pressed with a jpij$e and have we betiegt for them? When 1 prayer for their cort have our hearts yearned over them? How often, while reflecting upon their condi tion1, hive we, with tears, sought the mer seat, and “told Jesus?” How often Itas our private Bethel witnessed fervent, importunate intercession for them? When have we felt and interceded for their sal vation, as Abraham felt and interceded for the cities of the plain? Has such incehse as thia'ever ascended from our altars? Has such been the character of our prayers? And shall we in whose breasts the Spirit has lighted up a flairie of holy Id^e^—shall we feel little anxiety that others should share in that love? Shall we,iBhcf axe heirs to a crown of unfading glory, and who hope soon to wear it, feel little inter ested to secure suclwr'crottn for our un converted friends? Shall we withhold our intercessions, and fold our arms in apathy and indifference, in the midst of Dtr un godly friends and relations? Is it a time to. sleep, when members of our own families are' unreconciled to God, and exposed to his wrath? We can scarcely open our eyes, without heholdfcag those who are tenderly allied to us by tne ties of friendship, and some who sustain a closer relation to us a$*our kin dred, who “ have no hope, and-are with out God in the world.” They are “ trea suring up wrath against the day of wrath.” The edict of retribution has gone, and they are already sentenced, and lUje storm of Jehovah’s vengeance is impending. O Christians! do you know that you have influence with God ? Do you know what encouragement you have to intercede for those whom you love? You may avert the doom that threatens them. Your pray ers may secure their introduction into die family of God, and a title to the rank and privileges of sons and daughters of t£* Lord Almighty. Then plead fowthstf sal vation. Plead with a warm heart. Plead with faith and earnestness, and implicit, reliance on the efficacy of prayers, whicji are never tljpwn away. WAU OF FAITH. times is a in an age of reali m? of rwwyvs m palpati |be paid for be accounted_ There post. The golden cu has bean called in. T for an<f features of truth behind the veil. Our temper resembles that of the Pundit, jj who inquired of Henry Marty n whether, by embracing the Christian religion, he should behold the Deity in a visiblo&shape. This eagerness to fwfcceive every object, with out delay or impediment, is a characteris tic of minds which have not been accus tomed to gaze at the luminary of truth, and might be rebuked by a Hebrew legend which we have read. “ You teach,” said the Emperor Trajan to a famous Rabbi, “ that your God is everywhere, and boast that he resi(l||r among your nation; I should like to see him.” “ God’s pre sence is indeed every where,” replied the Rabbi; “but hfccannot be seen, for no mortal eye can look upon his splendor.” The Emperor had the obstinacy of pow er, and persisted in his demand. “ Well,” answered the Rabbi, “ suppose we begin by endeavoring to gaze at one of Ids am bassadors.” Trajan assented; and the Rabbi, leading him into the openWr, for it was the noon of the day, bade him raise 4his eyes to the sun then shining down up on the world in its meridian glory. The Emperor made the attempt, but relinquish ed it* “I cannot,” he said, “ the light dazzles me.” “If, then,” rejoined the triumphing Rabbi, “ thou art unable to en dure the light of one of his creatures, how canst thou expect to behold the unclouded glory of the Creator?” It is a beautiful and touching parable, and teaches Jiumili ty, not only in religion, but in literature and in life. 1 J -7 PROPpCY. JThe styrs shall dance there.** Is. xxsviii 21. Isaiah, in prophecying the destruction of Babylon, sard that “ owls should dwell there, and satyrs should dance there.” It Sgjjong been a query with commentators ~ kind of things satyrs were. The cel *J Jewish Missionary, Joseph Wolff, a fact in a lecture in New York, he thinks throws mueh light on this Mr. Wjjjif visited the mountain r c, near the ruins, of Babylon. "Phis Mountain was inhabited by Yesedee,

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