This morning was equally busy for us as it has been lately, not only in-terms of the number of people we prayed for but also in terms of our persistence in prayers and waiting for God to act.
Let us start with the power below. Our prayer venue is a place in the open air, and just like many other parts of Kibera where electricity is poorly connected, our venue has a live power line of unknown voltage which runs directly beneath our feet. This morning there was smoke rising from the ground under which the wire ran, which we weren’t too happy about and which we thought may put people off stopping. So we prayed, and within 5 minutes the smoking had completely stopped.
But it is the power that comes from above that really inspired us, as we prayed for people with different needs and saw them getting healed. I am always fascinated how God works through the Holy Spirit: sometimes you pray with all the faith and nothing happens, but at times just a simple prayer changes everything. Take for example this old guy who came to us complaining about his left eye not seeing. After our brief prayers, nothing happened, so we decided, that is me and Molly, to ask Jon to come and pray with us too. After continuous prayers in between asking him whether there was change, he confessed that there was improvement and the cloudiness or snow as he was saying was now fading away. By the time we finished the eye was completely healed.
Talking of eyes and cataracts, two others came with similar problems. An elderly lady suffering from cataracts who experienced no healing. And a young man who was severely long-sighted, and also had a problem with a continuous flow from his tear ducts. In his case he was able to see distant buildings clearly, and his tear ducts had dried up.
A lady with a rare skin condition sat on our stools, and as we were praying, my eyes were fixed on her legs. I don’t know what I expected, but I wanted to see anything, any change, or her skin turning smoother. Nothing happened and she left. We continued and many people showed up, some with needy and desperate cases that got us thinking about our role as a prayer team and as an organisation, in terms of where do we step in ourselves to assist in needy situations that our praying brings us into contact with.
As we were reaching the end of our time on the streets, we attended to a man who for three weeks had been in pain with his tooth. As he sat to our invitation he coud hardly open his mouth because of the pain. He was prayed for and voila, just like that the pain left. He opened his mouth pain-free and smiled as he got up to leave, leaving all of us happy with the Lord’s doing.
As I said, the doings of God are amazing, and have nothing to do with our reasoning. Watch this space for more wonderful deeds of our Lord and Saviour.