Simple Truth Spoken to Working People

Simple Truth Spoken to Working People  (English, Paperback, Norman Macleod)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780217651097, 0217651097
  • Edition: 2009
  • Pages: 48
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. 1867. Excerpt: ... PRAYER. PART I. And when ye pray, say, Our FatJter which art in heaven &c. &c.--St. Luke xi. 2. T AM now to offer you a few thoughts explanatory of one of our most certain duties and most ennobling privileges;--the duty and privilege of Prayer. This is not the place to argue with those who think prayer to God to be inconsistent with His government by fixed laws. But let no one suppose that the universe is a mere machine constructed by God, the perfection of which consists in its working on from age to age without, as we say, any mending, any interference, and which may be let alone with perfect safety. It is quite true that this would be the perfection of any machine made by man. And who takes care of it? The Laws of Nature. It is made in accordance with those laws, and just as we obey these by our skill and power, will they protect our works by their skill and power. But then, what keeps the Laws of Nature right? To whose care, or to what care, will you hand them over? Your machine would become useless if the Laws of Nature were to stop acting for a single moment; but what would become of the laws themselves if the Living God were to stop acting? Blessed be his Name, He never does His constant laws but express His constant wisdom and good will. His highest law is Love, and a constant expression of that law on which we may rely, is this: Ask, and ye shall receive; seek, and ye shall find. WHAT IS PRAYER? Prayer is communion with God. There need surely be no difficulty in apprehending what this means. Every one knows very well what is meant by a child speaking to, or holding communion with, a parent. We understand what is meant by a child expressing his love for father or mother by word or look; and from the reality of his love confessing his faults w...
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  • 2009
  • Norman Macleod
  • 7.44 inch
  • 0.39 inch
  • 104 g
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