An Amazing Answer
To A Prayer Of
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Matthew 21:22
One of the best known instances of spiritual faith in answer to prayer, is that of George Muller and the fog. Here it is again, as remembered by the Captain of the ship, who’s own Christian life was revolutionised by the experience. The Captain, because of a very dense fog, had been on the bridge of his ship for 22 hours without leaving it when he was startled by someone tapping him on the shoulder. It was George Muller. “Captain,” he said, “I have come to tell you that I must be in Quebec on Saturday afternoon.” This was Wednesday. The Captain replied without hesitation, “It is impossible.” Muller said “I have never broken an engagement for the Lord for 57 years.” “I would willingly help you,” said the Captain, “But how can I? I am helpless to do anything more than I am doing in this fog.” “Let us go down to the chart room and pray,” said Muller. “I never heard of such a thing. Mr Muller, do you know how dense this fog is?” “No,” he replied, “my eye is not on the density of the fog, but on the power of the living God, who controls every circumstance of my life.” So they went to their knees, and the man of God prayed a very simple prayer. It went something like this. “Oh Lord, if it be consistent with Thy will please remove this fog in 5 minutes. You know the engagement you made for me in Quebec for Saturday. I believe it is Thy will.” The Captain was about to pray, but Muller put his hand on his shoulder and told him not to. He said, “Firstly, you do not believe God will; and secondly, I believe God has already done it, and there is no need whatever for you to pray about it.” The Captain looked at him, amazed. And Muller continued, “Captain, I have known my Lord for 57 years and there has never been a single day that I have failed to gain an audience with my King. Get up, Captain, and open the door, and you will find the fog is gone.” He got up, and the fog had indeed gone! And George Muller kept his appointment for the Lord in Quebec on time.