When I was in India I prayed for a lot of people. I’ve learned the healing prayer model from Impact Nations. It is pretty easy.
- Can I pray for you today?
- Where is your pain?
- On a scale of 1 – 10 how bed is the pain?
- May I touch (your shoulder, or where the pain is)?
- “I declare that all pain in the shoulder must go right now in the name of Jesus”
- How is your pain now?
- Oh, it is a 4 out of 10 instead of (previous answer).
- Okay, let’s pray again
- “I declare that all pain in the should must go right now in the name of Jesus”
Most times, pain is gone completely. Movement is restored. Strength returns.
Continue reading A 20-Year Game Plan
I was on my fourth ministry trip to Africa and was in a remote village in north-eastern Mozambique. I had preached the evening message and as is common the inviting pastors wanted me to pray for the people.
Now, in the months prior to this trip the Lord had been growing me in conviction about a number of things, one being the priority of teaching people how to pray for themselves and each other. And so this particular evening under a thatch roof and as the evening breezes came through the walls I declined to pray for the people, opting instead to teach the people how to pray for each other. It was a dismal failure.
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It was such a great week this last week. I’m still trying to put words to it all. Years back as the Lord was telling me of the work to come I would think ‘pray for many people’ and be completely overwhelmed. And even on my previous ministry trips I’ve had a love / hate relationship with prayer. I’m called to pray, but I don’t want to be the only one praying, others can pray, on and on and on the thoughts rattled in my head and heart.
Continue reading The Power of Prayer – Practical Gifts from Jesus to Others
I am in Bangalore, India. My room is right across from the Bible College that I am visiting for these next days. This morning, as dawn approaches, and because I have the doors to my little patio open, I could hear (they only just finished) the students as they gathered in the top room singing praises to the Lord.
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I watch our Christian community respond to bad news, to indescretions, to failures, to loss and pain and I wonder how good we are at really praying the heart of God into these things.
Years back I had a friend who was in deep conversation with the Lord about a very bad situation. At that time my own faith was quite weak. My emotions were poked by her situation and particularly by the authentic conversation she was having with the Lord.
Continue reading To Truly Stand Alongside
I just received a phone call from one of our indigenous pastors in Kenya. Caliph and I speak regularly and we have done much work alongside him.
He called to let me know that his sister and brother-in-law lost their lives in the attacks in Kenya over the weekend, and they have left behind four young children.
Caliph and his wife are now the ones caring for the children, taking them into their home and life for the years to come. All of the children are under the age of twelve.
Please pray deep comfort and peace for all of them in the midst of this tragedy and loss and deep grief.
If any of you have a sense of giving some money to assist with the feeding and school fees of the children I can facilitate that happening.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3