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Dearest Ladies of Eternity,
What joy it brings me to know that we will spend eternity together. In the meantime, we must be found praying for each other and the world that God has called us to minister in through prayer and actions. We must recognize that every day is both good, bad and hard. For instance, yesterday God wanted me to join in the rally to protest the new Planned Parenthood clinic on Babcock where babies are not only aborted, but their tiny body parts are then sold as a byproduct. I couldn’t help but be so proud of the way our sisters and brothers in Christ have fought to stop this terrible crime. One lady from Corpus Christi told me that the prayer warriors of her city met every third Saturday for twelve years, which resulted in the closing of the abortion clinics in her city. Aborting God’s little people is bad, but the dedication, perseverance and love of God’s people to rid their city of this evil is good.
Johnny Eareckson Tada, who is paralyzed from the neck down because of a diving accident, says “Sometimes God permits something He hates, to accomplish something He loves”. Although her life of disability is hard every day, she has found it to be good because she has been able to take wheelchairs and the gospel to almost every part of the world. The hard thing opened doors for the good things God wanted to use her to do. II Corinthians 1:5 says “For as the sufferings of Christ abound to us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ?” It is my belief that whether it is my sufferings or the sufferings of others, they are truly the sufferings of Christ, and the prayers we pray bring forth comfort, healing, and good even though it is so hard.
The more we pray for and with one another the more we will truly be in community, and the more empowered we will be to accomplish the tasks that are ahead. It has been said that the Book of Acts is the Life of Christ continuing through the lives of those who have received the Holy Spirit of Christ.
The four gospels is the life of Jesus on this earth and the resurrected Christ showing Himself to His own, but in Acts 1 He shows Himself to the believers and they see Him taken up. Verse 14 says “they continued in prayer and supplication”. Over and over the words for the believers is us and they (plural). They were in community showing the world the Resurrected Life of Christ in and through each of them.
Since Christ suffered for all, we must be found praying and yes, weeping for the sufferings of others and they for us. Then and only then will we know the compassion God has for all His children. This is the good/ hard life of the Body of Christ living in community.
City Wide has been blessed with two answers to prayer. God has given us a wonderful young woman to do our computer work, and He is leading us to be in community at Zion Star Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 , 9:30- 11:30 AM . The church is at 834 Virginia Blvd. San Antonio, 78203.
Please pray for the comfort and healing of our dear friend Natalie Hardy. She is the director of City Reachers, which is a powerful prayer ministry that has been praying forth many great things in our city for many years. Natalie suffered a massive stroke, but God is returning her slowly and surely.
Also, please pray for Joan Courtney and Women’s Prayer Intl. as they need funds to continue the good work of prayer they began many years ago.
May the Glory of the Lord rise among us,
Mary Mize Hellums
Coordinator for City Wide Women’s Prayer
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