|The Book of Common Prayer|
¶ If on any Sunday or other Day of Obligation (see Tables and Rules for the Movable and Immovable Feasts in the front part of the Prayer Book), you are prevented from making your Communion, make an act of Spiritual Communion, after the following manner:
¶ Kneel down, and say:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Amen.
¶ Then read the Collect for the day, the Epistle, and the Holy Gospel.
¶ Rise and say the Nicene Creed.
I believe in one God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible:
¶ Kneel and read the Confession
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against Thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly Thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings: The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For Thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please Thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of Thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
¶ Then say:
The Almighty and merciful Lord, grant me pardon and absolution of all my sins. Amen.
¶ Read the Comfortable Words, Preface. and Sanctus.
Hear what comfortable words our Saviour
Christ saith unto all who truly turn to Him.
Hear also what Saint Paul saith.
Hear also what Saint John saith.
Therefore with Angels and Archangels,
and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify Thy glorious
Name; evermore praising Thee, and saying,
¶ Then say:
In union, O Lord with the faithful at every altar of Thy Church, where the Holy Eucharist is now being celebrated, I desire to offer Thee praise and thanksgiving. I present to Thee my soul and body with the earnest wish that may always be united to Thee. And since I can not now receive Thee sacramentally, I beseech Thee to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself to Thee, and embrace Thee with all the affections of my soul. Let nothing ever separate Thee from me. May I live and die in Thy love. Amen.
¶ Spend a few moments in meditation upon the fact that God so loved you that He sent His Only-Begotten Son into the world for you. Recite the Lord's Prayer and afterward say:
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with me
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