by J Paul Reno
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
So good to read that you are.
What a blessing to read the comments! May a great revival begin with praying like Father Nash did along side the saints of the past. May we come into our time of being great prayer warriors! Thank you Brothers
and Sisters in Christ! Amen
Amen, I agree with you in prayer in Our Savior Jesus Name
Glory be to God if any would be able to pay the price greater works than this
Thank you for the post
Help me pray that Ministry of praying for Church in Nigeria will prosper and God will give me people like Daniel Nash that will have the same vision with me
God would raise end time intercessors to pray down revival back to the church in Nigeria, and the world ..
I came here because the Lord ministered to my spirit that there is a revival of the ministry of intercession…men with the spirit of travailing in prayers.
That prayer is being answered.
I am really blessed by this article
Please pray for wife Deepa and my daughter Hannah (17 years) still unsaved. They are very worldly. My son is born again but is slowly back sliding.
Lord, if You want to bless me in this life with just one spiritual blessing, then blessing me with that spirit of prayer, which was with Fr Nash. Lord I plead with You for just that.
Bro. Nash inspired me years ago when I began an intercessory prayer ministry. I’ve prayer for souls for 25 years. I have written a book called”Obsessed with God”. The story of Daniel Nash started me on my path of prayer! Thanks be to God for people whose testimony can affect someone else the way Brother nash inspired me!!
Can I get your book
IF WE TRULY WANT TO BE INTERCESSORS AND JUST PLAIN ZEALOUS CHILDREN OF GOD, we must leave our love of this life BEHIND! our belies drive us, when in fact out of us should flow rivers of living water! Jesus says in His prayer, “give us THIS DAY, our daily BREAD!! Not infinite kinds of food, we NEVER quit looking for!
Yes! We can do this, but the sacrifice has to be laid on the altar before! Either my flesh or Jesus! Choose TODAY whom you will serve! I must start by being ready to stay after 12:00 pm on Sunday morning if the dear preacher whose heart is mourning for the lost, dares to go over! MY MIND AND EYES SHOULD BE ON JESUS! Our belies must be STOPPED from leading us! Then WE CAN PRAY! Oh and can we pray then!! If we have the Holy Spirit, we have the POWER to bring revival and end oppression! THE CHURCH MUST RISE! Remember! The 5 wise virgins had the lamp full of oil in one hand and extra oil in the other! What are you holding in the other hand, and is even ANY oil in YOUR lamp?
Lord Help me in this manner to interceed for the church. Amen
Holy Spirit, the same Spirit that raised Jesus from death. that worked in Father Nash and Finney, dwell also in me. I am clay, you are the Potter, mould me and use me for your own Glory.
I want to be greater than Father Nash…in my country Nigeria…..we are in dying need of such prayer….
Oh God use me,I have given you all I have…..use me oh Lord Jesus….. Amen
Father Nash you were indeed a man of God, engine Room of prayer….
Am blessed by the Ministry of Daniel Nash
Ignatius Simon I do not know if you will see this. I would love to know more of tour work in Nigeria. I have a good friend who is also working to spread the gape there
Come Lord Jesus set our heart aflame. All generations rise up in this annointing for Your glory. For such a time as this.
PLEASE HELP ME PRAY AGAINST BUSINESS FAILURES, DISAPPOINTMENTS, FINANCIAL DELAYS, NEAR SUCCESS SYNDROME, BADLUCK, STAGNATION, DESTINY DESTRUCTION, POVERTY, INDEBTEDNESS, DISHONOR,
Listen to Kevin LA Ewing ‘s messages. He teaches about covenants. You will have an idea of where the problem lies
Father God in heaven,
Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers. Help us to be your servants in the Kingdom by praying for an outpouring of revival in the world ? In Jesus name Amen.
Lord Jesus, help me to pay the sacrifices needed…
Lord grind me until I become a prayer power house in my generation
Pour your spirit upon me Lord.
I tap from the grace.. Love you father Nash
SPIRIT of GRACE and supplication come upon me
Heavenly Father Pour upon me Your Holy Spirit, that I may fulfill Your calling upon my life! Reveal to me, Your purpose in life. I Glorify You Lord, for Your grace and mercy at such a late stage in my life .. I pray for Salvation also, for my Loved ones whom You have called by their name! In Jesus name, O God Amen!
Amen let it be Holy Spirit in Jesus name ???
As what you did for the KINGDOM OF GOD THROUGH THESE MEN MAY THE GRACE OF THE LIVING GOD COME AND BE UPON
THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL.
MAY THE HOLY FIRE DRENCH THE WHITE HOUSE THE SENATE EVERY PARTY THAT IS NECESSARY FOR THE HOUSE TO RECEIVE THE CHANGE THAT IS ON A RIGHTNESS LEADERSHIP FOR A BLESSED NATION UNDER GOD’S AUTHORITY
May we be Father Nash of our generation, pour your spirit Lord i am ready to serve……..
Here I am Lord. Use me for your glory to see revival in the nation’s.
I desire to launch into the deepest part, enlarge my capacity in prayer in my generation.
Oh that God will pour this spirit of Grace upon me! I am available Lord.
We can be the NASH of our generation if we commit to God in truth and Spirit
SaY that Martha Say that!!!! AMEN
Father I want to be the Nash of my generation,! Use me lord for such a time as this.
I agree with you sisterly,
I pray for the grace to do more than Nash in this generation…. AMEN
Necesitamos orar con esa entrega y esa pasión. Necesitamos tanto una intimidad mas fuerte con el Espíritu Santo.
Where are Daniel Hash of our generation, who will stand in the place of prayer to put an end to an Epidemic of coronavirus in our land?
The Father Nash’s of this generation could be you? maybe?
I am the Father Nash of
So good to read that you are.
Heavenly Father Pour upon me Your Holy Spirit, that I may fulfill Your calling upon my life! Reveal to me, Your purpose in life. I Glorify You Lord, for Your grace and mercy at such a late stage in my life .. I pray for Salvation also, for my Loved ones whom You have calles by their name! In Jesus name, O God Amen!
This type of prayer is the only hope for our great nation of America. May God raise up more prayer warriors like brother Nash.