In the early years of the 1700 – 1900’s the revival fires burned. God sent powerful awakenings to: Wales, Scotland, Ireland, India, Korea, the United States and many other parts of the world. God used many people such as John and Charles Wesley, George Whitfield, and John Hyde (known as praying Hyde). Hyde, a missionary to India, prayed for 12 years before he saw an answer to his prayers.
A revival began in Southern India where Amy Carmichael along with many others had been praying that a new visitation of the Holy Spirit would come all over India as it had in many other places. Amy was a Protestant Christian missionary in India who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavus. She served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books. On October 22, 1906 Jesus came in the close of the morning service. It was startling. Soon the whole upper half of the church was on its face on the floor all crying out to God, each boy, girl, man, and woman alike. The sound was like a sound of waves or a strong wind in the trees. I had never heard such a thing, Amy confessed. Many outside rushed to the church. Months later, most all of the children had been saved and most adult backsliders were restored. Many in the village were converted and many were quickened to walk in newness of life.
Oh God, may we be found faithful to be fervent in praying, repenting of our sin, and seeking You above all else, so that You might pour out revival in our nation and world. Oh Father, grace us again with Your Holy presence.
Parts of this were taken from “Revival Fires,” by Wesley Duewel.