Home Prayers; With Two Services For Public Worship by James MartineauHome Prayers; With Two Services For Public Worship by James Martineau

Home Prayers; With Two Services For Public Worship

byJames Martineau

Paperback | January 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MORNING OR EVENING. CTEENAL G0D, to whose shelter we ever fly! When our thoughts go forth to seek thee, they are lost in such infinitude. Yet, though thy ways are unsearchable, we cannot and would not depart from before thee, but would rest and lie still on thee, to go whithersoever thou wilt till thou callest us home. Father of spirits! our cry to thee is only for mercy and for help. Teach us to remember our sins with so effectual a sadness that thou, Lord, mayst remember them no more. Mortify within us all vanity and selfwill. If our hearts are heated with fires of passion and self-indulgence, oh! cool them with the dews of a heavenly purity. If they are encrusted with worldly desires and shut up in thick cares, be pleased to break us with sorrow and set us free. Teach us, by thy ways of gentleness or of severity, that we are not our own, but thine;--appointed, not to do our own foolish pleasure, but to watch thy directing looks and follow the orders of thine eye. Subdue us, good Lord, to the humility of Christ. For the hardness of pride give us the strength of meekness. Dispose us, in the spirit of a loving child, to take thy hand, though thou leadest us by paths that are dark and strange. May we hold all thy gifts as in trust from thee. Never, by the custom of thy mercies, let us take occasion for complaint and reluctance when they are withdrawn. Though thou only lendest us that which we may love, we bless thee that the love itself thou givest us for ever. And whenever thou rendest our comforts from us, oh! refresh us with the memories of a grateful heart and the hopes of a holy faith. Disposer of life, who appointest unto all their tasks, and measurest out their days of service! behold, our time is short and our work is great: give us the soul of industry a...
Title:Home Prayers; With Two Services For Public WorshipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021722735X

ISBN - 13:9780217227353