Topeka, Kansas – New Years Eve Watch, 1900

At the turn of the century in 1900 a prayer watch began that would birth a move of the Holy Spirit that would impact the world. On a New Years Eve a 24 hour prayer watch was coordinated by Charles Parham – a black preacher.  The Holy Spirit came down in such power that  people began to speak in other tongues.

What happened next would change the face of Christianity.  It spread to Azusa St in Los Angeles and then throughout the world.  That city was impacted as God had intervened and physical healings were common with other supernatural signs and wonders.  Newspapers reported the events and the news traveled across the U.S. as well as the world.  Multitudes came to this place to experience a visitation by God.

Point to Ponder:  “There is no power like that of prevailing prayer, of Abraham pleading for Sodom, Jacob wrestling in the stillness of the night, Moses standing in the breach, Hannah intoxicated with sorrow, David heartbroken with remorse and grief, Jesus in sweat of blood.  Add to this list from the records of the church your personal observation and experience, and always there is the cost of passion unto blood.  Such prayer prevails.  It turns ordinary mortals into men of power.  It brings power.  It brings fire.  It brings rain.  It brings life.  It brings God.” – Samuel Chadwick