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Sermons preached for the most part in Ireland

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Pages: 86

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: General Books LLC (7 Feb. 2012)

By: Richard Chenevix Trench (Author)

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.1873 Excerpt: ... SERMON XXVI. ON THE HEARING OF TRAYER. John xvi. 23, 24 Verily, verily, I Bay unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, He will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name. Ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. The Church, on this Eogation Sunday, is still in an attitude of waiting, still seeking and asking, as that name implies, the promise of the Father, the Pentecostal gift of the Holy Ghost, who should abide with her for evermore. This Sunday then, which we have reached in our Christian Year, and the Gospel which is appointed for it, from which my text is drawn, will naturally lead us to the subject of prayer, as that which will best bef1t the day. The subject is eminently in season now, even as it can never be out of season at any time, He who knew what was in man, knew the backwardness to prayer which is in the heart of every one of us: and this, notwithstanding all the present rewards, all the present delights, which it often brings with it: He knew that we needed every motive, every argument to be brought to bear upon us, N which might prompt us to a due and diligent performance of this excellent duty. It is for this reason that his Word is so full of goads and incentives to prayer. Now we have Christ, our great exemplar, set before us as Himself praying, rising up a great while before day, and retiring into a solitary place for prayer: and this his prayer no make-believe, but with strong crying and tears. Now He speaks a parable to us that men ought always to pray, and not to faint j1 now He shews us a Peter delivered from Herod's sword by the prayer made without ceasing of the Church for him:2 or again, as in the verses before us, He pledges his faithfulness and truth to us that our prayers shall be answer...

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