By Drew Humphrey, college pastor at Highland Baptist Church in Waco
From March 31-April 3, more than 12 Waco college ministries came together and organized a 72-hour prayer revival on Baylor University’s campus called FM72. FM stands for “Fountain Mall” the location where the revival took place and for 72 hours there were always people in the prayer tents lifting up prayers for a breakthrough in our students and throughout the world.
Each evening, Sunday-Wednesday, there were 8 pm worship gatherings reaching up to approximately 2,000 students right at the heart of campus. Each of these gatherings went well over two hours and was filled with worship, prayers, and teaching from leaders like Jonathan Pokluda, Jennie Allen, and Jonathan Tremaine Thomas.
There were many incredible testimonies from the prayer tents and worship gatherings. One night, God woke a student up at 2 am and prompted her to go the prayer tents where she found students and rededicated her life to Jesus. At one of the worship gatherings, students began to just stand up in front of 1,000+ of their peers and confessed their sins one-by-one. They were shouting out across the crowd and grabbing the mic declaring, “Pornography has no power over me nor over this campus!” ... Others shouted the same things about suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and eating disorders.
By the final night, students were experiencing incredible breakthrough and the Spirit was doing a supernatural work in individuals and on our campus as a whole. The students took the mic at the end of the last night and challenged the student body to continue this prayer movement.
The next day, after the event was officially over and the stage was gone, hundreds of students gathered for prayer again on campus and they set up their own prayer tents since the original ones had been rented and returned. The movement of God continues!
Please pray for this movement and revival to continue in our students, that many would come to know Jesus and surrender their lives to Him.
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