New Year Prayer Guide

Day 5

Revival and Harvest in Wales

Claude V. King

God’s Word for Today

Read Isaiah 40:1-5

Thoughts for Today

Religious and church life had reached a low point in Wales in 1904. Church attendance was low and apathy and sinful behavior were high. Many were praying for revival. A young man, Evan Roberts, had been praying for 13 years. Sensing God’s call to vocational ministry, he left working in the coal mines to go to school.

He sensed God gave him a message to share with his home church. On a Monday night, he shared a four point message with 17 young people and all responded with a desire to obey. They met the next night with more responding and attendance began to grow nightly. As Christians got right with God and others, God began to convict unbelievers of sin and many began turning to faith in Christ. In six months over 100,000 had professed faith in Christ.

Because so many people’s lives were being changed, the society changed as well. Crime decreased so much that judges and policemen had little to do. Taverns went out of business because of the decline in drinking alcohol. That affected family life for the good. Even the animals in the coal mines had to be retrained because of the clean language of the converted miners.

Read Evan’s four points and consider what changes you would need to make to apply these in your life.

  1. You must put away any unconfessed sin.
  2. You must put away any doubtful habit.
  3. You must obey the Holy Spirit promptly.
  4. You must confess Christ publicly.

It’s Time to Pray

  1. Pray for God to bring such conviction throughout your region that masses will put away sin and doubtful habits. Pray that God will guide and empower your witness and that of others.
  2. Pray that so many people will come to faith in Christ that the society in your community will change for good as lives are changed for God’s glory.
  3. Ask God what He wants you to do today to apply what He has revealed. What actions will you take?

Prayer Exercise

Go to a public place where people drive or walk about such as a shopping center or mall. Sit quietly, and pray for those – like yourself – running here and there. Pray for their inner peace. Pray for a greater awareness of His presence.

Pray for an Unreached People Group: Newah of Nepal

The Bible has been translated into the Newahi language, and several other Christian resources are available to the Newah at this time. Prayer is the key to reaching these precious people with the Gospel.