Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Iglesia La Gracia de Dios

February 19-20, 2016

We found a new group of friends at “Iglesia La Gracia de Dios”  last weekend during 24 hour prayer.  We all had a great time!  It’s amazing how after spending 24 hours together, it’s as if we have been friends a long time.  More like family actually.  Friday night started with repentance & communion.  This has kind of become a tradition for Room 24 - the time spent in repentance followed by communion.  A few hours into Friday night and we were on a spiritual roll so to speak.  We took time to anoint and pray for individual needs.  Many received healing on Friday night, even before we had dedicated time for healing!  God order our time, again and again.  

The Pastor with his wife and children were the worship team and they played every couple of hours throughout the night.   The worship that goes up in this house is especially tender.   The worship in itself ministers to us.  Those new to 24 hour prayer are always amazed to find out how quickly the time goes by.  Others, who were planning to leave at a certain time simply could not.  Or, left and came back again later or Saturday.  The Presence of God is so consuming, we just don’t want to leave.  This is true for both us who have been to a few sessions of Room 24 and newcomers.  That sweet sense of His Presence continues to call us in.  

We had a time of spiritual warfare during the night and testimony.  Saturday morning we spent some time just going after the fullness of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit.  We continue to be amazed.  Just watching people receive is such a blessing.  We become overwhelmed ourselves with His all consuming goodness.  Healing Room’s beginning around 9am were a great success.  We prayed for everyone and members of the church got the opportunity to be on a team.  God uses every one of us to deliver His miracles.

I was personally thrilled to have our first actual children’s prayer team.   I have been believing for this for a few months now.  If we have no children, we take the time to pray for children.  Last Saturday we had a small group of the children who were doing the praying themselves.  Love it!  I’m convinced this is God’s heart.  

Our close was prayer for pastors and ministry leaders and a special time for prophetic words.  We have kind of developed a format, but God is unique in every setting.  Revelation 22:1-  And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street.  And on either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Oh did I mention the Mexican food at every meal...fresh...homemade...wonderful!  

Elias & Ann Abyad

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