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From: Becky Tirabassi
To: Becky Tirabassi
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 5:13 PM
Subject: DAY 33 IN 40 DAYS OF PRAYER for revival !! The Ohio State University continues in prayer for all campuses ALL WEEK LONG!
What does revival look like? In reading “Finney’s Lectures on Revival,” I am continually surprised by the stories of, hindrances to, and signs of revival that he recorded from which others could glean insight and courage! Yes, courage! I am convinced that God’s heart desires for all of His children to be in continual revival—always and forever, now and for eternity—BUT we need courage to persevere, to not get lazy!
I’m personally convinced that those who pray for revival will see revival. Those who live in simple and constant obedience to the Holy Spirit of the living God will enjoy personal revival, which cannot help but influence all those around them.
Let us continue to pray for revival on all college campuses in America!
Today’s report from OSU came a bit later in the afternoon, but it is nonetheless “fired up!”
“I’m actually really amazed on how incredible this non-stop prayer thing is going. God wants us to pray 24/7 not just because of spiritual warfare and we need to pray and blah blah blah, but because He knows we will really like it! That we’ll enjoy it! Man, He’s so good. This 24/7 prayer adventure is shouting to me how much He loves us! I’ve been thinking today why we aren’t already at 24/7 prayer here at OSU. We roughly pray 15 hours a day, 7am-10pm, normally. And I guess the whole 24/7 thing just kind of scared me, but now that we are doing it I’m realizing how easy it is. Once we get our system down, we’ll be praying 24/7 come Spring quarter easily. And as the hours continue, more people are showing up to pray – especially during the night watch! Multiple people showed up to pray during the night last night, not just those signed up to pray! My roommate and I aren’t signed up to tonight either, but we are going just because praying in the middle of the night while everyone is sleeping is the COOLEST! With the turnout last night, I suppose more are discovering this as well…as long as there is room for me…”.