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Our Extended Ryle - A Call to Prayer: Panoramic Scope of Joy

Our Extended Ryle - A Call to Prayer: Panoramic Scope of Joy

Category: Our Extended Ryle

We view the most sweeping and joyous section of “A Call to Prayer.”

Today is the most extended quote from J.C. Ryle thus far, and that is a blessing.

More of the genius of Bishop Ryle and less of me is always a good thing.

“Some without doubt have a larger cup of sorrow to drink than others. But few are to be found who live long without sorrows or cares “of one sort or another. Our bodies, our property, our families, our children, our relations, our servants, our friends, our neighbors, our worldly callings, each and all of these are fountains of care. Sicknesses, deaths, losses, disappointments, partings, separations, ingratitude, slander, all these are common things. We cannot get through life without them. Some day or other they find us out. The greater are our affections the deeper are our afflictions, and the more we love the more we have to weep.”

“The only way to be really happy in such a world as this, is to be ever casting all our cares on God.”

“There is a friend ever waiting to help us, if we will unbosom to him our sorrow—a friend who pitied the poor and sick and sorrowful, when he was upon earth—a friend who knows the heart of man, for he lived thirty-three years as a man among us—a friend who can weep with the weepers, for he was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief—a friend who is able to help us, for there never was earthly pain he could not cure. That friend is Jesus Christ. The way to be happy is to be always “opening our hearts to him.”

"What a man is on his knees before God, that he is and nothing more."

Robert Murray M'Cheyne

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