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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Prayers: of a Father
Philip James Spener had a son of eminent talents, but perverse and extremely vicious. All means of love and persuasion were without success. The father could only ft ray , which he continued to do, that the Lord might yet be pleased to save his son at any time and in any way. The son fell sick; and while lying on his bed in great distress of mind, nearly past the power of speech or motion, he suddenly started up, clasped his hands, and exclaimed: 'My father's prayers, like mountains, surround me!' Soon after his anxiety ceased a sweet peace spread over his face, his malady came to a crisis, and the son was saved in body and soul. He became another man. Spener lived to see his son a respectable man, in public office, and happily married. Such was the change of his life after his conversion.: N. E. Puritan.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Prayers: of a Father'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/p/prayers-of-a-father.html. 1870.
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20