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BRIEF MEDITATIONS

ON

THE COLLECTS.

BY

CATHERINE A. M. BROUGHAM.

LONDON:
J. AND C. MOZLEY, 6, PATERNOSTER ROW;
MASTERS AND SON, 78, NEW BOND STREET.

1869,

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THESE PAPERS APPEARED

IN THE MONTHLY PACKET' OF 1863 AND 1864;

AND ARE REPRINTED AT THE DESIRE OF FRIENDS.

BRIEF MEDITATIONS

ON THE COLLECTS.

ADVENT SUNDAY.

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the

works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which Thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility ; that in the last day, when He shall come again in His ylorious Majesty to judge both the quick and dead ,we may rise to the life immortal, through Him who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, now and

Amen.

ever.

This noble prayer, while it breathes the deepest longings of the heart of Christ's Church, is also a compendium of Christian doctrine; it briefly expresses the unity of the ever blessed Trinity; the Incarnation; the second coming in glory; the judgment to come; and the hope of everlasting life given to us in the Redeemer. It points to three contrasts; the works of darkness and the

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