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Touching Incidents And Remarkable Answers To Prayer by S. B. Shaw

PREVAILING PRAYER OF A CHILD

At the close of a prayer-meeting, the pastor observed a little girl about twelve years of age remaining upon her knees, when most of the congregation had retired. Thinking the child had fallen asleep, he touched her and told her it was time to return home. To his surprise he found that she was engaged in prayer, and he said: |All things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.| She looked up at the pastor earnestly, and inquired: |Is that so? Does God say that?|

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He took up a Bible and read the passage aloud. She immediately began praying: |Lord, send my father here; Lord, send my father to the chapel.| Thus she continued for about half an hour, attracting by her earnest cry the attentions of persons who had lingered about the door. At last a man rushed into the chapel, ran up the aisle and sank upon his knees by the side of his child, exclaiming: |What do you want of me?| She threw her arms about his neck, and began to pray: |Oh, Lord, convert my father!| Soon the man's heart was melted and he began to pray for himself. The child's father was three miles from the chapel when she began praying for him. He was packing goods in a wagon and felt impressed with an irresistible impulse to return home. Driving rapidly to his house, he left the goods in his wagon and hastened to the chapel, where he found his daughter crying mightily to God in his behalf; and he was led there to the Savior.

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