What a glorious day in the square. Only four of us on the team so we were busy a lot of the time.
It was an interesting start as a young lady had set up overlapping our pitch. She asked if we were the religious ones who went around praying for people, she doesn’t like the way we go round the benches and have disturbed her lunch, she doesn’t believe in one God and she didn’t want to be associated with us so could we move somewhere else please?! All said in a calm way, not aggressive or angry. My response was that we could not move as we had been there for years and it was our spot. Steve suggested he help her move along but she said she’d put her big brolly to separate us! She never did! To cut a long story short we just loved on her, resulting in her coming for prayer and the pain easing across her shoulders. A word of knowledge about colour released her to share about her depression and giving up a stressful job which we prayed about. The session ended with her asking my advice about her pricing of her pottery. What an amazing God we serve!
Lots of other encounters:
A lovely 95 year old veteran was more than happy to be blessed.
A group of Dutch people stopped to bless us in what we were doing.
A man in a wheelchair allowed a team member to pray, even when his wife beat a hasty retreat!
Two women from Yorkshire stopped and received prayer. One of the their sons was going through a nasty separation and she was very worried about him. After prayer there was a great conversation about faith and our faithful Father and she went away very encouraged.
Two of the female vicars from the Abbey came for prayer after the Lord told one of them to do so four times! They were both blessed. Tears flowed as the trauma from a serious skiing accident was broken and encouraging words were spoken over her.
A young woman received prayer for healing. A serous accident years ago had left her in pain, constant infections, three bouts of sepsis and she couldn’t see any way forward. Pain in her hip eased when her legs came into alignment.
So a really encouraging day out there!
Thank you Father for Your faithfulness and Your reminder that your YES is always a YES!
PS – Only one envelope left. Could have given out more today.