Religious Beliefs Of Anne Bradstreet

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Anne Bradstreet’s religious beliefs effect how she reacts to the burning of her house in a big way. Upon hearing that there is a fire nearby, she immediately begins to pray to God, “strengthen me in my distress and not to leave my succorless.” Already before she knows that it is her house that is on fire, she is already praying to god to give her strength. This shows that she has a very strong religious foundation and will most likely use it to guide her through any troubles that she may go through. She then finds out that it is her place that is burning down, and when she can no longer bare the sight of it, she begins to pray again. Saying “I blest His name that gave and took.” This shows that she views it as if God took her house away from

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