Frank William Boreham 1871-1959

Frank William Boreham 1871-1959
A photo F W Boreham took of himself in 1911

Monday, April 02, 2007

Boreham and Earnest Prayer

I get a request about once a week saying, “Can you tell me where I can find this quote or story by F W Boreham?”

The request that I got this morning did me good to read it again. You might like a copy with the chapter and verse:

Dr F W Boreham is telling how the Methodist church in Melbourne prayed for John King during the ill-fated Burke & Wills expedition:

“During all those long and trying months that followed, the prayers of that congregation ascended like incense in private and in public to the Throne of the Heavenly Grace. King's sister was always there. How they prayed! And the more persistent the tales of disaster became, the more earnestly these people gathered together for prayer. The most circumstantial stories of the utter extinction of the exploratory party never daunted them. Until the worst was confirmed, they clung desperately to their faith. Night and day they called upon God to spare the youth who had gone to hazard his life in the wilderness."

F W Boreham, 'A Chip of History' The Other Side of the Hill, London: Charles H Kelly, 1917 (First edition), 146-147.

Image: John King, the sole survivor of the Burke and Wills expedition.