National Collegiate Day of Prayer, February 25, 2016

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One revival took place in 1802 at Yale, and then at Harvard and Princeton in 1815. nike pas cher The key to each of these revivals was fervent, united prayer. NIKE LUNARGLIDE 8 In fact, in 1823, every major university and denomination agreed to reserve the last Thursday of February as the day of united prayer for colleges. Fjallraven Kanken Big Young and old would gather to pray for God to change a future generation of leaders, whom they recognized were the future of their churches, culture, and society. And they prayed, believing that the principles that students would learn on their college campuses would become the values of America. As a result, many lives were transformed and the university campuses were swept into the presence of Almighty God. buy mu legend zen

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    In the year 1823, the last Thursday of February each year was agreed upon as the day for special supplication that God would pour from on high His Spirit upon our Colleges and Seminaries. And what have been some of the results? In the years 1824 and 1825, revivals were experienced in 5 different colleges; in 1826, in 6 colleges; in 1831, in 19 . Asics Gel Lyte 3 . nike cortez 90s . legend zen for sale In one of the colleges it is stated that a revival started on the very day of the concert of prayer. fjällräven kånken No.2 In 1835, not less than 18 revivals were reported by different colleges.

    By the end of the 19th century, these repeated student awakenings had radically transformed the culture and moral climate at many of our nation’s largest universities. albion gold nike pas cher As a result, believe it or not, at that time, many of America’s priests and ministers encouraged their congregations to send their children to college, if they wanted to see them safe and soundly converted to Jesus Christ, which is quite a striking difference compared to today’s campuses. Fjallraven Kanken Mini This coming Thursday, February 25, 2016, I call upon all of us to pray for the students on our college and university campuses. Scott Chandler In 2015, the Collegiate Day of Prayer was reestablished. You can learn more at

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