Spead-Tomlinson Case

The Daily Patriot of Concord, N. H., republishes from the Manchester Mirror a communication relative to the subject of prayer as brought out in the recent case of Spead vs. Tomlinson. We know not the author of this communication, but whoever he is, he has a correct conception of the true office of prayer and presses home the subject in a convincing manner. If prayer is of God, divine, and therefore effectual, surely the better informed the world is upon that subject, the better for the world. If it is not of God, is not divine, and therefore not effectual, then the sooner the world becomes aware of that fact, the better. As was well said by counsel in the above entitled case, in the latter event, all Christian churches should forthwith close their doors, for the alleged corner-stone of all these churches is prayer. If this be lacking the whole structure falls.

It is indeed high time the world were awakening on the subject of true prayer. If, in the past, people have been too largely praying amiss, and if, in the future, they can pray more nearly aright, then, in the name of the Heavenly Father to whom Jesus prayed, let the people, and especially Christendom, learn how to pray. Let them treat with love and respect, nay, let them co-operate with, that class who are daily proving the efficacy of prayer in the healing of sickness and sin. The Christianly Scientific religion is continually answering, by incontrovertible facts, the inquiry as to whether or not prayer is effectual.

Following is the communication to the Manchester Mirror:

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