Daniel Nash 1775-1831 – Prayer Warrior for Charles Finney

by J Paul Reno

Daniel Nash – Labored With Finney & Mighty In Prayer

Daniel Nash (1775-1831) served as Charles Finney’s personnel intercessor.

He was key to the revival that followed Finney’s ministry. We can all look at the life of Daniel Nash and see an example of how important prayer is to see the kingdom of God revealed. From “Daniel Nash: Prevailing Prince of Prayer” When God would direct where a meeting was to be held, Father Nash would slip quietly into town and seek to get two or three people to enter into a covenant of prayer with him. Sometimes he had with him a man of similar prayer ministry, Abel Clary. Together they would begin to pray fervently for God to move in the community.

One record of such is told by Leonard Ravenhill: “I met an old lady who told me a story about Charles Finney that has challenged me over the years. Finney went to Bolton to minister, but before he began, two men knocked on the door of her humble cottage, wanting lodging. The poor woman looked amazed, for she had no extra accommodations. Finally, for about twenty-five cents a week, the two men, none other than Fathers Nash and Clary, rented a dark and damp cellar for the period of the Finney meetings (at least two weeks), and there in that self-chosen cell, those prayer partners battled the forces of darkness.”

Another record tells: “On one occasion when I got to town to start a revival a lady contacted me who ran a boarding house. She said, ‘Brother Finney, do you know a Father Nash? He and two other men have been at my boarding house for the last three days, but they haven’t eaten a bite of food. I opened the door and peeped in at them because I could hear them groaning, and I saw them down on their faces. They have been this way for three days, lying prostrate on the floor and groaning. I thought something awful must have happened to them. I was afraid to go in and I didn’t know what to do. Would you please come see about them?’ “‘No, it isn’t necessary,’ Finney replied. ‘They just have a spirit of travail in prayer.'”

Another states: “Charles Finney so realized the need of God’s working in all his service that he was wont to send godly Father Nash on in advance to pray down the power of God into the meetings which he was about to hold.” Not only did Nash prepare the communities for preaching, but he also continued in prayer during the meetings. “Often Nash would not attend meetings, and while Finney was preaching Nash was praying for the Spirit’s outpouring upon him. Finney stated, ‘I did the preaching altogether, and brother Nash gave himself up almost continually to prayer.’ Often while the evangelist preached to the multitudes, Nash in some adjoining house would be upon his face in an agony of prayer, and God answered in the marvels of His grace. With all due credit to Mr. Finney for what was done, it was the praying men who held the ropes. The tears they shed, the groans they uttered are written in the book of the chronicles of the things of God.”

Read the story of Daniel Nash – Prevailing Prince of Prayer, by J Paul Reno

Comments

  1. Jesus that I may see you daily and live like you, oh that my entire being respond to your beckoning

  2. Let me always hear you and let it settle so Strong upon my heart forever. Everyday with you Lord is my first day to start over and over again. Awaiting your Word engraved into my Spirit to be called as you see fit.

  3. Oh God give me a spirit of travail I beg of you my God. 🙇🏽🙇🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

    1. Oh I just pray I stand up in Jesus Christ stander!!
      Hallelujah hallelujah to our savior Jesus Christ amen amen 🙏

    1. Praise God! Let Righteousness Exalt Our Nation! Father, use me in Traveling travailing prayer. I receive this anointing- In Jesus’s name!
      Thank you!
      Leonard Hancock
      1/13/24

      1. Lord, I earnestly seek after a spirit of prayer and supplication far beyond all imaginations. I want to be fruitful for you Lord

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          Pushparaj,

          God bless you. I will give the same response as I gave to Leonard:

          There is a price to be paid for this anointing. Daniel Nash spent not just hours but days on his face in prayer for the lost. Like most men, and women, anointed by God, they paid the price. What I can fully agree with is, that God would give you the grace to walk in this as you choose to walk in the self-sacrifice of prayer, fasting, and ultimately travail. He will meet you there. We love you. Rex

          1. Thank you so much, Rex. I would pay that price. May the Holy Spirit help me. May the good Lord bless you so much.

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        Leonard,

        I agree with you, sorta. There is a price to be paid for this anointing. Daniel Nash spent not just hours but days on his face in prayer for the lost. Like most men, and women, anointed by God, they paid the price. What I can fully agree with is, that God would give you the grace to walk in this as you choose to walk in the self-sacrifice of prayer, fasting, and ultimately travail. He will meet you there. We love you. Rex

        1. Lord, I want to be so used by you, I pray that you give me such grace to walk with you and to travail in prayer for my Sunday School students. I PRAY THAT I would bear fruit worthy of your kingdom.
          Amen.

  4. God baptizer us from the same fountain and Grace’s father Nash drank from so that I can be able to accomplish my Divine call on earth. Amen

    1. Lord, I earnestly seek after a spirit of prayer and supplication far beyond all imaginations. I want to be fruitful for you Lord

  5. Oh God pour on me and make it abundantly and consistently available in my life and ministry, the Spirit of intercessory, so your work in my hand will not drag anymore in the name of Jesus.

  6. Wow!
    Father Nash was a great man. A mighty watchman in this time. Lord strengthen me 😭😭😭

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  8. This is Powerful, we need more Father Nash’s and Abel Clary’s of our time. May God raise such gate keepers to move the frontiers of the Gospel higher. May Kingdom of God be established. Amen

  9. For some reason
    I have been reminded of Charles Grandison Finney the past few days in prayer and wondered why we in this generation be Father Nash to a Charles Finney.
    Your Local Church Pastor can be your Charles Finney (quitely) and see what happens on week after week in your local assembly !!!!

    1. They’re not preaching to the lost. They’re to feed the sheep

  10. For some reason
    I have been reminded of Charles Grandison Finney the past few days in prayer and wondered why we in this generation be Father Nash to a Charles Finney.
    Your Local Church Pastor can be your Charles Finney (quitely) and see what happens on week after week in your local assembly !!!!

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        Vivian,

        Then spend twice the amount of time on your face before God on behalf of others. That will be tough. He spent days and weeks on prayer for the towns that Finney would go to. The old guys, and gals, paid a price for the anointing of God.

        We sure love you. Rex

  11. For some reason
    I have been reminded of Charles Grandison Finney the past few days in prayer and wondered why we in this generation be Father Nash to a Charles Finney.
    Your Local Church Pastor can be your Charles Finney (quitely) and see what happens on week after week in your local assembly !!!!

  12. Hello Friends- I would love to find out who Daniel Nash’s children and grand children were. Is there anywhere to find out a couple generations after him? I ask because his name is my family’s name. Would love to follow the family line to this generation for curiosity. Thanks for any leads.

      1. I have not received any leads as of yet. Hope to at some point though. I will for sure get more info on the other side of glory. 😬

    1. Hello — I live in Tulsa ok and I know that Daniel Nash – daughter whose name is ermina I believe – married a man who was named Samuel Worcester (his second marriage after 1st wife died) they both were missionaries to cherokees before Oklahoma was a state in later 1800’s and both are buried in park hill cemetery in park hill near tahlequah Oklahoma. Hope that helps .

  13. Amen and amen. Lord we need it more, especially right now!

  14. I thank GOD for gate keepers like Father Nash during my upbringing. There is still a man to be used by GOD.

    GRACE UNSPEAKABLE

  15. Maranatha!
    Thank God for men like Brother Nash and Abel Clary. Indeed, it’s only by prayer, can the move of God be seen.

    I desire that my generation would see the dimensions of God made manifest on our shores and beyond.

    Quicken us O LORD, that we may call upon your name🙏

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