Revival 1.0

As we begin this week of prayer I want to share some stories of revivals from past generations that they might birth in us a hunger for revival in our time.

Wayne Kraus once wrote: Those unfamiliar with revival history will see that there is a level to Christian experience unknown to our generation that we are merely paddling around the shore of an infinite ocean of grace. And those who are praying for an outpouring of the Spirit will understand the magnitude of what we are praying for.

Ludwig Von Zinzendorf, Herrnhut, Germany, 1722
“We saw the hand of God and His wonders, and we were all under the cloud of our fathers, baptised with the Spirit. The Holy Spirit came upon us, and in those days great signs and wonders took place in our midst. From that time, scarcely a day passed but that we behold his almighty workings among us.”

Acts 2:42-47 
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Habakkuk 3:2
Lord, I have heard of your fame;
I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord.
Repeat them in our day,
in our time make them known.

Lord, we pray for signs and wonders. The stories we read in the book of Acts do not need to remain in the past. They can be the lived experience of future generations as well. May the revival that occurred at Pentecost and again at Herrnhut in the 1700s, happening in this generation in London.
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