Answered Prayers throughout the Centuries
An exciting feature of The Wall of Answered Prayer is the inclusion of 75,000 stories of answered prayer from throughout the UK’s history. This nation has an incredibly rich Christian heritage and we want to remember all that God has done here through the centuries.
We are calling these heritage bricks.
It is such a privilege to honour the faiths of our ancestors by including their answered prayers in The Wall. By doing this we aim to preserve our nation's Christian heritage.
Do you know of any Christians from throughout history that may have stories we could use for The Wall? Does your hometown boast of a local hero of the faith? Perhaps there was a revival or a significant outpouring of the Spirit in your hometown. If anything comes to mind, please let us know here.
We are looking for stories that span from the time of St Augustine of Canterbury in the 6th Century AD to World War II.
Below we have a great example of a heritage answered prayer. These stories cannot be forgotten; we must remember what God has done throughout the millennia.
In the mid seventh century Aidan, the leader of the Irish Mission to Anglo-Saxons was on retreat on Inner Farne Isle, which overlooked the headquarters of the King at Bamburgh. He discerned that the warriors of a pagan tyrant had laid siege to the town, plundered the wooden houses and set fire to huge piles of wood. The rule of King Oswy and therefore the mission of Aidan would be killed off. Aidan raised his right arm in prayer and simply said ‘See, Lord’. The wind abruptly changed, driving smoke into the faces of the horses and warriors, who retreated, never to return.
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