Mobilising, training and equipping Christians for prayer
The Word makes it clear that we are to pray and ask of God, that He hears and will answer us. When we pray we are to have an expectation that, if we ask according to God’s will, we will receive from Him what we ask. Every moment, God is in the process of answering prayers of those who call out to Him. We want to give God glory and encourage intercessors, by sharing some stories of what God is doing in answer to prayer. We call these God stories, because these testimonies are all about Him.
Isam’s friend said his church was having a party at the end of the week and he should join. “I was very hesitant. I’d never been to a church before and I had no idea what to expect. What if there was dancing? Or alcohol? Part of me wanted to find out what it was like. I decided to go.”
They noticed when they would get a good report from the doctor, people would say, “Praise God.” But when they got a bad report, often people would respond, “We’ll keep praying.” Gary and Susan understood God to be in both situations.
A devadasi is a girl in India who is dedicated to a particular god or goddess for her entire life. They are prostitutes, giving the money they receive as a gift to their god. For Haida, life as a devadasi began when she was just seven years old.
After the disciples shared their personal testimonies for a while with a family in North India, the wife finally looked at her visitors and said, “You are outsiders. You’re not like me. Your words are no help to me.”
Ashkan* explained that he was tired of life and wanted to go. He had no father and no mother and just wanted to leave this world. Laying hands on his head, Reza prayed that Ashkan would be freed.
I was angry that there were still churches in Egypt, in the middle of our great Islamic nation. I wondered when we would torch this church too.
Authorities pronounced Karla Faye Tucker dead, but her story shows that God can forgive the ugliest past, renew the most hardened person and give any life meaning.
One morning at the YWAM Multipliers Global meeting I sat next to my Sudanese friend and fellow YWAM-FM co-worker, Kris*. The time came to help those of us desiring to see more healings when we pray for people. This was my desire.
Throughout the Bible, God reveals that He is always in control over His vast universe and even our seemingly insignificant lives. Here is a true-life story from a member of the Persecuted Church.