Thursday, May 11, 2017

National Day of Prayer at Son Life Chapel 050317-050417

What a glorious celebration of prayer for our country.  We made it!  24 hours of prayer followed by a special service at Son Life Chapel for a citywide celebration of the National Day of Prayer.  We were at the church till 9:30pm and the miracle was that we were all as awake as when we first started - perhaps a little giddier!  Thank you Lord and thank everyone for your participation.   I know we say this often, but seriously, we could not have done it without you.  New friends, new alliances and an overwhelming sense of expectation for what God has for us.  Jesus was wearing red, white and blue.  We were thrilled to hear of President Trumps signature, the very same day of the ‘Religious Liberty” Executive Order.  Coincidence?  We don’t think so.  This has been an unprecedented season of “calling out” to the One we love and the Only One who can bring desperately needed Revival to our nation.  

On Wednesday night we started with a shofar and a time of worship.  We shared a bit about Room 24 and about the history of the National Day of Prayer.  We read proclamations of our past presidents calling for prayer on this day.  We moved into a time of repentance.  Our worship team from Iglesia de Gracia de Dios joined us for worship - awesome! We had communion and spent some time in the Covenant.  We heard incredible testimonies of “standing” for marriages and a testimony of the marriage covenant restored.  We spoke about the Blood of the Lamb and the covering of our military.  As we moved into the evening we had prayer for our students and had some incredible youth pastors with us through the night.  

A personal favorite was a Holy Spirit encounter in the wee hours and a presentation of the “fishes and the loaves” to the pastors.  The fishes to the ones who were to fish for men and the loaves to the ones who were to feed the sheep. Powerful.  We had one gentlemen join us from Barundi.  As he prayed the burden he had for his nation was apparent and led to a time of extended prayer.  Several pastors continued to pass to him the loaves and the fish for that country.  We always expect God but are amazed and how He is personal in his encounters.  He surely is “Fire in the night”!

The early morning hours brought breakthrough prayers and additional fresh intercessors.  Some of us stayed throughout, some of us never left, but always continuing to intercede.  The morning brought Resurrection power, healing, talk of revival.  (I always love that revival part).  In between we had breakfast, fellowship, lots of joy and some intense starring/naps.  

Our daytime agenda included prayer in line with the NDP agenda.  We had a time of prayer for children and heard from some of the ministries operating in our community.  We were refreshed.

As we prepared for the evening event I think we all wondered how we would do physically.  It’s hard to express just how powerful it is when we come to the end of ourselves and see our spirit triumph with His Spirit.  It happens every time and every time we are amazed.  You know that you know that it can’t possibly be your doing, but God!

II Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

:)  Yes Lord!

Our conclusion event was spectacular.  The Shofar, the worship, the vision, the pastors hearts, one after another, the languages - prayers in Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish, African languages, Chinese and Korean - all for the USA.  To God be the Glory!  

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Nationa Day of Prayer May 3-4, 2017

-         Room 24 and 11 churches in the Tucson and South Tucson area have agreed to host a 24 hour prayer for the NDP

-         Wednesday May 3rd, 6pm – Thursday May 4 8pm
-         Location: Son Life Chapel
                             2955 West Ironwood Hills Dr.
                            Tucson AZ 85745
-         The following churches will be represented:
·        Calvary Oro Valley,  
·         Son Life Chapel,   
·        Greater Faith Church,
·        Open Heaven Fellowship,  
·        FCF Tucson, 
·        Desert Streams Fellowship,
·        Spirit of Life,   
·        Iglesia De Dios Vida Eterna,  
·        Iglesia La Gracia De Dios,
·        Living Faith Christian Center,  
·        Ironwood Hills Church.
Please join us

Room 24 at Iglesia De Dios Vida Eterna 4/7-8/2017


We were blessed to be partnering with Iglesia De Dios Vida Eterna in Tucson for our most recent 24 hour prayer.  The Lord has taken us in every direction, but it is always good to be home in our city.  Our prayer was Spanish/English throughout.  The church has been alive in this community for almost 12 years.  Our time together was blessed.  We knew as we entered the church that prayer had been established here long before we came.  The Abiding Presence of the Lord was an encouragement to all of us.  

We started Friday night with worship and repentance, preparing for what God had planned.  We were joined by the worship team from Iglesia La Gracia De Dios in Nogales, AZ.  It was an awesome time of worship and communion.  My eyes were riveted to a couple preparing communion.  It seemed the Anointing was on them in the process.  When I talked to them later they told me that “Communion” is their ministry.  They typically prepare it for the church and take it every day themselves.  It’s wonderful how you can see the Grace of God on people.  The Friday night hours moved quickly in a hum of worship and prayer.  I believe we woke up the neighborhood that night!  God’s own choice of weekend entertainment.  

How do we thank you Lord for the many areas of breakthrough and healing we experienced during the night.  We moved into a time of student led worship as we approached midnight and the early morning hours of spiritual warfare.  Freedom comes during those hours as the spiritual intensity builds.  We have seen through the watches the tempo of our prayer change as we climb that mountain of Praise and watch as His Spirit leads.  By early morning, praying “Fire” scriptures we had encounters personal for each of us.  Jesus heals simply in His Presence.  Later we shared and found that we had each had a an experience with the Lord in that time, unique yet similar.  One of our ladies saw Jesus walking toward us and as He stepped the ground under Him became a path of gemstones.  One of the ladies from the church felt the wind coming by her.  Another felt the Lord wrapping His cape around her and as He did she was healed.  Hallelujah!  

The church blessed us in the meals they served.  Our early breakfast together was a joy as the daylight came up and we experienced His resurrection power freshly.  God continually brings healing during those hours.  We saw a special time of the Fathers love and blessing poured out on His people.  We heard incredible testimonies of His love and deliverance in our lives.  There were so many testimonies.  Several of their early lives and the hardships they felt.  Several people grew up literally on their own, as orphans and found a path to Jesus.  The experience of the Father’s love and blessing impacted so many. 

Our afternoon focuses on the church family, the pastors and ministry leaders, the youth and children.  As we were ministering in the afternoon, a simple tune came to mind, a reminder of the baby Jesus and the shepherds.  We went with the tune and I recalled a time where the Lord showed me the shepherds on the hill and angels coming like a flash, like they did that night.  We had been praying for a friends family member and he experienced incredible deliverance.  I shared it because it was similarly not anywhere near Christmas at the time.  When babies come it usually means the birth of new ministries as well.  P Ken shared how when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, it was quiet and unassuming.  While a King had been born, not many recognized it in the natural.  We felt a similar experience at the church that morning.  That something very powerful had been birthed and in the natural, in the neighborhood it was quietly planted without much attention.  God is doing mighty things in our midst.  

While we grow weary in our body, His power becomes more and more evident as the hours pass.  We made new friends and extended our family.  Lord we pray sustained blessing at Iglesia De Dios Vida Eterna until we join with them again.  
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