A tradesman in a town on the North-East Coast one day was impelled to call together his eleven shop assistants for two minutes’ prayer that the good hand of the Lord might be upon them for good. That night the Zeppelins visited that district, with sad results. Seven of the assistants living in different parts were wonderfully protected when homes near by were wrecked, and not one of the eleven was harmed.

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In a town in Kent, a mechanic’s wife, not knowing there was any danger, was burdened with prayer that no evil might come to her town, that the strong power of evil might be bound, and all the devices of the enemy thwarted. Before midnight the town was visited by German aircraft. Twenty-one bombs were dropped in the fields, and no damage done to life or property.

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During the air raid in August, 1915, a missionary was awakened from her first sleep as bomb after bomb exploded, and as she prayed she turned to her husband saying, “Oh, praise the Lord! No evil shall come nigh thy dwelling,” and in peace and confidence she sat by the cot of her sleeping little girl until the evil was overpassed. There had been a Zeppelin raid over a certain town, and two slum officers of the Salvation Army found themselves, at the moment when the bombs were falling, in a tram-car with a number of other people. The tram stopped, and everyone fled into the nearest houses. These two rushed into the nearest public-house, and immediately, with all the company who filled the bar, dropped upon their knees and engaged in prayer. Although in the neighbourhood many windows were broken, this public-house escaped damage of any kind, and the publican attributed the fact to the prayer of the Sisters, and thanked them accordingly.

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As soon as the near coming of the Zeppelins was announced in a town in England, on the evening of January 31st, 1916, some sisters in the Lord, who were in a house, fell upon their knees and claimed the protection of the Blood for the people of their town, and also that no damage should be done to life or property. As far as we can learn, the Zeppelins passed over the town without dropping any bombs, so once more they proved that “Prayer changes things.”--A. Blackburn, 1 Ada Street, Keighley, Yorks., England.

 

From: Confidence, Vol. IX, No. 3, March 1916, pag. 43, Sunderland, England

 

 

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