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Angela, Winchster, Kentucky,
in prayer is often a hallmark of relentless faith. Angela
discovered that God honors persistent prayer, and as a result
her grandfather was raised from his deathbed.
grandfather was hospitalized with a heart condition, and he had
to undergo a three-way bypass surgery. He did not respond
well to the surgery, and he came out of it in critical
condition. The prognosis was grim, and there was no
medical hope for recovery.
Angela received a call from her mother breaking the news of her
grandfather's condition, Angela committed to prayer for her
granddad. She prayed vigilantly for three weeks, often in
deep intercession. She persisted in daily prayer until she
received a call from her mother three weeks later with
good news. Her granddad was "up and
talking." Angela's mother asked her to continue
praying until her grandfather was off all medications and
restored to normal kidney functioning.
persisted in prayer for total healing. Two days later, she
received another call from her mother saying that her granddad
was off all medications, had been released from the Intensive
Care Unit, and was in his own private room.
fruit of intercession is the overflow of thanksgiving and praise
to God. Angela's mother related that her granddad wanted
to thank her for all her prayers. To this day, Angela
says, he has maintained his healing. She gives praise to
God for raising him from death to life.
Angela, Winchster, Kentucky,
should be big on reconciliation. Jesus died to reconcile
us to God, restoring our relationship with Him. God is
also interested in restoring broken relationships within
families. Angela has learned from experience that God
answers prayers for estranged family members, putting families
cousin and his sister were forcibly taken away from her uncle as
children and were put up for adoption. Angela was
disturbed by this course of action as she felt her uncle was an
able father and guardian and was misrepresented. She
prayed day and night for seven years for the children's family
ties with her cousin's father to be restored.
last year, the estranged cousin found Angela's grandparents'
phone number. He called and asked if he could visit his
father. Their relationship has now been restored and, at
18 years old, he lives with his dad and has a close relationship
continues to pray for her restored cousin's sister to be
reunited with the family. She is standing in faith that
the sister will be reconciled with the family by the time she
turns 18 as well.
Angela, Winchster, Kentucky,
Bible says that the testing of our faith develops
perseverance. (See James 1:3.) Angela has remained
faithful to her calling to be an intercessor even when her faith
has been sorely tried. She has also done what any true
intercessor will do -- she has called on her prayer partners to
stand with her in her own time of testing.
November 26, Angela sent a message to her prayer partners as
well as the Advocates In Prayer ministry requesting prayer for
her mother Charlotte. After bouts of weakness and chest
pains, Charlotte had gone to her doctor for a check-up.
Medical tests had revealed a blockage to the heart.
Charlotte was scheduled to be hospitalized on December 5 to have
stints put in her heart in an effort to remove the
blockage. If this procedure was unsuccessful, she would be
submitted to bypass surgery the same day.
prognosis was a real test to Angela. Because she is so
close to her mother, Angela became emotionally distressed and
wondered how she would make out if anything happened to her
mother. While she committed to intercede for her mom and
believe for healing, she could hear the taunts in the back of
her mind by others who had tried to convince her that she is not
an intercessor but that only Jesus is our faithful
intercessor. However, against her own troubled emotions
and the accusations of others, Angela wrote "I am still
praying and am not going to give up -- mom will
live!" She asked us to pray with her that the blood
of Jesus would cover her mom, that she and her mom would
experience God's peace, and that the angels of God would be
dispatched to be with her mom during this time.
to Charlotte's admittance to the hospital on December 5, she
experienced intermittent bouts with weakness and chest
pains. She had to walk with a cane. Two days before
entering the hospital, Angela wrote that her mom was eating
better and seemed to be a little stronger. She asked for
to the goodness of God and concerted prayer for Charlotte,
Angela emailed us with what she labeled "a happy update on
my mother." During the procedure to place stints in
her heart, the doctor discovered there was no blockage!
The blockage had been there for months, but it was now
gone. Her mother was released to go home that day.
Angela wrote, "This is the most wonderful Christmas gift I
could ever have. I thank the Lord for healing my mother's
heart. Thank you, sweet Jesus!"
A dominant prayer focus for
Barbara has been prayer assignments from God -- what is often
called "crisis intercession." For instance, she
found herself divinely alerted to pray for her husband on one
occasion when he, unbeknownst to her, was in a situation of
grave danger. At the time, he was working out of town
during the week and came home on weekends. One Friday
night, he was running late. So, Barbara went to bed before
he arrived. She was "startled awake" when she
heard him clearly call her name. She got up and looked
throughout the house for him but could not find him. So,
she fell on her knees beside the bed and prayed in tongues for
him until she felt an inward peace releasing her from her prayer
When her husband got home, he
told her that he was driving over a hill when an 18 wheeler met
him head on in his lane at the top of the hill. He swerved
off the road, through a ditch, through a fence, back through the
fence again, and back on the road, never losing control of the
car. He said it was as if some miracle force just took
over and guided the car safely through each of these obstacles
and back on the road. Barbara says, "I believe it was
prayer that saved his life that night."
"Susan," Virginia Beach, Virginia,
Susan sensed the calling to intercession when she and a
friend prayed for a lady named Judy who was hospitalized. When
Judy's name came to mind, Susan felt impressed to call
her. In doing so, she found that Judy was in the hospital
with pneumonia and was in the Intensive Care Unit.
accompanied by a friend, went to visit Judy. They prayed
for her quietly as she seemed to be asleep. On a return visit the next day, Susan
found Judy awake and alert. Judy said that the doctor had not expected
her to live through
the night. However, she said that as Susan and her friend prayed over
her the previous night, she felt lifted from her bed as though her body were floating in the
air. From that moment, she began to get better. She totally recovered.
Hans Michael, "Worms,
Michael Rix is from Worms, Germany. He visited India
in 1990 strictly as a tourist. At that time, his lifestyle
was characterized by sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll. His
visit to northern India was intended for sheer
Hans stay in northern India, he attended a charismatic retreat
conducted by a catholic priest. He was so touched by the
Holy Spirit at this retreat that his whole reason for being in
India changed. His quest for more of God led him first to the western part of India and then to the country of
Kerala in the southern region of India.
Kerala, Hans connected with an explosive work of God taking
place at the Divine Retreat Centre Muringoor (DRCM). The
DRCM was established in 1984 by a catholic priest named Matthew
Naikomparambil, widely acknowledged among believers in India as
a true prophet of God. Among other things, Naikomparambil
has prophesied that the DRCM would own its own railway station
and airport. They now own a railway station, and they have
their sights set on an airport that has since been constructed
within a 10 minute drive of the DRCM.
number of attendees at DRCM began with around 50. This
group was comprised of people from Kerala, and mostly the
poor. However, as God has caused the gifts of healings and
miracles to flourish to the extent that divine healings are
constantly taking place, more and more people have come to check
out what God is doing. Hans says that now a week's
attendance at the Centre ranges from 8,000 to 10,000 on the low
side and up to 14,000 to 15,000 on the high end.
sees that the supernatural moving of the Holy Spirit at DRCM is
bearing great evangelistic fruit. The percentage of
non-Christians receiving healing is greater than that of
Christians as God is reaching out to unbelievers to bring them
to Christ. Many who come to Christ are receiving spiritual
gifts and are being used of God to preach, to pray for others,
and to impart anointed counseling. Those who have come to the Lord for salvation
include Hindu priests, movie stars, a rock star, and a highly
influential communist leader. Many of these are former
Hindus, and they also are being filled with the Holy Spirit and
anointed to minister in the gifts of the Spirit. They come
to faith in Christ at the risk of being disowned by their
families. Also, a Hindu political party (the BJP) has been
keeping a close eye on the ministry of the DRCM so that the
threat of persecution is ever present.
believers at DRCM are not a closed-in community without
missionary vision. To the contrary, about 5 catholic
priests regarded as fathers of the work have mobilized lay
preachers to take the ministry into China, other Asian countries,
Arabic countries, European countries, the United States, and
Canada. Matthew Naikomparambil prophesied that 12 centres would be established just like that
of the DRCM. To date there are three in India, one in
Germany, and one in Switzerland. There are currently plans
underway to establish centres in Rome, Italy and in the United
retreats that have emerged from the work of the DRCM seek to
target every sector of society. Hans says there is a
"retreat culture" in India as many of those who have
been blessed by the DRCM are establishing similar outreaches in
various parts of India. There are the "Spirit
Retreats," "Growth Retreats," and "Fruit
Retreats." There are retreats for
beggars, streetpeople, prisoners and ex-prisoners, the mentally
handicapped, for those recovering from addictions, and for the
Many of those who come to the Lord in these retreats become
grateful volunteers in the work of the DRCM. The number of
active volunteers at any given time averages around 1,000.
role has prayer played in the phenomenal ministry of the DRCM
and the growing movement it has spawned? Hans says that
the retreats are bathed in prayer. When they were started,
there was prayer for the evangelistic success and expansion of
the work. A main focus of the retreats is to pray over
those who attend for their particular needs. Prayer is
going up continually during the services. Believers have
found that the preaching is more powerful when covered by
prayer, and prayer undergirds the ministry of physical and inner
1996, the DRCM established Gethsemane Prayer Tower as a place
where prayer is offered 24 hours per day in general
intercession, for specific prayer requests, and for the services
of the DRCM. The Prayer Tower invests a full two hours per
day in prayer for revival in India. In 1997, the Calvary Prayer Group was
established with the same vision. Near the DRCM, the
motherhouse of the movement, Potta, has a 24 hour prayer group.
Much of the inspiration for the emphasis on
continual prayer was inspired by the work of Brother D.G.S.
Dhinakaran of "Jesus Calls" ministry based out of
the Advocates In Prayer website is based out of Virginia Beach,
Virginia, I have noticed that more prayer requests have come to
us from India than from any other country of the world -- except
the United States. I am encouraged to see that God has
allowed us to partner with what He is doing and desires to do in
India. Thank God for the DRCM and for all those He has
touched there. May the flame of their passion for Jesus
ignite flames of revival around the world.
was among the first to join the Intercessors' Circle of prayer
partners for this website in mid-October 2001. At that
time, she also sent in a prayer request for her husband Daniel.
He had recently suffered a heart attack and a stroke. As
often happens with serious illness, he would have bouts with
memory loss and irritability. God had previously healed
Daniel of cancer, and Jenny requested our prayer support for
his total recovery.
short time after receiving Jenny's prayer request, Daniel
developed a serious respiratory virus and had to be
hospitalized. He became worse, went into a coma, and was
sent home to die. Three of our prayer partners were
alerted to pray for Daniel.
many prayed -- and continue to pray -- for Daniel's total
recovery. I'm sure each one could share wonderful
testimony of how God has directed them in prayer. For my
Christmas Eve night, I (Mark) began to wonder how Jenny must have been feeling with
Daniel's life hanging in the balance. I remember
experiencing a mix of compassion and boldness as I knelt by my
bed, petitioned God for healing, commanded infirmity to leave
Daniel's body, and asked God to fill their house with His
presence so that the season would be a joyful one for
them. I sensed God leading me to pray for a personal
visitation from Jesus -- as I often do in praying for the
sick. Then, before going to bed, I sent Jenny an e-mail
with an encouraging word from Romans 15:13: "May the
God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy
Christmas Day, Jenny's two-year-old grandson Joshua saw Jesus
sitting on his granddad's bed holding his hand. At lunch,
Joshua added a prayer to the blessing thanking the Lord that
Jesus was upstairs "making granddad better." After
lunch, he said he was going upstairs to talk to Jesus and granddad.
Jenny and her daughter Helen first thought that Joshua was
just saying these things to be sweet, so Helen asked him if he
had really seen Jesus sitting on granddad's bed. Joshua
looked at her puzzled and said, "Jesus has been there all
morning, Mummy. You are being silly! Jesus was there
when we were upstairs showing granddad my presents!"
said from the moment she woke up Christmas morning, she sensed
the presence of the Lord throughout the house and felt a deep
peace and incredible joy. The next morning, her son Jason
came running into the kitchen to tell her that his dad had
become conscious and said he was hungry. (This is the
first time he had spoken in six weeks!) The next day, he
held her hand and said, "I love you so much, I have been
far away for a long time."
heart has welled with tears of gratitude as I've seen how God is
answering prayer. I've felt a little self-conscious about
sharing my story with Jenny's, but I've felt to do so anyway
to encourage those reading this to pray with compassion and with
boldness for those in need. Let's praise the Lord together
with Jenny and Daniel for His touch! And, if you're
reading this, stand with us in ongoing prayer for Daniel.
gave Daniel back to us for a time because He loves us and wants
to encourage us in our prayers and our faith. Because of
believing prayer, Jesus came and restored Daniel to his family
for a time. Their Christmas was blessed with joy and peace
in believing. Daniel experienced the greater blessing,
though, on March 20, 2002 when he peacefully went home to be
with the Lord. "So we fix our eyes not on what is
seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but
what is unseen is eternal." -- 2 Corinthians 4:18)
Jenny, York, England,
sent in a prayer request on January 24, 2002 for her daughter
Helen. Last year, Helen had a miscarriage. She
became pregnant again shortly afterwards, but ten weeks into the
pregnancy experienced pain and bleeding that threatened another
miscarriage. Jenny said that Helen longed for another
child and was very emotionally upset.
week later on January 31, Jenny sent a follow-up prayer
request saying that Helen was in the hospital and things were
not looking good for the pregnancy. She wrote, "I
am standing firm in faith, and know my God can do abundantly
above anything I could ever think or imagine. Please stand
with me in agreement that this bleeding will stop and that the
child will grow and develop normally until time of
February 6, we received a wonderful praise report from Jenny! The bleeding and pain, which lasted about a
week, has all stopped. A scan was taken five days ago
which showed that the baby has a very healthy heartbeat and has
grown! Jenny and Helen are excited about God's
intervention and send thanks to all who prayed.
Justin, Crestview, Florida, firstname.lastname@example.org
testimony begins as an abandoned infant addicted at birth to
cocaine and other drugs. When his adoptive mother-to-be
discovered him, he was a helpless infant, hospitalized, and in
I.C.U. on life support systems. He had no active brain
cells, both lungs had failed, and his heart was only pumping
with the help of a catheter. He was on full oxygen and had
needles and tubes in every limb.
were ready to remove life-support systems and allow Justin to
die when he was adopted by a praying mother named Mary. All her
friends thought it was a crazy move as Justin had no hope of
ever being anything more than a vegetable. However, Mary knew that God had moved her to adopt Justin and that there was a
divinely ordained purpose for his life. Her faith made her
resolute to keep him on life support when doctors advised her to
let him go. When they saw she was determined to keep him
alive and that she fully expected him to recover so she could
take him home, they advised that she would never be able to
afford the medical bills to keep him going.
Mary called her pastor to come and pray for Justin. She
also started a prayer chain and sought legal counsel for
adoption proceedings. The attorney laughed at her and
showed her the door.
home from the lawyer's office, Mary prayed,
"Lord, did I miss something or what? I've done all I
can, and if this is your will you will have to move."
The Lord said to her that she was to contact Robison R.
Harrell. Having never heard this name, she and her
daughter looked it up in the yellow pages. It turned out
to be the name of a lawyer who owned an adoption center in
called Mr. Harrell for an appointment. When she
arrived, she briefly told him what she wanted. Mr. Harrell
replied, "I know why you are here. The Lord told me
this morning you were coming and that I was to help place this
child with you."
Harrell is a Spirit-filled Christian who had resolute faith for
healing. When Mary told him of Justin's
condition, Mr. Harrell simply prayed for healing and started the
paperwork! Upon returning to the hospital, Mary found that
Justin had already shown such improvement that the tube
to his throat was removed. As his condition improved
daily, tubes and needles were removed progressively, and his
oxygen levels were dropped. Within three weeks, only the
NG tube for feeding him remained.
the time came for discharging Justin from the hospital, Mary was waiting for the discharge papers and instructions on
how to use the feeding tube when the Lord told her to put a
pacifier in Justin's mouth. She knew he had no sucking
reflexes, but she obeyed the Lord. He immediately began
sucking on the pacifier like he was starving! She called
for the nurses, and they removed the last tube and gave him his
is now seven years old. At the age of five he attended a
field day where he participated in races with other kids, even
clearing hurdles. He says, "Thanks to praying people
and my Lord Jesus, I won three blue ribbons for first place and
one last place (my shoe fell off)."
the help of his mother, Justin has a website for kids who need
prayer. He, his mom, and his Sunday school class pray
regularly over the needs of other children as they come
in. He says, "I want kids like me to know that Jesus
loves them, and there is a place they can come for prayer."
Justin's website at http://geocities.com/kidsinneedofprayer.
Not only can you read his story there in his own words, but you
will see pictures of him now and a picture of him when he was in
the hospital as an infant in I.C.U. If you know of other
children and infants who need a touch of God for healing, let
their families know about this website. To God be the glory for his
marvelous healing grace!)
Karen, Greensboro, Georgia,
My husband had a drug addiction to
cocaine. It took almost two years of prayer and intercession to
obtain his deliverance. The conventional methods of man failed to help him in his drug addiction, but Jesus Christ is faithful to
His Word! God came to him in his deepest darkest moments and delivered him instantly through the power of prayer and the blood of Jesus.
marriage has been restored as a result of my husband's
breakthrough. We had divorced and remarried
three years ago and we are serving Jesus today! Praise GOD for his unconditional love
for His children. He is truly faithful to His children, and it is my prayer that everyone I talk to truly understands the power in prayer! PRAYER CHANGES THINGS!
So many people think
they know Jesus, but they really only know religion. When people
are filled with the Holy Spirit and allows the gifts of God to work in them,
they discover first hand that there is nothing more satisfying and exciting than serving in the Kingdom of GOD!
GOD BLESS YOU AND THE MINISTRY. MAY EVERYONE WHO COMES TO THIS MINISTRY FOR PRAYER
BE BLESSED IN THE NAME OF JESUS!
Virginia Beach, Virginia,
One of my
first experiences of prayer as partnership with God came when I
worked at the Christian Broadcasting Network. During a
staff chapel on a Thursday, I received a vision of what appeared
to be skin tissue with blotches spread over it like dark syrup.
When I asked the Lord what it was, the word "lung"
came to mind. I sensed that God was telling me He wanted
to heal someone with a lung condition that caused discoloration
of the lung. I prayed silently, "God, if this is you,
please reveal this to someone else. If they speak it out,
I'll confirm it."
seconds later, a gentleman named Roger Bisson, who was on the
opposite side of the chapel, said, "Someone here is praying
about a lung condition. There are spots on the lung and
God is healing it." Before I could speak, another
gentleman named Mike Taylor said, "I was just praying for a
friend named Louise Baker who was recently diagnosed with a spot
on the lung." Then, I chimed in, "Wow!
Before either of you brothers spoke, I saw a vision of delicate
skin tissue with splotches like dark syrup. The Lord said
it was a lung. I told Him if He would give this word to
someone else, I would confirm it. So, I stand with you in
believing for Louise's healing."
Monday, I saw Mike Taylor and asked if he had heard from
Louise. He said, "Yes, she tried to call me Thursday
but could not get through to me because we were in chapel.
So, she called my wife at home to tell her that she had suddenly
felt all the pain go out of her lung and was breathing deeply
with no discomfort." Clearly, God had guided us in
partnering with Him through intercessory prayer so that He could
answer that prayer and heal Louise.
Virginia Beach, Virginia, email@example.com
a week ago at this writing, I started noticing some sensitivity
around an upper wisdom tooth. I wasn't concerned at first
because that tooth grew in a bit crooked (as wisdom teeth often
do) and does feel a little sensitive once in a great
while. The next day, I noticed when eating that the tooth
directly in front of it had that numb, achy feeling that usually
happens when the nerves in a tooth are dying. I've only
had this feeling with a tooth once before, and when the dentist
x-rayed it and tapped on it, he determined that I needed a root
canal. On that occasion, I did get a root canal.
than running to the dentist this time, I decided to pray about
it and send a prayer request out to the intercessors'
circle. I did that just before bed. To be honest, I
felt that my prayers were a little lame as I hadn't had any
personal physical challenges for a while and had focused my
prayers on other things.
next morning. I noticed normal feeling around that tooth and no
unusual feelings when eating on it. That has been nearly a
week at this writing, and there has been no recurrence of
symptoms. I give God the glory and thank our prayer
partners for praying.
Virginia Beach, Virginia, firstname.lastname@example.org
I vividly remember a personal
experience of powerful prayer that occurred when I was in the
fifth grade. I woke up one morning with abdominal cramps.
experienced them before on several occasions and feared that it
might be appendicitis. But, the cramps and pains always went
away within a few minutes. So I comforted myself on this
occasion with the thought that these symptoms would let up this
time as well. Only, they didn’t.
Pushing the fear to the back
of my mind, I went to school only to find myself getting
progressively worse. By the end of first period class, I took my
few books in hand and made my way to my next class. By the time
I made two bends in the hallway and entered the classroom, I was
so weakened that my mind was racing with fear. Instinctively, I
dropped my books off and made my way to the bathroom where I
stood against the wall with both hands over my stomach. I was
beginning to double over from the pain, and chills set in.
Reflecting on my brother’s bout with appendicitis and surgery
a year earlier, my eleven-year-old mind became frantic with
I made my way back to class to
get my books and ask permission to go to the clinic. Second
period was recess, and there were only a couple of students left
in class. I went to pick up my books and found that I was so
weakened that I couldn’t lift them. So, I asked a fellow
student if he could help me get to the clinic, and he obliged.
I scuttled my way to the
clinic as I could not lift my feet. The nurse was out, the beds
were empty, and my companion dropped off my books and left so as
not to miss recess. Making my way over to one of the beds, I
spent a good two minutes trying to get in a lying down position
on the bed. If I laid my head on the pillow, my knees were up in
the air. If I flattened my legs, my head was up in the air.
pains, chilling, and cramping just wouldn’t let up, and my
mind was racing.
I began to pray frantically,
"God, you’ve got to help me! Please, God! Do something!
You’ve got to do something! Please, help me!"
my imagination was picturing the revolving lights of an
ambulance coming to get me and fearing it would not make it in
time if the nurse didn’t show up soon.
Suddenly, I heard the Lord
speak to me in my thoughts. I don’t remember His exact words,
but it went something like this: "If you believe I’m here
to help you, why are you so troubled?" Instantly, all fear
left though the symptoms remained the same. I said out loud,
"That’s right, Lord. If I believed you were hearing my
prayer, I wouldn’t be acting like this. Okay, God.
"What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that
ye receive them, and ye shall have them."
Mark 11:24.) Now I desire that You touch my stomach and heal me.
I’m asking You to heal me. I believe I receive it, and I know
I have it!
At the instant that I finished
saying these words, I suddenly saw in my mind's eye a cloudy sky
and noticed that the clouds dissipated at once to reveal a
perfectly clear sky. I had the sensation that my vision had been
clouded over but that I could now see all the way through to a
clear sky. At that moment, two things happened back to back
quicker than it takes to tell about it. First, I felt as though
God gave me an injection of faith. All doubt vanished, and I
positively knew that I was healed. Second, upon receiving that
assurance of faith, my body flattened out on the bed as though
someone had lifted a barbell from across my waist. All symptoms
vanished. I stood to my feet pressing against my stomach to see
if I could find the slightest sign of pain. There was none.
had no medical diagnosis, so I can't say positively what my
condition was. However, I continue to believe that I was
in the midst of an acute appendicitis attack. I believe
that if God had not spoken to me, calmed my fears, released
faith into my heart, and intervened to heal me, I would not be
here to tell about it. I praise the Lord for his great
love, his compassion, and his healing grace and power.
Melissa, Atlanta, Georgia, email@example.com
submitted a prayer request on March 22, 2002 for her friend
Derreck. He had been without work for 11 months and was
feeling very worn down by his fruitless job hunt. At that
time, he was on a trip from Atlanta to Chicago in search of work
as he seemed to be having no success near home.
responded to Melissa's original e-mail letting her know that our
prayer partners were expecting answer to prayer. I asked
that she let us know when the job should come through for
Derreck so that we could share the testimony to encourage those
who were praying.
faithfully answered our prayers, and Melissa e-mailed back on
April 5 to let us know that Derreck had gotten a job in record
time working as a marketing representative with a new
transportation charter company. He said that the work
environment is very positive, he is very happy with the job, and
the compensation is very good!
wishes to thank everyone who prayed for Derreck. We give
praise to the Lord for His quick answer and excellent
August of 2002, Robbie visited her 80-year-old aunt Laurine in
Cleveland, Ohio. Her daughter Sophia accompanied her on
the trip. It was to be a visit to be remembered on which
God would show them His power by using a unique miracle to bring
about Laurine's salvation.
months before their visit, Laurine had two strokes and was
unable to speak. While visiting, Robbie and Sophia prayed
for Laurine's healing. Afterwards, Sophia stepped out onto
the porch while Robbie stayed by her aunt's side coaching her
along in an effort to help her say "Jesus."
After a few minutes, Robbie called her daughter back inside to
began to pray for Laurine, asking the Lord to release her tongue
to speak. Robbie states, "We were overjoyed when the
Lord loosened her tongue!" Sophia led Laurine in the
sinner's prayer: "Father, in the name of Jesus, come
into my heart, forgive me of my sins, cleanse me with your
blood." Laurine repeated every word!
says that as far as she is aware, this is the last time that
Laurine has spoken. It was truly a miracle of loosening her
tongue to free her spirit. But that's not all. One
of Laurine's daughters was present at the time and heard her
mother pray the sinner's prayer. Robbie says, "It
really made a believer out of her." Praise the Lord!
Robert, Hockley, Texas, firstname.lastname@example.org
is a man who is always excited to share his testimony of what
God has done in his life. If you met him today, you would
never know that he was formerly crippled, consigned to a
wheelchair, and had no medical prospect of ever walking
again. However, he learned the power of God's Word to heal
and how to properly appropriate that Word to receive his
healing. Now, his passion is to help others see that God
is no respecter of persons; He is a respecter of faith.
What God has done for Robert, He will do for you.
September 17, 1982, Robert was at the grocery store in Los
Angeles, California where he was the night manager. As he
was closing the store at 8:00 p.m., a cashier came over to him
to get a check approval for an order she was processing.
Before he could sign approval, she pointed out that the photo
did not match the customer as the photo was a Caucasian of about
50 years old whereas the customer was an African American male
of around 35 or 40. Robert asked her to send the customer
over to speak with him.
Robert explained that he could not cash the check, the customer,
who was intoxicated, become angry an argumentative. When
Robert insisted he leave the store, he reluctantly complied and
was followed out by the security guard. Once outside the
store, the man went from arguing to wresting the guard.
Robert went out and helped the guard hold him down and apply
handcuffs. Going back into the store, he called the
police. While doing so, the man managed to get free of the
cuffs, attacked the security guard, and took his pistol.
Robert ran out of the store, and a debacle began that resulted
in Robert being shot once in a flurry of gunshots.
Finally, Robert was able to apprehend the pistol and shoot the
man in order to immobilize him until the police arrived.
was shot with a .38 caliber bullet which fragmented his
spine. The bullet struck his left thigh, ripped through
his femoral artery and nerve, hit the femur bone, and exploded
into his spine. The spine instantly fragmented under the
x-rays of the leg, hip, and spine, the doctor told Robert he
would never walk again. Robert saw the x-rays and said he
observed bone fragments floating around in his back in some sort
of fluid. He was referred to a neurologist and an
internist. He was also referred to a psychiatrist to help
him mentally cope with the challenges of a new life as a
the aftermath of the shooting, Robert lost a lot of
weight. His legs atrophied, becoming thin and
lifeless. He was confined to a wheelchair. Unable to
take care of himself, he was moved out of his apartment to live
with his parents. He says it was very humbling to depend
on his parents to take him to the restroom and help him get
From 1978, Robert had attended Crenshaw Christian Center,
pastored by Fred Price. Under the influence of this
ministry, he had learned about biblical principles of
faith. In 1983, the year after the injury, he was sitting
in a wheelchair in his parents' home watching Pastor Price on
television. Price stopped, pointed at the camera, and
said, "If I really believed God's Word, then I would get up
out of the wheelchair and walk." Robert's initial
impulse was anger. He thought, "How dare
him! What does he know? He can walk! He
can say those things!"
says he endured the rest of Pastor Price's message by consoling
himself with the thought that the more understanding and loving
Kenneth Copeland would come on next. But, when Kenneth
Copeland came to the teaching segment of his program, he said
the same thing! Robert says, "I got the message
big time. God wanted me to believe His Word so that He
could do something about my situation. So, I prayed the
prayer of faith. No begging or whimpering. I knew
that God wanted to heal me, but that power block was not God --
it was me."
says his prayer went something like this:
Father! Your Word says that Jesus not only died for my salvation, but for my healing. You Word declares that by His stripes, by
his wounds, I am healed! Not going to be, not maybe, not if it’s Your will, but I am! It is Your will to heal me; otherwise You would not have gone through all that stuff with Jesus. Father, I receive Your healing power, and from this second on, I believe that I receive my healing from
praying this prayer, Robert pushed himself up from the
wheelchair, dangled his legs to the floor, and let go of the
chair. Wham! He hit the floor. He got back
into the chair, waited a few moments, and then tried
again. Once again, he was not able to stand. He says
the devil was talking to him: "That stuff doesn't
work. There is no God. You're going to kill
yourself. Accept your fate. God doesn't heal
today. You're not special." In
his emotions, Robert just wanted to scream. But, he
understood that God is not moved by our feelings but by our
Shaking and fighting fear all the way, Robert pushed himself
into an upright position again, dangled his tiny legs in front
of him, and leg go of the chair. He says he shoved the
chair back so that he could not use it as a "safety
valve" in case his faith didn't work. His legs held!!
says that as time has passed, he has become stronger and
stronger. If you met him today, he says, you would never
know he had been confined to a wheelchair. Praise the
passion is to help people who are suffering understand that God
does not love him more than God loves them. Why did God
move on his behalf when many others remain in wheelchairs?
Only because he learned what God's Word teaches regarding
principles of faith and healing, and he acted on it. God
always watches over His Word to perform it.
"Bob," Manvel, Texas, email@example.com
experience Bob had in intercession came when he heard an audible
voice from God telling him to pray for Carol. Bob had
worked with Carol previously but did not have ongoing contact
with her at that time. Bob did not understand at first
that God speaks through such words of knowledge to His people to
guide them in prayer, so he thought it was the devil! But,
he faithfully prayed for Carol anyway. Two weeks later, he
learned that Carol was in the hospital in Houston with a brain hemorrhage.
She survived. Bob says, "God is so awesome and
wonderful. I can't praise or worship Him enough."
Benetta, Newport News,
I am a believer in the Lord Jesus
Christ. He is my Savior and head of my life. That being said, I have never been a believer in
divine healing. I believe my skepticism comes from watching so many
"instant healings" on television.
I WAS a skeptic, I have come
to believe in divine healing as a result of personal
experience. In the summer of 2013, I took a course at Bethel
College in Hampton, Virginia called MIN 310: "The Ministry of
Prayer." It was taught by adjunct instructor Mark Copeland.
Mark occasionally would finish the instructional part of the class
a few minutes early to make room for prayer requests and prayer
time. About two week prior to one of these in-class prayer
sessions, I had injured my knee. I decided to ask for
prayer, though I didn't really have faith that it would work. Mark
led the class in praying for me, along with other requests.
Mark then stated that someone in the class had a pain in the shoulder blade. I looked around and no one responded.
Then I remembered that I have a recurring pain in my shoulder blade,
though it wasn't bothering me at the time. I raised my hand and this time
Mark laid his hand on the area and prayed. Class dismissed and I didn't think about it for a while.
As I was driving home and turning the wheel to my car, I realized that the movement that usually causes pain wasn't bothering me. I was at
a red light raising me arm over my head, then from left to right and in circular motions. There was no
pain! I still do not have pain in that shoulder blade at this
writing, which is several weeks after this time of prayer. God is so
As far as my knee is concerned, I have not used the cane and I took the knee brace off. There is no
pain and the knee doesn't crack like it did before. It doesn't feel like it is out of place, and the area that has had swelling for the last
two years has gone down. My knees look alike again! I still wear the brace on occasion when I am doing a lot of walking just in case. However the pain is gone.
I never would have believed in healing, and I thought that I could not be healed if I didn't believe. Obviously, my brother in Christ had enough faith for both of us.
My God never ceases to amaze me, and this is another reason to be a better Christian.
I thank God for brother Copeland, and I thank him for being obedient.
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