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THE

ACHIEVEMENTS OF PRAYER.

THE PRAYER OF ABRAHAM.

GENESIS xv. 1-3.

And the word of the Lord came unto Abraham in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abraham, I am thy shield and thy exceeding great reward.

And Abraham said, Lord God, what wilt. thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abraham said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed : and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

THE LORD'S ANSWER.

GENESIS XV. 4-6.

This shall not be thine heir: but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward

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heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord; and He counted it to him for righteousness.

THE PRAYER OF ABRAHAM.

GENESIS xvii. 18.

And Abraham said unto God, Othat Ishmael might live before thee!

THE LORD'S ANSWER.

GENESIS xvii. 20.

As for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac.

ABRAHAM'S

FOR

INTERCESSION
SODOM.

GENESIS xviii. 23-25.

And Abraham stood before the Lord : and Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt

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