During preparations for the annual New Year’s Eve Outreach in 1992, Nick Savoca, then Director of YWAM New York and his team were praying, asking the Lord what He would have them do as an evangelism strategy for their upcoming outreach in New York City.
In answer to their prayer, God very clearly said, “Pray for people on the street”.
“God gave us the strategy for creating and setting up a Prayer Station to invite people to stop and receive prayer for their felt needs”, says Nick. “From the first day, people warmly responded and many were ready to receive prayer and subsequently open their hearts to the message of the gospel. This new Prayer Station strategy has proved itself to be one of the most effective, powerful and disarming street evangelism methods we have ever seen!”
Since then, more than a thousand Prayer Stations have been sent out across the globe.