I was sent the email below from Ken and Sylvia Thornberg. They head up Freedom Encounters which appears to be an outstanding ministry. I am looking forward to getting more acquainted with them and the counseling services they offer to all. You may want to check them out, as well. The prayer below is also available in Spanish, so please forward this to your Spanish-speaking friends so they can join with us in intercession too. Thank you!
Praying in tongues is a manifestation of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 12:7-11). It is a gift from God, enabling us in our prayer lives. When we pray in tongues, we speak mysteries to God and build up our spirits. Sounds really good to me! Why wouldn't I want to do this?
I received this request to pass on - Global Day Of Prayer - Christians Unite Against COVID-19.
A day of World Prayer is announced for THIS SUNDAY (TODAY) Sunday 22nd March 2020 at 12:00 local time. All Christians are invited to join FROM HOME from 12:00 - 13:00 hrs so the whole globe is covered for 24 hours. Obviously many of you will receive this on Monday, so make Monday your focused time of prayer. And praying continuously concerning this is wise for all of us.
An end to the spread of the virus
The amazing thing is that we DO have a Wonderful Counselor! Yes, it is true schools and colleges and sporting events have shut down. Businesses, stores, cruises, and theme parks have closed. Nations have sealed their borders. Fear is ready to surmount reason.
In the midst of this, the Bible says:
For a child will be born to us … the government will rest on His shoulders… His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6).
I received an email today which included the following questions: What are we to think about the Corona Virus, the nation's/world's response to it? The collapse of our economy, the sequestering of peoples. Are we in the tribulation, last days? How does this fit into prophecy? How do I manage the fear I have for the safety of my children, grandchildren, and for our jobs and abilities to buy food and survive? I feel ill equipped to navigate these waters.
Prophetic prayer begins by hearing God’s voice in your heart. For me, this comes as flowing words which just appear. For example, as I was wondering how to pray for a situation in which there was animosity, the following phrase appeared effortlessly within me as a spontaneous, flowing thought:
“My peace which surpasses all understanding shall fill their hearts and their minds, their sleep, their dreams, their bedroom, their home and their office.”
It was clear to me that I was to pray and speak this prophetic reality into the situation. This was the way God was moving in that situation. The phrase came to me day and night over three weeks, and each time it came, I declared in faith that this was God’s will, purpose and promise concerning this situation. This is prophetic prayer. In each case the timing of the fulfillment comes from the Lord. In this case, after three weeks I received a wonderful letter of peace! Prayer answered! Thank You Lord!
After my heart surgery I prayed numerous times for healing of my heart. I used the prayer approach Inner Healing for an Organ. Every time I did this prayer exercise, I felt the healing power and presence of the Holy Spirit moving upon me. This was experienced as a manifestation of shaking which I believe to be my body's reaction to the Holy Spirit’s healing presence and power.
As a young Christian, prayer didn’t seem to work very well. In my prayers I informed God of my situations and asked for Him to help. It all seemed quite rote and redundant and uneventful. It couldn’t be called a relationship because there was no communication back. There was no conversation. Just me talking.
In addition to healing prayer, great nutrition and exercise, you can restore a damaged organ in your body by removing any emotions which contributed to the organ's malfunction and any false identification you may have made with this infirmity by saying, "This is who I am." For example, "I am a heart attack victim." This free, downloadable prayer worksheet takes you through the steps.