|Q.||What are the sacraments?|
|A.|| The sacraments are [outward and visible] signs of [inward and spiritual] grace, given by Christ as [sure and certain means] by which we receive that [grace].|
We bless you for our creation, preservation,and all the blessings of this life;but above all for your immeasurable lovein the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ;for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
And we most humbly beseech thee, O merciful Father, to hear us, and of thy almighty goodness, vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, these thy gifts and creatures of bread and wine; that we, receiving them according to thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed body and blood.
"With eyes wide open to the mercies of God, I beg you, my brothers, as an act of intelligent worship, to give him your bodies, as a living sacrifice,consecrated to him and acceptable by him. Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds fromwithin, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good, meets all his demands and moves towards the goal of true maturity."