Prayer Answered

Christian Herald

E. H. (a reader of this journal) writes from Waterbury, Conn., giving this incident of answered prayer:—

We had bidden mother, as we thought, a last good-bye. She had lapsed into unconsciousness. As I sat beside her, the thought suddenly came into my mind: "Why should your mother die? Is God's arm shortened? Is there not a great Physician? Remember him who cured all manner of diseases." Without leaving my seat. I lifted up my heart to God and I prayed, oh, so fervently! I said: "O, thou Divine Healer. I know that thou art able to do this thing. If it be thy will, for thy name's sake heal her and let the change come right now, that thy name may be glorified. If thou wilt do this. I will tell of it." The burden seemed to be lifted from my heart. In a few minutes the change for the better came. She is still steadily gaining. I promised God that I would tell of it, and I send you this because I dare not be unfaithful to that promise.—Christian Herald.

The Advance says that at a recent installation the minister who was to give the charge to the new pastor, gave in reality a charge to the people. He said, "You have called this man to fill your pulpit, and now it is your duty to fill the pews. When he is absent from the pulpit he will provide a substitute. When you are absent from the pews will you provide substitutes?"

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August 31, 1899

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