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Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks ; for this is the
Draw nigh unto God, and He will draw nigh unto you.--JAMES iv. 8.
The salt preserveth the sea, and the saints uphold the
earth; Their prayers are the thousand pillars that prop the
canopy of nature. Prayer is a creature's strength, his very breath and being; Prayer is the golden key that can open the wicket of
mercy ; Prayer is the slender nerve that moveth the muscles of
Omnipotence. Wherefore, pray, 0 creature, for many and great are thy
wants ; Thy minds, thy conscience, and thy being, thy rights
commend thee unto prayer; The cure for all cares, the grand panacea for all pains. So then, God is true, and yet He hath not changed : It is HE that sendeth the petition, to answer it according
to His will.
M. F. TUPPER.