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child, being planted in the likeness of Christ's death, may also be in the likeness of his resurrection; that the body of sin being destroyed, he may walk in newness of life. Amen.
Let us pray.
PRAYER AFTER BAPTISM.
LMIGHTY GOD, our Heavenly Father, who rememberest mercy, and keepest covenant to a thousand generations, we thank thee, that of thy great goodness thou hast not only numbered us among thy saints, but hast been pleased to bestow upon our children this token and seal of thy love in Christ Jesus our Lord, that they should be brought into thy Church, made members of thy household, and heirs of thy promises in Christ Jesus; whereby thy Church upon earth is continued, and increaseth daily, And we humbly beseech thee, O Lord, to receive this child, who has now been baptized, into thy fatherly guidance and defence, and regard him at all times with thy favour and love: that he may be protected from all evil and mischief, both in soul and body: may overcome the flesh, the world, and the devil: may increase in wisdom and in all goodness from day to day, till in the end he obtain a full and final victory, and so be kept by thy mighty power unto salvation; through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen.
O God, our Heavenly Father, without whose grace we can neither do nor think any thing that is truly good and acceptable in thy sight, grant, we pray thee, to thy servants, the parents of this child, that having now dedicated him unto thee, they may bring him up in the way that he should go ; instructing him in the doctrine that is according to godliness, and guiding his steps in the paths of righteousness and peace.
[And bestow thy heavenly grace and benediction upon the other members of this family, that they all may be thy children, and heirs of that kingdom which thou hast promised to them that love thee.]
Which things we ask in the name of our great High Priest and Advocate, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Our Father which 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Then a Psalm may be sung.
BENEDICTION. THE grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the
love of God, and the communion of the Holy
Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
The Marriage Service.
The Minister may begin with reciting one or more
of these Sentences.
M ARRIAGE is honourable among all
men.—Heb. xiii. He that made them at the beginning, made them male and female, and said, For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they two shall be one flesh.—Matt. xix.
Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.—Prov. xviii.
Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers.—2 Cor. vi.
Let us pray.
INTRODUCTORY PRAYER, ALMIGHTY GOD, our Heavenly Father,
who hast created us, and dost from day to day load us with thy benefits; and who hast sent thy well-beloved Son into the world, that we might not perish but might have everlasting life, We thankfully acknowledge thy great goodness and mercy. We confess and lament our great unworthiness, and our manifold sins against thy divine majesty: and we beseech thee to forgive all our trespasses, and to accept us and bless us with thy favour and love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O GoD, who didst in the beginning create man out of the earth, and who, because it was not good for the man that he should be alone, didst form the woman to be an help meet for him; and didst bring her unto the man that they two might be one flesh ; and didst bless them and say, that for this cause a man should leave his father and his mother, and should cleave unto his wife; and who hast, by thine apostle, declared that marriage is honourable in all,—We pray that thy blessing may rest upon these thy servants, who are now to be joined together according to thy holy institution and ordinance; that acknowledging thee, and seeking to please thee, in this and in