A REMARKABLE PRAYER
The late Lady Lucy Smith, of Wilford House, of immortal memory, one day during her residence in Scotland, was visiting a poor old woman in her hut, talking to her of spiritual things. It was a cold, wintry day, when a packman opened the door, and asked the old woman to allow him to light his pipe, and give him a drink of water; when Lady Lucy, anxious not to miss an opportunity of speaking the truth to the poor man, said, “Let him come in and warm his fingers. He looks cold.” He had no sooner seated himself than Lady Lucy said, “Do you ever pray?” “I try.” “Then try now;” when immediately the three kneeled down on the floor of the hut, and the stranger uttered, in his slow, solemn, Scotch style, this remarkably full and short prayerÂ—”Lord, give us grace to feel our need of grace; give us grace to seek grace; give us grace to receive grace; and give us grace to use grace when we have got grace. Amen.” He then disappeared, leaving her ladyship and the old Scotch-woman filled with amazement, and never afterward could they ascertain who he was.