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A Prayer in Commemoration of George Whitefield & Francis Asbury

prayer&candleHoly God, you so inspired Francis Asbury and George Whitefield with evangelical zeal that their faithful proclamation of the Gospel caused a great awakening among those who heard them: Inspire us, we pray, by your Holy Spirit, that, like them, we may be eager to share your Good News and lead many to Jesus Christ, in whom is eternal life and peace; and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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  1. Al DeFilippo November 15, 2014 / 6:44 pm

    Hello Craig. Thank you for the prayer. I have spent the last 18 years researching Francis Asbury, the brothers Wesley and George Whitefield. My constant prayer during the research project which was for writing screenplays and a novel series was that the Lord would empower me to write beyond my natural abilities. If you are interested, I’ve included the link to the website for the novel trilogy. The opening book in The Asbury Triptych Series, Black Country, will detail Asbury’s ministry in England before leaving for America. This has never been written about in detail. Black Country is available next month. The site is Again, thank you for the post.

    • Craig L. Adams November 15, 2014 / 6:54 pm

      You are welcome. That sounds like an interesting project.

  2. Sandra VandenBrink November 17, 2014 / 10:34 am

    Thank you for sharing this uplifting and challenging prayer. And to Al Defilippo, do you have any information about Asbury’s relationship with the American Indians during his ministry here in America? I’m interested in early Methodism in America as it relates to the indigenous people of this country.

    • Al DeFilippo November 17, 2014 / 6:24 pm

      Yes Sandra I do have information of Asbury ministering to aboriginal Americans. Actually will show up in book two of the series, Beggar Bishop. More than a decade ago in my research efforts I uncovered Asbury’s connection with the Lenape tribe in New Jersey. If you like, start with the Christian revivals among the Lenape (Delaware) tribe at Crosswicks, NJ. In the 18th century it is known as Crossweeksung. This is much of the work of David Brainerd. His work decades later was evidenced and encouraged by Asbury. Website for the book series is Opening book, Black Country will be available shortly. Thank you for the question.

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