A Sign and A Wonder

By: Mark and Kandy Persall “Pour out Your Spirit, O God.” This prayer went up repeatedly as cities set aside time for revival prayer. “Come in power, Lord. By the mighty Name of Jesus, we stand against evil’s desire to steal, kill, and destroy.” How thrilling when people awaken to pray. Every day I hear of another prayer group across my city, …

Prayer of Desperation

Holy Father,  Desperation is often the best incentive to get me into Your Presence. Some of our best times together are when I’ve come to You in a dire circumstance. C.S.Lewis was right when he said, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains.” I hear You best when I am desperate to …

Watchful

“What? Could you not watch with Me one hour?” (Matthew 26:40 NKJV) I quickly recognize the scenario. In His most trying hour, our Lord found His closest friends asleep. While He poured out His soul in agony, their eyes closed with exhaustion. I shudder to think of their complacency, but then wonder: does my life exhibit any difference? “Child, could …

When Things Seem Bleak

  My dear child,   Things before you are not as they seem. From outward appearance, the situation appears as overwhelming and ghastly. You see it as a great, immovable fortresses which are against My Kingdom purpose.   Come here, my love. Let me remove the blinders that are blocking your sight (2 Corinthians 3:16).   I’ve allowed these situations to awaken you from …

Undeserved Pain

  Stunned, Jasmine realized that her husband had stopped yelling.  His face still very near hers, she now felt moisture on her cheek. As she continued to stare into his eyes, his saliva began to drip from her chin.    As his anger boiled, he continued to spit into her face.   Months earlier, Jasmine began to notice changes within …