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present unto thee incense and a pure offering, acceptable to thee, through Jesus Christ. Amen.

REGARD with compassion those who are in bitterness because of their transgressions; give unto them true repentance; restore unto them the joy of thy salvation, and uphold them with thy free Spirit. Amen.

COMFORT and succour, we beseech thee, all who are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity:

Especially we commend unto thee, those departing this life. May thy presence sustain them in that last hour when flesh and heart do fail. Defend them against the assaults of the enemy; and give them such patient hope and confidence that they may joyfully commit their spirits unto thee ; and do thou receive them to thy rest. Amen.

STIR up the hearts of Christian parents to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, that they may be pre

pared to fulfil their several callings in this life, and to adorn the doctrine of God their Saviour in all things. Amen.

WE pray

for all estates of men in Christian lands ; for kings and for all in authority; for Judges and Magistrates : Especially for this land, and for thy servant, our Sovereign Queen Victoria; for the Prince Consort, Albert Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family. Amen.

GRANT peace to all nations; and in war do thou favour the righteous cause. Save us from factions and tumults, from confusion and bloodshed : and vouchsafe unto all Christian men to dwell together as brethren in unity and peace. Amen.

VOUCHSAFE unto us seasonable weather, that the fruits of the earth may be perfected, and gathered in. Preserve us from famine and from pestilence. Amen.

SEND forth the news of thy salvation unto the ends of the earth; and turn the hearts of

all Jews, heathens, and unbelievers, that they may become obedient to thy truth. Amen.

HASTEN, we entreat thee, O Lord, the second and glorious appearing of thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ; and grant unto us that, daily looking for that blessed hope, we may not sleep as do others, but may watch and be sober, exercising ourselves unto godliness, and working out our own salvation with fear and trembling; that we, with all thy saints, may be presented holy and unblameable, before the presence of thy glory with exceeding joy ; through him that loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood. Amen.

Now to the only wise God, our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

The Administration of the Sacrament



The Preliminary Services being finished, the Minister may begin with reciting one or more of the following Sentences.


YHRIST, our passover, is sacrificed for us :

therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.-1 Cor. v.

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ ?-1 Cor. x.

Let us pray.


(Confession :) ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast called

us to have communion with thee, through the body and blood of thy dear Son, Jesus Christ, that receiving him in faith and love, we may dwell in him and he in us; grant us thy Holy Spirit, that approaching to thy presence, and beholding thy divine glory, we may abhor ourselves, and repent in dust and ashes.

We have grievously offended thee in thought, word, and deed, resisting thy will, grieving thy Spirit, breaking our vows, and dishonouring thy name.

Yet now, most gracious Father, have mercy upon us. Pardon all our sins, and cleanse us from all our defilements, both of the flesh and of the spirit: that being forgiven of thee, we may also forgive others their trespasses against us, and may walk in love as Christ loved us, and gave himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice well-pleasing unto thee. Amen.

(For Grace :) O God, who, by thy dear Son, hast consecrated for us a new and living way into the holiest of all, grant unto us, we beseech thee, the assurance of thy mercy, and sanctify

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