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" Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view. "
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Man and Teacher - Page 21
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884 - 44 pages
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The Church of England quarterly review

Religion - 1850
...misunderstood by thousands as it is by ourselves if we have miscoastrued its meaning: "Prayer that craves a particular commodity, anything less than all good, is vicious." The iastance which occurred to us, as condemned in this assertion, is the historical event recorded...
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The rational primer; or, First reader

John Relly Beard - 1860
...lay before thee, Lord, with this petition ; My nothingness, my wants, My sins, and my contrition. Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view. PREFERENCES. Better is a poor wise child than a foolish king. Ecclesiastes iv. 13, Better is a little...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...and loses itself in endless mazes of natural and supernatural, and mediatorial and miraculous. Prayer that craves a particular commodity, anything less...of life from the highest point of view. It is the so- ^ liloquy of a beholding and jubilant soul. It is the spirit of God pronouncing his works good....
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Half Truths and the Truth: Lectures on the Origin and Development of ...

Jacob Merrill Manning - Apologetics - 1872 - 398 pages
...divinity."3 He gives a definition of prayer equally novel, and equally faithful to his constant doctrine : " Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from...the highest point of view. It is the soliloquy of the beholding and jubilarlt soul. It is the spirit of God pronouncing his works good." 4 This language...
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Half truths and the truth, lects. on the origin and development of ...

Jacob Merrill Manning - 1872
...divinity."3 He gives a definition of prayer equnlly novel, and equally faithful to his constant doctrine : " Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from...the highest point of view. It is the soliloquy of the beholding and jubilant Boul. It is the spirit of God pronouncing his works good." 4 This language...
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Half Truths and the Truth: Lectures on the Origin and Development of ...

Jacob Merrill Manning - Apologetics - 1872 - 398 pages
...3 He gives a definition of prayer equally novel, and equally f.-iithful to his constant doctrine: " Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from...the highest point of view. It is the soliloquy of the beholding and jubilant soul. It is the spirit of God pronouncing his works good." 4 This language...
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Half Truths and the Truth: Lectures on the Origin and Development of ...

Jacob Merrill Manning - Apologetics - 1872 - 398 pages
...divinity."3 He gives a definition of prayer equally novel, and equally faithful to his constant doctrine : " Prayer is the contemplation, of the facts of life from the highest point of view. It Prayer. is the soliloquy of the beholding and jubilant soul. It is the spirit of God pronouncing his...
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The British and Foreign Evangelical Review and Quarterly Record of Christian ...

Theology - 1872
...nothing but silence can reign. In Emerson we find the doctrine carried to its legitimate issue : " Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view." 1 Very soon even contemplation gives way to action, and " Laborare est orare " sums up the devotions...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
...and loses itself in endless mazes of natural and supernatural, and mediatorial and miraculous. Prayer that craves a particular commodity, anything less...point of view. It is the soliloquy of a beholding aud jubilant soul. It is the spirit of God pronouncing his works good. But prayer as a means to effect...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Philosopher and Poet

Alfred Hudson Guernsey - 1881 - 327 pages
...and loses itself in endless mazes of natural and supernatural and mediatorial and miraculous. Prayer that craves a particular commodity anything less...good is vicious. Prayer is the contemplation of facts of life from the highest point of view. It is the soliloquy of a beholding and jubilant soul...
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