Pete Greig wrote in Premier Christianity on 11 May 2020 that there are encouraging signs that in the UK we may be on the cusp of a spiritual awakening. The full article is at https://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/5-signs-we-could-be-on-the-cusp-of-a-spiritual-awakening
The ‘UK Blessing’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U has had an extraordinary response; it was shared 2 million times in the first week, and there are stories of people watching it being moved to tears.
There has been a surge in Prayer: research commissioned by Tearfund suggested that in the UK some 3 million people have turned to prayer during the Lockdown. The requests for 24/7 prayer resources have gone through the roof.
Church Attendance has increased: based on the Tearfund research the normal figure of 5-7 % attending a church service is now 24%!
Nicky Gumbel says “I've never known a time in my life when people are more open to [God’s word] than they are now.”
Public Opinion: There have been positive articles in the Guardian, Good Morning Britain, the Times , and BBCs News at 10!
Young People: the research found the leading demographic is 18-34 yr olds!
Also The Spectator reported that the number of people searching for the word ‘prayer’ on Google ‘skyrocketed’ last month, doubling with every 80,000 new registered cases of coronavirus, according to a University of Copenhagen study.’
So – Praise God! And keep on praying for our nation!