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The New Zealand Evangelist

[Christian proverbs]

The True Friend.

Extremity distinguisheth friends. Worldly pleasures, like physicians, give us over when once we lie a-dying; and yet the death bed hath most need of comforts. Christ Jesus standeth by his people in the pangs of death and after death at the bar of judgment, not leaving them either in their bed or in their grave.

Prevailing Prayer.

I acknowledge no Master of Requests in heaven but one—Christ my Mediator. I know I cannot be so happy as not to need him; nor so miserable that he should contemn me. Good prayers never come weeping home; I am sure I shall either receive what I ask, or what I should ask.