A Church with a Heart for our Community

December 11th Tuesday

Greetings to you in the name of “the Prince of Peace” or better yet – “the Prince of Shalom…Wholeness”, Jesus Christ – THE Risen Saviour! I believe and declare that this is the day that the Lord has made…created, designed, crafted…so let us give Him praise and make the most of it! I trust that you had a great weekend – unexpected blessings, divine appointments with family/friends, and a few “Godwinks”. I will be praying for you today, asking Father to ‘wrap’ His love around you in such a way that He will draw all the scattered and shattered pieces of your life together into a vessel of beauty and honour.

As I walked through the church sanctuary, I became overwhelmed with the need to pray for those who are “prisoners” of their thoughts and emotions and doubts. I had already read my devotions and was struck by the author’s reference to a verse that says: The church went into a season of intense intercession, asking God to free him. (Peter was in prison, guarded by 16 soldiers)  –  Acts 12:5  TPT. Peter had been enjoying God’s favour and blessing and was being an effective witness but had displeased the authorities…so he was imprisoned awaiting ublic trial.

I am aware that there are a few folk who are going through some difficult times and are trapped in a prison-like circumstance and try as they might…they are unable to free themselves. The enemy has been doing a good job of isolating them from the love and support of the ‘family’ that they so much need. Therefore I am asking the family to engage in … intense intercession … for their brothers and sisters.

Interestingly, the word “intense” in context means ” to stretch tightly in prayer ” …like stretching an elastic and waiting for it the “pop” into place and to create an effect…that is to expand your reach to the limits. Therefore intense intercession is putting tension on the promises and abilities of God as we wait for Him to”pop” with an answer. By the way, God does instruct us to keep praying until He responds.

I thank you in advance for your prayers…be blessed!