Welcome to hots this week the first one this month, and we were happy to have Elliot who joined us this morning.
Half of the people we prayed for this morning wanted prayers to get jobs in order to provide for their families and sustain themselves, which is quite desperate to not be in a position to provide for the people you love and cherish.
Desperate people came, and they stood to ask God to help them. It hurts to hear stories of single mums with large families to look after, widows with no means to school their kids, fathers with no jobs and no skills to get permanent employment which can sustain their families on a long term basis, commonly asking for prayers for any kind of job to meet their immediate needs.
It wasn’t just jobs that people needed though. We had an opportunity to pray with a number of sick people, the first being an elderly lady. She was complaining of headache and high blood pressure. As we were praying for her, a middle aged man whom we prayed for a couple of months ago passed by to tell us of his healing, which was encouraging. A young boy asked for prayers on his school situation, he just can’t remember anything and frequently forgets everything when he steps out of class. Equally good number of people asked for prayers for stomach ache, tonsillitis and school fees.
There was one man who stopped in a hurry, and wanted spiritual guidance and discipleship. Now this reminded me of a guy whom we prayed for last year who challenged me to start a Bible Study with him – he had promised to bring more people if I did. So this morning as we were praying for this man to have a relationship with God, my other mind was asking whether we have a platform to address this need that keep popping up.
Well I do not have an answer for now, or maybe am just too shy to take this initiative. But maybe there will be a way forward for this?