I am in a season of prayer and I feel called to more and more of it. I find prayer to be quite lonely and I want the company of other people, so it’s hard to discipline myself to do it. But I saw this qu0te today and I felt to blog it…
The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help. – 1 Tim 5:5
Charles wrote this…
“I have no confidence at all in polished speech or brilliant literary effort to bring about a re- vival, but I have all the confidence in the world in the poor saint who would weep her eyes out because people are living in sin.”
Wow huh? I began to wonder if every revival was preceded by long-term prayer. I suspect it would be, but in my reading about revival I’d not seen any clear tracked, sustained, evidence of it. Then I found this page via Google on my first try, I just knew that the Holy Spirit pointed it out.
Dr A. T. Pierson once said, ‘There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.’
I believe the Holy Spirit led me directly to that page, which has a description of the prayer movements that led to the revivals that we know about. That article has insightful information about 1776-1781, 1792-1800, 1858-1860, 1904-1905,
Clearly, a suffering society causes people to reach out to Jesus Christ, and that persistent and sustained urgent prayer is what births revivals. Will you join me in that kind of prayer?