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Mueller Known For His Powerful Prayer Life

George Mueller was known for his powerful prayer life. Once while on his way to speak in Quebec for an engagement. he informed the captain that he needed to be in Quebec by Saturday afternoon. As the captain related the story, he said “’It is impossible,’ I said. ’Do you know how dense this fog is?’” “No, he replied, ’my eye is not on the density of the fog, but on the living God who controls every circumstance of life. I have never broken an engagement in 57 years; let us go down into the chart room and pray.’ He knelt and prayed one of the simplest prayers. When he had finished, I was going to pray, but he put his hand on my shoulder and told me not to pray. ’As you do not believe He will answer, there is no need for you to pray about it. Get up, Captain, and open the door and you will find that the fog has gone.’ “The fog indeed was gone, and George Mueller kept his engagement.” (Jeff Strite in “The Power of Persistent Prayer” on