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Mortal Life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us (Phil. 2. 7. Matt. 21.5.) in great Humility) that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious ( Luke 21.27.) Majesty, to judge both the quick (2 Tim. 4. 1.) and dead we may rife (1 Theff. 4: 16, 17. John S. 29.) to the life immortal, through him who liveth, and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.

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The Epistles and Gospels are all Scripture taken. out of the new Testument and therefore cannot

, be accounted Popery unless the Scripture be. fuch.

The second Collett for Peace. God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, 1 Cor. 14. 33.

2 Cor. 13. 11. in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, John 17. 3. whose service is perfect freedom, Luke 1. 74. Joh.8. 32. 36. Rom. 6. 18. 1. Cor. 7. 22. Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of oor enemies, Pfal. 31. 3, 4, 5. that we surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries, Psal. 125, 1. Pfal, 118. 8, 9, 10, 11. Pfal. 62. 6, 7, 8. through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord, its 4. 12. Ainen.

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The third Colleet for Grace. Lord our heavenly Father, Mat. 6. 26. Almighty and everlasting God;

Gen. 17. 1. Gen. 21. 33: who haft safely brought us to the beginning of this day, Psal. 22. 9, 10. Psal. 3. 5. defend us in the fame with thy mighty power, Psal. 62. 2. and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger, Mat. 6. 13. Psal. 19. 12, 13. 1 Thes. 3. 3. Pfal. 17. Š. Gen. 20. 6. but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy fight, Pfal. 7. 5. Prov. 20. 24. Pfal. 5. 8. Pfal. 119. 5. through Jesus Christ our Lord, Fohn 14. 13. Amen.

In Quires, and places where they fing, herd

followeth the Anthem.

Then these five Prayers following are to be read

bere, except when the Lit any is read; and
then only the two laft are to be read, as they
were there placed
A Prayer for the Queens Majesty:

Lord our heavenly Father, high and
mighty, King of Kings, Lord of
Lords, the only Ruler of Princes, &c.

A Prayer for the Royal Family Almighty God, the fountain of all good

A Prayer for the Clergy and People. Almighty and everlasting God, who

alone workest great marvels; &C.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. Almighty God, who hast given us grace

The Four forementioned Prayers are not here printed at length, because moft of them, as to the matter and fubftauce of them, will fall within the Litany, which will be warranted by Scripture sufficiently. But here let it be noted, that we pray in particular for Kings, in pursuance of that Precept of the Apostle, 1 Tim. 2. I, 3. which is pressed and urged with this reason, that we may lead quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness and tonefty.

We pray for the Church, which is excellently described by Bishops, Curates, and the People committed to their charge, all which make up a Church rightly constituted; and Ignatius the Disciple of St. Jobn the Evangelift, tells us, that there can be no truly conftituted Church without a Bihop. By'Curates here are not meant Stipendaries, but all Ministers to whom the Bishop hath com. mitted the cure and care of Souls.

For the right conftituting of a Church, and for preserving of it when it is constituted and fetled,

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We pray for the healthful Spirit of God's Grace to be poured down upon all, who profess Chrifta and embrace Chriftianity with Sincerity. The terms wherein we pray may seem ftrange, in re. gard we present our Prayers to the Almighty and everlasting God, who only worketh great Marvels; but this expression hath a peculiar reference to

Gods sending down of his holy Spirit upon the A· poftles, whereby they were enabled to speak in all Languages the wonderful works of God, Act, 2. 11, and to confirm that Doctrine by Miracles, which they taught the World.

The Prayer of St. Cbryfoftom, who lived about the Fourth Century, is grounded upon Mat. 18.

V, 19. 20. and may be met with Word for Word i in his Liturgy. bet We begin and end the Morning Service with

the Apostle; as we begin the Exhortation in an « Apoftolical Stile. so we conclude the Prayers with

an Apoftolical Prayer; and conclude most of our • Prayers and Collects with this clause, Through 7e

Luis Christ our Lord, because there is no coming to : God but by Christ , what, we ask ( as we ought ) in his Name, God will give us for his fake. He is our Jacobs Ladder, by whom our Prayers ascend to God, and Gods blessings descends to us; all good things come from God the Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

2 Cor. 13. 14. HE Grace of our Lord Sesus Christ,

and the love of God, and the fel

lowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore.' Amen.

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Here enderb the Order of Marning Prayer throughout the year.

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The Evening Service is exactly the same with the

Morning ; only here are two Cillečts to be ta ken notice of, which are not in the Morning Service ; ás also the Hymns and Psalms after the first and second Leffon.

After the first Lesson,
Magnificat, St. Luke 1. 46.
Cantate Domino, Psal. 98.

After the second Lesson,
Nunc Dimittis, St. Luke 2. 29.
Deus mifereatur, .Pfal. 67.

After

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