The Prayer. Papini* has sent to America " The Prayer of Papini for the Second Coming of Christ." It is in the manner of a dramatic soliloquy. Thus:

"The time has come when Thou must reappear to all of us and give a peremptory and unmistakable sign to this generation. Thou seest, Jesus, our need; Thou knowest how great it is, Thou canst not fail to recognize how imperative is our necessity, how heavy and real our anguish, our deprivation, our desperation. Thou knowest how much we have...

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