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.
Tom grew up in a dysfunctional family in America’s Deep South. When his high school was desegregated during the 1960s, he began to absorb hate-filled literature that radicalised him and set him on a destructive and violent path of racism and anti-Semitism.
For many years a Romanian believer was beaten twice a week by the secret police. It is easy to become bitter, but a true Christian always seeks another person’s highest good—even when mistreated.
Madina grew up as a Muslim in a Central Asian country, but what she saw in her Christian colleagues made her believe that they were people of true light, joy and peace.
Night-soil pit duty was the most difficult task in prison. Brother Zang had to walk into this disease-ridden mess to remove it. But this tremendous spiritual challenge brought great blessings, which he never thought possible.
Ali had a long beard, wore white clothing and trained to fight alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan. Then, following a crackdown on Islamists, he suddenly found himself at the top of the Algerian government’s most-wanted list.
The tugboat weaved through a maze of anchored Chinese navy ships in the darkness near the port city of Shantou, southern China. Thousands of local Christians waited patiently in the darkness on the appointed beach.
In her dream, Lydia was on her way to the slums in Delhi. What happened next after she got into an Uber driver’s car, revealed God’s heart for a man who needed to find peace.
As the Buddhist monks learned about Jesus, they said: ’Well, somebody has to be wrong here. Either Buddha is god or Jesus’. They wanted to test and see who really was God.
After killing their husbands, Boko Haram militants asked the four widows of the dead men to renounce their Christian faith or their children would be shot. They were given time to think over this dreadful choice.