Hebrides Revival of Scotland – 1949

A revival took place in 1949 in the village of Barvas on the largest island of the Outer Hebrides off the northwest coast of Scotland. Much has been written about the impact of pastor/evangelist Duncan Campbell and the meetings he led in that time. But little attention has been paid to the prayer warriors who […] Read more »

Argentia Revival Early 1950’s

MIGHTY REVIVAL IN ARGENTINA – EARLY 1950’s This story begins with the prayer life of missionary R. E. Miller from the United States. In the early 1950s, he had spent years of tireless, zealous activity in Argentina, pastoring churches, holding meetings and conducting personal evangelism, with little fruit. Does this sound familiar? It seemed to […] Read more »

Kansas City IHOP (International House of Prayer) – 2001

On September 19, 1999, the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri, started a worship-based prayer meeting that has continued for twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week ever since. With a similar vision to Zinzendorf, that the fire on the altar should never go out, there has never been a time when […] Read more »

David Yonggi Cho, Seoul, South Korea – 1973

In 1973, David Yonggi Cho, Pastor of the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea, established Prayer Mountain with night-and-day prayer. Prayer Mountain was soon attracting over a million visitors per year, as people would spend retreats in the prayer cells provided on the mountain. Dr. Cho had a commitment to continuous prayer, to […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

The Welsh Revival of 1904-05

During the spring of 1904 a young Welshman named Evan Roberts was repeatedly awakened at 1:00 a.m. He met with God until 5:00 a.m. The Welsh revival followed. Churches were packed for prayer meetings. In a prayer meeting for young people, Pastor Joseph Jenkins asked for testimonies. A young girl named Florrie Evans, who had […] Read more »

Fulton Street Prayer – New York

FULTON STREET – REVIVAL IN NEW YORK CITY In the middle of September 1857, in New York City, a tall man “with a pleasant face, and affectionate manner . . . shrewd and endowed with much tact and common sense” began passing out handbills that read:  “How Often Shall I Pray? As often as the language […] Read more »

Alexander Akimetes and the Sleepless Ones

Born in Asia Minor and educated in Constantinople, Alexander became an officer in the Roman army. Challenged by Jesus’ words to the rich young ruler from (Matthew 19:21), Akimetes sold his possessions and retreated from court life to the desert. Tradition states that he set fire to a pagan temple after seven years of solitude. Upon […] Read more »

The Knights of St John Watch, 1080

A watch of the Lord began in Jerusalem in 1080 by the Knights of St. John.  Islam was posing a great threat.  Turkish Muslims were about to come against Jerusalem.  The Knights of St. John were known for their establishment of hospitals.  They defended them with their soldiers. This Christian order made a vow: “To […] Read more »

Bangor, Ireland Watch, AD 555

In the year 555 a 24 hour prayer watch began in Bangor, Ireland.  There were about 2000-3000 people living in that community.  They would pray, praise and worship God in alternating shifts. They based this 24 hour praise and worship on the system of Temple praise and worship in Jerusalem.  They stressed praise and intercession! […] Read more »