Gracious heavenly Father--that's the way the ministers say it in church, so I suppose it's all right in private prayer
, isn't it?
Though the prayer
was unintelligible to the Indians, yet, as they knew what the nature of the service was, Mr.
and pious ceremonies are over, there is scarce an hour in the day, says Captain Bonneville, that you do not see several horses racing at full speed; and in every corner of the camp are groups of gamblers, ready to stake everything upon the all-absorbing game of hand.
I don't know why it is necessary to hear the same prayers
several times a day, but I know that it is necessary; and knowing this I find joy in them.
John Rogers at the stake hardly suffered more than this poor child for the moment as she rose to her feet, forgetting that ladies prayed sitting, while deacons stood in prayer
A club was formed, of all the passengers, which met in the writing school after prayers
and read aloud about the countries we were approaching and discussed the information so obtained.
The next day, after evening prayer
, the Caliph entered the hall, and was followed by the vizir bringing with him the two men of whom we have spoken, and a third, with whom we have nothing to do.
So he went back in anger, and Apollo, who loved him dearly, heard his prayer
They'll read and sing a sacred song, And make a prayer
both loud and long, And teach the right and do the wrong, Hailing the brother, sister throng, With words of heavenly union.
In such a manner, as the prayer
proceeded, did those voices strengthen upon the ear; till at length the petition ended, and the conversation of an aged man, and of a woman broken and decayed like himself, became distinctly audible to the lady as she knelt.
She took from the top of the harmonium the large Bible and the prayer
-book from which the Vicar was accustomed to read prayers
, and put them on Philip's chair.
One night when the old countess, in nightcap and dressing jacket, without her false curls, and with her poor little knob of hair showing under her white cotton cap, knelt sighing and groaning on a rug and bowing to the ground in prayer
, her door creaked and Natasha, also in a dressing jacket with slippers on her bare feet and her hair in curlpapers, ran in.
I WENT down yesterday to the Piraeus with Glaucon the son of Ariston, that I might offer up my prayers
to the goddess; and also because I wanted to see in what manner they would celebrate the festival, which was a new thing.
It was no light act of courage in those days, my dear boys, for a little fellow to say his prayers
publicly, even at Rugby.
Such heavy days, such long, long nights, such aching hearts and imploring prayers
, when those who loved her best were forced to see the thin hands stretched out to them beseechingly, to hear the bitter cry, "Help me, help me