May of 1836
FR writes to her friend Charlotte, "I am at times much perplexed about the doctrine of answers to prayer and leadings of Providence. . . . The very thing I prayed against came on me; but I have been supported under it, and now it is no longer hurtful to me. . . . Prayer has not been answered to me in the sense I meant it. 'The thing I feared,' and daily prayed against, came on me, but it has passed over and left me unhurt. But our mistakes as to Providential leadings astonish me. My prayer now is, 'Guide Thou, take away all choice from me.' I pray for peace . . . and I will trust, in spite of the unintelligible past, that answer to prayer will be made evident to me.
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