This morning, my team went to the local middle school. We took snacks to the teachers’ lounge and asked them how we could pray for them. Several teachers requested prayers for the children in their classroom, one teacher was healed of shoulder pain, and we imparted peace and healing into a janitorial staff person’s heart.
When we returned to the church, I was able to pray for Neil, who also works at a middle school. It was neat because as I was praying for his protection, I noticed a feather blowing on the ground. It was confirmation the Lord heard my prayers and was covering him with His feathers, amen? (Ps. 91:4)
This afternoon, my team ended up out in the middle of the country on a gravel road and saw a couple looking for their lost dog. It was amazing how the Lord used nature to speak to her. As we began walking she shared a part of her testimony with me. She explained she lost custody of her children due to her drug use. She said she had two years clean and relapsed. After she said that, I noticed a grasshopper jump out in front of us…I shared with her I believe the Lord is wanting her to know He is going to restore the years the locusts have eaten…
As we got back to the car…we prayed for her again. As we did, a gust of wind blew as we prayed specifically for peace…I was able to encourage her to literally breath in His peace and exhale all fear, worry, and anxiety. I stated the Lord wants to carry her burdens for her…and as I spoke that…a donkey began braying! It was beautiful because it gave me the opportunity to explain that donkeys are known burden bearers…how Jesus was carried in on a donkey, and how easy the yoke will be if she truly would lay her burdens down at His feet, amen?