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Confidence here, and Rejoice with Thee one Day hereafter, in forgetting both Thine, and my Misery and Trouble. Amen.
At another time he offer'd up the following Prayer, with Respect to every part of our Saviour's bitter Passion; the Commemorating of which, is the principal End of the Holy Communion.
O my Saviour, O my God! By thy lying prostrate on the Earth, in a Cold Night'; ' and thy Soul's being exceeding sorrowful,
even unto Death: By thy grievous Agony; in which Thou did ft Sweat Drops of Blood, between thy wonderful Love to thy Church,
and the Infirmity of thy Humane Nature, ' which drew back at the Apprehension of
those Sufferings which Thou wert to pass through for Us: By thy thrice lifting up strong Cries to thy Father, to remove from
Thee that bitter Cup, if it had been his • Will, and been possible for his Justice,
otherwise to be satisfi’d: By thy firm Re• folution which thou didst take up, to go ' through that great Work for our fakes,
And by thy meek Resigning thy self to thy Father's Will, and ready concurring with His wonderful Love to us, in designing to perfe& our Redemption, by thy Sorrows: By thy being Betray'd by thy own Disciple, and suffering that finful Wretch to Kiss thy blessed Lips: By thy being apprehended, rudely Bound, Hurried away as a Malefactor : By thy being Forsaken
of all thy Disciples, and none of them daa ring to own, or stand by Thee : By thy being Insulted over, and treated as the meanest Slave, without Respect or Pity, and carry'd to and fro from Magiftrate to Magistrate ; from Tribunal to Tribunal, and every where fallly Accused : By thy be
ing Buffeted and Spit upon, Mock'd and " Reviled: By thy being Crown'd with · Thorns, rudely Press'd down on thy Sa' cred Head, and entring into thy Temples : By thy being Array'd in a · Mock Habit, and a Reed put into thy Hand, instead of a Scepter: By thy being Sentenc'd to Death as a Criminal, and Condemn’d ' to the Vilest, most Painful, and Reproach
ful kind of Death: By thy being Scourg'd by merciless Hands; the Plowers plowing upon thy Back, and making long Furrows : By thy being loaded with a Heavy Cross :
By thy being Strip'd of thy Cloaths, and ' falten'd to it wich Nails, struck through 's the most tender 'and Nervous parts, thy * Hands and thy Feet; so that the Iron entred
into thy very Soul: By thy being Crucified ' in the midst, between two Malefactors, as ' if Thou hadīt been the greatest of them :
By thy being Rear'd up on the Cross, and the weight of thy Body hanging on Four Wounds: By thy being Expos'd Naked to the . View of the World, bearing the Shame, as well as the Torment of my Sins: By thy precious Blood, issuing oat of thy Wounds, and forming a Laver for my Sins,
' and of the whole World : By the Feave
by the Extremity of thy Pains: By thy
and having Vinegar given thee, when Thou 'wert Thirsty; thy Soul, in the mean time,
more vehemently thirsting after our Salvation: By thy having refus’d the Wine, and Myrrh, which was given Thee, to Stupihe thy Senses, because Thou woud'It feel all the pain of thy Crucifixion for us,
in its greatest sharpness, without the least mitigation: By the tender regard which Thou hadst in the midst of thy violene Pains, for thy Holy Mother, and Beloved Disciple: By the Sword which pierced through her Soul, and the Sorrow which
Wounded his Spirit, and the extream Afu ' fli&ion which overwhelm'd them both, to'
behold Thee Suffering: By the Gracious • Comforts vouchsafed the Penitent Thief, ' in the midst of thy own Distress: By the
Anguish of thy Soul, not to be express’d, "in beholding the Wrath of thy Father, so
hotly flaming against us, for those Sins of ours which Thou didst bear in thy own Body
on the Tree ; and that too under so great • Weakness of Body, that both made Thee Cry
out, My God, my God, why haft Thon forsa• ken me! By thy voluntary giving up the. • Ghost, (when Thou mightest have brought • down thy self from the Cross, and that no • Man.cou'd take away thy Life from thee,)
that the work of our Redemption might
be finish'd by Thee : By thy blessed Side, being pierc'd with a Spear, entring into thy Heart,and letting out the last Remains of thy Blood ; that Thou mightest shed all
ofit for us, and give full Proof to the World, ' of thy being truly Dead: By thy Soul's
being separated from thy Body, (that desi'rable Union being violently Dissolv’d) and its passing into the State of the Dead, and
of perfect Separation'; and San&tifying that • Middle State to thy Servants, for their & Souls to Rest in, till the Resurrection.
By all these several Sorts and Degrees • of thy Suffering: By all this Bitter Pain ! and Sorrow and Shame, and Agony and • Anguish, which thou didst endure in thy
Body and in thy Soul, for miserable Men, " and for me a miserable Wretch,
Have mercy upon me! For wherefore didst Thou suffer all this for us, and for me, but that Thou might• est have mercy upon me? My Sins, o
Lord, have occasion'd all this to Thee ; ' for less than this, wou'd not have Aton'd
them. Tho' in respect of Thee, who wert - the Sufferer, Othou Eternal Son of God,
these thy Sufferings are sufficient to atone
Innumerable Worlds : Yet since Thou • didst suffer them for me, I beseech Thee,
by the Remembrance of all their Bitter
ness, to have Mercy upon me: Thou didst ' suffer the Shame, and the Pain, and the
Sorrow due to my Sins ; O Pardon those
Since then, O my Saviour, Thou commandest me to Commemorate these thy Sorrows, and to Do this in Remembrance of Thee; Amen. I will do it, in Remem. brance that I have Wounded, and Griev'd, and Bruis'd Thee: In Remembrance that I have made thee behold the Wrath of thy Father, and separated thy Precious Blood from thy Body, which Thou preparest to give my Soul. But at the same time, the Thoughts of thy Wonderful Love in the midst of thy Pains and Sorrows,must yield my Soul unspeakable Delight:Wherefore, while I am griev'd with thy Grief, I will Feast my self in the Pleasures, and Tri. umphs of thy Love. I will partake of thy Torments, and also of thy Joys, which thy Love did yield in the midst of thy Ago
I shall add only one Sacramental Medita
which shews how his Thoughts and Time were usually employ'd after the Communion ; being compos'd upon his return Home, from that Heavenly Feaft.
The Glory of my God with his Heavenly Host, fill’d the place; God the Fa. ther, Son, and Holy Ghost, were all there,
beholding and accepting their little Flock. "The Angels were pleas’d to take knowledge ( of these Candidates for Heaven, that they
might be acquainted with them, when they shou'd Arrive in their happy Mansions.
My Saviour Impregnated the Consecrated