‘Asbury Revival’ Rolls Into 10th Day of Inspirational Services, Other Universities Following Suit

The ‘Asbury Revival’ marathon praise and worship service has rolled into its 10th consecutive day as America is left to marvel at the power of God working through the small central Kentucky community and school. Asbury University, otherwise known as Asbury Theological Seminary, is a small, private, not-for-profit school nestled in the countryside in the small town of Wilmore, just south of Lexington, Ky. After ten consecutive days of round-the-clock worship, Wilmore and Asbury University are gaining attention worldwide, and students at other universities are following suit.

An evangelical service in Wilmore, Kentucky has been celebrating nonstop for 10 days in what many of its participants are calling a “revival.” 

The event is being held at Asbury University — a small Christian college — and has seen participants fly in from across the country to participate as it enters its tenth straight day of worship.

The movement began after students refused to leave following a chapel service last Wednesday, and the services have since grown to pack the school’s chapel with worshipers from all over the country, according to Christianity Today.

The Asbury Revival is having cascading effects as congregations elsewhere in the United States join in the marathon worship.

Revivals are nothing new for small towns and small-town churches, especially in the South. What is remarkable about the Asbury revival, aside from its longevity is the attention. People have flown from all over the country to witness first-hand what God has moved in the students at this small school. America is a bleak place, as is the world right now. Church attendance and general belief in God is down as the left tears at the fabric of the family and Christianity. The events at Asbury have sparked hope and faith in people everywhere.

Students at Samford University in Alabama are now entering their fourth day of continuous prayer. 

Samford’s service, held in Reid Chapel, began as usual before Thursday classes were canceled due to weather. 

Church-goers stayed and continued the meeting until it began to be compared to the Asbury event. 

“For over seven hours, students gathered in Reid [Wednesday] and well into the morning worshiping, praying, sharing testimonies and reading Scripture,” Samford Ministry Training Institute executive director Kevin Blackwell told the Alabama Baptist.

He continued, “It was totally organic and student-led. At 2 a.m. there were 150–200 students in the chapel seeking God’s face and praying for revival on our campus. God is up to something!”

Similar meetings have been reported at Cedarville University in Ohio and Lee University in Tennessee.

America needs a spiritual revival. The country needs a hard moral reset, and the fact that what is happening is happening on college campuses gives people hope that perhaps our nation and our youth aren’t as lost as we think they are. God is working wonders in Central Kentucky, and it is spreading across the nation. That is only a good thing.

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