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394 PRAYER - THE CONDITION OF ITS AT- TENDANT BLESSINGS. - USELESS CON- TENTION ABOUT TERMS. MEN contend more about words than about things. A misunderstanding re- specting them causes more disputes than the subjects of which they are the signs. In speaking, for instance, of the connec- tion between prescribed duties and pro- mised blessings, are there not certain inoffensive andwell-meaning words which seem to have brought more reproach on those who use them than their harmless, if not legitimate, characters, may be thought to deserve ? One of them, in- deed, might expect more gentle treat- ment on the single ground, that it is very frequently tobe found in the Holy Scrip- tures.