The Wonders Of A Single Prayer.

The Rev. Dr. Edwin F. Hatfield, of New York City, well known and eminent

among the clergymen of the Presbyterian church, is personally acquainted

with the following instance of a remarkable case in answer to prayer.

From the mother of the daughter he obtained this statement, which has

been published by Dr. Patton, of Chicago, in his volume, "On Prayer."

"My daughter was for fourteen months afflicted with hip disease.
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brought on by a fall, and a consequent dislocation, when she was eight

years of age.

"Her right side was paralyzed, and she had an abscess. I placed her in a

hospital, under the care of good nurses, and the very best medical


"Everything possible was done for her, but all to no avail; she grew

worse instead of better, and the doctors directed me, as there was no

hope for her, to take her home to die.

"But I did not cease to hope. I did as the doctors directed, but

continued to pray the prayer of faith for her recovery for two weeks.

One morning, at the end of this period, we were conversing together

about the wonderful cures wrought by the Savior, when on earth, and

particularly that of the man at the pool of Bethesda.

"In the midst of our conversation, my daughter rose to obtain a drink of

water, when she exclaimed, '_Mother, I can walk.'_ 'Thanks be to God!'

said I, 'Come, and let me see you!'

"Her crutches, the only means by which she could move about, before,

were now useless. Upon examination, I found that the abscess had

entirely disappeared, and that the paralyzed limb was restored whole,

like the other.

"She was again dangerously ill, five months afterward. I prayed for her

recovery one night, before retiring, and the next morning she arose,

perfectly cured."

She is now twenty-one years of age, and during all this intervening time

has been free from any trouble of this kind. To-day she is as well as

any one, working and running about without the slightest trouble."