On the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, two older ladies in 1949 were stirred by 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.’
They decided to pray for people to come to know God where they lived and so met twice a week praying through the night. Then one lady had a vision of their local church filled completely and so she asked the church minister to gather his leaders and also pray. A month and a half later, Duncan Campbell was invited from the mainland, the Holy Spirit came and hundreds of people gathered spontaneously in the middle of the night. As a result; over the coming months; thousands were added to the Kingdom of God.
This story really excites me, you can read more on it here. Are you hungry for revival? I certainly am. I want to see God break into the lives of people where I live; for him to set people free from the chains that bind them (Isaiah 9:4) and to show them that there is a God who loves them more than they could ever comprehend (e.g., John 3:16). I want nobody to be in any doubt that God is real and that each person needs him (e.g., Romans 10:9-10). I want churches to be overflowing and thousands of lost souls to be saved; for the Lord to add to our number daily as he did in Acts 2:47.
I have recently noticed a renewed sense of expectation for revival and people gathering to pray. I have been inspired particularly by a prayer day I went to (more on that (here) and a sermon I heard on the revival in the Hebrides (here).
What has struck me is that we can all join in praying, whether we are on our own at home or at gathered meetings. It doesn’t matter if you can pray for hours or minutes, two faithful older ladies in the middle of nowhere prayed and that started the revival in the Hebrides. So will you join me today in seeking God for revival?