The Cause Was Not Mine…IT was His own cause…and would be for His Own Glory

I withdrew to my usual place of retirement in the woods; and there again enjoyed some assistance in prayer. My great concern was for the conversin of the heathen, and the Lord helped me to plead with Him for it. Towards noon, rode up to the Indians, in order to preach to them; and while going, my heart went up to God in prayer for them. I could freely tell the Lord, He knew that the cause was not mine which I was engaged in; but it was His own cause, and it would be for His own glory to convert the poor Indians.

—David Brainerd, Diary p. 171-72, Thurs. June 28 entry