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LECTURE XXXV.
OF THE DUTY OF PRAYER IN GENERAL.

SECOND PART

1 TAESSALONIANS, v, 17.
Pray without ceasing.

On a subject of such vast importance as prayer, it is impossible to be too full or explicit. It is a duty that cannot be too much enforced, because the neglect of it exposes us to all the evil and misery, both of this life and the next, and reduces us to a state of savage nature. Even among the most barbarous and unenlightened people upon earth, we find some are not without a sense of their own weakness, and have a dependence on a superior power : not knowing the true God, who attracts the service of his creatures by the delightful call of love and grati

VOL. III.

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