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Heaven. That the Order and Disci.
i fays the Psalmist, Let us wor- i Ps.95.6.
. k Daniel kneeld upon his Knees three times a Day, and Prayed. St: Stephen kneeld 1 A&.7.60 down, when, with his last Breath, he interceeded for his Murtherers. And
k Daniel kc.6.v.10.
St. Paul us'd the same humble Posture, when he took his leave of the Asiatick Bishops at Miletus, and afterwards of his Tyrian Friend on the Sea-shore,
He kneeled down and Pray'd with them m Act. 20. alt
, m says St. Luke, m And they all brought 188.8.131.52.
us on our way, with Wives and Children, till we were out of the City: And we kneeled down on the Shore, and Pray'd. In short, our blessed Saviour himself (whom certainly they will not charge either with Unskilfulness or Superstition ) hath taught us by his own infallible Example to demean our felves after this manner in our devotional Addresses to our Hea. venly Father. He was withdrawn from them, says the forecited Evangelift, c. 22. about a Stones cast, and knesled down and Pray’d. Let us then, my Brethren, be always careful to glorifie God with our Bodies, as well as with our Spirits, with the reverential and becoming Gestures of the one, as well as with the humble and pious Disposition of the other, since (as St. Paul most truly tells us) they are neither of them our own, but his. Let us, I say, with all due proftration both of Body and Mind, adore the Blessed Name of Jesus, by which alone we can be say'd, and
which was given him by the Father to
5. Come to the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper in Love and Charity with all the World. This our great Mafter explicitly commands in his Ser: mon upon the Mount. nif thou bring . Mart. . thy Gift to the Altar, says he, and there 23 24
remembrest that thy Brother hath ought aį gainst thee; leave there thy Gift before the Altar, and go thy way, first be reconcil'd to
thy Brother, and then come and offer thy Gift. For the most judicious Interpreters agree, that by the Altar in this Place our Lord particularly means his Holy Table, which he, and after him succeeding Ages, call by that Name, not because his natural Body and Blood are there really offer'd up by the Priest, unto the Father, as the Romijl Doctors would have us against Sense, Reason, Scripture, and Tradition to imagine; but because we there offer up our Prayers, our Praises, our Alms, our broken and contrite Spirits, and our whole
felves, Souls and Bodies, which in the o See PS: Language of the Holy Ghost are fre141.2. Pf. quently Itild Sacrifices. And indeed 59:14,23° there is nothing more repugnant to 15,16. Ps
. the harmonious and blessed Temper SI, 170, of the Gospel, than Malice and ReRom. 12.1,
venge. They render us unfit for any act of Worship, and therefore we are commanded in our Prayers to lift up Holy Hands qweis opañas cj dramogeopecov, without Wrath and Disputings. They exclude us from all hopes of Pardon, and call for immediate Vengeance upon our Heads : For as often as we say the Lord's Prayer, we appeal unto the Divine Omniscience, that we desire
the Pardon of our Sins no other-