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The Role of Prayer in Spiritual Awakening

Leslie Basham: It's common to look back on past era's and idealize those earlier times, but it's not always accurate.

Dr. J. Edwin Orr: Not many people realize that in the wake of the American Revolution, there was a moral slump.

Leslie: This is Dr. J. Edwin Orr, a historian of revival.

Dr. Orr: Drunkenness was epidemic. Out of a population of five million, three hundred thousand were confirmed drunkards. They were burying fifteen thousand of them each year. Profanity was of the most shocking kind. For the first time in the history of the American settlement, women were afraid to go out at night for fear of assault. Bank robberies were a daily occurrence.

Leslie: This is Revive Our Hearts with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, author of Adorned, for July 19, 2018. J. Edwin Orr has provided a sobering picture of a time in history a lot of people …

About the Teacher

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 …