This week’s HotS, unlike previous weeks, was fully dominated with people who asked for prayers for ailments. I guess this is why it is called healing ministry. You see with schools opening and an unfriendly economy, in the recent past people have asked for prayers in line with social needs like school fees, job opening, business expansion and so forth.
Indeed during our preparation early before heading to the streets we had brief discussions on faith, its power and just how much we should anticipate as we meet people based on our faith.
So we stepped out and though we weren’t busy initially, we continued to invite people to stop – with some ignoring us and some promising to come back. Molly was the most outspoken of us all, praying continuously for those who didn’t care to stop but also in between asking the Holy Spirit to bring us people to pray with.
People came and we prayed with them. A guy with both neck and back pain felt relief as we were praying. A young woman who had lost her baby after giving birth, she was really devastated, she sighed with relief after encouragement and receiving prayers from the team. And there were a number of people who stopped for prayers – some of course with social needs, with others just asking for protection.
In all this we saw God that has continued to be faithful. Sometimes we are tired, our minds wobble with different thoughts when people do not stop as we expect, or we get lost with activities in our surroundings. But when a person stop for prayers, God always keep his side of bargain, which although sometimes is conspicuous, other times we just fail to see or understand, and just hope that He has done His will.