Dr. R. A. Torrey tells us, "A third member of the group, even before we had been invited to Australia, had been given a vision of great crowds flocking to the Exposition Hall, people hanging on to the loaded street cars wherever they could, and when that vision was fulfilled he came a long distance to Melbourne just to see with his own eyes what God had revealed to him before.
We also found that a lady in Melbourne had read a book on Prayer and had been very deeply impressed by one short sentence in the book, 'pray through,' and that she had gone to work and had organized prayer-meetings all over the city before we reached the place;
indeed, we found when we reached Melbourne that there were seventeen hundred neighbourhood prayer-meetings being held every week in Melbourne. We remained in that city four weeks.
The first two weeks the meetings were held by many different pastors and evangelists in some forty or fifty different centres throughout the city, though meetings for the whole city were held at one o'clock, two o'clock and three o'clock each day in the Town Hall.
In the four weeks, eight thousand, six hundred an forty-two persons made a definite profession of having accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour.
And when we went back to Melbourne some months later and held a meeting of the converts, six thousand of them were present at that meeting; most of whom had already joined the Church; and almost all those who had not united with the Church as yet, promised to do so at once.
The report of what God had done in Melbourne spread not only all over Australia; but to India, and England and Scotland and Ireland, and resulted in a wonderful work of God in the leading cities of England, Scotland and Ireland, and the whole world-wide work was the outcome of the prayer meetings held in Chicago, and of the prayers of the little group of men in Australia."
Today's post - #14 The Big Revival, in the series what Prayer can do, by Dr. R. A. Torrey. Published by REVIVAL MOVEMENT ASSOCIATION, of Northern Ireland. www.revivalmovement.org
The next post 6/4 by Dr. R. A. Torrey will be #15The Welsh Revival
Let’s pray: Father, lay it on our hearts, to pray for the moving of Your Holy Spirit in our area, and especially in our churches.
Open our eyes to the Real need of so many folks who simply have no idea that You love them, and have provided for them to have Life now, and a secure way to heaven, when they die. Enable our ministers to preach Your Word in such a way, that hearts will be
moved to pray for the lost, who are troubled, and lonely. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Prayer for your pastor: "Pray that your pastor will think biblically with the mind of Christ. 1 Cor. 2:16; Col. 2:6-8; Eph. 4:17)
Today’s Bible verse: 2 Cor. 5:14 "The love of Christ compels us."
Today’s quote: ~ Linda Gleason
Betwixt and Between
Time has passed; I'm growing old.
There is much that I have seen
betwixt the time when I was born
and all the years between.
Many a lesson has been learned
on this journey of my life
with mountains of joy and happiness
and valleys of toil and strife.
Through years of struggle, I came to see
the value of work and trial.
In time I learned to be content
and reflect on it awhile.
And in those quiet moments,
I learned this to be true:
My life would have no meaning, Lord
if I had not found you.
Every day I thank you
for the joy I have known
and for blessed assurance
I was never left alone.
Bless the people who have touched my life;
bless the ones I'll never know.
Plant seeds of love within my heart
and nurture them to grow.
Take my heart and soul, dear Lord
that I might do your will
and lead some other long lost soul
to kneel on Golgotha's Hill.
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