More - PR3605 .M6 M5 1820

441 ON INTERCESSORY PRAYER. FIE social affections were given us, not only for the kindliest, but the noblest purposes. The charities of father, son, and brother were bestowed, not only to make life pleasant, but to.make it useful ; not only that we might contribute to the present comfort, but to the eternal bene- fit of each other. These heaven-implanted affections are never brought into exercise more pro- perly, nor with more lively feelings, than in intercessory prayer. Our friends may have wants which we cannot remove, desires which we cannot gratify, AU- tions which we cannot relieve, but it is always in our power to bring them before God ; to pray for them whenever we u