Praying John Hyde Missionary to India
John Hyde was born in Carrollton, Illinois. His father was a Presbyterian minister. The prayer centered atmosphere in the family home growing up made an indelible impression on the life of young John.
John was graduated from Cathage College with such high honors that he was elected to a position on the faculty. He felt he heard a divine call to India. He resigned from Cathage, entered the Presbyterian seminary in Chicago, graduated in the spring of 1892 and sailed for India the following October.
In India during the next 20 years such was example of prayer that the natives referred to him as "the man who never sleeps." More familiarly he was known as "the praying Hyde" It is reported that he often he spent 30 days and nights in prayer, and many times was on his knees in deep intercession for 36 hours at a time.
His sacrifice, humility, commitment to the rural poor and example of intercession have inspired many. He died February 17, 1912.
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