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The Communion Service from the Book of Common Prayer
With Select Readings from the Writings of the Rev. F. D. Maurice, M.A.

Edited by the Right Rev. John William Colenso, D.D.
Lord Bishop of Natal.

London: Macmillan and Co., 1874.

Transcribed by Charles Wohlers, 2006.


THE time, when you made the holiest resolutions,--when you struggled most with the powers of evil,--when you said it should not be your master,--when Love conquered you, and freed you from other chains that you might wear her chains,--that was the true index to the Divine Purpose concerning you; that tells you what the Spirit of God is every hour working in you that you may be. You may not be able to revive the feeling, that you had then. But He, Who gave you the feeling, He is with you, is striving with you, that you may will and do of His good pleasure. Only do not strive with Him, that He may leave you to yourself, and to the power of evil.--Prophets and Kings, p. 34.

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