Answered prayer - when a nation prays
From a video by The Wall of Answered Prayer
May 24th 2020 was the 80th anniversary of the King calling the nation to pray. Subsequently, something happened which was incredible and it's a story that has impacted us deeply as a country.
In May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force of about 375,000 soldiers was trapped at Dunkirk. One of the greatest disasters in UK military history seemed in the making with the British army facing annihilation.
There was only one place where the naval boats could come in and rescue soldiers due to the shallow sea. Churchill's advisors estimated that only 30,000 soldiers will get out alive.
It's a pivotal moment in history and then something happens that has only happened in our nation just a handful of times. King George VI on a radio address to the nation called a day of prayer.
A million people queued up outside churches to pray to the God who answers. Millions of people at home called out for their loved ones, pleading with God to rescue them. It is well for us to show the world that we still believe - may we find inspiration and faith from this solemn day.
What happened next was miraculous; strategic mistakes, freak localised storms which ground attack aircraft, calm waters for small boats, fog cover, personal stories of protection. 330,000 soldiers evacuated. The video below explains more.
As we remember this miracle of Dunkirk, let's remember the real story. As well as the courage and self-sacrifice of all caught up in this event, most of all let's not forget that when this nation humbled itself, when this nation got on its knees and called to the Lord then He was good, He listened, He answered our prayers.
Watch this 8 min video here:
"Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14 New Living Translation (NLT)