Before Mary Alexander (1760-1809) had attained to the age of seventeen years, she was impressed with a strong apprehension that, if faithful to the manifestations of the Holy Spirit, she would be called to the work of the ministry. But having a low opinion of herself, and feeling entirely unprepared for so important a work, she was for many years reluctant to give up to the Lord’s clear leading. However, finding His Word in her heart to “like a burning fire shut up in her bones,” she at last yielded to His call and began traveling and preaching throughout England, Scotland, and Wales as the Lord gave her utterance. Mary Alexander was known to be a woman of deep humility and uncommon spiritual understanding, and one whose life was unreservedly dedicated to her Master’s worthy cause.
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A journal of the life of Mary Alexander begun in the thirty-eighth year of her age, relating her early experiences of “the heart-tendering power of the Lord,” her notable call to preach the gospel, and her frequent and diligent travels in the work of the ministry.