Prayer in the Jesus Movement
Posted on June 28, 2021 8:00 PM by Mark Snowden
As a Jesus Freak of the 70's, I cannot overstate the power of prayer. There was a prayer revolution that had our Southern Baptist youth group taking lessons from the Methodists. They began a Lay Renewal Movement that translated to our church as 90 minutes of prayer every Thursday night. It was out of that prayer gathering that our youth group exploded from 35 to well over 100, largely by baptisms.
It's one thing to talk about California's Jesus people, but another to talk about rank and file teens in central Kentucky getting on fire for Jesus and walking in the Holy Spirit's power day-after-day for many years extending way past high school years. The Asbury Revival began and spread out of repentance. We would do well to learn from those lessons today.
--Mark Snowden is the director of missional leadership, Cincinnati Area Baptist Association. He attended High School 1971 to 1975.