After the weekend I think we all went out feeling refreshed and encouraged. We also felt challenged by Mark saying connect with people.
The first twenty minutes were quiet but from then on we had a steady flow of good conversations and people on the chairs.
A lady on the bench wanted to come for prayer but was hesitant. A team member prayed with her for her son’s friend who is seriously ill with a heart virus and waiting for a transplant.
L the homeless man who has had lots of prayer support was happy to report he moves into his flat next week. He can now get his permit and get work. He was full of smiles.
A Christian couple stopped for prayer. The team members praying for her both saw her surrounded by butterflies, she was overwhelmed as we talked about renewal. After prayer for hip pain and colitis she was was touched deeply by the Lord. Words of knowledge about: a door opening that she had been knocking on; a dark blanket being lifted to reveal light; being given a ring of authority; and honey dripping from her mouth were received with excitement and joy. She left saying, “What an amazing thing to take home when l only went out shopping!”
A lady with breast cancer was expecting to be told it was terminal, like her friend. A team member prayed for her and for her friend releasing hope.
A man with an enlarged prostate received prayer as the team commanded it to shrink. They didn’t test it out (oops sorry!!).
A lady full of pain and no hope said she lost her faith when her daughter died in tragic circumstances. She wouldn’t sit down but was happy to have a blessing prayed and was really thankful.
An elderly lady stopped to say how brave we were to go out and do this. She said she belonged to a healing group that met to pray for people but not with them. After receiving a blessing and being told of God’s love for her she said that was exactly what she needed to hear, “A pick me up for today”.
Another lady stopped to say well done and encourage us.
A Christian wife stopped for prayer for her non-believing husband and daughter. Words about: a bunch of red roses; and her being the fragrance of Christ in the family encouraged her greatly.
A member of the team had her back pain prayed for and it went. A word was given about her heart of compassion.
We were packing up when a young mum with a pushchair stopped. Her close friend had died the day before and she felt lost. She said she’d been to us before on a couple of occasions and had received healings. Her ‘spirituality’ was very confused and she was full of questions. A team member suggested praying would be best and to wait on God. She started to cry and experience His presence. A team member explained about God’s love and the Holy Spirit etc. When asked if she would like a relationship with Jesus she said yes. She felt unable to repeat what was being said but said Amen at the end of the prayer. We feel it was the start of an important journey. She went away with an envelope and a Bible.
At the same time a young student was being prayed for. She had a Christian Dad who used to take her to church so had a solid background. She was searching for more and, after conversation, she gave her life to the Lord. It was suggested she contacts Nigel at the university now. She went away with an envelope and recommendation to go to St Matts.
What a morning! We left the square at 2pm!! The rain which was forecast didn’t come either! Great team! Well done! Lots of interaction! Made a difference!
Envelopes needed Dorian, please.
Just want to end by saying THE HARVEST REALLY IS RIPE, THERE IS SO MUCH HUNGER OUT THERE, LET’S POINT THEM TO THE ANSWER AND START REAPING.
Blessings and love to all Bxxx.