On June 27, 2020, I heard a sermon about the creation that really stirred my heart. Then during the night, I awoke to a strong wind blowing the curtain in the bedroom. I got up to close the window and a prayer flooded into my spirit. I grabbed a pad and paper and started writing. I didn’t really hear the Lord as I usually do, but this prayer just flowed from my inner being.
Below are insightful reflections from my son, Josh, concerning the civil unrest we are experiencing. I feel he has helpful advice for us all.
We received the following powerful testimony from one of our CLU students, Pastor Kudzanayi Parirenyatwa: I am a graduate of one of the prestigious theological seminaries in Zimbabwe (Africa) and leading one of the biggest churches in our 2.5 million member international church with its headquarters in Zimbabwe. Our city centre assembly has a membership of over 500 people of diverse backgrounds and social status, but all suffer a general bondage of spiritual phobia.
I received the following email from Isabelle Declercq, one of our CLU graduates. She has seen God wage war in the heavenlies and defeat the Coronavirus. His message is in the clouds that she beheld and she tells her story below. It reminds me of the verse: The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory (Ps. 97:6)!
The prayer below was sent to me by Ken and Sylvia Thornberg, and I want to pass it on to you. Prayer changes things. Let's come into agreement that this virus will be halted in its tracks.
PLEASE PRAY ALOUD:
“Heavenly Father, I worship You, knowing that You care about the circumstances surrounding the deadly Covid-19 virus that is attacking the people of the earth. I believe that You have given people authority in Christ Jesus to stop this plague according to Your Word. Jesus said:
I received an email in the last 24 hours that my sister has been terribly sick for many days, with a fever of 102. Her doctor has had her tested for the coronavirus, but it will be ten days before the results come back so we are not 100% sure of the diagnosis. Either way, right now she is separated from her family, afraid and in pain.
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