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 Long nights and chilly mountain air Witnessed the fervour of His prayer

this is a excerpt from an article by Ravenhill called "We wrestle not"

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I do not doubt that many Christians who read this chapter will mourn that they are not eligible for the foreign field. Others will mourn that though they crucified the flesh and the lusts thereof, they neglected the bit of the text which demands
crucifying the affections.

There is no question that this demand for crucifixion is tough on young folk. But men who were called to earth's battlefields crucified their affections. In the last war, I saw rivers of tears as men left our country for the mud and blood of the battlefield. The athlete might come back with a shattered body, he might come back blinded, he might come back
with a flag over him - but what of that? The risk was coolly calculated, for England was in peril. So, tears or no tears, heartache or no heartache, sacrifice slipped out of one's vocabulary.

But some men who once missed years of home comfort to fight on earth's battlefields will not miss even one night's comfort now to pray for mission fields. Today there is so much physical
comfort for the pray-ers. (Our churches are more air-conditioned than prayer-conditioned, and are well-heated, too.) Not so for Master David Brainerd. The lone forest buried in snow, saw him
grief-stricken and broken-hearted over the lawless, immoral, drunken Indians. Of our Saviour one wrote,

"Long nights and chilly mountain air
Witnessed the fervour of His prayer."


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