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MEDITATIONS,

FOR

EVERY DAY IN A MONTH.

Buy Mary Barferli

"MEDITATION is a pausing on truth already discovered. It takes it home
to the mind and dwells with it, and makes it a familiar friend. It is the
process by which truth is made our own, incorporated with the principles
and moral affections of the soul. ..... Devout meditation is to the soul
what the dew and sunshine are to the earth. In such meditative hours we
are in the presence of the Most High, and the power of the world flees be-
fore the brightness of His coming.' The truths of religion become reali-
ties. The spiritual world is unveiled. The soul is opened to Divine influ-
ence." - Christian Eraminer.

BOSTON:

WM. CROSBY AND H. P. NICHOLS,

111 WASHINGTON STREET.

1847.

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PREFACE.

It has been suggested by an eminent Christian, that a text should be every morning selected, which may be carried in the thoughts through the day, serving for self-government and religious improvement, for excitement or restraint, in the various circumstances of life. By thus dwelling on a short passage of the sacred writings, a deeper and fuller meaning will be discovered, which may have been lost without this close and serious consideration of it. " It might be a profitable exercise," says the late Rev. John Foster, “sometimes to try our faith in particulars. Go to any part of God's revelation, one and another, and say, 'Here is something for my faith, that is, for me to believe, and to be in right manner affected by. Has my faith ever been here? Has this really been taken within its compass? It is true I

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