USA: How prayer changed a campus
A testimony from a 24-7 Prayer Room in Ohio, USA:
‘I was hanging out with my friend Aimee when she told me a very strange thing. She said she had to leave for an “appointment with God”. Something inside me was curious, so when she invited me to come along to the prayer room, I did. During our hour, I accepted Christ and I cannot tell you how life-changing the experience has been for me.
Since that day, I have returned to the 24-7 Prayer Room a few times and God has truly shown himself to me in huge and marvelous ways. You see, I am a kid who grew up with an abusive dad and I believed that I could therefore never experience the love of a father. But God has shown me differently. I have felt so loved and now experience peace everyday knowing that my heavenly Father is with me. I didn’t even think this was something I could feel.
During one of my visits to the prayer room, I saw a card on the wall asking people to pray ‘for the lost’. It was humbling to me to read that because I realized that people I didn’t know had been praying for me while I was lost.
I live in a fraternity house at Bluffton University, Ohio, and I couldn’t get my frat brothers off my mind. Aimee explained that now that I was a Christian I had been called to seek others out and tell them of the great love I am experiencing. So she prayed that I would have boldness and courage to do this at school.
I began to pray that all thirty-three of my frat brothers would give their lives to Christ. And one by one, they did! It was a little bit crazy. Every couple of days another guy would come and ask me to pray with him or tell me that he had already prayed. How exciting it was for me to watch the transformation in my fraternity house. it had been a place dedicated to anything that didn’t honour God, but now we were singing worship songs in our living room!
GOD TOOK OVER OUR HOUSE AND THERE WAS NO TURNING BACK.
By the time we left for Christmas break everyone except Tim had become a Christian. During break, Aimee was house-sitting and invited Tim over for dinner. By the end of the night he too had placed his faith in Christ as His Savior. Thirty-four frat brothers in less than six months. What a mighty God!
Little did we know how perfect God’s timing was in all of this. Twenty-seven day after Tim placed his faith in Christ, just after Christmas, he was involved in a fatal automobile accident and went to be with Jesus.
In the twenty-seven days before Tim died, he had been consumed with concern for his parents who did not yet share his newfound Christian faith. But
AT HIS FUNERAL, TIM’S PARENTS AND FIFTEEN OF HIS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM-MATES DECIDED TO TRUST CHRIST AND FOLLOW HIM.
I believe all this happened because there were people in the 24-7 Pryaer Room praying for the lost. i praise GOd for the church and their faithful obedience to God demonstrated through prayer.’
-taken from the Alpha Prayer Guide –