More - PR3605 .M6 M5 1820

423 THE CONSOLATIONS OF PRAYER ITS PERPETUAL OBLIGATION. IN addition to what has. already been observed, as to convenient seasons for prayer, we cannot but remark, that many Christians have been enabled to convert .their trials into blessings, by gradually bringing themselves to devote the hours of wakeful and even painful nights to devout meditation and prayer. By doing at first some violence to their inclinations, they have afterwards found in it both profit and pleasure. The night has been made to them a season of heart- searching thought and spiritual consola- tion. Solitude and stillness completely shut out the world ; its business, its cares, its impertinences. The mind is sobered, the passions are stilled ; it seems