Christian Prayers and Holy Meditations, Collected by H. Bull

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Religion - 124 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842. Excerpt: ... OCCASIONS TO MEDITATE. CONSIDER how vainly the most part of men be occupied, how many ways they trouble and encumber themselves, thereby much alienating their minds from the knowledge and cogitation of that which they should most esteem, and so become a let and an offence to others. As in going abroad you will see that your apparel be seemly in the sight of men, so see how seemly you appear in the sight of God. When you are going any journey, pray: THIS our life is a pilgrimage: from the Lord we came, and to the Lord we make our journey; howbeit through thievish places and painful, yea, perilous ways, which our cruel enemies have and do prepare for us, being now more than stark blind by reason of sin. O Christ, which art a most true loadsman and guide, and also most expert, faithful, and friendly, do thou put out thine hand, open mine eyes, make thy highway known unto me, which thou didst first enter into, out of this corruptible life, and hast prepared the same for us to immortality. Thou art the way; lead us unto the Father by thyself, that all we may be one with Him, as thou and He together be one. Shew me the way that I should walk in; for 1 lift up my soul unto thee. Or pray thus: MERCIFUL Father, thou art wont to send to thy servants and men of simple hearts thine angels to be their keepers, and as it were guides, as elder brethren to watch upon thy weak children. So didst thou to young Tobias, to Jacob, to Abraham's servant, to Joshua, &c. O good God, though we be much unlike unto them (so many are our sins), yet for thine own goodness' sake send thine holy angels to pitch their tents about us; to hide us and defend us from Satan and his slaves; to carry us in their hands, that we come not into further danger than thou wilt deliver us out of, for t...

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