This morning, Mattie requested for Neil and I to sit with her. During worship, the thought this little one will prevent me from being able to go and pray as I felt led. Well, it didn’t take but half a song for the Lord to correct my thinking!
As Lela and I were praying for a gentleman, Mattie came up to us. She was looking at me as I was crying and said…those are happy tears, right? This blessed my socks off. She didn’t say a word as we prayed for another person. She just continued watching and taking it all in.
As we went back to our seats and she said, “Ms. Susan, we aren’t finished. We need to pray for him” and she pointed to someone at the alter. I quickly followed her and noticed I had gained confidence and was able to annunciate my prayers with authority and boldness. When I felt released from him, she pointed to one of the girls from the home. It just so happened that she was praying for her children and what better way to tangibly see the Lord hearing our prayers than for Him to send a child to pray for you?!
Later, Chris Payne told Neil he had been at the alter praying about having an opportunity to preach a sermon entitled “A Way Out” so one of his friends who recently died would have a legacy to pass onto his daughter. This was happening as Maggie was directing me in who needed prayer. Well, it just so happened that the friend Chris was praying about was Maggie’s daddy and Maggie ended up right in front of him as he was praying for her! Whew! The Lord moves in mighty ways!
Upon conclusion of the service, the Lord kept prompting me to get the leaders of the church up front so our congregation could hold up their arms while we prayed for them. The Lord was showing me as we (the church) are going deeper into the enemies grounds and it’s going to take all of us working together to press in and lock our shields together to gain ground for the Lord’s Kingdom. It’s not just the staff’s job, but it will take all of us, amen?