Today (Sunday) marks the 150 year anniversary of the beginning of the Fulton Street Revival, one of the greatest ‘unreported’ revivals of all time. It started with a few laymen meeting together for prayer on Wednesday 23, 1857 and grew until over 50,000 in New York city were pausing at noon to pray everyday. It spread across the entire country and in a year and a half over a million people were converted to Jesus Christ.
This was not a movement with major preachers or any prominent leaders, but was started and fed by laymen and women hungry for greater daily relationship with God, and was called “the Layman’s Revival” by some.
Services are planned in New York to commemorate the Revival with a hope that revival will come once more to our land.