1. Elijah was a man like us,
    He prayed that it should not rain.
He prayed again that it should rain,
    And the rain did fall.
Elijah was a man of pray’r,
    He never ceased until the answer came.

Refrain
Prayer and faith closely allied,
    They need be studied together.
In the pray’r of faith,
    There is divine science.

2. Daniel pray’d to the living God,
    Pray’d three times in his upper room.
Through living faith and constant pray’r,
    Hungry lion’s mouths shut.
Daniel stood firm on his belief,
    Ignored the king’s command and trusted God.
Refrain

3. Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego,
    Refused to pray to gods of gold,
Were thrown into the furnace fire,
    The living God saved them.
Through their pray’rs, and a living faith,
    The fiery furnace never shook their faith.
Refrain

4. Today God needs Elijahs;
    Today God needs the Daniels;
Needs Shadrach and his faithful friends,
    Men of unwav’ring faith.
Let us not give our God a rest,
    Let’s pray until the Holy Spirit comes.
Refrain


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The Refrain for this song is taken from the book Education, page 257:

Prayer and faith are closely allied, and they need to be studied together. In the prayer of faith there is a divine science…

The book goes on to say more:

…it is a science that everyone who would make his lifework a success must understand. Christ says, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Mark 11:24. He makes it plain that our asking must be according to God’s will; we must ask for the things that He has promised, and whatever we receive must be used in doing His will. The conditions met, the promise is unequivocal.

For the pardon of sin, for the Holy Spirit, for a Christlike temper, for wisdom and strength to do His work, for any gift He has promised, we may ask; then we are to believe that we receive, and return thanks to God that we have received.

We need look for no outward evidence of the blessing. The gift is in the promise, and we may go about our work assured that what God has promised He is able to perform, and that the gift, which we already possess, will be realized when we need it most.

To live thus by the word of God means the surrender to Him of the whole life. There will be felt a continual sense of need and dependence, a drawing out of the heart after God. Prayer is a necessity; for it is the life of the soul. Family prayer, public prayer, have their place; but it is secret communion with God that sustains the soul life.

It was in the mount with God that Moses beheld the pattern of that wonderful building which was to be the abiding place of His glory. It is in the mount with God –in the secret place of communion–that we are to contemplate His glorious ideal for humanity. Thus we shall be enabled so to fashion our character building that to us may be fulfilled His promise, “I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” 2 Corinthians 6:16.

It was in hours of solitary prayer that Jesus in His earth life received wisdom and power. Let the youth follow His example in finding at dawn and twilight a quiet season for communion with their Father in heaven. And throughout the day let them lift up their hearts to God. At every step of our way He says, “I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand,…Fear not; I will help thee.” Isaiah 41:13. Could our children learn these lessons in the morning of their years, what freshness and power, what joy and sweetness, would be brought into their lives!

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