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follow the commandments of God, and walk from henceforth in his holy ways; draw near near with faith, and take this holy ordinance to your comfort; and make you humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.
Then shall this General Confession be made by the Minister and People.
ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men ; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins, 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 sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of which is grievous unto us. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father. In the name of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, we beseech thee to forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may
ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, To thy honour and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of thy great mercy hast promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance, and true faith turn unto thee; have mercy upon us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and bring everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall the minister say,
HEAR what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all who truly turn to him ;
name; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord, most high. Amen.
Upon Christmas Day.
BECAUSE thou didst send thy Son into the world, that the world through him might be saved. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Easter Day.
BUT chiefly are we bound to praise thee for the glorious resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he was offered for us, and is the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world; who by his death hath destroyed death, and by his rising to life again hath restored to us everlasting life. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Ascension Day. THROUGH thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who
after his most glorious resurrection manifestly appeared to all his Apostles, and in their sight ascended up into heaven to prepare a place for us; that where he is, thither we might also ascend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore with Angels, &c.
· THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord; according to whose most true promise, thy holy Spirit was poured forth upon the Apostles, to teach them, and to lead them to all truth; giving them both the gift of divers languages, and also boldness, with fervent zeal, constantly 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 Jesus Christ. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Then shall the Minister say in the name of all them who shall receive the Communion, this Prayer following.
WE do not presume to come to this thy table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table, but thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy; grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to partake of this holy ordinance, that our minds may be impressed with gratitude to thy dear son Jesus Christ, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.
Then the Minister,standing before the Table, shall read the following account of the Institution, from 1 Cor. xi. 23, 25.
THE Lord Jesus, the same night that 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 in remembrance of me. After the same manner, also, he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup
is the new testament
in my blood; this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
Then the Minister shall break the Bread, and pour out the Wine; after which he shall say the Prayer following.
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who did institute, and in his holy gospel command us to continue a memorial of that his precious death; hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee, and grant that we may receive this bread and wine, according to the holy institution, and in remembrance of the death and passion of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Then shall the Minister first receive the Communion in both kinds himself; and then proceed to deliver the same to the People. And when he delivereth the bread to the People, he shall say,
TAKE, and eat this in remembrance of Christ.
And when the Minister delivereth the cup to the People, he shall say,
DRINK this in remembrance of Christ.
When all have received the Communion, a Psalm or Hymn may be sung; and this ended, the following Prayers shall be said.
OUR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
O LORD and heavenly Father, we thy humble servants earnestly desire thy fatherly goodness, mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; beseeching thee to grant, that by the
mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in him, we and thy whole church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we ofAnd here we of fer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, that all we who are partakers of this holy communion, may be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice; yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, according to thine abundant mercies in Christ Jesus our Lord; through whom all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.
Then shall the following Anthem be said by the Minister and People.
GLORY be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will toward men.