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The recent problems in our economy can be used as a wakeup call for us all. Maybe this current anxiety will turn many eyes toward God. The church is often at its best in tragedy and calamity. In 1867, many banks and factories were closing in America. Because of these problems, Jeremiah Lanphier started a prayer meeting in a church in New York City. Starting with 6, it topped 6,000 by the late winter. And this was just in New York City. Before that revival ran its course in 1868, a million people had been added to the church. It is called the praying revival.

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