God, in your Sovereignty bring back the days of old. Take us back to the time when we were eager to experience your presence. Take us to a time when you were pleased with our presence. Maybe some day we will experience the ‘Prayers of Old’. Wouldn’t you like to have been at this meeting?
“I invited him to attend the meeting. He came, and prayed in such a way as I never heard a person pray before nor since. The people in the meeting began to shudder and sigh, and then such a dreadful hush came over us all, that we could neither sing, speak, pray, nor move. We all appeared to be transfixed with power from on high, and in that condition we remained for many hours!”
“My meetings often lasted until 11 p.m. I could not get people away who were seeking the Lord every night in the week, indoors and out. Of course, I had to commence earlier now on the Sabbath, as the day was not long enough for my work, so I commenced at six in the morning. As a consequence, I found it hard work, but precious work, to toil at twenty-one meetings each week. My day’s strength was given according to His promise, and in a short time hundreds of souls professed conversion to God;”Click to read more of REV. JAMES OATEY 1881