At some point I’ll have to write more about this whole area but for now a quick post about something that went on last week;
Ben, Phillipa, Charlie and I met up at the Monument in the city centre on Wednesday to see what God wanted us to do. When we met we sat at a bench and prayed for a bit and asked God to give us some clues, we then wrote down things which God brought to mind. After that we just asked God to guide us and kept praying as we went. We believe that God can heal people of emotional, physical and spiritual sickness and that He loves people very much, so we were looking for opportunities to pray for people. We offered prayer to quite a few people, a few of whom declined, a lot of people had various needs in their lives though and were quite touched by the fact that God loves them enough to send some young people into the city to look for them and pray for them.
Anyway, let me just share a couple of snippets of how it went. :]
So we offered to pray for a woman who said she was an atheist but when we told her that God loves atheists as well she said we could pray for her spine; so Ben and I did (we split into twos) and when we had prayed she said she had a tingly feeling in the bottom of her spine and in her bottom, and then she asked if we would pray for her to be able to quit smoking too which we did and I am still praying for her by name (Joules) which you can too if you’d like.
Phillipa also had been given a ‘clue’ by God which was simply ‘Butterfly’, well we saw a group of young people hanging out in front of a shop called ‘M Butterfly’ and there was a girl in the group that I kept feeling my heart go out for, so again Ben and I approached the group and said something like ‘Hello, we are Ben and Catie, we’re Christians and we believe God loves you and we’d like to offer to pray for you, is there anything we can pray for you for?’ they looked a bit nervous and giggled a bit and one of the girls said she didn’t believe in God, and so we said to the girl who I’d felt God urging us to talk to that we had particularly felt that God wanted to bless her and her face lit up, her friend tried to drag her away but she said she wanted to stay and told us she was two weeks pregnant and could we pray for that, she was so young to be a mother and looked quite worried about it so I asked if she’d mind me putting a hand on her and prayed with her.
Meanwhile Ben was chatting to a couple of the boys; One was joking around and thought the whole thing pretty ridiculous but the other one of them said that his friend’s hand had been healed before when he’d been prayed for and said he had a sore leg. Ben prayed for him, commanding the pain to go in Jesus’ name and then the boy moved his leg about and was amazed as the pain had completely gone, at which point the other boy thought it would be okay to have his sore knuckles be prayed for, so Ben got the boy who had just been healed to lay hands on him and pray as well and then this second lad said that he had no pain in his knuckles, Ben and I hardly believed it so Ben checked and said we’d not be offended if they did still hurt but the boy said that they didn’t hurt at all anymore! Amazing!!
So basically, be encouraged: Jesus loves you completely and has the power to heal you and your friends and He will meet you where you are at. He’s a really awesome friend to have, too good to miss out on. :] xx