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David Brainerd who was a man of intense, fervent wrestling prayer, saw perhaps the greatest revival ever among the native Americans in the mid eighteenth century. He said regarding the fruit of such prayer-

“The power of God seemed to descend upon the assembly like a mighty rushing wind and with an astounding energy bore down all before it. I stood amazed at the influence that seized the audience almost universally and could compare it to nothing more aptly than the force of a mighty torrent.”1

William Tennet

William Tennet, a key leader in the First Great Awakening was also a man of prayer. It was written of him for example-

He then broke out into so fervent and expressive a prayer, as greatly to surprise the congregation, and draw tears from every eye. A sermon followed, that continued the solemn scene, and made very lasting impressions on all the hearers.2

How often do we see preachers moved to such intense prayer? It was further said of Tennet-

heaven, he made prayer his chief and most delightful employment.3