A Brief View of the Sentiments of the Society of Friends on the Duty of Prayer: Compiled from the Approved Writings of the Society

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H.B. Tymbs and H. Deighton, 1828 - 27 sayfa

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Sayfa 18 - But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do : for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them ; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask Him.
Sayfa 13 - But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet ; and when thou hast shut the door, pray to thy Father which is in secret ; and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
Sayfa 14 - But above all he excelled in prayer. The inwardness and weight of his spirit, the reverence and solemnity of his address and behaviour, and the fewness and fulness of his words, have often struck even strangers with admiration, as they used to reach others with consolation. The most awful, living, reverent frame I ever felt or beheld, I must say, was his in prayer.
Sayfa 16 - We freely confess that prayer is both very profitable, and a necessary duty commanded, and fit to be practised frequently by all Christians ; but as we can do nothing without Christ, so neither can we pray without the concurrence and assistance of his Spirit.
Sayfa 16 - What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
Sayfa 26 - In prosecuting this work, let us always remember that we cannot, of ourselves, produce religion in the mind. On this principle, we must make it our chief object to direct the early and constant attention of our offspring to the Spirit of Christ within them, from which alone can spring the fruits of righteousness : we must wait upon that Spirit ourselves, for ability to perform our parental duties ; and we must seek the Lord, in prayer, for his blessing upon all our efforts. Teach them, dear friends,...
Sayfa 22 - Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you...
Sayfa 16 - As then inward prayer is necessary at all times, so, so long as the day of every man's visitation lasteth, he never wants some influence, less or more, for the practice of it ; because he no sooner retires his mind, and considers himself in God's presence, but he finds himself in the practice of it.
Sayfa 26 - Author of all our blessings ; and which have often proved times of more than transient benefit. It is our present concern, that no exception to this practice may be found amongst us ; whether it take place on the reading of a portion of the Sacred Volume, or when we are assembled to partake of the provisions with which we are supplied for the sustenance of the body. On these latter occasions, may the hearts of our young friends also, be turned in gratitude to God, who thus liberally provides for...
Sayfa 27 - As our blessed Lord has required us to pray that His kingdom may come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven...

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