Thomas Brooks on prayer and the light of nature

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Prayer is a natural worship, and is incumbent upon all men, as they are created by God. Prayer is a duty which the very law of nature, as well as the law of the word, lays upon men. And this you may see in those pagans, Jonah i. 5, ‘The mariners cried every man to his god.’ That there is a God, and that this God is to be called upon, are lessons that are taught in nature’s school: Isa. xlv. 20, ‘They pray to a god that cannot save.’

For any man to say a wicked man ought not to pray, is to say a wicked man ought not to worship God, nor acknowledge him to be his maker; and who but such who are either blind or mad dare speak such language? Certainly they that live in the neglect of prayer under the gospel sin against a double light, the light of nature and the light of the gospel, and therefore they shall be double-damned. There is no hell to these men’s hell who sin against a double light, &c.

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