The Power of Prayer

On Friday night after a nice evening of serving the Lord at Street Church, some of us volunteers were having our usual prayer circle just before leaving for the evening.  I saw a man walk over from a ways off and ask us if he could join us in prayer.  He seemed quite depressed.

We brought him into the prayer circle and prayed for him.  He then went on to tell us that he was a heroin addict and was going to kill himself that night.  He asked me to take a knife from him (the one which he was going to use to commit suicide).  We went on to pray for this man and to explain to him his true value in the eyes of Jesus.

We explained that God loves him and has a plan for Him and that the devil wants nothing more than for him to take his own life (and why).  We urged him to seek Jesus with all his heart and commanded the lies and addictions to leave him.  He went on to tell us that we had just confirmed everything his own mother had been pleading with him about.  

Afterwards we realized that he had seen the back of Monty’s coat which shows that “Jesus Is Lord”.  While we were standing there the Lord used this jacket to call him over to us.  I know that this man walked away this evening with hope and much truth which, God willing, will be used to bring him into the Kingdom of God.  Please keep this precious man in your prayers.   

Sheldon

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Proverbs 15:29 “The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.”

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Matthew 18:19-20 “Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

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