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Excerpt: "The mid-week prayer meeting was the setting that provided the first incentive for this study. The mystery of the subject has been in the background of the writer's thinking from his early teens. As the people united in prayer, they would follow much of the usual pattern week after week. Occasionally some particular suffering of unusual severity prompted the people to unite in praying for deliverance. The writer definitely had no thought of questioning their faith. He is confident that they were sincere in the prayer they were offering. Then in the same prayer someone would pray for the grace of patience. With that prayer, the phrase of Romans 5:3, "... tribulation worketh patience," kept flashing through his mind."
Wetzstein, Lester A., "The Study of the Problem of Suffering and Chastening" (1957). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 270.