One of my favorite days doing open-air evangelism in YWAM(Youth With A Mission) was at a high school, because the entire school was changed that day! Regardless that I’m not in YWAM anymore. I will tell this story to encourage your faith! Just a week after, I encountered a healing prayer requests that I can never forget!
It was in the middle of nowhere on some island in the Philippines where we went to evangelize. We went inside this small school of about 200 students to entertain them with godly skits and testimonies. Right after I gave my testimony on how precious my God is and how He saved a drug dealer like me, I gave the call to accept Jesus as Lord. Nobody was more amazed than I was when I saw 30+ hands go up, and then the whole school stood up. The entire 1st and 2nd year of high school said the prayer of salvation. Half of the students said that was their first time praying to put Christ as Lord over their lives. At this moment, I knew the heavens were shaking as it’s written that the angels are rejoicing over one sinner when they repent! How about a hundred!
Healing Prayer Requests to Save Our Souls
Though as amazing as open air is when it’s properly executed, it doesn’t compare to the impact you can make on one’s life when you personally go to them at their home. There were some hiccups that have happened when I tried to go without first asking God where to go, but with God, lives would be changed every time. At one point it seemed that everyday 1-5 would get saved when we went from house to house. Yes, rejections would come, but I’d rather try to obey God and fail; rather than not obey God at all, and never do anything for His Glory!
Half way through our outreach through the Visayas region; God really began to pour His Spirit upon me. My only concern was to evangelize house to house. Compassion had brewed up inside of me for the lost; especially those in the Philippines who were trying to get to God by achieving sanctification through good works. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saves us” -Titus 3:5 I put my eyes on God to get some evangelism training which I am forever grateful, and so are many others!
Powerful Healing Prayer to Save Our Bodies
During one of my ventures to evangelize, I encountered some Christians who blessed me with a bucket full of fresh oysters! I really felt so blessed with all those oysters, but little did I know; I’d be more blessed 20minutes after! Just after eating some snacks and trying to make small talk with the translator; the family asked for prayer. I then asked the father of the house what they wanted prayer for. He said, “For my family, for many of them are lost”. The father went on about how his brother is so lost and confused. I insisted twice, “what else?” He said “nothing” each time. His wife on the other hand pointed right back at him and started speaking in an unknown tongue. At this very moment God gave me a revelation that his back is in pain. While it was getting translated back to me what the gentleman was saying, I was convinced his back was in pain.
Sure enough he said, “My back is in pain, for years”. I told him, “God told me your back is in pain, He’s going to heal you!” Then said, “I’m going to pray for your family, and then for your back”. I asked him how much pain is it in, he replied, “My back is at a pain level of 8; zero not being painful and ten being the worst pain”. That short 5-minute prayer will never be forgotten. For I looked upon this grown man’s face as his eyes watered up. Then it was translated to me that all the pain was gone. Glory goes to God, as this prayer for healing was a huge step in faith on my part, which resulted in more confidence in God’s character to heal and break bondages.
Your Prayer Requests!
Had that man not asked, then he would’ve never experience the healing touch of God! I challenge you to ask as well! Don’t ask me but ask God, I’m only an instrument which is nothing without the Player holding the instrument. You can try to achieve your sanctification through good works, but you and I know you’ll never make it. It’s only by the blood of Jesus which you can come to boldly ask God anything, because you are heirs with Christ. Go ahead and ask with faith! Be fervent and don’t give up as persistence is faith.