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    His home relations enfolded a wealth of affection, — a 15tenderness not talked but felt and lived. His humanity, weighed in the scales of divinity, was not found wanting. His public intent was uniform, consistent, sympathetic, 18and so far as it fathomed the abyss of difficulties was wise, brave, unselfed. May his history waken a tone of truth that shall reverberate, renew euphony, empha21size humane power, and bear its banner into the vast forever.

    While our nation’s ensign of peace and prosperity 24waves over land and sea, while her reapers are strong, her sheaves garnered, her treasury filled, she is suddenly stricken, — called to mourn the loss of her renowned 27leader! Tears blend with her triumphs. She stops to think, to mourn, yea, to pray, that the God of harvests send her more laborers, who, while they work for their 30own country, shall sacredly regard the liberty of other peoples and the rights of man.

292:1    What cannot love and righteousness achieve for the race? All that can be accomplished, and more than his3tory has yet recorded. All good that ever was written, taught, or wrought comes from God and human faith in the right. Through divine Love the right government is 6assimilated, the way pointed out, the process shortened, and the joy of acquiescence consummated. May God sanctify our nation’s sorrow in this wise, and His rod 9and His staff comfort the living as it did the departing. O may His love shield, support, and comfort the chief mourner at the desolate home!

12Power of Prayer

    My answer to the inquiry, “Why did Christians of every sect in the United States fail in their prayers to save 15the life of President McKinley,” is briefly this: Insufficient faith or spiritual understanding, and a compound of prayers in which one earnest, tender desire works uncon18sciously against the modus operandi of another, would prevent the result desired. In the June, 1901, Message to my church in Boston, I refer to the effect of one 21human desire or belief unwittingly neutralizing another, though both are equally sincere.

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