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After the Bkfftng* namely The Peace of God.

GPanr, O Lord, that we, and all thy faithful Servant*, who have this Day been Partakers of the holy Sacrament, may obtain Remission of oar Sins, and be confirmed in Piety towards God, and in Charity towards our Neighbour; and may he delivered from the Power and Temptations of Satan, and being silled with thy Spirit, may become worthy Members of Christ's Holy Church, and at last inherit eternal Life, through the lame our Lord Jesus Chiist. Amen.

A lhankjgiving after the Sacrament, to be said at Horns.

THOU, O my God, halt comforted my Soul, thou hist strengthened and refreshed me with .thy Blessings, and rejoiced my Heart with the Tokens of thy love. How transporting are thy Comforts, and how ravishing the Effects of thy Goodness towards them that fear thee ! Thou hast treated a vile Sinner at thy own Table, and fed me with the Bread that came down from Heaven. In what am I better than those to whom thou dost not grant this Favour? It is not for my Merits, but because thou wilt be glorified in doing good to the most unwoithy, thou hast this Day made me a happy Example of this thy free Grace and Bounty. Grant me this Favour also, O my God, that through the whole Course of my life I may give thee Praise and Glory; that the due Sinse ot thy Mercies may make me unfeignedly thankful; and that my Thankfulness may appeanna Care to walk before thee in Holiness, Sobriety and Righteousness, all the Days of my Life.

A Prayer in private after receiving the Holy Communion,

OHow plentiful is thy Goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, which thou hast prepared for them that put their Trust in thy Mercy, even before the Sons of Men! I praise and magnify thy great and glorious Name, O Lord, for all those manifold Mercies and Comforts which thou hast bestowed upon me,ever since I was born. O Lord God, who hast bren my trust from my Youth, by thee have I been holden up from the Womb; my Praise shall continua'* Jy be of thee : but above all, blessed and for eve? blessed be thy holy Name, for the Manifestaion ol thy Son Jesus Christ, the Fountain and Foundation of all our Happiness, and for feeding me this day (who am unworthy of the leastof thy Mercies) with the spiritual Food of his most precious Body and B'ooJ, to my great and endlels Comfort. Enable me, O Lord, through thy gracious Assistance, to p;rform the Conditions of that Sacramental Covenant which I have this day so solemnly renewed aud confirmed in thy Presence, and at thy Table, that through the Strength and Power of that heavenly Food I have there been Partaker os, I may daily grow in Grace, and in the Knowledge of Christ Jesus, and abound in ev;ry good Word and Work. And subdue in me all those inordinate Lusts and corrupt Affections which war against my Soul; purify my Mind from all evil Thoughts, bad Intentions, and evil Designs; and suffer not Pride, Vain-glory, Self-love, Malice, Hatred, or Revenge, or any other Evil whatsoever, to reign in my mortal Body; but do thou keep it for ever in the Purpose of my Heart, faithfully to fulfil these my Baptismal Vows and Resolutions which I have now again renewed at thy holy Table ; rhit by persevering in all Virtu.; and Holinels of Use, 1 may at length be an Inheritor of that infinite Happiness and Glory, which thou hast promised by Christ our Lord. Amen.


JpOnder my Words, O Lordy consider my Meditations: My Voice Jhalt thou hear •* betimes, OLoid; early in the Morning 1 will direct my Prayer unto thee, and void lookup, Psa!. v. 1, 3.. Almighty Gad, who dwelling in the highest Heavens, yet vouchtasest to regatd the lowest Creature here upon Eaith, I humbly adore thy sacred Maj:sty, and with all the Powers of my Soul and Body do exalc and praise thy holy Name, for all the Mercies and Comforts of this Life, and for the Hopes and Assurance ot a better; for protecting me from the Evils and Dangers of the Night past, and for bringing me safe to the Light of a new Day j continue this thy Mercy and GooJnels to me, and as thou hast awakened my Body from Sleep, lo laise my Soul from the Death ol Sin unto a Life of Righteousness. Deliver me, O God, from the Evils ol this Day, and guide myF-et in the Paths ot Peace and Holiness, and strengthen my Resolutions to embrace all Opportunities of doing Here mine Good, and carefully to avoid all occasions ot Evil, eipecially those such sins aj Sins * which by Nature and Inclina ion I am most likely to fall into: LTilid t>et.ra°tt And when through Frailty, or the Violence or any other Temptation, I fail from my Duty, do thou in Mercy restore me again with a double Portion of thy Grace and holy Spirit, to maintain a more vigorous Defence against Satan and his Devices. Shower down thy Graces and Blessings upon all my Rela'iom, [on my Father and Mother, on my Brethren and Sifters] on all my Friends, and give thy holy Angels Charge over them, to protect them from all Sin and Danger. Make me diligent in the Duties of my Calling, and that in all the Changes and Chanc.s of this Life, I may abs lutely submit ro thy divine Providence. Let toy Blessings be upon my Actions, and let thy Wisdom direct my Intentions, that so the whole Courle of my Life, aud the principal Designs ot my Hear, may be ordered by thy Governance to do_always that is righteous in thy S>ight, through Jelus Christ our Lord. Amen, See Claim iv. xvi. xvii. xxiii. txxxvi.


JS7*. my Prayer, 0 Lord, be set forth as Incense and. the lifting u/> of my Rands be as. an h. jtning Sacrifice, I'LL cxli. 2„ O Lord our Heavenly Father, Almishr J Evciatling God, whole Glory the Heaven of Heavens cannot contain, lock^ imtn 1 hrone oftby Majesty, and behold thy unworthy bVvant,,

p.0t\ :: foot ot thy' Mercy-feat, humbly confessing unto thee the Vanit.

\x£ of my v. hole Lilci especially the Omissions of my Dary and Com• Here name

missions of Sin * this Day, wherewith I have so lately offended thine f^ic^Jj1f*M infin'^ Majesty and Goodness, and so grievously wounded mv own •fthe Day.DgS Soul : Of these and all other mv Transgressions I most earnestly re

pent, and am heartily lorry for these my Misdoings > the Remembrance of them is grievous unto me, the Burden of them i& intolerable: have Mercy upon me, most merciful Father ; for thy Son Jesus Christ's fake forgive me all tint is past, and accept of these my Prayers and Supplications, through the Merits an! Mediation of the fame our Mediator and redeemer. And although lam unworthy, through my manifold Sins and Iniquities, to ester unto thee any Sacrifice of Praise and Thanksgiving,yetl beseech thee to accept of this my bounden Duty, wth ray unt Here name feigned thanks fcr all thy Goodness and loving-kindness to me and to all Kngsrand mankind, f purely proceeding from thy Bounty, and wholly intended Mercies. for ray good, and particular J for preserving me this Day in the midst of to many Dangers incident to my Condition, and from so many Calamities as are due to my Sins- Thou art my Creator, O my God, and Protector j thou art the ultimate End of my B<.ing, and supreme Perfection of my Nature ; under the Shadow of thy Wings is perpetual R'pole, and from the Light of thy Countenance flows eterrul Jov and tclicity - to whom be Glory and Honour, World without End. Amen

And thou, O Lord, by whom Kings reign, and Princes decree Justice, bksi our most gracious Sovereign Lord KingGEoRGb, our gracious Qjeen Charlotte, her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales, and all the Royal Family: All my Relations, Friends, and kind Benefactors. • let thy Providence . H<ae Dimt succour them and theirs from all Evil ani Danger, and do thou reward part^or""* them seven told into their bo omtor all the go d they have done or said i'"Cjau of me. Be pleased likewise, O Lord, (in whose Hands are the Issues of Use and Death) to succour, help and comfort all that are in Danger, Necessity and Tribulation, all that labour under any bodi.y P<in, Sickness, or Tcmpti* thtsfforCwhom tionf or are disturbed in Mind> relieve such according to their several •urPrayers are N-cefTities, gi ving them Patience under their Sufferings, and a happy desired. ^ ^ ^ tkcjr Afflictions. Subdue in me the evil spirit os

Wrath and Revenge, and dispose my Heart patiently to bear Reproaches and Wrongs and to be ready not only to forgive, but also to do Good for Evil, that all Men may know that 1 am Christ's Disciple. And. finaliy, O Lord, since thou hast ordained the Day to labour in, and ihe Night to take our Rest, as 1 praise thee lor the Mercies of the Day, sol humbly beg the Continuance of thy gracious Protection over me this Night. Let thy holy Angels piteh their Tents about my Bed, that being iafeL delivered from all Perils and Dangers of this Night, and conu\>rraoJy refresh ed with moderate Sleep, 1 may be enabled to discharge the Duties ot my Calling, and faithfully to perlevcre in Holiness and Purenefs of Living all "the Days us n.y Life to thy Honour and Glory, through our only Mediator and Advocafc, Tefus Christ our Lord. Anutu


Gtant that he may have power and strength to have victory, and to triumph against the devil, the world and the flesti. Amen. .

Grant that whosoever is here dedicated to thee by our Office and Ministry, may a'so be endued with heavenly virtues, and everlastingly rewarded, through thy mercy, O blessed Lord God, who doll live and govern all things, world without end. Ainen.

AL M I G H T Y and everliving God whose most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, for the forgivness of oor fins, did shed out of his precious s.dc both water and blood, and gave commandment to his disciples, that they should po tench all nations, and baptize them, In the Name of t"e Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; regard we beseech thee, the supplications of thy Congregation; sanctify this Water to the mystical washing away of fin: and grant that this child now to be baptized therein, may receive the fulness of thy grace, and ever remain in the number of thy taithful and elect children, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Thin /be Prit/i Jhail take the Child into his hands, and fijull Jay to the Godfathers and Godmothers. Name this Child.

And then naming it after them (if they f:allcertify kirn that the Child may iue/1 endure it) he Jball dtp it in the iu*ter

discreetly and warily, faying,
I baptize thee, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

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*But if they certify that the Child is weak, itjh.ill suffice to pour •water upon it, faying the aforesaid words.

NI baptize thee, In the Name of the Father and of the Son, and of toe Holy Ghost. Amen. titt* tht Priest Jball fay,

WE receive this Chi'd into the congregation ot Christ's flock, and do sign • him with the sign os the Cross * Here the Priest Jkall in token after tha- he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crumake a cross upon the cified, and manfully to fight here under his banner, against fin, the world, Ch'M's forehead. and the devil; and to continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant unto h s

life's end Amen. Then Iball the Priejl fay.

SEEING now, dearly beloved brethren, that this Child is regenerate, and grafted into the body of Christ's Church, let us give thanks unti Almighty God for these benefits, and with one accord make our prayers' unto him, that this Child may lead the rest ot his life according to this beginning.

Thm Jball be/aid all kneeling.

OUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done in, earth, as it is in heaven: Give us this day our daily bread ; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Then Jhalt the Pries Jay,

WE yield thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child by adoption, and to incorporate him into thy hr ly Church. And humbly we beseech thee to grant, that he being dead unto sin, and living unto righteousness, and being buried with Christ in his death, mav crucify the old man, and utterly abolilh the whole bedy of" so that i

Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then all sanding up, the PritJi Jball fay to the Godfathers and Godmothers this Exhortation following.

FORASMUCH as this Child hath promised by you his sureties, to renounce the devil and all his works, to. believe in God and serve him, ye must remember that it is your parts and duties to see that this Infant be taught, so soon as he (hall be able to learn, what a solemn vow, promise, and profession he hath here made by you. And that he may know these things the better, ye shall call upon him to hear Sermons, and chiefly ye shall provide that he may learn the Creed, the Lords Prayer, and the Ten Commandments in the vulgar Tongue, and all other things which a Christian ought to know and believe to his fouls health; and that this Child may be virtuouliy brought up to lead a godly and a Christian life; remembering always, that Baptism doth represent unto us our profession which is to follow the -example of our Saviour Christ, and to be made like unto him; that as he dies, and /ose again for us; so mould we, who are baptized, die from sin, and rife again unto righteousness, continual'y mortifying all our evil and corrupt affection•-, and dailj proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living.

Then Jball he add, ar.d fay.

YE are to take care that thisChild be brought to the Bishop to be confirmed by him, fb soon as he can sty" the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, in the vu'gar tongue, and further be instructed in the Church Catechism set forth for that purpose.

TT is certain by God's Word, that Children which are baptized, dying before they commit actual sin are uadoubt* edly saved. 1 ■ . ■

To take away all scruple concerning the use of the Sign of the Cross inBaptism; the true Explication (hereof, ami the just reasons for the retainingof it, may be seen in the xxxth Canon f.rilpub'.ifhed in the year MDCIV,

ineis, ana oeing ouncu wiui umu iu ma umu, may i_rui.ii/ me uiu man, anu uueny aDOiun me wiiole of sin, and that as he is made partaker of the death of thy Son, he may also be partaker of his resurrection; at finally with the residue of thy holy Church, he may be an inheritor of thine everlasting kingdom, through


\ishe Ministration of pnvkte B "FsSTM ^bf Children in Houses.

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And also they shall warn Uem, that-wthout like greatpouse csnd necessity shea psocure not th/ir Chityrtn to it B piiztel. at home in their bouses. Bui when need shall compel tb,m so toao, then Baptism jhuilhe adminljter ed on this fashion;, , . . \ • '. . i

Fir/t, let the Mmijler of the Parijh for in bis absence, any other lawful Minister that can he procured) with them that, une present, call upon God, and say the Lords Prayer, and so many of the Collals appointed toot Jaid bifor* in the: Form of Public Baptijm, as the time and present exigence will suffer. And thin, tk Child being named hysome one that is present, the Mini/f er shall pour water upon it,jdying these Wot is:

I baptize thee, In the Name 6f the Father, apd of the ioi\, and of the HoTy Ghost.' Amen.

Then all kneeling down, the Minister stall give thanks unto God andfijp, E yield thee hearty thanks, mpst merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to. regenerate this Infajffwiih thy Holy Spirit j to receive him for thine own Child by adoption, and to incorporate him'roto-thyholy Church. And w'e humWy t>eseech thee to grant, that as he is now made partaker or the death of rfj Son, so he may be also of his resurrection: And'.that nna)lyr with the, residue of thy Saint*, he may ifcherX thine everlasting kingdom, through the Tame thy. Spn Jeius Cjirilt our Lord. ( Amen. T, . i . /'•/ £nd Ut them mt doubt, but that the Child Jo l.apjfzeJ, is, lawfullyand sufficiently baptized, and ought not to bebaptixtl again. Yet nevertheless, if the Child, •whichis after this sort baptized, do aftjrv-'ard live, it is expedient shot it i* brought into the church, to the intent that if the Minister of the fame Parijh did himselfbaptise that Child, theCcugregation may ,be certified eftbtjrue Form of Baptism, by him privately before used: In •which cafe he stall fay tbit,

ICertify you, thataccording, to the due and prescribed Order of the Church, at such-a timei and at such 1 place, befoie divers witnesses I baptized this Child. 1 ) ,i: i .-. r, '. 't iiis.' ,r. I'-J .

But if the Child •were baptized by any other lawful Ministry then the-Minister of the Parity where the Chilis bom or christened, stall examine and try •whither the Child be lawfully Saptizcd or no.' In •w%Uyldsi;ifthstibh bring any Child to the church, do answer that the fame Child is already baptized, then Ball the Minister examia them further Joying; • •

BY whom was this Child baptized? - .

Who .was present when this Child was baptized >

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And if the Minster stall find by the answers of such as bring the Child, that all things were done as they ought to lt> » then stall not he christen the Child again but stall receive him as one of the Flock of true christian People, Jafl

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ICertify you, that in this cafe all is well done, and according onto due order, concerning the .baptizing of this Child ; who being, born in original sin', *nd in the wxath of God, -is now by the laver of Regeneration in Baptism', received into the number of the children of God, .and heirs of eve.lasting life: for our Lord Jesus Christ doth not deny his grace and mercy unto filch Infants, but most lovingly doth call them unto him as thei holy Gospel doth witness to our comfort on this wife: ', r; n ,'

, The Gospel S. Mark 10. 13.

THEY brought young children to Christ, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the littlr children to come unto me, and forbid them not : for of such is the kingdom of God-. , Verily I ,say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God av a little child', he shall not enter therein, ^ndhe took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed tbenv> t. , 1

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* Our Church has in this Office provided against the at- Christian Parents be under concern if their Child fl>otiW*e ,'acks of sickness, or any pressing necessity of this nature, without it; provided itis not owing to. their own ntg.'igrrce which may happen before the Child can receive public Bap- or Fnipiety. For thfre is no doubt but that he wl»

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