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Frances Ridley Havergal

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Frances R. Havergal (1836-1879) was born in her father’s rectory at Worcestershire, England, the youngest of the Havergal family. Some considered her a prodigy for being inclined to read, write, and memorize Scripture at the age of four. From childhood Miss Havergal wrote narratives and prose that were eagerly published and read in religious periodicals. By the age of 14 she was quoted as saying, “I committed my soul to the Saviour… earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment, when I did trust the Lord Jesus.” Being frail of health her entire life, Miss Havergal died at the young age of forty-three. She is best remembered for her musical talents and the composition of many excellent hymns, which are still being sung to date.

The Royal Invitation is a collection of 31 daily devotionals, first published in 1886. Daily “Thoughts on Coming to Christ” is the central theme of these precious writings.

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Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

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Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

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