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Manuscript Releases, vol. 13 [Nos. 1000-1080], Page 400

MR No. 1079—Youth, Parents, and Church Leaders Need Consecration and Divine Guidance; The Influence of Letters

(Written May 16, 1875, from Battle Creek, Michigan, to “Dear Sisters Lucinda [Hall] and Anna [Rasmussen].”)

I have just spoken one hour to the patients at the Health Institute. They were very attentive, and many of the patients were affected to tears. I took this text: “To him that overcometh,” and I had perfect freedom.

I spoke at the commencement of the Sabbath in the college building, and not a few tears were shed. I prayed with them, and the Lord indited prayer. I seemed to fasten upon the promises of God with faith. I never pitied the youth as I do now. There seems to be so little moral power in our world to withstand and resist temptation. My heart is drawn out in yearning tenderness for youth and children. I long to see them fastening their hopes upon Jesus, and possessing that joy and grace which will enable them to be ever cheerful, ever hopeful, full of joy because they may come to such a precious Redeemer. He will be their strength and righteousness, and clothe them with His salvation.

I spoke Sabbath afternoon, and I speak to the youth tonight. May the divine aid be given me that the words spoken may not fall as water upon the rock. We need burden-bearers in every church—fathers and mothers who have a burden of prayer for their children, who will not cease their importunate entreaties until help and grace and salvation come to their children. God

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