii. 1. - 11.
gave me commandment, even so I do.
WHEN the day of Pentecost was fully come, &c. in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
John, iii. 1 15.
The First Sunday after Whitsunday.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast given us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of thy eternal Godhead; we beseech thee that thou wouldst keep us steadfast in this faith, and evermore defend us from all adversities, who livest and reignest one God, world without end. Amen.
THERE was a man of the Pharisees, &c. should not perish, but have eternal life.