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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Contributed by Charles R. Swindoll on Oct 13, 2004
One of my favorite Christmas stories, is about a 7th-grade boy by the name of William Spurling. William Spurling was big for his age, & a little slow mentally. But he was a good boy & all the kids liked him. In fact, they wanted him for a friend because he was big enough to take their part if they ...read more