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3. Blessed

be the Name

of the Lord;

4. Hence forth, world

without end.

5. Lord, hear our


hope is in the Lord his God: which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever. Psal. cxlvi. 5, 6.

3, 4. Blessed be the Name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. Psal. cxiii. 2. Daniel said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever. Dan. ii. 20. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord. Psal. cvi. 48. See also, Ezek. iii. 12.

5, 6. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee. Psal. cii. 1. Out of the depths 6. And let have I cried unto thee, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. Psal. cxxx. 1, 2. See also, 2 Chron. Xxx. 27.

our cry come unto thee.


ing God, who


unto them forgiveness of all their sins;

CXCI. Supplication for the Gifts and Grace of the Holy Spirit.

! Let us 1. Except a man be born of water and of the Almighty Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. and everliv- John iii. 5. But ye are washed, ye are sanctified, hast vouch- ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and safed to rege- by the Spirit of our God. 1 Cor. vi. 11. Not by thy servants works of righteousness which we have done, but acby Water and the Holy cording to his mercy he saved us, by the washing Ghost, and of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost. hast given Titus iii. 5. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God. 1 Cor. ii. 12. Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts ii. 38. God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Eph. iv. 32. I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his naine's sake. 1 John ii. 12. You, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses. Col. ii. 13. See also, other quotations in the office for Public Baptism of Infants.

1. Strengthen them, we

2. Thy God hath sent forth strength for thee; beseech thee, stablish the thing, O God, that thou hast wrought O Lord, with in us. Psal. lxviii. 28. For this cause I bow my

the Holy Ghost the Comforter,

3. and daily increase

manifold gifts of grace;

knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man. Eph. iii. 14, 15, 16. Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power. Col. i. 11. The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered awhile, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 1 Pet. v. 10. I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name. John xiv. 16, 17. 26. Surely, shall one say, In the Lord have I righteousness and strength. Isa. xlv. 24.

3. The head from which all the body by joints in them thy and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God. Col. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. James i. 17. There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. Covet earnestly the best gifts. 1 Cor. xii. 4. 31. Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 2 Pet. iii. 18. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. Phil. i. 9, 10, 11. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended : but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Phil. iii. 13, 14. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to


4. the Spirit

of wisdom

and under

Spirit of counsel and ghostly strength; the Spirit of knowledge and true godliness;

another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of

God. 1 Pet. iv. 10.

4. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit standing; the of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. Isa. xi. 2. Making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints. Eph. i. 16, 17, 18. That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. Col. i. 10. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue. 2 Pet. i. 2, 3. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James i. 5. I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. Rom. xvi. 19. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. Prov. iii. 13. Through thy precepts I get understanding. Psal. cxix. 104. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding; I have strength. Prov. viii. 14. I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel. Psal. xvi. 7. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit. Luke i. 80. Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Eph. vi. 10. I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man. Eph. iii. 14. 16. Teach me good judgment and knowledge; for I have believed thy commandments. Psal. cxix. 66. I will give you pastors according to mine heart,

5. and fill them, O Lord, with the

Spirit of thy now and for ever. Amen.

1. Defend, O Lord, this thy child [or

vant] with

may continue thine for

which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. Jer. iii. 15. And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him. Deut. xxxiv. 9. Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 2 Pet. i. 5, 6, 7.

5. I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. Jer. xxxii. 40. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him; and shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord. Isa. xi. 2, 3. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments. Psal. cxi. 10. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever. Psal. xix. 9. The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. Prov. xix. 23. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. Heb. xii. 28. See also, Prov. i. 7.-xiv. 27. Job xxviii. 28.

CXCII. Prayer, with the Laying on of the Hands of the Bishop.

1. The Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he this thy ser- withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psal. thy heavenly lxxxiv. 11. The name of the God of Jacob defend grace, that he thee. Psal. xx. 1. The Lord bless thee, and keep thee. Num. vi. 24. I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. Psal. cxix. 94. Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings. Psal. xvii. 5. 8. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I


2. and daily increase in thy Holy Spirit more and more,

unto thy




will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isa. xli. 10. I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Psal. lxxiii. 23, 24. See also, Isa. xlix. 2.-John x. 28, 29.-Heb. iii. 14.-Psal. xlviii. 14.

2. By one Spirit are we all baptized into one body. 1 Cor. xii. 13. The God of all grace, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 1 Pet. v. until he come 10. The Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: to the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. 1 Thess. iii. 12, 13. Grow in grace. 2 Pet. iv. 18. The very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thess. v. 23. The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom. 2 Tim. iv. 18. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. Jude 24, 25. See also, John xiv. 26.

3. The

3. The Lord be with you. 2 Thess. iii. 16. The Lord be with Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. 2 Tim. iv. 22. Our Father, &c.


with thy


1. Almighty

CXCIII. A Prayer for the Exercise of God's Providence and Grace towards the Confirmed.

1. O Lord, I know that the way of man is not and everliv in himself; it is not in man that walketh to direct ing God, who makest us his steps. Jer. x. 23. It is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. those things Phil. ii. 13. Good and acceptable before God. 1 Tim. v. 4. See also, 1 Chron. xxix. 14.-Prov. xvi. 1.

both to will

and to do

that be good and accepta

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