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451 THE PRAYING CHRISTIAN IN THE WORLD.-THE PROMISE OF REST TO THE CHRISTIAN. As the keeping up a due sense of reli- gion, both in faith and practice, so ma- terially depends on the habit of fervent and heart-felt devotion, may we be per- mitted, in this place, to insist on the probable effects which would follow the devout and conscientious exercise of prayer, rather than on prayer itself ? As soon as religion is really become the earnest desire of our hearts, it will inevitably become the great business of our lives ; the one is the only satisfactory evidence of the other : consequently the religion of the heart and life will pro- mote that prayer by which both have been promoted. 14