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SIMPLE FAMILY PRAYERS
INTENDED FOE THE USE OP
THOSE CLASSES WHOM IT HAS PLEASED GOD TO PLACE
IN A HUMBLER POSITION THAN THEIK MORE
Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks ; for this
Draw nigh unto God, and He will draw nigh unto you.—James iv. 8.
PRAYERFUL AND PRAYERLESS
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WITH THE SINCERE HOPE
THAT THE FORMER MAT FIND IT A COMFORT,
AND THAT BY IT
THE LATTER MAY BECOME ACQUAINTED
WITH JOYS WHICH TO THEM HAVE HITHERTO
The salt preserveth the sea, and the saints uphold the earth;
Their prayers are the thousand pillars that prop the canopy of nature.
Prayer is a creature's strength, his very breath and being;
Prayer is the golden key that can open the wicket of mercy;
Prayer is the slender nerve that moveth the muscles of Omnipotence.
Wherefore, pray, 0 creature, for many and great are thy wants;
Thy minds, thy conscience, and thy being, thy rights commend thee unto prayer;
The cure for all cares, the grand panacea for all pains.
So then, God is true, and yet He hath not changed:
It is He that sendeth the petition, to answer it according to His will.
M. F. TUPPER.