How Revival Started In One Church
By H. Johnson
A minister was depressed by the low spiritual state of his congregation. His "cause" was like a stagnant pool. The news of revival going on in other parts of the country had reached him. One day he suddenly decided to abandon the preparation of his sermon, and to devote himself to prayer. He pleaded earnestly and passionately for five hours.
The next day was Sunday. On entering the pulpit the conviction seized him that something remarkable was about to happen. The people were unusually attentive. Their faces betokened solemnity and awe. When the service came to an end several persons were broken down under the Spirit's influence. That service proved to be the beginning of a genuine and permanent revival.
– From Life Indeed.