John Welsh (1568 – 1622) was a Scottish Presbyterian leader. After being a wayward youth, he was converted, became a minister, and married Elizabeth, a daughter of John Knox. His preaching resulted in his imprisonment by order of King James VI of
Paul requested of the Colossian believers, “Pray for us, also, that God may open a door to us for the Word (the Gospel) to proclaim the mystery concerning Christ (the Messiah) on account of which I am in prison; that I may proclaim it fully and make it clear [speak boldly] as is my duty” (Colossians 4:3, 4).
“The preacher is to be prayed for; the preacher is made by prayer” (E. M. Bounds).2
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