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of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

For Faithfulness in God's Service.

Almighty and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service; Grant, we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises ; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Fruitfulness in good Works.

Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

h Eleventh Sunday after Trinity. i Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity.

Twenty-fifth Sunday. after Trinity.

For Grace to prepare ourselves for Judg

ment.

And give us all grace, most merciful Father, that, by the frequent instances of mortality which we behold, we may learn and seriously consider how frail and uncertain is our condition here on earth, and so number our days as to apply our hearts unto wisdom : that in the midst of life thinking upon death, and daily preparing ourselves for the judgment which is to follow, we may have our part in the resurrection with Him, who died for our sins, and rose again for our justification, and now liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.k

Thanksgiving for our Regeneration and

Adoption.

WE yield thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate us thy servants with thy holy

k Form of Consecration of Churches.

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Spirit, to receive us for thine own children by adoption, and to incorporate us into thy holy Church. And we humbly beseech thee to grant, that as we are made partakers of the death of thy Son, so we may

be also of his resurrection; and that finally, with the residue of thy Saints, we may inherit thine everlasting kingdom ; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

Prayer for Salvation. O Saviour of the world, who hy thy Cross and precious Blood hast redeemed us, Save us, and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord.

For Defence and Instruction.

The Almighty Lord, who is a most strong tower to all them that put their trust in him, to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do bow and obey, be now and evermore our defence; and make us know and feel, that there is none other Name under heaven given to man, in whom and through whom we may receive health and salvation, but only the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

m Private Baptism of Infants.

Benedictory Prayer. Unto God's gracious mercy and protection we commit ourselves. The Lord bless us, and keep us. The Lord make his face to shine upon us, and be gracious unto us. . The Lord lift up his countenance upon us, and give us peace, both now and evermore. Amen.

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TO BE USED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

The first Sunday in Advent. Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility ; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty to judge both the quick and dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.

This Collect is to be repeated every day, with the other Collects in Advent, until Christmas Eve.

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