A Kentucky university chapel has been the site of an impromptu prayer event that has continued unceasingly for an entire week. The event has drawn thousands, with some driving six hours or more to participate in the faithful display. Now Christians from as far as Singapore are traveling to the chapel to take part in the prayers, which have been live streamed on TikTok for the last week.
NBC News reports that the gathering began as a routine church service at Asbury University on February 8. At the conclusion of the service, several dozen students stayed behind in order to continue their prayers. After they shared the scene on the social media app TikTok, more students began to trickle into the chapel. This group generated more social media buzz, which drew even more, and soon the chapel was brimming with worshipers.
By February 16, posts on TikTok and Instagram had fueled the weeklong, 24-hour-a-day service with hashtags of “Asbury Revival,” generating some 24.4 million views on TikTok alone.
In the posts, great crowds of people can be seen singing along with music, reciting prayers in unison, and listening to speakers address the crowd.