Blessed in Prayer

And it shall come to pass. That whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 2:21


I recommend reading Acts 2.

William Doane was born in Connecticut and grew up in a devout family and converted to Christ in high school. At eighteen, he was hired by J. A. Fay & Co., one of America’s largest woodworking machinery factories. At the age of thirty he became the company’s president. He then suffered a heart attack and almost died. He determined that God was
chastening him for not devoting more time to gospel music. He began writing music and Sunday school songs. He did not have quality poems. He heard a knock on his door and there was a note from Fanny Cosby saying, “Mr. Doane, I have never met you, but I feel impelled to send you this hymn. May God bless it.” In 1868 they wrote the hymn “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior.” It began a wonderful partnership that produced many hits, “I Am Thine, O Lord,” “Near the Cross,” “To God Be the Glory,” and “Safe in the Arms of Jesus.” William wrote about two thousand tunes.

My prayer for the week:Dear Lord, thank you for calling to us to pass the story of Your love and salvation on to others. Thank you forgiving us the Holy Spirit to lead us during all the seasons of our lives and all the seasons the year. Amen.