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Then giue thanks, and praie vnto God after the Sermon, and saie:

IMmortall praise and thanks be giuen vn∣to thee, O almightie God, and most merci∣full father, who hast giuen vs so pretious a gift of thy holie word, and vouchsafed vs to heare so glad tidings of thy sacred Gos∣pell, Page  544 by the hand of this thy minister, who presentlie by thy mercy hath vttered it vnto vs. And seeing thou hast delt so gratiouslie with vs, in the free publishing of thy Gospell, amongst vs this foure and twentie yeeres; that it seemeth thou hast euen lifted vs vp to heauen, with the cities, wherein our Sauiour taught most, in his being vpon the earth; and hast now in a manner throwne them downe to hell; and left in them a terri∣ble and a fearfull example of thy iudgements, against those that walke not woorthie the graces offered vnto them. Grant vs so to profit by this their chastisement and correction, that as of thy grace thou hast reuea∣led thy will vnto vs, which otherwise we could neuer haue knowne: so now strengthen vs, O Lord, that we neuer refuse thy Gospell in vnbeleefe, nor seeke in the persons of the preachers of it, anie causes and preten∣ces of our infidelitie; but hauing thy word alwaies in our harts, and thy praises in our tongues, we may walke woorthie thy so great graces bestowed vpon vs, and haue our conuersation in heauen, that after wee may be taken vp thither vnto thee, alwaies to glorifie thee, with thy Sonne, and the holie Ghost,

Amen.