On the first day of the tour, we received a request to pray for a woman facing surgery. By the next morning, she not only was NOT taken into surgery, but was sent home from the hospital. Thank you, Jesus!
On the next day, we received a request to pray for a man on life support. We prayed in the morning, and by that afternoon, he was off the life support equipment! Glory to God!
We received an urgent message from a pastor - a man in the church was making immediate plans for leaving his wife. The next day, the man met with the pastor, and determined to change his plans and remain with his wife. We are trusting for complete restoration of this family.
On Saturday night, when the pastors received prayer, I was told, "I heard you the first time. Strength. Healing." This was through the woman who gave the spoken word. She had no idea that Monday night I was compelled to the altar, requesting strength for the journey! Or that I've been praying for healing of my shoulder.
I've been meditating on it, reading Daniel. Today I found this encouragement in my devotional:
"Boldness is behavior born out of belief. It's a belief that God is who he says he is. Next time you take a stand for God, do so with boldness. Your boldness will be a light into the world. It’s time to stand out."
Love you friends! Standing strong in the Lord and the power of his might!
Everything Changed Prayer Tour—a truly life changing week. The year of preparation, the time spent with women of one heart and purpose, the God encounters during the tour changed me in ways I continue to uncover. Our prayers won victories in the heavenlies and changed circumstances and situations here on earth. We planted righteous seeds, now germinating, waiting to sprout at the Father's appointed time and produce the fruit of righteousness. June 19 – 25, 2017 will remain in my memory as one of my most powerful experiences. Because we are humbling ourselves, seeking God’s face, praying, and turning from our wicked ways, God is hearing from heaven and healing our land. The effects of these prayers and our continued prayers ripple out to effect change beyond what we could imagine.
It's so wonderful to hear these good reports and to know that we all had a part in changing things to the glory of God. My heart is so full, it's about to burst.
Our Father is good and was good to us in every region. As we experienced God's goodness corporately, aware that God was watching, listening, orchestrating every detail of this journey, it made us an unstoppable
force. His love is one that never fails! We came in the Spirit of this love against all those spirits of wickedness, hatred, violence, hopelessness, poverty, destruction, addiction, greed, unforgiveness and sexual immorality so pervasive in the cities and towns. His love and our corporate unity and faith gave us the momentum and power to pray prayers to activate His intervention, His redemption, in every place that we walked and drove by. II Peter 1:3 says that He will provide everything needed for life and godliness. This bus tour was establishing corridors for the movement of God's Spirit throughout our District, corridors for His mercy and grace for true transformation of individuals, families and
I had a distinct impression that God was opening "gates" for us, those ancient gates that Ken Burtram mentioned, that His glory could follow. (Ps 24:8-10) I sensed a heavenly invasion of glory, changing atmospheres, destinies of individuals, churches and their leaders regionally.
The Lord said to me that the Everything Changed Prayer Tour would be a training ground for me. A time to observe and learn and grow. In short, I was a student.
There are paths He has been leading me down and positioning me in places that I could never have imagined just a few short years ago. In my younger years, my faith journey did not lend itself to even consider what today would look like … this Prodigal Daughter … and yet He called me deeper still … as an intercessor to a place that I have only begun to see.
The Prayer Tour was beyond words … I thought that I understood “believing” in the power of prayer and praying down strongholds and pushing back the enemy while taking ground for His Kingdom, BUT I HAD NO IDEA! I saw women who commanded and declared and were bold like I’ve never seen boldness. Fully understanding and operating in the power and authority that we have been given,
I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!
I am reminded of Acts 3 when Peter and John encountered the crippled beggar at the Beautiful Gate and Peter commanded him in the Name of Jesus to get up and walk. He didn’t pray for Him to be healed, he knew that the Lord had already done His part and had placed the power within him. Peter knew he was the conduit to release the power. The power and authority that the women on the prayer tour operated in built me up so much so that I found my inner being saying, “Yes Lord! Yes Lord! This is what it is supposed to look like! This is what the church is supposed to do! You’ve told us, but we haven’t listened! But these incredible prayer warriors get it!"
A prophet in our church told me that the Lord has much to say through me, but that I’ve got to stop trying to “manage” it. Whatever was at the root to that "managing" (fear? pride? insecurity?) is gone! Last week I was able to fully release it - quite a break through - and all of those self-imposed barriers were torn down.
Since the prayer tour, I have such a heightened sensitivity to everything around me. This is where I want to stay, to be in the world and yet be apart. To walk in heaven and walk on the earth. To love as He loved, to see with His eyes, to bring healing with power and authority, to believe fully.
So, my dear prayer journey friends, you are each so special to me as I see your dear faces … you have taught me SO MUCH! I love you! I cannot wait until we meet again! We are all on an amazing journey with Him! Thank you, thank you!
Though it was a whirlwind of a day yesterday, I felt I got connected to and felt the support of a larger group of intercessors which was encouraging to me. Even though I'm a resident here, I realized yesterday that I mostly feel like a missionary in a foreign land. Even the church our family attends is in a different county. So the experience yesterday was, for me, a little like it might have been for one of the churches founded by Paul to get a letter or brief visit from him. It was a cup of cold water of refreshing. Thanks for the encouragement you were and are to me and blessings upon you all. I will continue to pray over the rest of the trip and look forward to hearing the God stories and updates on how you are all doing.