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PRIVATE DEVOTION.

PART 1.

AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY ON PRAYER

AND PRIVATE DEVOTION.

AN INTRODUCTORY

ESSAY ON PRAYER,

&c.

PRAYER is the application of want to

Him who alone can relieve it-the confes

sion of sin to Him who alone can pardon it. It is the urgency of poverty, the prostration of humility, the fervency of penitence, the confidence of trust. It

It is not eloquence, but earnestness; not the definition of helplessness, but the feeling of it: not figures of speech, but compunction

of soul.

It is the Lord, save us, we

perish,” of drowning Peter-the cry of

faith to the ear of mercy.

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