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Prayer is a principal branch of religionis worship which we are moved to by the
very light of nature , and obliged by some of its fundamental laws . Pythagoras's
golden verses begin with this precept , Whatever men make a god of they pray to
With Scripture-expressions, Proper to be Used Under Each Head Matthew Henry.
not to move and oblige God . Clem . Alexandrinus , Strom . 7. p . 722. Edit . Colon
. calls prayer ( with an excuse for the boldness of the expression ) Homilia ...
When we join with others in prayer who are our mouth to God , our minds must
attend them , by an intelligent , believing concurrence with what is the sense ,
feope , and substance of what they say , and affections working in us suitable ...
It is desirable that our prayers should be copious and full : our burlens , cares ,
and wants , are many , so are our fins and mercies . The promises are numerous
and very rich , our God gives liberally , and hath bid us open our mouths wide
And as it is good to be methodical in Prayer , so it is to be sententious : the Lord's
prayer is remarkably so ; and David's psalms , and many of St. Paul's prayers ,
which we have in his epistles : we must consider that the greatest part of those
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archaic language even so far as the letter 's' is printed as the letter 'f'
An excellent resource for prayer - what better way to pray then to pray God's word back to him!
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