Quotation by Angelina Grimké

I have not placed reading before praying because I regard it more important, but because, in order to pray aright, we must understand what we are praying for.
Angelina Grimké (1805–1879), U.S. abolitionist, feminist. repr. In The Oven Birds: American Women on Womanhood 1820-1920, ed. Gail Parker (1972). "Appeal to the Christian Women of the South," Anti-Slavery Examiner (September 1836).
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