Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Neighborhood prayer walk - 7-8-8

Middlebury Street

We had a great night tonight. Melissa Wolfinger and I walked and prayed the streets of the Middlebury area.

We anointed and prayed with David & Zoe Gilbert. Zoe has the flu and the high humidity is rough on David's COPD. Zoe's friend Cathy who lives right next to the church, the house behind the barber shop with the with the little religious statues in her yard, very much wants us to keep dropping off fliers to her house. This is the second time Zoe has requested this. I dropped off a bunch of them a few weeks ago, but more recently I keep forgetting. I did manage to drop one off at Cathy's house tonight.

A lady walking on the sidewalk, just started softly weeping when Melissa asked her if she needed prayer for anything. She said she'd been looking for us a few days ago to pray with her. She wouldn't tell us what she needed prayer for, but when we anointed and prayed with her, she just clutched my hands as if holding on for dear life. She was silently sobbing about some terribly sad thing in her life. . .I don't know. . . Her name is Kim. Please pray for her. . .

Just lots of people out tonight, all up and down the street. A lady sitting in a swing chair tearfully requested prayer and a prayer cloth for her mother Doris. On the way back, Melissa's legs were hurting so badly she asked if she could wait there and if I could pick her up in the car. She sat and talked with this lady for maybe close to half-an-hour. This lady really opened her heart to Melissa. . .

A man in the apartments is a new father. His wife just had a baby a week ago today. He requested prayer for his new little family and took a prayer cloth for his baby.

Leah asks for prayer. She needs deliverance from drug addiction.

I had just put a flier on a door when two gentlemen got out of a car and approached us on the sidewalk. It was apparently their house. They are Mormons involved in a Hispanic outreach (according to their name tags.) They asked for anything in Spanish that we had. I gave them a couple of my Spanish Bible verse cards and one of Sister Cathy's English class fliers. They never said much of anything else, and neither did we. It seemed like an awkward moment.

Another lady Regina, needs deliverance from drugs and alcohol.

Another house I've been putting fliers on the door handle every week with absolutely no signs of life at the house, a lady bolted out of her front door after I put a flier on her door knob. A scene momentarily flashed through my mind, of this lady running out and tackling me. That is how quickly she came out after me. The lady implored me to stop as I walked down the sidewalk. She had been wondering for weeks who was leaving the fliers on her front door. Usually she works until 8:00, but we were running way late and she got off from work early tonight. . .She had been watching for us. She was so very thankful for the fliers. That house is a half-way house for a faith based women, victims of violence, assistance service. The lady shook my hand two or three times, while telling how thankful she was for our prayers for the neighborhood. She was full of emotion and tearful in her gratitude.

Just so many wonderful things. . . talked to Loretta and Tina. . .prayed with just numbers of people. . .

It just don't get any better than this. . .

Thank you my God. . .

Dave

1 comment:

Rog said...

Great idea! I think I may try it tonight on my bike ride.