19 JULY 1919, Page 22

Prayer : its Meaning and Efficacy. By C. R. Haines.

(Harri- 8°134—This well-written pamphlet deserves a word of •acknow- ledgment. The author points to the immemorial belief of man- kind in prayer, which-even the Stoics did. not abjure, and to the many eminent men of modern times, like Nelson, Lincoln, and Lord Roberta, Newton, Franklin, and Clerk Maxwell, who " have clung firmly to a belief in the reality of a communion with God in prayer and its efficacy in enlisting the help of God." " A prayerless man is maimed in the more important half of his nature."