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Young Pe< . A LESSC Topic for Sunday, Augc thew 6:5, 6; 18:19,20. DAIL Monday: Unanswered I Tuesday: According to 16:23-27. Wednesday: Christ's de Thursday: A powerful Friday: When to pray. Saturday: A model pra; Individual or personal equally enjoined by the The essentials of genu these kinds of prayer. ' the ether. First of all there must 1 ger and thirst will be fill a physician. Next there must be livi must believe that He is that diligently seek him. Then there must be a prehend God and his trut] things agreeable to God's Following this is the d< for as a means for advai eeive not because we ask our lusts. An element in true pra; thankful acknowledgment new favors ought to fill have already received. Another element is sin confession of sin. A sei row for our sin and pie; Christ will break down t blessing. The numbers named 1 concerted prayer are just or three are gathered toi any two of you shall agrc it will be given unto you Concerted prayer is af prayer, wnen two or mc either one will be apt tc number in perfect agreei sires are born of the pui The effect of prayer n Its great object is to move that it shall do this. But brings him into closer to into a purer atmosphere It is sometimes otjecte that the mighty and gre means whatever, much It simple human supplicatii What objection is there t If a great man-of-war < to a little boat which is i mill on it and nrp thproh that they have not drawr they have drawn thems< was moved, just so that One form of prayer tb mon as it should be is th habit of lifting up the h word or two or a slngh soul to God, put alongsi felt in keeping our spirii itual habits more active. 1 y y THE PRESBYTERIA Dple's Societies )N IN PRAYER. ist 22: Two Prayer Lessons. Mat.Y READINGS. >raver. Deuteronomy 3:23-29. his will. John 14:13, 14; 15:7, 16; finite way. Mark 11:20-26. prayer. James 5:13-18. Ephesians 6:18; Hebrews 4:16. yer. Ephesians 3:14-19. prayer and concerted prayer are word of God. line prayer must be found in both rhe requirements of each apply to >e a sense of need. Those who huued. Those that be whole need not ng faith. He that cometh unto God and that He is a rewarder of them certain degree of knowledge, to apti and to insure the prayer being for i will. 'termination to use all that is asked ncing God's glory. We ask and reamiss. that we might spend it upon rer which is often wanting is that of ; of past mercies. Supplication for us full of gratitude for what we cere contrition with honest, sincere ise of unworthiness, with real sorading for its forgiveness through he greatest barrier between us and jy the Saviour in connection with as simple as possible. Where two gether in My name, there I am. If >e as touching what you would have, it to be less selfish than individual re agrees, that which is personal to ? be ruled out. And the larger the nent, the more likely that their devest motives. lay justly be regarded as two fold. God, of course, and He has promised it moves the suppliant as well. It uch with God and thereby lifts him and a holier life. ?d that it is unreasonable to believe at God can be drawn to t:s by any ss by such a slender cord-or that of an. Suppose the objection be true. 0 one being drawn to him? aut upon the sea throws r.ut a rope drifting by, and the men in the boat v drawn to safety, it may indeed be 1 the mighty ship to themselves, but elves to it. What matter it which safety came. lat is most helpful, yet not as comat of ejaculatory prayer, that Is, the eart in supplication frequently in a s prayer flashing through from the de of our daily work, making itself tual atmosphere purer and our spir N OF THE SOUTH. Prayer TOPIC?"CASTING OU1 LORD Ps. 55: For the Week Beg: This Psalm consists mainly o of wicked persons. Their guilt They had persecuted and opp him in continual alarm and dit ence and strife in the city ant treacherous in their dealings covenants and using flattering 1 full of deceit and violence. ' peace. We have in this case of th malignant and fruitful sources the consequent overt oppositioi dom of righteousness and to tl dom constitute a most formidal truth, and is a relentless distui and a hindrance to the servic render. They know that seen righteous elements of society a: enemies are smoother than but other personal interests may b feeling toward the faith of beli< ana as a rule hostile. They a selfish Christian service and e fessing Christian life. In the case of the Psalmist nounced because of greater op many. They were strong enouf in the city, and to go unpunist used deceit because it better s hope of their restraint and pui interposition. Is this not true more insidious form? How w many communities to-day. "Vi Day and night they go abou Iniquity also and mischief are ii is in the midst thereof., Opp from its streets." This sound municipal and commercial recoi The universal fact in organiz in this Psalm serves 'certain g righteousness and the vindicati see more clearly the hefnousffe ruption of the carnal nature, ar n'i nl/n/Inrtort /*# ?-I -1-?a nivncuucoii ui iuu wjtuea may by the roots those fantastic a just now emanate so copiously where, to the effect that huma potentiality for attaining mor eternal life. Unsanctifled hum* dencies and by Its life record, tial blackness. Such a fact, proclaiming itse] deavor to resist and counteract very sight of the ruin which sii kindles our zeal and incites to ourselves with firm resolve ai render, to the cause of resistii driving it from its lurking pi times sin becomes so audaclou source of humiliation and shan Its loathsome character arouse true manhood and womannoo selves and in riahteous indien The Church is sometimes re gression against wickedness, voluntary. We are commande faith, to resist the devil and t< unfaithful works of darkness t ondly, prevailing wickedness c unbearable burden, and they ai den on the Lord which lmpll? their sanotlfled powers, for its i August ii, 1909. Meeting * BURDEN ON THE 16-22. inning August 15. f petitions for the punishment was aggravated and manifold, ressed the Psalmist, keeping stress. They had caused viol1 in their homes. They were with others, profaning their words while their hearts were The Psalmist could have no le Psalmist, one of the most of distress. The malice and n of godless men to the kinglose who belong to that king)le obstacle to the progress of rber of the peace of believers e which they would devoutly stly, the unbelieving and unre against them. The words of ter when their commercial or e promoted thereby, but their evers is always unsympathetic re suspicious of the most unager to find flaws in the pro mis aosuuiy was more pro portunity. His enemies were ?h to cause violence and strife led. They had their way and irved their purpose. The only lishment was in God's special now In a less pronounced and ,'ell do these words apply to iolence and strife in the city, t it upon the walls thereof, n the midst of it. Wickedness iression and guilt depart not s like a commentary on the rds of New York or Chicago, ed society which is expounded ood ends in the promotion of ion of truth. It enables us to ss of sin and the hideous corid inspires the prayer that the come to an end. It cuts up nd arrogant assumptions that from New England and elsen nature has within itself the al perfection and consequent in nature by its unvarying tenpaints itself in its own essenIf in actual life, stimulates enits dangerous tendencies. The a has wrought and is working, a courageous purpose to give nd brave hearts and self-surlg the aggressions of evil and aces in the social order. At s and so repulsive aa to be a te to a community or a nation. 8 Christian sentiment and the d of the people assert themlation they rebuke it. proached for its voluntary agin the first place it is not id to light the good fight of a have no fellowship with the tut rather reprove them. Seconstitutes to devout souls an re instructed to cast their burrs the faithful exercise of all ebuke and its removal.