“In 1806 a group of students at Williams College in Massachusetts sought refuge from a sudden rainstorm in a haystack. As the rain beat down, they turned their retreat into a prayer meeting. They asked God to use their lives. As they prayed, their faith rose to believe God could use them significantly to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission. When the rain subsided, they left with the rallying cry, “We can do it if we will!” This unobtrusive meeting went down in history as the Haystack Prayer Meeting. Today this spontaneous prayer time is seen as the beginning of the mission movement in America. As a result, the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions was birthed.”[i]
Through a simple small non-organized prayer meeting the world would never be the same. God used a group of young people that had a relationship with Him to shake the world through missions. Not because of who they were or even that they deserved anything. It was all because they chose to allow God’s heart to be vocalized through prayer. That small group came in agreement with God’s will and because of it changed the world!
If the believers of God would only understand there is an incredible power when we come in agreement with heaven through our prayers. We could virtually change our surroundings and our world. The question is, will we no matter what the circumstances are find a place and time and begin to pray prayers that will make a difference? Let us also make our rallying cry as did that small group many years ago
“We Can do it if we will!”
[i] David Shibley, A Force In The Earth, Florida: Creation House, 1989 P. 85