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A Prayer for the Royal Family.
bly beleech thee to bless our gracious Queen CHARLOTTE, his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family: Endue them with thy Holy Spirit ; enrich them with thy heavenly grace; prosper them with ail happiness; and bring them to thine everlafting Kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the Clergy and People.
great marvels; Send down upon our Bishops and
A R A H R A SE. in a more particular manner over the person of George our king. We beseech thee to fill him with thy Holy Spirit, that his heart being in thy hand, thou mayeft incline him, to discharge the duty of his exalted itation, in such a manner as may be agreeable-to thy heavenly, will, and conformable to the holy law which thou hast ordained. Pour upon him the spirit of wisdom and understanding, endue him with counsel and miębi, and all other giks and graces which thou shalt judge requisite for bin, either as a monarch or a christian ; grant him length of days, health cf body, and success in all his enterprises. Be thou a faving strength to thine anointed, that he may be thereby enabled to overcome his enemies abroad, by victorious arms, and to baffle the wicked attempts of his adversaries at home. And finally, that after having led a holy and happy life in this world, he may enjoy everlasting happiness in the life to come ; and this we beg for the fake of our blessed Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Paraphrase on the PRAYER for the Royal Family. O thou omnipotent God, who art the source of life, and the inexhauftible fountain of goodnels, from which proceed all the blessings of this life ; we beseech thee to bless our' gracious queen Charlotte, his royal highness George prince of Wales, and all the other branches of the royal family, who by the laws of this kingdom are in their turns entiiled to bucceed to the government of this nation when thou hale think proper : tanctify them by thy Holy Spirit, pour upon them the riches of thy grace, and favour them with thy choiceli bleffings; that their happineis in this world may be as great as the condition of human nature admits of; and when thou art plealed to call them to the next, confer upon them a crown of glory in the everlatting kingdom of our God. Amen.
Puraptrafe on the PRAYER for the Clergy and Piople. O alt fowerful and everlasting God, whose influence alone is able to biocuse those wonderfal effects in the fools of men, which are frequently
Curates, and all Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy bleising. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Prayer of St. Chryfoftom.
this time with one accord, to make our common fupplications unto thee, and doit promise, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name, thou wilt grant their requests; Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.
PA RA P H R AS E. to be discovered in the ministry of the preachers of thy gospel, through the operation of thy grace, conspiring with their endeavours: we beseech thee to confer thy saving grace upon all the bishops and inferior clergy of thy church, and also upon the several congregations whose souls are committed to their care, and that their labours may be productive of fruits which may prove pleasing in thy fight; we beg' of thee, that thy blessing, like a constant dropping of a kindly dew upon the grass, may tend to give an increase to what they plant and water, by enforcing the precepts of the gotpel, and discharging the other duties of the ministerial office: And this we intreat thee to grant for the honour of Christ Jesus, whose honour is greatly promoted by the increase of his church and the salvation of souls. Amen.
Paraphraje on the PRAYER St Chryfoftom. All-powerful God, to whose grace and favour we are indebted for this opportunity of addressing ourselves unto thee in the public service of the church, and who, in thy holy word, haft promised that, where tivo or three are gathered together in thy name, thou art in the midst of them, and that what they agree to pray for, shall, by chee, be granted unto them. We therefore with a firm reliance upon the gracious promise sihich thou hast bien pleased to make unto thy church, humbly address ourselves to the throne of thy grace, in treating thee to grant all we have prayed for, as far as thou, in thy heavenly wisdom, Mali judge expedient: at the same time defiring thee to afford us all necesiary knowledge in the iruths of religion, whillt we remain in his world, and to bcito:v upon 03 everlasting life when we pass to the other. Amen.
2 Cor. 13. 14 HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of
God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
Paraphrafe on the Blejing. My christian brethren, I shall now conclude this part of the service with the benediction used by St Paul, (2 Cor. xiii. 14.) committing both you and myself to the care and protection of the ever-blessed trinity ; intreating the great God, in whom three persons are united, that we may be absolved by the grace, obtained for us by our blessed Lord and Saviour in the great work of redemption ; that we may be justihed by the love of the Father, who is now reconciled to us by his blood: and that, finally, we may be fanctified by partaking of the communication of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Here endetb the Order of Evening Prayer throughout the Year.
l'pon these Feafts ; Christmas-day, the Epiphany, St Matthias, Easterday, Afcenfion-day, Whitsunday, St John Baptist
, St James, St Bartholomew, St Matthew, St Simon and St Jude, St Andrew, and upon Trinity-Sunday, hall be sung or said at Morning Prayer, instead of the Apofiles Crud, ibis Confeffion of our Christian Faith, commonly called The Crud of St Athanafius, by the Minister and People, fianding.
Quicunque vult. 1. Hosoever will be saved : before all things it is ne
cessary that he hold the Catholick Faith. 2. Which Faith, except every one do keep whole and undefiled : without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.
PA RA P H R A SE. 1. Since the gospel is to be preached to every creature, (Mark 16. 15:) who are to be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghof, (Matt. xxviii. 19.) in order to obtain falvation ; it is neceffary that every man believe in these three persons of the holy Trinity, in the nanes of whom he is baptized.
2. And since we are direcied by the apostle to hold fast the form of found words; (2 Tim, i. 7.) and since it is enjoined us to contend carnestly in the faith once delivered to the faints ; ( Jud. 111.) fince the hereüer, which oppose this doctrine, are declared to be damnable, and since all twife shall be damned who do not believe these fundamentais of christian t, wijch are essential qualifications for baptism, we cannot think ii ?
3. And the Catholic Faith is this : That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity.
4. Neither confounding the Persons; nor dividing the Substance.
5. For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son: and another of the Holy Ghost,
6. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is all one : the Glory equal, the Majesty coeternal.
7. Such as the Father is, such is the Son : and such is the Holy Ghost.
The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate : and the Holy Ghost uncreate.
The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible : and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible.
The Father eternal, the Son eternal: and the Holy Ghost eternal;
8. And yet they are not three eternals : but one eternal.
As also there are not thrce incomprehensibles, nor three uncreated : bụt one uncreated, and one incomprehensible.
So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty : and the Holy Ghost Almighty ;
And yet they are not three Almighties : but one Almighty.
PA RA PHRASE. breach of chriftianity to say, that they who make heretical innovations, contrary to this faith, thall, without doubt, perith everlastingly,
3. This catholic faith, which was formerly delivered to the apostles, implies that we are bound to worship the three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Ghof, in an unity of eilence.
4. Neither should we, by confounding the persons, make them one person under different denominations ; nor make them three Gods by dividing the essence.
5. For Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, are three different hypoftases of the divinity, and have each of them their personality.
6. But there is but one Godhead belonging to these three persons, they all partake of equal glory and of eternal majesty.
7. And every person Mares of the essential attributes of God, being all uncreated, incomprrhenfible, eternal and omnipotent.
8. Yet we should not understand hereby, that they are three diftinct, uncreated, incomprehensible, and eternal beings.
So the Father is God, the Son is God: and the Holy Ghost is God;
And yet they are not three Gods : but one God.
So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord: and the
So are we forbidden by the Catholic Religion, to say,
9. The Father is made of none : neither created, nor begotten.
10. The Son is of the Father alone: not made, nor created, but begotten,
11. The Holy Ghost is of the Father, and of the Son : neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding.
12. So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts.
13. And in this Trinity none is afore or after other : none greater or less than another ;
14. But the whole three Persons are co-eternal together : and co-equal.
15. So that in all things, as is aforesaid : the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity, is to be worshipped.
PA RA PHRASE. 9. The Father is felf-existent as his being was not conferred upon him by any other ; not being created by men or angels, nor begotten like the lon.
10. The Son derives his exillence from the Father, not being produced 25 a creature, but from all eternity, in a manner not to be conceived. This origination is, in the scripture phrases, itiled, begetting.
11. The Holy Ghost derives his essence equally from the Father and the Son, and this, in the language of scripture, is calied going out or perceeding.
12. So that only one of these persons is Father, one is Son, and one
Holy Ghoft: none of the personal attributes of any being communicate to the other two.
13. Nor is any of these persons fuperior to the other two, either in dignity or power. 14. All of them are equal in eternity, dignity, and power. 15. So that when, in our addresses to the Godhead, we pay our adora
16. This tion to any one person, we, in effect, worship all three.