witness of love

August 2020

Prayer Testimonies from Our Intercessory Prayer Team

From July 2020

Grace of Christ is a praying church. We love being in communion with our Lord and know it is important to encourage one another with our testimonies. We want to share with you, what we hear from the Lord through prayer, scripture and worship.

The scripture we were drawn to in July...

...was from 2 Chronicles 7.14:  “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Some prayers from our morning of prayer in July…

  • Thank you, Lord for your eagerness to join us. You, Lord claim us as Yours. May we not forget that.  John 10:3b-4 “The sheep hear his voice and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.”
  • Father God, your banner over us is Love!
  • Wake Up! We are in spiritual battle. We need to know what are spiritual gifts are and use them for God’s glory.
  • Lord, revive thy work in us. We want to not just hear your words, we want to obey and do what you ask of us!
  • Slow us down, Heavenly Father, keep our focus on you. I don’t want to get ahead of you, I want to press into you, follow you, be centered around you.
  • The Lord’s Name should bring together his people, not divide them. Anything we do in His name should bring honor and glory.
  • “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.” Romans 12.16
  • Pride can get in the way (Pride goes before the fall). I want to die to my desires. Thy will (not my will) be done, Lord.  It is not about us, but what You are doing, Lord!
  • Is the Lord using our current circumstances to get us as His people (nation and world) to turn to Him and seek Him?

Some testimonies from our intercessors…

I believe I needed prayer time with church family as a reminder I am a part of the body of Christ, and that we all have similar needs. I think it was a reinforcement to me that my beliefs are shared with others. This knowledge is particularly needed at this difficult time of unrest in our country. We need each other.
In our prayer time, we were reminded to keep our schools, teachers, and school kids in our prayers as they make decisions for fall. We were also reminded that wherever and whatever we are going through - God has been there before us. Don’t forget he is in charge and will get us through these times. Focus on Him and put Him first.

This morning as I walked I was praying for the staff, leadership and the congregation. Before finishing I asked the Lord was there anything I should be praying specifically for and three thoughts immediately came to mind: Don’t be discouraged; Trust Me; Wait on me (don’t get ahead of Me)
As I walked further, thoughts about how Satan is the father of lies and deception and how he wants to discourage God’s faithful people. Don’t let him!

Of course, snippets of familiar scriptures started flashing through my head including Proverbs 3.5-7, Psalm 27.14 and Jeremiah 29.11.
After I got home I was searching for something on Sue’s desk and I noticed a little card stuck above her laptop on a shelf and said to myself, “Of course!” Not Scripture per se, but confirmation of my prayer:

  • Trust-in HIS timing
  • Rely-on HIS promises
  • Wait-on HIS answers
  • Believe-in HIS miracles
  • Rejoice-in HIS goodness
  • Relax-in HIS presence

“Come near to God and He will come near to you.” James 4:8
Together Trusting, Waiting, and Hoping in the Lord,

Please join us in interceding for our church... 

...for our leadership, family in Christ, and our Preschool. If you would like to be on our email list for future prayer teachings and gatherings, let us know! Either submit the form below, shoot an email to Info@yakimagrace.com, or give us a call at church - 509.248.7940.