Ludwig Von Zinzendorf, at age nineteen, was attending college at the University of Wittenberg. There he saw a painting of Christ, in agony, hanging on the cross, and an inscription that read; “All this I did for you, what are you going to do for Me?”
From that day on, Ludwig Von Zinzendorf dedicated his life to spreading the gospel message to the world. During his ministry, he started a 24 hour, seven days a week prayer vigil that lasted for 120 years! As a result, the Moravians, over the next 20 years sent out more missionaries throughout the world than the Protestants or Anglicans did the 200 years before. Souls were won to Christ, revivals spread throughout Germany and Europe, missionaries were trained and sent as a result of prayer!
This morning, I had the privilege to meet and pray in a room modeled after the Zinzendorf prayer vigil. For the past 4 years this place has been open to the public for private prayer, devotions, and personal worship. With a melody of music playing in the background, and the lyrics pulled straight from the scriptures; there was certainly a reverence and heart-tugging sensation of the Holy Spirit interceding on my behalf.
I prayed for our college students, I prayed that a great moving of God would ignite from within and spread like a wild fire across the world. I prayed for my pastor, and our church. I prayed for my family, and myself, that we would be vessels used by God. I prayed for Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, India, China, and the U.S. I prayed for missionaries in those places, and that the Lord would send forth more laborers into His harvest.
Most of all, I prayed that my personal walk, and relationship with Jesus would grow and mature each and every day! Remaining in the spirit of prayer, I pray now that revival would come to the hearts of the believers, and that souls would come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!
Will you also pray? It’s amazing what the Holy Spirit will do in your life personally, if you will simply intercede for others!