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: