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ACHIEVEMENTS OF PRAYER;

SELECTED EXCLUSIVELY

FROM THE

HOLY SCRIPTURES.

BY JOSEPH FINCHER, ESQ.

Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou shalt
glorify me. Ps. 1.15.

In the day when I cried, thou answeredst me: and strengthened** me
with strength in my soul. Ps. exxxviii. 3.

LONDON:
J. HATCHARD AND SON, PICCADILLY;

AND SOLD BY

JAMES NISBET, BERNERS-STREET; L. B. SEELEY AND SON,
FLEET-STREET j AND D. MURRAY, SLOANE-STREET.

1827.

LONDON:

TBOTSON AND PALMER, PRINTERS, SAVOY-STREET, STRAND. INTRODUCTION.

The pious and excellent Dr. Watts has observed, that " the Bible is a book of such transcendent worth, and so happily suited to all the purposes of the Christian life, that it cannot be too much recommended to the world:— every thing that allures the world to peruse it is a blessing to mankind." Encouraged by this valuable and important remark, as well as by various other considerations, and anxious to accomplish what has long been a very sincere desire of his heart, the compiler of the " Achievements of Prayer" ventures to lay it before the World, in humble confidence that it may place in a new and endearing light, many of the most sublime and gracious portions of the Holy Scriptures. For its ultimate acceptance and utility, he reposes all his hopes on the Lord, being fully persuaded, that unless the influence and blessing of that Divine Spirit, who has ever taught His people how to pray and what to pray

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