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“Lord Jesus, I am weary in thy work, but not of it.”

George Whitefield, English revivalist, is said to have prayed this on the day before his death at age 56.

George Whitefield was born 12/16/1714, Gloucester, England to an innkeeper.  He was converted to Christ, 1735, the same year he met John and Charles Wesley.  He visited America as a missionary in 1738 returning later that year.  He became known for his preaching in the “fields.”  Whitefield died 9/30/1770 at Newsburyport, Massachusetts.

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