The Golden Gate of Prayer

Paperback | May 13, 2012

byJames Russell Miller

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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. 1900 Excerpt: ...and that Christ must be seated in the empty place. No more must the question be, "What is pleasant to me? what would I like to do?" but "What is the will of God? what does the voice from the throne command?" For example, one wrongs us, does us some great unkindness or injustice. Nature counsels resentment, bitterness, the repaying of the evil with evil. But the will of God counsels love, forbearance, patience, forgiveness. As we pray "Thy will be done," our natural impulse must yield to the divine Spirit and love must prevail. When Enoch Arden came back from the voyage on which it was thought he had perished, and, looking into the window of his old home, found another in his place,--husband to his wife, father to his children,--the poet says:--He was not all unhappy. His resolve Upbore him and firm faith, and evermore Prayer from a living source within the will, And beating up through all the bitter world, Uke fountains of sweet water in the sea, Kept him a living soul. This finely illustrates the work of the will of God in every Christian heart. It is there as a well of the water of life, a fresh-water spring in the brackish sea, and it beats up through every tide of bitter feeling, sweetening it and subduing it. The prayer is that the will of God may be done on earth, that is, all over the earth, by all the millions of the race. Yet while this wide aspect should be kept always in view, while we should pray for the submission of all men to the divine sway, it is for the doing of this blessed will in our own life that we are to pray primarily and particularly. That is the portion of the earth for which we are specially and personally responsible. It is possible that a man may give much thought and care to other lives and neglec...

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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. 1900 Excerpt: ...and that Christ must be seated in the empty place. No more must the question be, "What is pleasant to me? what would I like to d...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:May 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021758554X

ISBN - 13:9780217585545

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