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A RECORD OF WELL AUTHENTICATED AND WONDERFUL ANSWERS TO PRAYER.1
NEW EDITION.  REVISED BY D.W.  WHITTLE.1
INTRODUCTION TO FIRST EDITION.1
DISCERNING PRAYER.2
BY D.W.  WHITTLE.2
HIS COVENANT.11
ANSWERS TO PRAYER11
THE PRAYER OF FAITH.12
ALMOST A BANKRUPT.17
LIFE BROUGHT BACK AGAIN IN THE MIDST OF DEATH.18
SAVED FROM THE HANDS OF A DESPERADO.19
THE PRAYER OF A MISSIONARY IN MEXICO ANSWERED.—­SAVED FROM BANDITTI.20
AN INFIDEL’S LIFE SPARED A FEW DAYS.21
REMARKABLE PRESERVATION FROM BRAIN DIFFICULTIES.22
LITTLE GEORGE’S PRAYER.23
A PRAYER FOR A HORSE.23
A PRAYER FOR A WIFE.23
CHURCH TROUBLES QUELLED.23
A MINISTER’S SUPPLIES FALL SHORT.24
A PRAYER FOR A SERVANT.24
HEALING.24
THAT $18.75.24
GOD SENT THE BAG OF FLOUR.25
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RELIEF FROM A CREDITOR’S DEMANDS.26
TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS NEEDED AND GIVEN AT THE LAST MOMENT.27
HOW THE LORD REPAID A GENEROUS GIFT.27
THE ASTONISHED GIVER.27
ALL SAVED.27
THE LORD TAKES AWAY THE CUSTOM OF A LIQUOR SALOON.29
HELP IN TIME OF NEED.29
CAST OUT INTO THE STREET, YET NOT FORSAKEN.29
A PERSECUTOR PUNISHED BY THE LORD.30
HOW GOD ANSWERED MY PRAYER FOR $90.30
FROM WEALTH, TO POVERTY.31
A PRAYER FOR FIFTY DOLLARS.31
CONCURRENT TESTIMONY OF THE VALUE OF PRAYER.32
A WORLDLY MAN SURRENDERS.32
A SERVANT’S PRAYER FOR A GOOD HOME.33
A FAMILY PRAY FOR A GOOD SERVANT.34
A RECOVERY FROM A DEATH-BED.34
A POOR STUDENT PRAYS FOR MONEY.34
REMARKABLE HEALING OF A CHILD.35
GOD PAID THE RENT.—­ANSWER TO PRAYER.35
HE FORGETTETH NOT THE CRY OF THE HUMBLE.37
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GIVING HER LAST MONEY TO THE LORD.38
MONEY WANTED TO PAY RAILROAD FARE.38
PRAYER SAVES THE LIFE OF A LITTLE CHILD.39
THE LOST THIMBLE.39
A PRAYER FOR $25.40
PRAYING FOR OTHERS.40
A VISIT TO FRIENDS.41
PRAYING FOR A NEW HAT.42
PRAYING FOR A SEWING MACHINE.42
MONEY FOR POSTAGE.43
PRAYING FOR A BIBLE.44
A SPRING MATTRESS.44
THE HEALING OF MARY THEOBALD.45
HOW PRAYER HELPED HIM TO KEEP THE PLEDGE.46
ONE WHO REFUSED THE HOLY SPIRIT.47
THE PRAYING SHOE-MAKER.48
HOW THE LORD CONTROLS EVEN THE LOCOMOTIVE AND THE RAILROAD TRAIN.49
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ANOTHER WONDERFUL RECORD OF $25.51
MR. SPURGEON’S COW.53
EXACTLY EIGHTY DOLLARS.—­“THEY ARE SAFE THAT TRUST IN THEE.”54
A PRAYER FOR FOUR DOLLARS.54
GOD CARETH FOR YOU.56
A PRAYER NOT ANSWERED.56
TRUST IN THE LORD.56
PRAYER FOUND THE REMEDY FOR THE DISEASE.58
PRAYER INSTANTANEOUSLY ANSWERED FOR CONVERSION.59
HELP FOR THE SHIPWRECKED.59
SAMUEL HARRIS’S LAWSUIT, AND HOW THE LORD SETTLED IT FOR HIM.60
A WAGON-LOAD OF FOOD.61
HOW THE STOLEN SLEIGH WAS RETURNED BY A THIEF.62
THE NEW COAT THAT FITTED EXACTLY.64
PRAYING TO STOP THE WIND AND THE SAILING OF A VESSEL.65
INSANITY CURED AND SUICIDE PREVENTED.65
ANSWERS TO PRAYER.66
BISHOP SIMPSON’S RECOVERY.66
THE SEVEN LETTERS.67
THE LORD DID NOT FORGET THE POTATOES.68
THE PRAYER IN THE WOODS.68
THE LORD CAN DO IT.69
ANSWER TO PRAYER IN ALL THE LITTLE TEMPORAL ANXIETIES OF LIFE70
BREAD TO THE HUNGRY.70
NO “IFS.”71
THE HORSE IS HIS.71
ALL OUR NEEDS.72
HE HEALETH THE SICK.73
A POWERFUL DREAM.73
ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE.73
CASTING ALL YOUR CARE ON HIM.74
IN EVERYTHING MAKE KNOWN YOUR WANTS.74
THE GREAT PHYSICIAN.75
SHALL SAVE THE SICK.75
ALL-SUFFICIENT FOR ALL NEED.75
A VERY PRESENT HELP IN TROUBLE.75
HE SHALL DIRECT THY PATHS76
HOW THE LORD IS CONSTANTLY CARING FOR HIS TRUSTING POOR.77
A PRAYER FOR BREAD.77
THE DAUGHTER’S PRAYER.78
THE LORD WILL PROVIDE.78
A PRAYER FOR A LOAD OF WOOD.79
A REFRACTORY MAN COMPELLED TO PAY A DEBT.80
A HURRICANE PASSES AROUND A SHIP.81
RECOVERY FROM SPINAL DISEASE.81
PRAYER FOR A PAIR OF BOOTS.82
UNDER GARMENTS IN ANSWER TO PRAYER.83
UNEXPECTED RELIEF.83
THAT BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT.  HOW THE LORD USED IT.85
THE WIDOW’S WOOD AND FLOUR.—­THE UNBELIEVING ONES MADE SPEECHLESS.86
A PAIR OF SHOES.—­THE LORD’S REBUKE TO THOSE WHO “DIDN’T BELIEVE.”88
THE LAME HEALED.88
THE WONDERFUL CURE OF MRS. SHERMAN.91
DR. NEWMAN HALL’S TESTIMONIES TO THE VALUE OF PRAYER.93
A PRAYER FOR THIRTY POUNDS.93
RECOVERY FROM DANGEROUS ILLNESS.93
A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER IN DISTRESS.93
RESCUED IN PERIL.94
A PHYSICAL IMPEDIMENT REMOVED.94
RESTORATION FROM DEATH.94
THE HELP OF THE LORD IN LITTLE THINGS.95
A BOY’S FAITH IN PRAYER95
A PRAYER FOR FIVE DOLLARS.96
GO TO THE POST-OFFICE.96
THE WIDOW’S TREE96
THE LORD PAID HIS INTEREST.97
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CURED OF TOBACCO APPETITE.98
BAD HABITS WHOLLY OVERCOME.98
WAS IT INSTANTANEOUS?98
THE LORD DELIVERS FROM BODILY SINS.98
ANOTHER DELIVERANCE.98
NOT YOUR OWN STRENGTH CAN BREAK THE HABIT.98
A DOUBLE CURE.99
A SPECIAL WORD TO ALL SEEKING TO ESCAPE EVIL WAYS.99
HELP AT THE VERY LAST MOMENT.  FAITH REWARDED.100
SPINAL DISEASE CURED.101
AN OLD MAN’S PRAYER.101
THE MYSTERIOUS LEADINGS OF PROVIDENCE.102
LIFE SPARED FOR TWO WEEKS.103
A MISSIONARY’S EXPERIENCE IN MEXICO.104
THE GREATEST OF PHYSICIANS.105
HOW THE LORD PAID BACK THE $5.105
PRAYING FOR MONEY FOR A JOURNEY.107
EMPLOYMENT FOUND.107
A BARREL OF FLOUR.108
WONDERFUL WAYS OF THE LORD IN GUIDING HIS PEOPLE.108
WONDERFUL CONVERSION OF A ROMAN CATHOLIC.108
REMARKABLE PRESERVATION OF LIFE FROM LIGHTNING IN ANSWER TO PRAYER.109
GOD NEVER FAILED HER.110
HIS MOTHER’S PRAYER.110
THE HEART OF STONE RELENTS.111
A DISCOURAGED ONE REVIVED.111
THE PRISONER LOOSED.111
PRAYING FOR TEA.112
GIVING HER LAST DOLLAR TO THE LORD.113
THE DANISH GIRL’S BLESSING.113
THE SWEDISH GIRL BLESSED.113
SAVED FROM DROWNING.114
THE WIDOW IN “WANT”.114
THE SEWING GIRL RELIEVED JUST IN TIME.115
PRAYING FOR A HOME.116
HOW MUCH GOOD TWO DOLLARS DID.116
SAVED FROM STARVATION.116
GOD WITH US.117
A VESSEL SAVED.117
A REMARKABLE PRAYER CONCERNING A REMARKABLE TEXT.118
HOW SHE LEARNED TO LOVE THE BIBLE.119
THE BLIND RESTORED TO SIGHT.120
THE WIDOW’S SHOES.121
A REMARKABLE DREAM.122
EVIL AVERTED.123
HOW A POOR LITTLE CRIPPLE CONVERTED A VILLAGE.123
PLEASE GOD, GIVE US A HOME.124
STRIKING ANSWER.124
A REMARKABLE CASE.126
A LITTLE GIRL’S BEAUTIFUL FAITH.127
THE LORD HELPS TO PAY DEBTS.127
PRAYING FOR A LOST POCKET-BOOK.128
LIVES OF FAITH AND TRUST128
THE CONSUMPTIVE’S HOME.132
A BAD DEBT PAID.134
HELP IN NEED.134
PRAYING FOR STOVES.134
PRAYING FOR A FURNACE.134
THE LORD’S RETURN FOR GIVING UNTO THE POOR.134
A WATCH GIVEN TO THE LORD—­HOW THE LORD RETURNS A BETTER ONE.135
THE LORD GAVE DOUBLE WHAT WAS ASKED FOR.135
BLESSINGS AMID CALAMITIES.135
A REMARKABLE PROMISE.135
A WOMAN DELIVERED FROM THE HABIT OF DRINKING.136
PRAYER FOR PURCHASERS.136
ASKING FOR LARGE GIFTS.136
A SEVERE TUMOR HEALED.136
FAITH CURED HER.137
CURED OF CANCER.138
CURED OF NEURALGIA.138
CURED OF SPINE DISEASE.138
AN INJURED LEG RESTORED TO PROPER LENGTH.138
A LOST VOICE REGAINED.139
CURED OF ST. VITAS’ DANCE.140
HIP DISEASE CURED.140
A BAD DEBT PAID.140
CONSUMPTION INSTANTLY HEALED.141
CURED OF CATARRH.141
A MOTHER’S FAITH—­THE LIFE OF BEATE PAULUS.142
THE PERSECUTOR’S FATE.144
THE CAPTAIN AND THE QUADRANT.145
THE FAITH OF DOROTHEA TRUDEL.145
REMARKABLE CURES.146
CURED OF THE SMALL-POX.147
CURED OF SEVERE FITS.147
BUYING A COW.147
A LADY CURED, WHO HAD BEEN REJECTED FROM AN ASYLUM.148
THE SOUL CURED AS WELL AS THE BODY.148
PRAYER, NOT MESMERISM.148
HELP IN PECUNIARY AFFAIRS.149
THE FAITH LIFE OF MR. ZELLER.149
THE BLIND RESTORED TO SIGHT.150
THE BANK OF FAITH.  GOD THE GUARDIAN OF THE POOR.151
THE LIFE OF HIS CHILD SAVED.151
GOD SENT SUPPLIES.152
THE GOD WHO SUPPLIED ELIJAH BY A RAVEN SUPPLIED ME WITH FISH.152
GOD TAKES AWAY THE SNOW.153
SIGHT RESTORED.153
PRAYING FOR TEA.153
THE LORD PAID HIS DEBT.153
THE FAITH OF LITTLE CHILDREN.154
GOD KEEPS HOLD OF THE OTHER HAND.154
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TRUSTING IN GOD’S PROMISES.157
THE FAITH OF A LITTLE CHILD.158
THE WANDERER FOUND.159
ARE YOU THERE.159
GOD KNOWS THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL.159
GOD’S CARE FOR LITTLE CHILDREN IN LITTLE WANTS.159
A CHILD’S PRAYER FOR PAPA.160
A LITTLE QUAKER BOY’S PRAYER RIGHT OUT IN MEETING.161
WHAT THE LITTLE CHILDREN MAY DO.161
THE UNBELIEVING FATHER LED TO GO TO CHURCH.161
A CHILD’S PRAYER FOR RELIEF161
GOD’S CARE OVER HIS PEOPLE—­THE PRAYING WIDOW162
GOD SAVED A FAMILY MERCIFULLY.162
A CHILD’S FAITH IN THE LORD’S PRAYER.162
A CHILD PRESERVED FROM WOLVES.163
JESUS CURED ME.164
THE LITTLE BOY WHO WANTED HIS SISTER TO READ THE BIBLE.165
NETTIE’S DAILY BREAD.165
THE BROTHER’S PRAYER.166
LIGHT GIVEN TO A BLIND CHILD.167
ASKING THE LORD TO HELP HIM IN HIS LESSONS.168
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD.168
GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF ME.169
LAURA HEALED.170
A LITTLE SLAVE’S FAITH.171
A GOOD REASON FOR PRAYING.171
MY HEART TALKED.172
WHY, SIR, I BEGGED.172
A LITTLE CHILD’S PRAYER FOR HEALING.172
THE BLESSEDNESS OF GIVING172
HOW THE LORD BLESSES THOSE “WHO GIVE LIBERALLY TO HIS CAUSE.173
DIVIDING WITH GOD.174
PROSPERITY AND LIBERALITY.174
THE DEACON’S SINGING SCHOOL.175
IT PAYS TO GIVE TO THE LORD.176
ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF BENEFICENCE.176
COMMENDABLE EXAMPLES.177
SYSTEM IN GIVING.177
LENDING TO THE LORD.177
A STEWARD OF HIS LORD’S BOUNTY.178
THE FIVE-DOLLAR GOLD PIECE.178
A NEW YEAR’S INCIDENT.179
FENEBERG’S LOAN TO THE LORD.180
COMPOUND INTEREST.180
THE BROWN TOWEL.181
GIVING BLESSED.182
LENDING TO THE LORD.183
THE LIBERAL FARMER.183
EXPERIENCE OF A SADDLER.184
JACOB NOT BLESSED UNTIL HE BECAME A LIBERAL GIVER.184
THE LORD’S INSURANCE MONEY.184
GIVE AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN.185
THE PRAYING SHOE-MAKER.186
THE HISTORY AND BUSINESS SUCCESSES OF LIBERAL GIVERS.187
FAITH IN GOD’S LIBERALITY.187
HE GAVE HIS LAST $5 TO THE LORD.188
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PRAYERS ANSWERED188
HELP IN PAYING A MORTGAGE.188
A REMARKABLE PRAYER AND ITS ANSWER.189
RECOVERY FROM INSANITY.189
SEEKING DIRECTION IN BUSINESS.190
SEEKING GUIDANCE OF THE LORD.190
SAVED FROM CHOLERA.191
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SPURGEON’S PRAYER FOR MONEY.196
THE PRAYER OF LATIMER.196
A MOTHER’S PRAYERS ANSWERED.196
HOW THE LORD RESCUED HIM.197
JESUS KEEPS ME FROM DRINKING.197
MR. MOODY’S FAITH, IN PRAYER.  A REMARKABLE ANSWER.198
THE WONDERS OF A SINGLE PRAYER.199
THE TAVERN KEEPER OVERCOME.199
VICTORIES OVER BAD HABITS, TOBACCO, OPIUM, ETC.200
MRS. WHITNEY’S CURE IN ANSWER TO PRAYER.201
PRESIDENT FINNEY’S PRAYER FOR RAIN.201
LUTHER’S MIGHTY PRAYER AND PROPHECY.202
JOHN KNOX AND HIS PROPHETICAL PRAYER.202
MELANCTHON’S LIFE SAVED FROM DEATH IN ANSWER TO LUTHER’S PRAYER.202
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RECOVERY FROM PARALYSIS.204
THE STOLEN BONDS RETURNED.204
MR. MOODY’S ANSWERS TO PRAYERS.205
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PERSEVERING PRAYER.206
NOAH’S PRAYER.—­HE DID NOT GET DISCOURAGED.206
SAMUEL HICK’S PRAYER FOR RAIN.207
PRAYING FOR THE WIND TO COME.208
SNAILS IN THE ARK.208
HE GAVE ALL THE MONEY HE HAD.209
ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S FAITH IN PRAYER.210
EXTRAORDINARY CARE OF THE LORD IN ANSWER TO PRAYER.210
A REMARKABLE DECISION BY A JURY.211
THAT WONDERFUL $25.  ANOTHER EVIDENCE OF THE EVER-PRESENT SPIRIT OF GOD.212
WHY HE FAILED.214
CONTROLS THE WINDS AND THE WAVES215
THE HUSHED TEMPEST.216
PRAYING IN FAIR WEATHER.217
THE RESCUE FROM THE VILLE DU HAVRE, AND THE LOCH EARN.218
THE STORM MADE CALM.219
NO FEAR OF THUNDER.220
THE PRAYER OF THE PILGRIMS FOR RAIN ANSWERED.220
THE ENEMIES OF A GOD FEARING NATION.221
CHANGING THE COURSE ONE POINT.221
THE FULTON ST. PRAYER MEETING.222
SAVED FROM A LIFE OF DEGRADATION.222
RECOVERY OF AN INVALID.222
RELIEF IN BUSINESS.222
A DAUGHTER SAVED FROM MARRIAGE WITH A CORRUPT MAN.222
A SKEPTIC OVERPOWERED.223
SAVED FROM DEATH.223
AN INTEMPERATE YOUNG MAN RECLAIMED.223
THE CONVERSION OF INTIMATE FRIENDS.223
RAISED UP FROM DEATH’S DOOR.223
THE DESIRE OF THE HEART FULFILLED.223
A POOR OLD SICK LADY RESTORED.223
A NEW BIRTH.224
A CHURCH SAVED FROM STRIFE.224
REASON RESTORED.224
THE APPETITE FOR STRONG DRINK TAKEN AWAY.224
SPIRITUAL STRENGTH.224
HEALING OF SOUL AND BODY.224
AN INTEMPERATE HUSBAND SAVED BY PRAYER.224
RELIGION LOST, RELIGION REGAINED.225
DRUNKARDS REFORMED.225
A HOPELESS CASE.225
A HARVEST OF CONVERSIONS.225
A FAMILY MADE HAPPY.225
THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT225
HEARTS MADE GLAD.225
GIVEN UP BY MAN, BUT RESCUED BY THE GREAT PHYSICIAN.225
THE STORY OF A WAYWARD LIFE, SAVED BY PRAYER.226
A WONDERFUL CURE.226
GIVEN UP.226
CHAINS BROKEN AT LAST.226
BETTER THAN WE EXPECTED.226
PRAYER ANSWERED FOR EMPLOYMENT.226
FOUND EMPLOYMENT.227
AN OLD LADY SAVED FROM LITTLE ANNOYANCES.227
INSANITY DISPELLED.227
RECLAIMED.227
RESTORED TO HEALTH.227
TEMPTATIONS REMOVED.227
A GRATEFUL TRIBUTE.227
WAS A PERFECT SLAVE TO LIQUOR.227
ALWAYS ANSWERED.227
CURED OF EPILEPSY.228
ALMOST LOST.228
A SITUATION OBTAINED BY PRAYER.228
A BOUNTIFUL BLESSING.228
SAVED FROM THE COMPANY OF A BAD LOVER.228
AWAY FROM HOME, BUT NOT AWAY FROM GOD.228
GOD ALWAYS ANSWERS BELIEVING PRAYER.228
THE HARDEST HEART YIELDS AT LAST.228
UP FROM THE LOWEST DEPTHS.229
SAVED AND HONORED.229
ALMOST PERSUADED.229
ANSWERED THE SAME DAY.229
OH, HOW PRECIOUS.229
PRAYING FOR A PASTOR.229
A TELEGRAM OF PRAYER.229
HE DID NOT KEEP HIS PROMISE, BUT GOD DID.229
A DOUBLE PRAYER ANSWERED.230
HOW THE LORD BLESSED AN OLD ADVERTISEMENT.230
HATING THE ACCURSED DRINK.231
A DRUNKARD FOR THIRTY YEARS.231
THE HOPELESS ONE BROUGHT HOME.231
ANSWER TO PRAYER IN TEMPORAL MATTERS.231
THE LORD PROVED TRUE.232
A LITTLE BOY’S QUESTION.232
A LITTLE GIRL’S QUESTION.232
GOD CARED FOR ME.232
THE BLIND CAN SEE.233
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