My thoughts on revival.
As a pastor who has tried the 'revival meeting' thing, and heard great preaching and no results, I have come to realize that a true 'revival' is not a meeting, not necessarily a group, or even a church thing, bt an indiidual thing, and if continued, CAN spread further.
Every revival has to start with a single man or woman, someone who, in their own life, has come to understand the need of a better relationship with God, a need to purge the old sins which so easily beset. That person, coming in fervent, often prayer can bring about revival in that person, a reviving of the spirit to be made more lively to God.
When that person becomes revived, I believe it will place in their hearts a greater desire to serve God, but it must also, if there is to be revival of others, put upon them a heart for the brethren to be similarly revived-perhaps they will pray for one person, or many, perhaps invite one to pray with them with the same mind.
Basically, there can be NO revival, not on a small or large scale, unless the desire is in the heart to BE revived, meaning they must see clearly the need, and accept it, and prayer is a great beginning-that one person, or two people, praying fervently for themselves and others, can be the seed for revival to spread. A church can't be revived unless they have a pastor who is revived, or is seeking revival for himself and his flock and is prayiing for them.
I have heard that one of the 'great awakenings' began with one man praying, then others joining him, until entire churches through an area were praying at the same time with the same mind-in one accord.
Anyways, I ramble, because I just got up, but here is my point: one man, one woman, being revived, can plant the seed for a larger revival, or may just be himself revived. It must be based on the individual and their heart.