Praying for Revival

Praying for Revival

What if we prayed until we saw the nation re-evangelised and our society transformed?

On Tuesday 15th September over seventy churches across the UK united in a night of live stream prayer. History tells us that we pray, God moves. Over the past two centuries, we have seen extraordinary acts of God that emerged through a group of people meeting together and faithfully praying for their community.

In 1857 a group of young men prayed for a move of God in Kells, Northern Ireland.

In 1904 a pastor and his friends prayed that the Holy Spirit would spread like wildfire across Loughor, Wales.

In 1938 John Wesley and sixty of his friends prayed for revival to break out in London, England.

In 1949 two elderly sisters prayed that their community would be transformed on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

In each of these cases, God was faithful to the prayers of His people and showed up in ways that exceeded expectations. 100s of 1000s of people came to faith, churches were built in order to accommodate all of the people who were being saved, crime rates dropped and people fell to their knees in the street as they encountered the Holy Spirit.

This is what we long for: for God to move and make His presence known. This Autumn, over 5000 churches will launch their Alpha and we want God to be at the very centre.  This was the heart of Alpha Prayer Live – to gather together in faith that God will move again in our nation and do immeasurably more with Alpha that we could ever ask or imagine. 

It doesn’t matter where we are, how old we are or who we are, prayer changes things. Alpha Prayer Live was just a small part of praying for revival to happen: this prayer goes far beyond one evening. What if we prayed until we saw the nation re-evangelised and our society transformed? Our cry is this:

Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known...”
— Habakkuk 3:2, NIV

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Xola's Story

Xola's Story

Xola grew up in a township in South Africa, and with lots of other young men he got involved with gangs, drugs and was eventually arrested.

While in prison, Xola began to realise that he could not live the life that he had previous led.  

Find out more about how Xola came to try Alpha. Learn more about Alpha and how to find one near you

I used to think that God was not for me but for other people
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Emma's Story

Emma's Story

After the death of her beloved sister, Emma was left with a huge emptiness. She began isolating herself from close relationships and the more isolated she became, the more difficult it was to re-engage. One day, her father dared her to try Alpha. She turned around, took a risk and signed up.

Find out what happened to Emma after she tried Alpha. Learn more about Alpha and how to find one near you


Within the space of a day I went from being the youngest child to an only child.
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Richard's Story

Richard's Story

By the age of 25, Richard realised he was going too far. He was losing control.  

He started coming back to church to follow a girl, but realised he may be in need something more.

Find out what happened to Richard after he tried signed up for Alpha. Learn more about Alpha and how to find one near you


The hardest part for me was just showing up the first night.
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More than Mutual // Anna and Emmanuel's Story

More than Mutual // Anna and Emmanuel's Story

From exploring London together to a trip down under for a Grandmother’s blessing, Anna and Emmanuel have been more than mutual friends for 16 years.

“Fireworks went off by chance, although I did tell her it was planned.”

With the pipes in Anna’s family words travels fast, along with recommendations to try out the Marriage Course.

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Every table was looked after… you felt like you were on a date from the moment you walked in.

After experiencing values of speaking out and listening, the Marriage Course has provided them with a new inside lingo.

Listen to their story to find out how trying the Marriage Course led to giving Alpha a go too.

If you would like to attend or run a Marriage Course, click here to find one in your community or local area.