Aids To Devotion; Including Bickersteth On Prayer, Watt's Guide To Prayer And Select Devotional…

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byEdward Bickersteth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844. Excerpt: ... AIDS TO DEVOTION. PART I. GENERAL VIEWS OF PRATER. Carefully selected and abridged from Biekertlelh'i Treatue on Prayer. SECTION I. THE KATURE OF PRAYER. It is the nature of prayer, that it gives to needy and sinful men, in the limited time of this life, every day, yes, every hour, the great privilege of access to the King of kings and Lord of lords, to the Most High, and the Most Holy, and this with the utmost freedom and confidence; the access not merely of a servant to a master, or a subject to a king: but of a child to a tender parent. Prayer is, then, a holy intercourse with God.--"It is,' as the martyr Bradford expresses it,' a simple, unfeigned, humble, and ardent offering of the heart before God, wherein v.e either ask things needful, or give thanks for benefits received.' Acceptable prayer is the desire of the heart offered up to God through the influence of his Spirit, in the name of his Son Jesus Christ for things according to his will, and in confidence that he hears us, and will answer us. There is no prayer without the exercise of holy and suitable dispositions and affections. "The true worshippers,' says our Lord, 'shall worship the Father in Spirit and in truth, for the Father seeketh such to worship him." Prayer is not the mere posture of the body.--A man may kneel till he wear out the stones; like the Mahomedans, he may put himself into every variety of posture, throw himself on the earth and lie in the dust; like Ahab he may put on sackcloth and ashes; or, like the monks of modern times, kneel till his knees become horny, and yet never pray at all. It is not the mere expression of the mouth.--A man may repeat a hundred times in a day, that comprehensive and affecting prayer which our Lord has taught us to use; or he may say, "My soulthi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844. Excerpt: ... AIDS TO DEVOTION. PART I. GENERAL VIEWS OF PRATER. Carefully selected and abridged from Biekertlelh'i Treatue on Prayer. SECTI...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217675891

ISBN - 13:9780217675895

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