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When ye are about to receiue the bread, lift vp your hart and eies vnto God in heauen, and saie:

O Father, I hartilie thanke thee, who hast giuen thine onlie begotten son to take vpon him our naturall bo∣die; which bodie was once offered to thee vpon the altar of the crosse, for the health, welth, and saluation of all sinners: for whose sake, O fa∣ther, I beseech thee, to haue mercie vpon me; and in remembrance of whose most bitter death and painfull passion, with all possible thanks for all thy benefits brieflie comprised therein; I now in Page  592 trembling and feare receiue this holie bread, to feed therby in my soule on Christs blessed bodie, which was giuen for me, and that onelie by faith: to mine euerla∣sting comfort and saluation, and thine eternall glorie,

Amen.