Revive Our Hearts Podcast

1857 Prayer Revival, Day 1

Leslie Basham: At noon, Fulton Street in New York’s financial district is a busy place with businessmen and women hurrying to restaurants and meetings. Some street vendors set up at the corner of Fulton Street and Williams, offering a quick lunch. This is about three blocks away from the site Americans have come to call Ground Zero. Of course, that area gets a lot of attention.

But few of the people walking down Fulton near Williams Street realize the significance of this spot. Most of them don’t know what happened here in September 1857. A small group of businessmen gathered to pray at the North Dutch Reform Church on Fulton Street.

It was the beginning of a revival that would spread throughout the nation. This revival swelled church attendance. It changed people’s behaviors, and it inspired new missionary endeavors. But mostly, the revival inspired God’s people to pray.

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Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through two nationally syndicated radio programs heard each day—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than five million copies. Through her writing, podcasts, … read more …