Sermons preached in the chapel of St. Columba's college

Paperback | May 8, 2012

byCharles Hobbes Rice

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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. 1863 Excerpt: ...Him your wants, your desires, your difficulties, your dangers, as you would tell them if with your bodily eye you could see Him as a parent. You must not draw back just when you have reached the presence-chamber, but you must go on and state your case. And then you will have prayed. II. Secondly, let us ask, Why is it necessary to pray? It is necessary in order that our souls may be kept alive. Prayer is the breath of the soul's life. Without it, our souls must be either dead or in a death-like trance. Acts of prayer are to the soul what the inhaling of fresh air is to the body. Of what avail is that fresh air to a corpse which cannot drink it in? And of what use is the constant presence of the Holy Spirit of God, if our souls cannot receive Him? We cannot tell of course how long a cessation from acts of prayer will kill the soul. God only knows. But it is dangerous to trifle in a matter of life and death; and this is a matter of life and death. Every moment that the dying man omits to breathe, it becomes the more likely that he will never breathe again. And every day which you let pass without a prayer makes it the more likely that you are losing the power to pray. This, however, is not the only use of prayer. It is necessary not only for its effect upon ourselves, but also (I say it reverently) for its effect upon God. It is His appointed ordinance by which we are to expect to gain from Him whatever gifts we need. He has promised to answer it--not always in the way we expect, but in His own way, in the way which He knows to be "most expedient for us." I do not pretend to explain why He, who knows our necessities before we ask, should have desired us "by prayer and supplication" to make our requests known unto Him. It is enough for us t...

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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. 1863 Excerpt: ...Him your wants, your desires, your difficulties, your dangers, as you would tell them if with your bodily eye you could see Him ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217871844

ISBN - 13:9780217871846

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