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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Prayer: Its Power Against Satan
There is a huge rock upon the Swiss side of the St. Gothard road, about which an old legend is told by the natives of the neighboring village. The. devil was whisking this enormous stone along very merrily at early dawn of day, when he was met by a devout old woman, who being somewhat alarmed, uttered a prayer at the sight of the unexpected traveller. Such was the power of her prayer, that the demon dropped his burden at once, and there it lies, an indisputable proof that the devil IS no match for old ladies who know how to invoke the aid of heaven. Mother Church has sanctioned many a worse legend than this, for a truthful moral lies upon the surface. Let interceding believers make the fiend tremble always, by praying without ceasing. The weakest saint upon his knees is victorious over all the powers of hell.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Prayer: Its Power Against Satan'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/p/prayer-its-power-against-satan.html. 1870.
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29