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body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have all been made to drink into one Spirit".

We ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost°. ;

Because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. .

Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts ?

Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father"... E

The Spirit Itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God'. - Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His : But if the Spirit of Him That raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He That raised

" I Cor, xii. 12, 13. "Tit. iji. 3-5. p 2 Thess. ii. 13. • 2 Cor. i. 22. Gal. iv. 6. 's Rom. viii. 16. Ibid. ver. 9.

up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit That dwelleth in you". - ..

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God *.

This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh'. 3. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit? · The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperancea.

Walk worthy of the vocation wherewith yeare called, With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love: Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace! · And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, Whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Thanksgiving and Prayer to the Holy TRINITY,

ETERNALLY blessed, and infinitely glorious God; FATHER, Son, and Holy Ghost; I pros

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trate myself before the throne of Thy Majesty, most heartily desiring with all the saints on earth, and with all the angels of heaven, to adore and magnify Thine incomprehensible perfections, and to offer up my devoutest thanks for Thine innumerable benefits.

GLORY be to God in the highest, the Creator and Lord of heaven and earth, the Preserver of all things, the Father of mercies! Who so loved mankind as to send His only-begotten Son into the world to redeem us from sin and misery, and to purchase for us everlasting life.

Vouchsafe, O my God, to represent Thyself, and all the glorious excellencies of Thy nature, and all the astonishing testimonies of Thy love, so powerfully to my soul, that I may seriously reverence Thee, unfeignedly love Thee, and worthily praise Thee; rejoice in Thee incessantly, trust in Thee heartily, adhere to Thee constantly, and serve Thee devoutly all the days of my life.

Glory be to the Eternal Son of God, Who for our sakes was made man, and dwelt among us, and died for us: Who purged away our sins by the sacrifice of Himself, and hath given His body and blood to be our spiritual food and sustenance.

Glorious things are spoken of Thee, O Jesus; the Image of the invisible God; the Light of the world! the Lamb of God, That takest away sin; our great High-priest, Who art set down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; and Who appearest in the presence of God for us, and art our Advocate with the Father: Who also shalt come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead; and Whose kingdom shall have no end!.

O blessed Jesus; I acknowledge Thee to be the Lord, the Holy One of God: . I adore and worship Thee: I humbly own Thy sovereign authority, and vow everlasting obedience to Thy will and pleasure: I heartily receive Thy Gospel, and am steadfastly purposed to walk worthy of it: I look for all blessings through Thy hand alone Who hast all power in heaven and earth. · Out of Thy fulness, O most gracious Lord, let me receive grace for grace; humility, meekness, purity, holiness, and universal charity : reverence and constancy in devotion: attentiveness and recollection of mind in hearing Thy word: patience in waiting upon Thee: weanedness from the world : resignation to Thy holy will, and contentedness in all con

ditions; sincerity and uprightness of heart towards Thee, my God, and towards all men. :

GLORY be to the Holy SPIRIT of the Father, and of the Son; Who regenerates and sanctifies us, and unites us unto Christ; Who illuminates our understandings, and disposeth our wills; Who helpeth our infirmities, fortifies us against temptations, and enables us to fulfil our duty; Who directs us in doubts, comforts us in afflictions, supports us in troubles, and where He sees needful for us imprints. upon our souls an inward sense and assurance of God's favour. : . : Blessed SPIRIT, pardon, I beseech Thee, my rebellings against Thee, my grievings of Thee: be not provoked to leave my soul destitute of Thy heavenly influence : graciously assist me; and make me meekly attentive, and readily obedient to all Thy holy inspirations : cherish and increase any good motions Thou hast this day wrought in me towards a more complete participation of the divine nature: and so sanctify me throughout that my whole spirit, soul, and body, may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

O heavenly FATHER of Thine infinite mercy grant, I humbly pray Thee, that nothing in this world may ever be able to separate

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