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ANF03. Latin Christianity: Its Founder, Tertullian
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Chapter X.—We May Superadd Prayers of Our Own to the Lord’s Prayer.

Since, however, the Lord, the Foreseer of human necessities,88248824    See Matt. vi. 8. said separately, after delivering His Rule of Prayer, “Ask, and ye shall receive;”88258825    Matt. vii. 7; Luke xi. 9. and since there are petitions which are made according to the circumstances of each individual; our additional wants have the right—after beginning with the legitimate and customary prayers as a foundation, as it were—of rearing an outer superstructure of petitions, yet with remembrance of the Master’s precepts.


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