Once again they petitioned the King, this time pleading for mercy. The Prince said, “I have power and commandment to from my Father to forgive you, and do forgive accordingly.”
“He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and the garment of praise, that they may be called oaks of righteousness” (from Isaiah 61:3).
*adapted from John Bunyan, The Holy War, p.173.
A petitioner brought his petition to the Prince, who sent him away with silence.*
If I regard wickedness in my heart, the Lord will not hear (Psalm 66:18).
*adapted from John Bunyan, The Holy War, p. 161.
The Holy War, an allegory on the Christian life by John Bunyan, shows the impact of prayer on spiritual warfare.
“A petition was delivered to the King’s Son. He read it, and because it pleased him, he added some things and with his own hand carried it to the King. The petition made the King glad, but how much more, when it was seconded by His Son.*
Christ Jesus, who is at the right hand of God, also intercedes for us (from Romans 8:34).
*adapted from John Bunyan, The Holy War, p. 128-129.