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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIXTEEN SATURDAY. '0. 1919 "The Spirit Of The Lord's Prayer preaclicd bj- Iho Tier. Robtoon (1S3S-1S76) la TJnLon Street Chapel, DiUhlOD, England. Iho God'a kingdom may allow; iu other father tvhich an In henvt-n. which the huiuau mind had rcichei be Thy fKiine, Thy kingdom And ceu lived lor narrow and COM. Thy will be cone in t'.inb. ns tnd selfish ends, they prayed lor in beareu. Grve us Ibis day cur narrow and selfish ends. have the Lord's prayer before us COB- sistlDg of two chief parts. I The first ot these, with Its throo I Eepar-Mo petitions, concerns God. I There Is nothing present to Iho ulud but the thought of God and his glory and His Kingdom. Let Ills name be 'hallowed, let Ills Kingdom come, let lha creature bread. And forgive us our ts we forgive cur dcalora- lead us not in'.o temptation, hul tUllTer us (rom evil; lor Thine is ihe and the power, rtnd the g'brj, lor ever. vi. VI3. Lo use Traat rc- 4wets ta. approach ivere questions lor the heart ol man. '-Apari from revelation, prayer was considered as a ractns (or sccarine personal and selfish adrinlages. Each tribe of saTages eipected that the -strength heaven shcuM be usw! on behalf. Even among the Greets was only em- ployed for telfioli plans aad Two armies faced each other, hii looked lo beaten to mako it the Tictor. as yet men had not passed be- ypnd Ine selfish theory ol existence. Tie Idea ol solidarity" was in tha tu- lure! The idea of the universe as a Into such a world came forth ihe ixird Jesus with the princely breadth o( his teaching. Little wonder that the dJ EC Spies ID the atmosphere of bis presence tell bow rramped and mis- erable their methods'ol prmrer. IJtile wonder there >ns drawn from them Iho re quest, "Lord, teach us to His will be done. In Iho next part conies into view. Its erds, In accordance wiih the will oC God, Having prayed for the klng- do'Di. you can ask for nothing that would be against the kingdom, A traveller in a'wfld aiij raouutaln- ous region says to big guide. uie to yonder city by tho shortest) Soou after be sees a lovely valley, nild his guide IE they might not take their way through supplied, its sins are to be forgiv- en, aud it is to be delivered from all thai ts net God. From this structure o( the univer- sal prayer let us learn two treat lei- sons. 1. Let us learn that the chle! con- cern of every creature Is (he glory of God and ttc good of His universe. "Seek ye first the VJnsdom of God and His righteousness, and all other things be added uhto you." In our heart ot hearts the first late vanti are to valley. Dul the guide under- great whole of which each individual The remaining words which usuiUj is but a very small part, and to which appear In tha prayer we most of us a wbole the ID I crests of uU Una .know do not- raallr belong to It. parts must Eubierre, was yet too Forgetting now for the" moment lima for Ihe point of development' vhal we ban calltd tho first part HIS lesson waa vondrously hew. N'otd the construction of tha pray- er He liught them. It lias three iris. First, the invocation "Our Father nhich art in Secood. thru peilllons "Hallowed be Thy kingdom Thy will ba done on earth as it is m heaven." Third, three, or as somo divide For God is at shut out (hem, four petitions: "Give us this. from his world by tho selfishness oC day oar dally forgive us His absence Is the causa of our debts, aa ire forgive our debtors -lead us .cot into temptation, but deliver us from BY LI." slinds him perfectly. This request i dependent on Iho former. He only aks to be led by that valley, if tho valley be one or the- nearest ways lo bis destination. So Jesus in view of death. Tho ibsolute prayer of Lis life was, "Thy ii'111 bo Now aroso tho personal cry, "Let. this cup piss from Out In a moment the personal-deslro Is niado dependent. The cup only lo pats if (hus Iho will of God may be done. ests in life are to be. lore and truth. 1 .Oh. our lifo'ls .full ot just this; Every nre to think of them de.y Iho personal ueeJ and the unl- arc to pray fur them first. That which Is most ot all lo stir the pulse. and quicken the soul, and drink up tho la to bo lid kingdom of righteousness. SEAL BRAND COFFEE rich, -A-, nouriiing. In >i, I Tm, cr (for TriaolBta ot it. Ready for Christmas In Bakery, Confectionery and Lunch Room. Please Order Your Christmas Cake NOW We prortjse you a real good one. We wiU also have the real thing in SHORTBREAD. Sp 3cial Line of Fine Chocolates For" the Christmas Trade. North Lethbridge Bakery HOME MADE BREAD, CAKES.AND PASTRY Uth STREET i'NORTK PHONE 1307 SPECIAL NOTICE All members ol LETHBRIDGE LODGE, No. 3, K. of P., AND IKVRTLE LODGE, Hi. 3, K. ef P.; Bljo'.Tisltlnff niembert tn to- quested itlend a-meelrng o( LelhbrldEe IxMlRe Ko. Z, On Saturday Evening at 8J for Ihp pnrposoof extending.! welcome lo Supreme Chancellor CHARLES DAVIS WHO IS MAKING AN OFFICIAL E. L. COPELAND PHONE 1903 THE PYRAMID DECOR ATING CO. V J NOT THE OLDEST, BUT THE NEWEST The first great principle is cleanness. We Smf sheets cnewgli not only (o cover the floor ol .tat at (wo 7osr rovat but lo corer Ibc ot your slore. Kmedbtr fjnmU sin and sorrow. There la no evil that stalks the earth bul would per- ish at the com log of God, as towers of shadow perish at 'the coming of the._sun. And therefore all charity, all palrlollBm, all benevolence, all hose noblest impulses which move the hearts of good men toward their have but one end, lo get Into His world, lo secure that' His will be done in earth, as H is in heaven. Moreover, the throning of God in His world is the chief personal inter- t of each Individual. The time-long blunder has been thai we best take care of ourselves talcing care of ourselves. .The time-long blunder bas been that best advanco our la- te rests them. Each leeks first -his own. In Holland it Is not uncommon Cor a leak to open in the dyke's which from tho inflow- ing sea. Suppose such a leak be dis- covered, and ibc cry goes forth to all the men. of (he cliftrict that theycomo quickly lo mend the miscMef. Bul each turns lo bis own houses-each anxious to save his own household The Prince Inspects Officers, Sailors and Sludents at BsqulmauH Dockyard and Naval VJc torla, n. C. slnif; and while they are busy over versa! arise loBether Leforo us. We our trembling bands ha'-o scar- ce'y strength to adjust them aright But God does it us: and God's. doing it, more than anything else, makes tho msytcry of thla mortal life. do not understand Ills ways, I A young man starts in tho world with good prospects. Ho is brought: to Goij, and he yields liim'.elf in consecration. He prajs that the tingdom may come, and that God use him to bring it. Then, he starts In and ho marries.; All is bright before, happiness and, glad success. But a j few months go by, and he begins lo! come homo at night with a saddened; brow. Hts expectations In. business' are [ailing. Soon his beloved wife is touched by a alow disc.ise. Evening home his he meets only tte sisht of her lingering and the man does not understand Some times be clenches his hands and groans, "Is there n. Gni at1 Then, horror-struck with himself, he falls'before God in an. agony of strong prayer. But lima gees no; nnd uow his business has failed, end his wife Li dead, and lie goes out upon the world a lonely and isolate man. And" years still go many years; and now his locka are lain and crey, and the hand ot age is up- on him. And at last he begins to un- derstand. ho Ears. "I waj after evening ho brings care-weighed heart, and hot and feverish I wanted proud their separate Interests, the strong success; I wanted domestic Joy; I sea makes gond its entrance, and jvras EC-.t-tinp those things first, and whelms them all in a common desltuc- -not the kingdom 'oC Goil. And God tlon. has laken all from.me, but He baa Tour want Ibday, your pain today, Igiven me Himself." Then In tha that irblch today presses yonr heart sammer orcniDj Lo oat to the and darkens your comes "graveyard, and'finds the grave of if? IL comes iu somo way from evil .his wife.. The stpr.c is green 'with evil in your own heart, or evil imoss and yellow wltK lichen. Tlie oid" In the world around yo-u. To the [man sits down upon Tvith" Ihe eadElence of evil-shall, be due all-evening sunbeams; slanting on hlm> glooms and sorrows and calamities land he thanks'God .for alL Ay, on that wiiryet crowd your fuluro way, the spot where y.ears before his life Is not the extinction of cviJ, then, seemed lo go out ,.in darkness, he your Is it not- your, God for all, lie tad asked chlefesl interest? On Ihe mere ground L for Ihe kingdom, ;.Apd God had taking care ol yourself, your..First ham the kingdom; ,he: had asked for ha a mess is to bring in the laogdom ibc kingdom and God had not mocked of God, and lo have His will" done uilhlm with onlr .cartbly Joy. earth'as it Is In How that...Is stranEe, how No rest, no [ulness, no perfection'mucb that is. terrible.in oti'r earthly. for anybn'e nf except In the king-J life, yet be in .Lhia dom of God. Oatside, that 'kingdom ivery light. Good have cried for pleasure, all must inelt dail? bread, and iiiey have perished in hunger. Good men have cried, "Lead us not and tbe spread-of the kingdom ot 'God has plunged them. Into, the llitcJc' jOod is' the first concern of each It. Good men have cried, "Sparo {si ;last into disappointment and "des- pair. And because this lus and of nil the "our Saviour teacli us to make it Ihe'first burden OL our prayer. 2. We learn also.taaL in subjection to the universal cou- jcerna are fitting subjects for praiipr. t God has made ns Individuals! As in- jdividcals, we arc cut off. from', other individuals and .from, the' world around us.'_ Hut we are connected with ell .Uic'se In ways, and we-are, at all points-dependent on them.' 'Certain needa planted wilhin 13 nu' mat- jlcr.of'choice with us whether those needs 'shall be satisfied. .They njuai be satisfied, or "pain and death'lay hold.on us. This being "so, we ttave, by virlae ot our creation, a claim Creator! anil the" Lord's prayer recog- nises that, claim, and leches assert iL 'We nave a rignt" to :ast for the satisfaction of our tvahu, and for all bo'th temporally and we feel h a fresh bond that fastens lo Iho heart of Odd. V Besides, all this, we are by our very nature exposed to ra'any. dangers and 'distresses. Stern sickness In- vades our bodies: God is respon- sible Tor that.-.The 'dear beings ol our life step from our sides, out Into the ml3Is ot death; Ood is responsible (for that. -We find ourselves in exig- ence, poor sinful beings; tangled la an evil stale, and ihis by tJiuicc at our own; and God Is !or that. v Tne hearens have ppericd 113'that-He holds. illmEeU res- The "heavens have opened Lo destroy that lie la not im- plicated In our condition, and that Ho la ol H.- To Him, the Creator ol all. our J.ivea, wo are to appeal In ell our necessities and distresses. 0 unspeakable comfort! we are lo lell ercrylbing to God. no men close tiiat- golden door ot prayer by which ,we go In-continually to the bo- Fom ol our Father. .la, every, per- plciHy, fn firery _ ncartslckncss Jn every sorrow, We hare free access to Him. Bat whim we rejoice in the recog- nition of our needs, which we lind lo the second part Lord's prayer, let us not forget what we bare already asked In the' first part. For having offered tbo peti- tions In the Mret par I, we can only I'fcr the petitions In tho second part In subjection to them. Haying ask' ed, "Let they kingdom we can only aak, "Olvc me my dally In subjection lo that. For the personal petition can- not be answered It the unlrcmal pe- tition Ts to be answered. And fn nil caaea tho universal must Mand, and the personal must give way. You taught to pray for (Jod's kingdom fn (ho first place, and fn lfie second place for yourself. Tho prayer for God's klngdprn Is abfiol- ulc, ,nnrt that must BtaiiJ, whatever else muat fflll, The prayer for your- self Is dependent, and you arc only to expect an answer M tha ot that precious JifcI'Vand moment, death has entered at the door. Tho prayers (or God and his king- dom are absolute, find, they shall be answered i the prayers for ourselves are only dependent. NAMED COUNTY TREASURER SARNIA, Onl., Dec. B. Wood hall, an huen ap- pplnled by !be Lambton county coun- cil BS counly treasurer. Mustegon, Mich., has elected a min- ister and two Sunday school superin- tendents to ils new city commission. ore THIS YEAR, MORE SO THAN EVER, THE PUBLIC. IFT GOODS THAT ARE SEASONABLE, SENSIBLE, SERVICEABLE. EVERY ARTICLE IN OUR STOCK IS PRACTICAL, MAKING A GIFT THAT IS AT ONCE A PLEASURE TO GIVER AND RECIPIENT ALIKE. Wicker Chairs and Rockers Beautiful upholstered rtidl chairs and rock- cre, tbaL will lend themselves to any slylrs o[ [uxniture, and aro suitable for any room In ILo house. Finished In a rich baroninl brown lapesLrr cushions in rich harnioiiizius colors. A pair of these will be suro to to Give Your Wife a Practical Gift IHE KITCHEN CABINET Is wilhoul a doubt the motl useful fill (or the housewife. Completely equipped with all Ihe latest features, a complete paatrr Jn a mall apace. Sflves raJlca ol unnecejsary walking. to (76.50 Writing Desks Makes a useful-as well os n. .most acceptable gill. OA UL> from Music Cabrnets Neat anil attractive designs In mahogany and walnut. Make your vrifo or daugLtcr happy ritb one tbcse. .Up from LIMOGES DINNER SET SECTIONAL BOOKCASES flakesn luosL jiracLical homa giTL, one tbat is sure to ba Bp- predated. We have them in ths different styles "aud finishes. to SELECT THE GIFT YOU WANT NOW AND WE WILL SET IT b EH WHEN WANTED. Studs trass and mahofuy, jut right for the man who smokes. Ubnry Tabki For living.room or den, TOOIBT and conrenlent for books and [aagazlnes, quarter cut In or tunred finish. to Get Some of these for the Children Tliis splendid dinner -ft-are will uo sure to please any woman, Very fine snow irbjlc bodi-, tvith throe different decorations to choose from. Our price mates tiiom unusually allracliye. FuQ 97-piece SeU, up from AUTOMOBILES EXPRESS WAGONS PUSH-ABIKE DOLL CARRIAGES BABY WALKERS KINDERGARTEN 6'TS HIGH r.HILD'3 ROCKERS HIGH CHAIRS HORSE HEADS Bawden Bros, Artistic Home Furnishers icHh the Acme button ataayi fleait discriminating ladiet ktcame iheyfl so dainlily. aie JO guielJy elegant, and la tttu- i lifully fniihcj. Ask lo It ihaica Wathotll Cafei, Mmliai, Sucfo. Only 18 Days Till Christmas Don't Put Off Your Extra Laundry and Dry Cleaning Work Till December 24 Gel busy and attend lo it NOW and avoid the rush. RUSH ORDERS are never so well done as those lhat are given plenty of time. Let us clean and p.'ess your clothes, both for men and '.tomen RIGHT AWAY. Some of the LATE COMERS are sure to be DISAPPOINTED.. DONT FORGET that we wash allfme silk and wool shirts BY HAND. Vi Remember lhat we have the ONLY UP-TO-THE-MINUTE DRY CLEANING POWER PLANT in this part of the country. Ours is the only system that com- pletely REMOVES the SMELL OF GASOLINE. Give us a trial, we can please you. Our motio: "Quality and Service." Lethbridge Laundry Co. 451 C. S. FARROW, ;