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LADY OF THE MANOR;
A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS
SUBJEOT OF OONFIRMATION.
INTENDED FOR THE USE OF
THE MIDDLE AND HIGHER RANKS
BY MRS. SHERWOOD,
IN SEVEN VOLUMES.
HOGAN & THOMPSON, 139: MARKET-ST.
LADY OF THE MANOR.
Fourth Conversation on the Lord's Prayer.
WHEN the young ladies were again met at the manorhouse, the lady addressed them to the following purpose.
“ I do not feel willing, my dear young friends, to leave the subject of prayer, till I have added something more on its nature and efficacy. .
“ There are many promises in Scripture, relative to prayer, which I am anxious to remind you of; for I doubt not that you have already noticed them.
Prayer,' says a venerable divine, is an offering up of our desires to the Almighty for things lawful and needful, with an humble confidence that they will be obtained through the mediation of Christ, to the praise of the mercy, truth, and power of God. It is either mental or vocal, ejaculatory or occasional, either private or public, for ourselves or others, for the procuring of good things or the removing or preventing of evil things. The Almighty Lord is the only legitimate object of worship, as we find in Psalm l. 15. From St. James we also learn that we are to pray for others as well as ourselves. (James v. 16.) We are also to pray. fervently, (Col. iv. 12;) and