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may grow in Grace, and may be enabled to imitate the suffering Virtues of the crucified Jesus.
Grant therefore, most merciful God, that the receiving the Symbols of his Body and Blood, which I am now about to partake of, may, by the Grace and Efficacy of his Spirit, conform me to his Divine Image, and make me steadfast in serving thee, till thou takeft me finally to enjoy thee, through Jesus Christ my Blessed Sa. viour and Redeemer. Amen.
Some. fort Prayers, proper to be used for
the enforcing our Holy Resolutions, and for the Alliance of God's Grace, to
enable us to perform them. I. O
LORD Jefu ! I give thee my
Body, my Soul, my Substance, my Friends, my Liberty, and my Life; dispose of me, and of all that is mine, as it feemeth best to thee, and to the Glory of thy. Holy Name. Amen.
Il. Lord, I am not now mine, but thine; therefore claim me as thy Right; keep me as thy Charge, and love me as thy Child: Fight for me when I am affaulted; many and
heal me when I am wounded; and revive me when I am fainting. Amen.
III. O God who knowest us to be set in the Midst of so
Dangers, that by reason of the Weakness of our Nature, we cannot always stand upright; look, I beseech thee, with Pity and Compaffion, upon my Frailties and Infirmities ; and
grant me such Health of Body, and Soundness of Mind, that both in Soul and Body, I may evermore serve thee with all my Strength and Might, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
IV. Grant me, O gracious Lord, a pure Intention of Heart, and a steadfast Resolution to despise all Vanity; to fight the Battles of the Lord manfully, against the World, the Flesh, and the Devil; to spend my Time religiously and usefully; to walk always as in thy Presence; to preserve my Body and Soul in Holiness, fit for the Habitation of the Spirit of God. Amen.
V. O Lord, increase in me Faith and Devotion; replenish my Heart with all Goodness, and of thy great Mercy keep me in the same. Give me a peaceable Spirit, and a quiet Life; a sober, patient, understanding, and religious Heart; a Soul full of Devotion to do thee Service; and do
thou make my Services acceptable to thee while I live, and my Soul ready for thee when I die. Amen.
VI. O Lord, make me humble to my Superiors, and friendly to my Equals; thankful to my Benefactors'; kind to my Relations, and loving and charitable to all Men, even my very Enemies. Make me gentle, and easy to be intreated, flow to Anger, and readily admonished; fully prepared, and thoroughly furnished for every good Word and Work. Amen.
VII. O Lord, give me spiritual Wifdom, that I may difcern what is pleasing to thee, and follow what belongs unto my Peace; and let the Knowledge and Peace of God, and of Jesus Christ our Lord, be my Guide and my Portion all the Days of
Amen. VIII. To the King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, and only wise God, who is the ever-blessed and adorable Trinity, be all Honour and Glory, Thanksgiving and Praise, now and for evermore. Amen.
A Prayer A Prayer for the Whole State of Mankind.
ACCEPT, O Lord, of my Prayers and
Intercessions, as a Testimony my Charity for the whole Race of Mankind.
Enlighten the dark Corners of the Earth with the bright Sun-shine of thy glorious Gospel; and succeed the pious Designs of all those that endeavour the Propagation of the Kingdom of thy Son; that thy Way may be known upon Earth, and thy faving Health among all Nations.
Let thy continual Pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and forasmuch as it cannot continue in Safety without thy Suc; cour, preserve it evermore by thy Help and Goodness.
Endue the Governors and Pastors of it with Courage and Resolution to preserve those facred Rights thou hast committed to their Trust; with Zeal and Diligence in promoting solid and substantial Piety; and with a conscientious Discharge of all the important Duties of their Holy Function.
Let all secular Magistrates study to go. vern their People with Truth and Justice; and to preserve them in Health, Peace, and Godliness.
Bless our most gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE, our gracious Queen Charlotte, his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family, with the Dew of thy heavenly Spirit ; that they, ever trusting in thy Goodness, protected by thy Power, and crowned with thy gracious and endless Favour, may continue before thee, in Health, Peace, Joy, and Honour, a long and happy Life upon Earth, and after Death obtain everlafting Life and Glory in the Kingdom of Heaven. - Let War and Bloodshed cease among Christian Princes, and give to all Nations Unity, Peace, and Concord. - Bless all the People of this Land, with Health, Peace, and Plenty; and teach them to use such thy Blessings with Sobriety, Gratitude, and Charity.
Make all Christians sincerely to practise the Religion they profess; and inspire them with uniting Principles, and charitable Hearts ; that they may love one another, and thereby convince the World they are thy Disciples. i Be merciful to all my Friends, Relations, and Acquaintance; those that are in Sin, convert them; those that are in Grace,