I want to say that there is power in prayer, and that we...

New York Globe

I want to say that there is power in prayer, and that we have a God who can answer prayer. I was a prisoner of the Civil War, confined in Andersonville, Ga. We had the very filthiest kind of water to drink, out of a brook over which the Twenty-sixth Alabama Regiment had its sinks built. A number of us gathered in the northeast corner of the prison and prayed to God to send better water. That same night a spring of pure, clean water broke out halfway up the hill from the brook, and we named it Providence Spring, and it is flowing to-day.

In this Anderson Prison I was taken so sick that the doctor said I would not live a half hour. I was then not quite nineteen years old. I prayed for God to make me well and He did, and I am yet alive and well and hearty at sixty-one years. There is power in prayer.

Joseph Wagner.
New York Globe.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

February 24, 1906

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.