We have frequently wished we were rich, but observation has changed the tendency of our desires somewhat. The conduct of some of our wealthy men leads us to believe that no wealth is worth the labour of acquiring it as many do. It is a fearful thought, that a strict account will be required, in reference to the way and manner in which it is acquired. If it comes honestly, and is held by us only in trust for Him who owns all things, and is used for His glory and the good of others, it is well: but, if acquired by over-reaching and overbearing, both of which are dishonest means, it will not atone that we feed the poor and help the needy, and even give it all away in charity. If wealth be acquired by false means, and then alone used to gratify our own selfish desires, it is a double crime in the sight of the world’s Creator and Owner. We often hear the worshipper pray for the poorÂ—that is well; but we seldom hear a prayer for the rich. We think the rich man needs help divine to enable him to bear the crushing load that follows him quite as much as the poor.