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The Wonder of Prayer
By Rev. J. Ryland
The Baptist newspaper, 1871
      Abraham's servant prays - Rebekah appears. Jacob wrestles and prays, and prevails with Christ - Esau's mind is wonderfully turned from the revengeful purpose he had harbored for twenty years. Moses prays - Amalek is discomfited. Joshua prays - Achan is discovered. Hannah prays - Samuel is born. David prays - Ahitophel hangs himself. Asa prays - a victory is gained. Jehosaphat cries unto God - God turns away his foes. Isaiah and Hezekiah pray - one hundred and eighty-five thousand Assyrians are dead in twelve hours. Daniel prays - the lions are muzzled. Daniel prays - the seventy weeks are revealed. Mordecai and Esther fast - Haman is hanged on his own gallows in three days. Ezra prays at Ahava - God answers. Nehemiah darts a prayer - the king's heart is softened in a minute. Elijah prays - a drouth of three years succeeds. Elijah prays - rain descends apace. Elisha prays - Jordan is divided. Elisha prays - a child's soul comes back; for prayer reaches eternity. The church prays ardently - Peter is delivered by an angel.

[By Rev. J. Ryland via The Baptist, March 18, 1871. Scanned and formatted by Jim Duvall.]

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