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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. 1865 Excerpt: ...Lord did I make my supplication. I poured out my complaint be/ore Him: I showed before Him my trouble. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me then Thou knewest my path.--Psalm Cxlii. 1--3. Our heavenly Father loves to hear our prayers: He has bidden us to pray. Many precious promises teach us the value of prayer. Especially ought we to pray in time of trouble. Sorrow, and distress, and sickness should teach us to pray more earnestly; so should we learn to be simple and outspoken in our supplications, having courage to breathe forth the feelings of our hearts. Prayer may be a talking with God. And the more simply childlike is our 78 The Comfort of Prayer. communion with Him, so the more surely shall we find grace to help in time of need. No matter how plain our language, with what broken expressions. Howsoever ignorant we may be, we can speak of ourselves; and the simple outpouring of the soul's feelings is what will do us most good and best please God. Such is His love, that He invites us to speak unto Him as little children do unto their parents. Oh that I could come more boldly unto the throne of grace! Oh that I felt more the privilege of speaking unto God! Poor sinner that I am, yet the All-mighty and All-holy promises to hear my words! In the name of Jesus I may call upon God, sure that, in a good way, He will answer me! Blessed exhortation,--casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you. My desire is to feel this true in my sickness. Fears, hopes, temptations, doubts,--all, all may be told unto my heavenly Father, who careth for me. So did David cry for help in trouble. The Comfort of Prayer. 79 Great trials brought him nearer and nearer unto God. His comfort was, that God saw and heard:--" Thou knewest my path." In afflictions the...
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