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The first recorded revival in Christian history happened from a prayer meeting that took place with a handful of disciples in the upper room (Acts 1:14). The result of that prayer meeting was that they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them (Acts 2:4).

The 2nd great revival happens 3 chapters later in Acts 4:23, 24 after the release of Peter and John from prison for preaching about Jesus, they report back to the believers immediately raise their voices in prayer (Acts 4:24) the result that took place was that the room shook and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preach the word of God with boldness.

Every true revival from that day to this has had its earthly origin in prayer.

The main reason why many people remain superficial in their character and that much renewal in the church is not developing is because we have depended upon our own strength and put our faith in ministry programs and so very little of our energy is focused upon God’s power that is sought and obtained by earnest, persistent, believing prayer that will not take no for an answer. (The Power of Prayer and the Prayer of Power by RA Tory)

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