This is a story of amazing power of God that fell on the people of Scottish island, Lewis. There were just two older women praying for some time, that God would awake people of the island. This amazing story is described in the video below. The man who preached there, was called Duncan Campbell. What happened in those days, is hardly heard of nowadays, nobody mentions it anymore, except yotube videos that somebody made long time ago. Something similar happened also on another occasion in Wales, UK.
In 1949, Campbell felt called to rejoin the Faith Mission which provided him with a house in Edinburgh. However, his ministry took him back to the isle of Skye, where he had worked 25 years before, travelling to and from Edinburgh by motorcycle. This work was successful, leading to people being converted to Christ. He was thoroughly engaged in that work when he received the call to go to the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. He initially resisted this call, but doors closed in Skye, opening the opportunity for him to go.
The call came from the Reverend James Murray McKay at the prompting of two Gaelic-speaking sisters in their eighties, who had been praying for revival. It was only at the third invitation that Campbell accepted. Over the following years he traveled from village to village preaching with many people being converted.
On one occasion Campbell was the main preacher at the Faith Mission Convention at Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church in Bangor, Northern Ireland, when he suddenly felt that he must leave at once, despite being engaged to speak at the closing meeting there the next day. He went (according to the call) to the island of Berneray of Harris, where he met an elder of the local church (then without a minister), who was so convinced that Campbell was coming that he had already announced the meetings at which Campbell was to preach. After several days of meetings, suddenly the island was gripped with a new awareness of God.
After unreliable reports of events on Lewis, he published a booklet, The Lewis Awakening, as an official account of this revival.
If we prayed more, like those old ladies, God would surely come like He did in Lewis in those days, but instead we do half an hour prayer once on Wednesday and once on Sunday, this is in most churches. In UK churches,old beautiful buildings are being closed one after another, they are changed into flats, business centers or bought by Muslims and changed into mosques. How do Christians expect God to act when there is so little prayer in the land?