I was grateful to be awakened early on Sunday morning by one of the prayer partners with a request to cover all who will be praying with the blood of Jesus and to release the grace and anointing of God on them. This really fired me up for the Sunday service.
The message on Sunday was about Samson Judges 13-16:
Samson was born with a mandate from God to begin to deliver the Israelites. He was supposed to live like a Nazarene, a life separated unto the Lord. However Samson missed it, he was reckless and disobedient. His passion for women derailed him and he lost his power and strength. His head was shaven, he was basically stripped of his glory, he became like an ordinary man, his eyes were removed – can be interpreted as he lost his vision, he lost his sight. Amazingly it was the same eyes that got him into trouble that the enemy plucked out.
I pray that we will listen to the admonition given in the Bible that advises us that if our right hand causes us to sin, we should remove it, better to discipline ourselves than give room for the enemy to torment us. Samson who is meant to be a deliverer ended up being in bondage; likewise many of God’s children who are meant to enjoying the liberty that there is in Christ Jesus are in bondage of one form or the other. We have lost sight of who we are and why we are here on earth; we are toying with the Delilah’s and have lost our effectiveness.
Thank God for His love and mercy, Samson’s story did not end there, his hair began to grow again, he cried out unto the Lord, his power was restored and the havoc he wrought on the Philistines at the end of his life was more than his earlier years put together. I pray we will be refreshed, revived and restored in Jesus name as we go through this time of prayers. The glory of the latter shall be greater than the former.
Repent ye therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so there may come seasons of refreshing from the presence of the Lord. Acts 3:19
Monday – Saturday
It was wonderful praying with different people during the week, people used the prayer guide concentrating on the different topics:
Confessing our sins and asking God to forgive and cleanse us.
Prayer for an increase in thirst after righteousness; hunger for the word and maturity in the things of God.
Prayer for physical, emotional and mental healing
Deliverance from bondages by the anointing of the Lord
Fresh anointing from the Lord as on the day of Pentecost
Eyes of understanding to be opened – blindness leads to begging (poverty) as in the case of blind Bartimeus, That God will have mercy on us and remove scales from our eyes.People to receive divine direction as they make decisions
Enough of going round in circles and people making bad decisions that does not glorify God.
God to order our steps, not to go where He has not sent us
Restoration in every area of our lives and the Lord to grant the desires of our heart
Consistency in our Christian walk
Strength to persevere and be patient
A lady listed some specific prayer points of what she believed God for by the end of the first week. One of them was to let out her flat which had been empty for 4 months. Agent called her on Monday to inform her that the flat had been let. Praise God.
Divine protection during Equality mass rally in Stokes
Desire to read my bible and pray has been restored, feeling revived already even though it’s the first week.
Mrs Toyin Jama