I had a dream last night. Most of my dreams are just silly, crazy nonsense stuff, but this dream was different. My husband I were on vacation somewhere out West, when we found ourselves horribly lost. The Area was desolate, we couldn’t find anyone anywhere. Somehow we ended up in some old town, like a Ghost town. It was really run down and in pretty bad shape. The people came out to greet us, and shared what little they had with us. We ate with them and got to know them pretty well. One of them was an Indian Chief. He was a wonderful and wise man. he was a Believer in Christ, but practiced his faith in Jesus through the traditions of his Native People. We sat through one of his services. The town gathered each night for prayer before a little run-down building that they used as a church. There was an old Totem Pole of some sort that they had made into a Cross. They prayed together there and we prayed with them.
There was a woman in the town whose home was an old trailer. She lived the farthest away and walked each day to the prayer time. Her story was a hard one. Her trailer sat kinda lopsided, off its foundation, far off the road. They County needed an access road to run through the place where she lived. It wasn’t much of a road, but they needed it to get somewhere. She refused to leave,so they just showed up one day and pushed her trailer out of the way with big equipment. She was still in the trailer, in her chair, praying and reading her bible with God. The trailer survived, and she did as well. They just pushed her out of the way and proceeded to build their access road. We adopted those people as our own, and when we returned home, we began to send them all of our tithes and offerings, so they could rebuild their town.
When I awoke, I was stunned. I began to pray and ask God what it all meant. Was there a town that needed our help somewhere? There may be. But for now, what He showed me was there is a person, whom I know, whose life has been devastated by an accident. I am to adopt that person in prayer, and pray for them all the time. I am to pray God’s Word over them and their life. I will not tell you who the person is. It is enough that God showed me, and I know who this person is. I felt led to go to the book of Nehemiah, chapter 1 and found this prayer to start with.
“O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps His covenant of unfailing love
with those who love Him and obey His commands, listen to my prayer!
Look down and see me praying night and day for your people (person’s name)
This person (name) whom you have rescued by Your great power and strong hand.
O Lord, please hear my prayer! Listen to the prayers of those who delight in honoring You.”
Nehemiah 1:5, 10-11
My daughter just walked in and told me of another person who needs our prayer at this time. These are my two people. I adopt them in prayer. I ask anyone who may read this today. to ask God who He wants them to adopt in prayer and just begin praying for those specific people fervently. God does amazing things through prayer. I have been doing a Bible study about Prayer, and in the study I learned that Jesus meant it when He prayed, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.” God’s will is done in heaven. Our prayers are the conduit He uses to bring His will to reality on this earth.
(Bible Study: Live a Praying Life by, Jennifer Kennedy Dean)
So ask God who your people are. Adopt whomever God shows you in prayer and just start praying. I know He is waiting to pour His beautiful will out upon the lives of these people as we pray. In Jesus Name Amen
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Good Morning Carole!
Thanks for sharing your heart through this devotional web page, very beautiful 🙂 I have always loved your style!
It was so nice to run into you last week, what a pleasant surprise! I would love to see you sometime– especially if you are already up here. Do you have certain days you visit my area? If so let me know! We can have coffee or tea. Or, it would be super if you came on a Friday morning for Bible study, too!
Take Care, You’re Blessed!