On the Prayer Rota we have had:
41 people, 2 house Groups and 1 Youth Group praying. This covered 6 countries and 6 American states. Just through the prayer rota alone we have prayed for 172 hours!
We have prayed for 6 towns/areas, 12 people plus the church leaders in the area. We’ve covered 5 general issues and 1 people group and the schools in the area and as we have prayed God has revealed many, many more things, which we have lifted to Him in prayer.
On Friday as you prayed for the children here, they prayed for every single one of you, by name. It was such a precious time and the prayers were sincere and truly beautiful. Not only that but we had your names all printed off on separate sheets of paper and said to the children that if they wanted to pray for someone went they go home, for the rest of the month, then to pick up one of the names from the floor and pray for that person. Well they didn’t just pick up one each… they picked up every single one and took them home with them. The kids were amazed when we told them of how there were people all over the world who were praying for them.
Prayers for Glennis Darby’s son & Lyndsey’s brother have continued to have absolutely incredible positive results.
All of the individuals we have been praying for have had to either reduce or completely review their prayer requests as so many have been answered!
We have received amazing prophecies and words from God; many confirmed by different people in different parts of the world. Many are posted on the discussion board on the group page (Facebook). I wanted to share a couple with you this week:
“When I prayed for Sligo and the surrounding towns had a picture tw weeks ago of there being a spiritual fog that was extremely oppressive. Last week when I prayed I saw the sun starting to shine through the fog.” (I had this same picture in the fisrt week)
“In positive prayers we always follow the pattern- pray—thank—–rejoice. The LORD is clearly saying in my prayers it’s the time we start rejoicing in “what is about to be released by HIM for us very soon.” we must sing and praise Him for all we are about to receive. Time for parties ——– all nite praise nites”
“Tonight I can see a rainbow over Sligo and I just know that all this prayer has made a difference in the heavenlies. As I pray for the schools I see a garland of flowers around Mercy infants. But I see what looks like an army of hedgehogs attacking the boundaries of the Carraroe school. Please keep praying for this place consistently over the next few hours and as I pray for Glen I see him surfing on a ray of light. Ursline School could be a place of growth spiritually. I feel a sense of excitment as I pray for it.”
The Methodist opening in Sligo on Sunday was a wonderful event. I’ve not seen so many Christians gathered in one place in this part of Ireland before. The worship was electrifying and the excitement about the potential for renovated building reaching out into Sligo Town was tangible.
The first Encounter meeting after the Christmas break took place last night. Attendance was well up and God met with us powerfully. I shared with everyone on the progress of the Month of Prayer and how faithful you guys have been in your prayer and in your feeding back to us. People were so encouraged!
Since the first week of January I have been wondering what on earth we will do in February and onward!?! Well I believe God will show us but I’d also like to ask you, as our prayer warriors what you would like to happen with regard to praying for Ireland when January ends. I’d be so grateful if you could drop me a quick message if you have any thoughts. We have some ideas, which I wanted to share in next week’s update but I would LOVE to hear your ideas!
Finally, if you know of anyone between the age of 18 and 30, who would like to spend 6 months or a year working with us here in Ireland, let me know and I’ll send out a leaflet. Alternatively take a look at the website www.outletcore.weebly.com
God bless you all this week! We are so proud to be in this thing with you all!