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


    1. Please add me to that petition of prayer. I pray that God will give me the desire pray and seek him more diligently for such a time as this.
      I want to see the windows of Heaven open jn this genetation

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  3. I am ready to start a new vision God gave me of intercessary prayers like Nash& Finney. Pray for me for I want the fire of prayer.

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  6. As an Intercessor of God, I know that travailling. Oh God, pour out your Holy Spirit upon on flesh. I want more of You!!! Please add me to the list.
    There were many times that we as women could not even drive our vehicals because our bodies could not moved!!! Praise God!! Shalom

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  8. Lord pour this grace upon my soul. Am thirsty to make a mark in my generation like father Nash,Charlse G Finney and the rest of them. Please place me on your mailing list

  9. I going back to a committed pray life. Prayer is a gift and the burden of intercession is important. We need God now more then every. We’re sailing in rough waters and we all need to be obedient to God’s call. Finney, Father Nash, Smithwigglesworth, Catherine, EM Bounds and many more saints showed us the correct weapons to fight Satan and his demons.

    1. Please help me and show me how to fight demon and satan in my husband earl sr and my home – Thru his clothes, mind and flesh is caught up with demons

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  11. Precious, precious man of God.. Wrestling with God over the powers of Satan and darkness! No wonder Finney saw over 100,000 souls saved in Rochester alone!


  13. Those men had upon them the spirit/anointing of the face of man,that was GOD`s standard for that age but nevertheless prayer is a ministry for all.May GOD continually pour upon His hungry saints the spirit of prayer and the true revelation of His Word.Amen.

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