On this day, August 5, in the Year of our Lord 1727, Nicholas Ludwig Von Zinzendorf and his young congregation spent the entire night in prayer with about a dozen people. Eight days later, a mighty revival broke out. Don’t underestimate the power of a single night of prayer.
On this day, August 2, in the year of our Lord 1931, Armin Gesswein was ordained into Christian ministry. He has been called by many The Father of the Modern Prayer Movement. Armin had a significant impact on the early formation of the College of Prayer, mentoring Fred Hartley and many other young leaders. Enjoy this celebration of Armin’s ordination written by his father.
On this day, August 1, in the Year of our Lord 1489, the manifest presence of Christ fell on San Marco, Italy. Gerome Savonarola preached his first sermon and people responded with heartfelt enthusiasm. The atmosphere was electric. Savonarola came to be known by many as the greatest revival leader of the fifteenth century. While some viewed him as a fanatic, others viewed him as a preacher of the truth who led his people to encounter Christ. Some estimate that as many as fifteen thousand boys, girls and young adults came to Christ as a result of this revival. Glory to Christ!