This report was hard to categorize, as the areas affected by corporate church prayer span the spectrum! Pastor Nani Babu of Andhra Pradesh, India and the church there mobilized 40 days of prayer and fasting which concluded on Resurrection Sunday. The Lord's presence blessed them as they cried out for their nation and their families to make the Lord their God. Pastor Nani Babu says, "I was really astonished when I saw and as I collected these miracles and blessings that He has done in these 40 days... I would like to testify the glory of the Lord and I really heart-fully thank our Lord for His miracles and unfailing love shown on us."
3 Deaf can now hear
2 Women healed of their 'secret problems'
15 People healed from problems in the head
3 People healed from chest pain
2 People healed from kidney problems
1 Family relieved from the enemy's attack regarding their land issues
1 Blessed and could buy half acre land
6 People were freed from satanic powers
7 People were saved and believed in Jesus as the Lord of all the confessed that He
shed blood for their sins and resurrected from the dead.
4 Immersion baptisms and one sprinkling baptism were given. (We give sprinkling
baptism to only those who can not get up from their sick bed. We gave this
baptism to one man who had a problem with his back bone and could not walk or
get up from his bed.)
These magnificent testimonies are only the beginning. Pastor says, "And the other 16 ORT churches in A.P., and 3 ORT churches in Orissa still need to send their reports"!
Praise the Lord!
2007 marked a historic year in Washington state. As 24/7 prayer began to be lifted up over the land through the Operation Rolling Thunder prayer strategy, changes were taking place.
One of the key targets the Body of Christ had set in their prayers was crime decrease. As it says in James 5:16, the fervent prayers of a righteous man avail much. Pastor Troy Green of Gray's Harbor county was able to report:
"Just read in the newspaper that felonies have gone down dramatically in Grays Harbor over the last couple years. They dropped from 721 in 2005 to 557 in 2009. It has already been established that the crime rate goes down when continuous prayer goes up. Imagine if we had 24/7 prayer."
That near-twenty-five percent drop corresponded with the period of time over which prayer was most consistently mobilized. But there was more. In January of 2008, directly after 2007's ORT campaign, the FBI reported that crime went down in every major city in Washington state. Seattle and King county reached a 40 year low.
As pastor Troy said, the relationship between prayer rates and crime rates is established-- Kansas tells similar stories, of government and law-enforcement officials being surprised by drops far greater than they hoped or asked for, of the power of God being proven greater than the power of man.
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