On September 23, 1857, six people gathered to pray because of what they perceived as a spiritual decline in America. The prayer meeting was organized by Jeremiah Lanphier, a business owner.
Historians say this noon prayer gathering on Fulton Street in New York was the beginning of a movement of Prayer that swept the nation and the world. It wasn’t led by clergy. It wasn’t precipitated by preaching. It started with six Believers, led by the Holy Spirit, on their knees in prayer and it blossomed into what we now call the Third Great Awakening.
In his little book, “Quiet Talks on Prayer” written in 1904, S.D. Gordon said, “The great people of the earth today are the people who pray. I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer, nor yet those who can explain about prayer; but I mean those people who take time to pray.”
I am looking for some of S.D. Gordon’s “great people”.
To steal a phrase, I have a dream today. A dream where brothers and sisters all across Indiana are united in prayer for Indiana, the Nation and the World. A dream where a few gather to determine monthly prayer strategies and unite in purpose to take those strategies back to our Associations and churches so they may pray also. I have a dream today, that God might unify Indiana through a movement of prayer.
Perhaps I am not alone in this dream. Maybe you are dreaming it also.
Would you be a prayer leader for your church or association? Would you be willing to meeting once a month on line to pray, strategize and report back to your church and association?
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. let me know if you are dreaming as I am.