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If to any, this seems a subject hard to be Dderruod, or one that they have not considered heretofore as to its real importance, let than pray on their return home, and ask for that is which they have been so long wanting-feel now the reason for such prayer. Who does not think it would be a delight to see our Kaviour as he was upon earth ? to hear his gracious words, to mark all his doings for a pattern; yet, so much greater is the advantage of being taught inwardly by the Spirit of God, rather than through means of the outward senses only, that our Lord himself says, it was expedient for us he should go away, for adds he, “ if I go not away, the Comforter,”

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that is the Holy Spirit, " will not come unto

you, but if I depart I will send him unto “ you.” When Christ declares, to continue his earthly presence was not so great a gift as to send the Holy Spirit, in what state must that man's heart be, who professes that he troubles not himself about the Holy Spirit ? Can there be a stronger instance of how proud and hard the human heart will grow, when it does not humble itself to ask for Divine assistance from above.

Hitherto, what has been said relates to the influence of the Holy Spirit upon man, as each soul stands separately in need of his assistance. But there is another office belonging to him-one not so personal, yet which brings his

power home to our tenderest sensibilities which must fill every feeling mind with the most affecting awe. 'Tis his promise to guide us in our prayers for others. The Spirit is then said to make intercession with groanings which cannot be uttered. No commandment is given more positively, or more frequently, than that we should pray for one another. There are many instances in Holy Writ of the wrath of God being turned away, in answer to the petitions, which his true servants offered up

for others. St. James assures us that, “ the “ effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man

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receive the same reward at the last day. And this sentence is strictly according to justice, since the praise from men, which may follow as the result of kind actions to them, must make us guilty of robbery towards God, should the voice of humble devotion not forward the glory on to him, " for what hast thou, O man, which thou hast not received." ,

We could wish in all plainness of speech to open your minds to the necessity there is for prayer, the subject of which should distinctly be, that the grace of the Holy Spirit may be granted to each one of us, and lead our hearts according to the truth.

If to any, this seems a subject hard to be understood, or one that they have not considered heretofore as to its real importance, let them pray on their return home, and ask for that in which they have been so long wanting-feel now the reason for such prayer. Who does not think it would be a delight to see our Saviour as he was upon earth ? to hear his gracious words, to mark all his doings for a pattern; yet, so much greater is the advantage of being taught inwardly by the Spirit of God, rather than through means of the outward senses only, that our Lord himself

says, it was expedient for us he should go away, for adds he, “ if I gò not away, the Comforter,”

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that is the Holy Spirit, “ will not come unto

you, but if I depart I will send him unto “ you.” When Christ declares, to continue his earthly presence was not so great a gift as to send the Holy Spirit, in what state must that man's heart be, who professes that he troubles not himself about the Holy Spirit ? Can there be a stronger instance of how proud and hard the human heart will grow, when it does not humble itself to ask for Divine assistance from above.

Hitherto, what has been said relates to the influence of the Holy Spirit upon man, as each soul stands separately in need of his assistance. But there is another office belonging to him-one not so personal, yet which brings his power

home to our tenderest sensibilities which must fill every feeling mind with the most affecting awe. 'Tis his promise to guide us in our prayers for others. The Spirit is then said to make intercession with groanings which cannot be uttered. No commandment is given more positively, or more frequently, than that we should pray for one another. There are many instances in Holy Writ of the wrath of God being turned away, in answer to the petitions, which his true servants offered up for others. St. James assures us that, “ the “ effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man

receive the same reward at the last day. And this sentence is strictly according to justice, since the praise from men, which may follow as the result of kind actions to them, must make us guilty of robbery towards God, should the voice of humble devotion not forward the glory on to him, “ for what hast thou, “O man, which thou hast not received.",

We could wish in all plainness of speech to open your minds to the necessity there is for prayer, the subject of which should distinctly be, that the grace of the Holy Spirit may be granted to each one of us, and lead our hearts according to the truth.

If to any, this seems a subject hard to be understood, or one that they have not considered heretofore as to its real importance, let them pray on their return home, and ask for that in which they have been so long wanting-feel now the reason for such prayer. Who does not think it would be a delight to see our Saviour as he was upon earth? to hear his gracious words, to mark all his doings for a pattern; yet, so much greater is the advantage of being taught inwardly by the Spirit of God, rather than through means of the outward senses only, that our Lord himself

says, it was expedient for us he should go away, for adds he, “ if I go not away, the Comforter,"

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