Doing Battle Through Prayer

In visiting Elaine tonight, we participated in a call to prayer on my sister’s behalf. My wife Connie and I stood in agreement for Elaine to be freed from pain; not just the physical kind. Now that nearly three years have elapsed since her tragic accident, Elaine has suffered great emotional and spiritual pain, too. In recognizing the link between mind, body and spirit, we do battle against the powers of darkness bringing her such atrocious pain. Unfortunately much of her tri-pain has been physically manifested in debilitating, daily, chronic arm aches.

In verbally releasing tightly held heart issues to God, He sends us His peace. Although He already knows our struggles well, a verbal conversation with Him brings our petitions before Him face to face. Sometimes in the heat of the battle, we forget our spiritual arsenal of Ephesians 6: truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation, God’s Word and prayer.

With prayer we Christians confess the truth of who Christ is living within us along with our human failings and repentant hearts. He is our righteousness and gladly grants us His peace in the toughest of storms. By faith, regardless of how life looks, we believe He gives us a future and a hope. As Christ followers we affirm our salvation to be only in Him. We fully accept His Word and often quote His Word throughout our heartfelt prayers. His Word never returns null and void. We realize we have and want no other place than to be in Him.

Tonight we joined in lifting up my sister before God’s throne. After our prayer time, Elaine shared how her spirit felt lighter. We believe He heard us and now we wait again upon Him to see His response and love. Please join us in prayer for God to powerfully manifest Himself to Elaine by vividly and tangibly affirming His ongoing love and care for her.

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About Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering

Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering shares the true story about a sudden family tragedy. As author of the book to be published in the summer of 2014, the true account tells of my sister being rear ended by a drunk driver. She barely survives the high speed crash being left to live as a quadriplegic. Written from a brother's perspective, the manuscript shares the heartfelt story of ongoing physical and emotional pain experienced by both victim and family. Only through God's grace can a family survive such a tragedy!
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