Today, the Lord put me on a team with Grant, his son Zeke, and Regina. What a treat it was! As I shared a few weeks ago, my heart has been heavy for our community. Numerous lies have been told to create division among our citizens and protestors are coming at the end of the month to stir up even more dissension. Because of this, it shouldn’t have been a surprise that we were appointed to pray over the first responders and leaders of Tupelo!
Our map listed Fire Station #3, so off we went! When we asked for prayer requests, the firemen voiced their concerns of what was happening in our city. What an honor it was to be able to pray and offer encouragement to the firemen working this morning. Before we got out of the parking lot, Grant got a phone call and explained we needed to go back to the church on the other side of town to pick up his other son, Josiah.
Once we picked him up, Regina stated she wanted to go to the police department and pray for those that protect and serve us. I rang the buzzer at the office and I knew the officer that answered the door and explained why we were there. He contacted the entire Charlie shift and they all came from their zones to central for us to cover and saturate them in prayer. It was touching as these big men in uniform got teary eyed as Zeke and his brother prayed for their safety and discernment.
We still had about 40 minutes before we needed to return to the church, so Grant suggested we go to the air port. I quickly took a picture of the plane and prayed for it’s safety before it took off. Once we went inside we shared with the worker that we were praying for the individuals that were coming in and out of our city. She disclosed that our mayor was on the plane that had just taken off. How awesome was it that we were able to pray for our first responders and our city’s leader all in one morning? Through out the week and especially today, Nehemiah 8:10 kept coming to mind.