David Brainerd and the Life of Prayer

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The following is based on a Kairos Journal article:
David Brainerd lived the life of holiness and prayer.

David BrainerdHis diary is a record of hours spent in prayer.

“When I return home, and give myself to meditation, prayer, and fasting, my soul longs for mortification, self-denial, humility, and divorcement from all things of the world.” …

“I have nothing to do, with earth but only to labor in it honestly for God. I do not desire to live one minute for anything which earth can afford.”

“Feeling somewhat of the sweetness of communion with God and the constraining force of his love, and how admirably it captivates the soul and makes all the desires and affections to center in God, I set apart this day for secret fasting and prayer, to entreat God to direct and bless me with regard to the great work which I have in view of…

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