A Manual of the Litany

A Manual of the Litany

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... saying, " Suffer it to be so now; for so it behoveth us to fulfil all righteousness," i.e. to fulfil all the requirements of the law. So emphatically did He set His seal on the value of the ordinances which He would mercifully appoint for man's benefit, and give an Example to men of loving, self-abasing obedience. And we may now pray of Him to bless this His ordinance to our use, and to grant that we who have been presented to Him in Baptism, and "made His children by adoption and grace," may "daily be renewed by His Holy Spirit," and "increase in His Holy Spirit more and more, till we come to His everlasting kingdom." AiEicwXutv, the preposition Sta expressing the earnestness, and the imperfect tense the purpose and endeavour. Next we plead His Fasting, His long fast more especially of forty days, which we commemorate in the forty days of Lent. We read that, "when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He was afterward an hungered" (S. Matt, iv. 1, 2). And here again we are sure that it was for our sakes, and not from any necessity on His part, that this action was performed. He needed not any such sign of the control of selfindulgence, any such instance of self-restraint. But we believe that He would show us, hereby, the need that most of us have of "using such abstinence/' in one or another form, "that our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey His godly motions in righteousness and true holiness." And we can pray of Him, "who for our sakes didst fast forty days and forty nights," to bless our humble endeavours to curtail our wants, and check our desires, that we may be able to do good to others, and afford more ready access to His Holy Spirit...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236545265
  • 9781236545268