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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Prayer: Sweet Uses of
On the first of May in the olden times, according to annual custom, many inhabitants of London went into the fields to bathe their faces with the early dew upon the grass under the idea that it would render them beautiful. Some writers call the custom superstitious; it may have been so, but this we know, that to bathe one's face every morning in the dew of heaven by prayer and communion, is the sure way to obtain true beauty of life and character.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Prayer: Sweet Uses of'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/p/prayer-sweet-uses-of.html. 1870.
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13