It’s morning in Lusaka. Smoke rises from the fires. People are on their way to work, students in uniform, people are selling charcoal, chickens, tomatoes, and much more. The buses are already rolling. Each bus has a name, “Blood of Jesus”, “Psalms”. Each bus is like a ship on the ocean, full of passengers. Mothers are sweeping with handheld brooms, every floor is swept or scrubbed or polished every morning.
Every morning, the Mothers of the community rise up early and pray together. These mothers remind us of the story of Hannah, who would go to the temple to pray. God answered Hannah’s prayer through the prophet Eli: “Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.” 1 Samuel 1:17 (KJV)
Like Hannah, we also know that our prayers are answered by God. “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16 (KJV)
The Word tells us to share our needs with the Lord. “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6 (NLT)
We are to never stop praying. “Never stop praying.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)
We know that God answers prayer. As we enter Into Holy Week, we are asking that you join together with us in prayer next week Mar 29- Apr 2, 2021. At Noon each day, pause and pray for God to open the door of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our communities, and in the world. Also join us in praying for healing in our homes, and for the end of the Covid 19 worldwide pandemic.
We love you
Pastors Willie and Rochelle McIntosh
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