This is a small excerpt from many such reports during the revival in Wales in the mid-19th century:
“The churches of four counties held a day of prayer, and from then on the prayer meetings experienced new life as members prayed for the outpouring of God’s Spirit…
Churches were overcrowded, and there were new converts daily. The heavenly fire continued to burn. All the denominations united in prayer sessions… People were gripped by God’s Spirit at their jobs, and they cried to God for mercy. Nominal church members were born again and began to praise God. Whole congregations shouted hallelujahs.”
One key issue that the Church of Jesus Christ must remember is that all true religion comes as the fruit of real relationship with the living God. Prayer brings revival not because we pray, but because there is an all-powerful, loving God who longs for His children to return to Him in humility, repentance and love. When we do, He moves to bring the Kingdom of heaven to earth. The love of Jesus Christ is eager to meet with His children, calling for us to come and spend time crying out for His great grace to flow in this land. Now is the time to seek God in prayer, to humble ourselves before the living God and to call out for His hand to unite, cleanse, heal and save this people.
Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
This verse above was one of the common promises that the people of Wales prayed asking God to pour out His Spirit on the land.
Prayer changes things because God is calling us to come to Him and receive heaven’s passion. Prayer changes things because there is a God of love who is calling us to come and receive the blessings that He is longing to pour out. He is waiting…Let’s pray!