Have you ever been to a prayer vigil?
I have not.
God gave me the word ‘vigil’ yesterday as I was praying for the victims of sex crimes by priests.
Vigil, vigil, vigil.
Just last week Pastor Shad at Carlisle E-free Church encouraged us to act on promptings from the Holy Spirit.
Here I am inviting you to a prayer vigil. The given number is 1000 people to pray, at least the 1000.
Vigil a period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, especially to keep watch or pray (dictionary.com)
Here’s what I know about prayer.
Anyone can pray, anywhere.
May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting of my hands be like the evening sacrifice (Psalm 141:2).
We are called to pray in all things.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people (Ephesians 6:18).
God listens to prayer from honest hearts. Hearts who will turn to Him and repent, hearts who will carry the burdens of their brothers and sisters, hearts who will rejoice with the family of God and mourn with the family of God.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3).
Aren’t we all mourning for adults whose childhood innocence was stolen in the name of God, mourning because their pain has been hushed and silenced for so long, mourning because some of the adults still don’t know what healing from this trauma is.
If you are a follower of Jesus, join this prayer vigil Friday August 24th at 8pm Eastern time covering all victims of sex crimes by priests with focus on the 1000 or more who have come forward in PA and for those who need to repent.
If you are a leader and follower of Jesus, please gather people. Gather them in your home, at the church, at your place of work, at your child’s sports field, on the neighborhood green, online for this prayer vigil.
If you are a follower of Jesus who has friends who have influence in their communities, please share this vigil’s time and purpose with them and ask them to share it.
God assured me I do not have to count His children who pray. He will know who comes to unite and reveal His amazing love as we approach the throne to ask for healing for the adults whose lives were changed by men who were supposed to be righteous.
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Two poems related to this at https://faithhopeandpoetry.blog
If you want to read any of the PA Attorney General report go to https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/
I will go live at 8pm Eastern tonight to discuss this in more depth
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