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700 Club Interactive: The Weapon of Prayer – October 16, 2015

A mysterious virus brings a young father to the brink of death. Read Transcript


Andrew: A DESPERATE

WIFE FIGHTS FOR HER DYING

HUSBAND.

ALL I COULD PRAY WAS

JUST, JESUS.

I REMEMBER SITTING IN THE

WAITING ROOM AND ROCKING.

AND JUST SAYING IT OVER

AND OVER.

Andrew: AFTER HEARING

THE DOCTOR'S REPORT --

HE SAID IF HE MADE IT

PAST 6:00 THAT NIGHT, SHE

WOULD BE SURPRISED.

Andrew: SEE WHY THE

WEAPON OF PRAYER WORKS, ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

HI, GOOD MORNING, WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

WHEN YOU PRAY, WHAT

HAPPENS?

DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR

PRAYERS JUST BOUNCE OFF

THE CEILING?

DO YOU SEEM TO FIND

YOURSELF REPEATING THE

SAME PRAYER OVER AND OVER.

OR DO YOU PRAY IN FAITH

AND SEEM TO GET RESULTS?

TODAY WE WANT TO SHOW YOU

HOW TO USE PRAYER AS A

WEAPON.

Terry: WHEN MEGAN'S

HUSBAND, TONY, BECAME

DEATHLY ILL FROM A

MYSTERIOUS VIRUS, SHE KNEW

SHE NEEDED A MIRACLE.

SHE CALLED ON FRIENDS AND

FAMILY TO FIGHT FOR TONY

IN PRAYER.

TONY AND I HAD BEEN

MARRIED FOR EIGHT YEARS.

IT WAS CHRISTMASTIME, AND

HE CAME HOME WITH A FEVER.

BUT TONY DIDN'T GET

BETTER.

THEY DIAGNOSED HIM WITH

PNEUMONIA AND PUT HIM ON

ANTIBIOTICS.

WE WENT TO A NEW YEAR'S

PARTY WHERE WE TOLD

EVERYBODY I WAS PREGNANT.

WHEN WE CAME HOME THAT

NIGHT AT AROUND 11:00, HE

HAD A LOT OF PAIN.

AROUND 3:00 HE WOKE ME UP

AND WAS ASKING ME, WHAT IS

THAT BUBBLING SOUND.

I GOT OUT MY STETHOSCOPE

AND LISTENED TO HIS CHEST

AND YOU COULD HEAR THE

FLUID IN HIS LUNGS.

I'M A NURSE AND I KNEW HE

NEEDED TO GO TO THE E.R.

THE DOCTORS KEPT ASKING IF

HE TRAVELLED OUTSIDE OF

THE UNITED STATES.

THEY WANTED TO TEST HIM

FOR H.I.V. BECAUSE THEY

THOUGHT MAYBE HE HAD

ADVANCED AIDS BECAUSE HE

WAS SO HEALTHY AND YOUNG

AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN

HIS CHEST X-RAY WAS

COMPLETELY COVERED IN

WHITE.

HE STAYED OVERNIGHT IN THE

HOSPITAL.

BUT FOR THE MOST PART, HE

WAS STABLE.

I FELT COMFORTABLE GOING

HOME AND LEAVING HIM THERE

AND GOING AND PICKING UP

OUR DAUGHTER AND TAKING

HER HOME AND GETTING SOME

REST.

THE NEXT MORNING, WHEN I

GOT TO THE HOSPITAL AT

10:00, THEY WERE IN

MID-TRANSPORT, MOVING TONY

TO I.C.U.

WHILE I WAS IN THE WAITING

ROOM, IS WHEN DOCTOR

GEORGE, THE I.C.U. DOCTOR,

CAME OUT AND SAID HE WAS

REALLY SICK AND THEY

NEEDED TO INTUBATE HIM.

WHICH IS A TUBE THEY PUT

IN YOUR THROAT TO HELP YOU

BREATHE.

AT THAT POINT I GOT REALLY

SCARED.

I KNEW WHAT HE WAS ABOUT

TO GO THROUGH.

HE DIDN'T HAVE A CLUE.

AND I GOT TO GO BACK AND

SEE HIM BEFORE THEY DID

IT.

HE HUGGED ME AND KISSED

ME.

HE LOVED ME.

I PRAYED HE WOULDN'T

REMEMBER ANY OF IT.

I DIDN'T WANT HIM TO BE

ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO

WAS, LIKE, I WAS AWAKE FOR

ALL OF THAT.

THE NURSING SUPERVISOR

THAT I WORKED WITH CALLED

THE MANAGER AND THEY

WAITED WITH ME.

AND THE DOCTOR CAME OUT

AND LET ME KNOW IT IS NOT

GOING WELL, THAT THEY

CAN'T GET THE TUBE IN HIS

THROAT AND THEY'RE GOING

TO HAVE TO TAKE HIM TO THE

O.R. TO DO IT.

SHE SAID IF THERE WAS

FAMILY THAT WANTED TO SEE

HIM, I NEEDED TO CALL HIM.

IF HE MADE IT PAST 6:00

THAT NIGHT, THAT SHE WOULD

BE SURPRISED.

ALL I COULD PRAYER WAS

JUST JESUS.

I REMEMBER SITTING IN THE

WAITING ROOM AND ROCKING

AND SAYING IT OVER AND

OVER.

WE'VE BEEN TRYING FOR FOUR

YEARS TO HAVE A BABY.

AND WHY DO I GET THE BABY

AND NOT MY HUSBAND?

BY THE MORNING, HIS MOM

AND HIS SISTER WERE BOTH

THERE.

THINGS SEEMED STABLE, BUT

NOT IMPROVING.

THE CHEST X-RAY WASN'T

GETTING ANY BETTER.

THE TESTING THEY HAD DONE

WASN'T SHOWING ANYTHING.

ALL OF THE FLU TESTS THEY

WERE DOING WERE STILL

COMING BACK NEGATIVE.

THE DOCTOR CALLED AND

WANTED TO HAVE A MEETING.

SHE REALLY DIDN'T THINK

THAT THERAPY WAS GOING TO

HELP HIM.

AT THIS POINT THE ONLY

THING THAT WOULD HELP HIM

WAS A MACHINE ENRICHMENT,

WHICH WAS THE HEART-LUNG

MACHINE.

THEY USED A HELICOPTER TO

TRANSFER HIM TO RICHMOND,

JUST FOR SPEED AND SAFETY.

I GOT THERE AROUND 11:00.

THE LADY THAT GOES TO THE

CHURCH I WENT TO MET ME AT

THE ELEVATOR.

AND SHE SHARED WITH ME HER

COPY OF "JESUS CALLING."

THAT IS WHAT I CLUNG TO

WHILE I WAS THERE.

IT CAN BE WRITTEN YEARS

AND MONTHS AND A LONG,

LONG TIME AGO, BUT WHEN

YOU READ IT, IT IS VERY AP

APPLICABLE TO YOUR DAY.

HE KIND OF STABILIZED, AND

WAS ABLE TO NOT ACTUALLY

EVEN BE PUT ON THE BYPASS

MACHINE.

WITH HIM BEING AS SEDATED

AS HE WAS AND NOT MOVING,

HIS KIDNEYS WERE MOVING.

EVERY NIGHT AROUND 8:00,

HE WOULD END UP WITH

SOMETHING GOING ON WITH

HIS HEART.

IT KIND OF BECAME A

WAITING GAME.

WE GOT THE CULTURES AND

THEY CAME BACK H1N1.

AND THAT'S WHY NONE OF THE

ANTIBIOTICS WERE WORKING.

IT JUST HAD TO GET OUT OF

HIS SYSTEM.

I KNEW HE WAS GOING TO

SURVIVE, BUT IN MY MEDICAL

EXPERIENCE, I HAD GEARED

MYSELF UP FOR TONY HAVING

DEFICITS IN HIS LUNG,

KIDNEY ISSUES.

WHAT DID OUR NORMAL LOOK

LIKE AFTER BEING INTUBATED

FOR NINE DAYS.

THE LAST THING I

REMEMBER IS THAT IT WAS

NEW YEAR'S.

THE NEXT THING I REMEMBER

IS WAKING UP AND I CAN SEE

OUT THE WINDOW.

AND I'M, LIKE, THIS ISN'T

THE SAME CITY I WAS IN.

AND THEN I LOOK OVER

AGAIN, AND THERE IS MY

MOTHER, WHO LIVES IN

ANOTHER STATE.

AND THERE IS MY SISTER,

WHO ALSO LIVES IN ANOTHER

STATE.

AND I WAS, LIKE, WHAT ARE

YOU ALL DOING HERE?

THE DOCTOR THAT

DISCHARGED US SAID HE

NEVER HAD SEEN SOMEONE GO

THROUGH WHAT TONY HAD GONE

THROUGH AND GO HOME

WITHOUT ANY MEDICATION.

IT WAS REALLY A

MANIFESTATION OF ALL OF

THE WORT WORK THAT GOD HAD

DONE.

EVERYTHING WAS ALREADY

HEALING AND BEING TAKEN

CARE OF.

HIS LUNGS ARE FINE, HIS

HEART IS FINE, AND HIS

KIDNEYS RETURNED TO

COMPLETELY BACK TO NORMAL.

IT IS COMPLETELY A

MIRACLE, THAT HE WALKED

AWAY FROM IT AS IF IT

NEVER HAPPENED.

I THINK GOD WAS TEACHING

ME JUST HOW MUCH HE IS IN

CONTROL AND HOW MUCH I AM

NOT IN CONTROL.

LIKE, THIS IS NURSING, AND

THIS IS WHAT I DO.

IF I WOULD HAVE LOOKED

ATONE NE OATTONY ON PAPER, I WOULD

HAVE BEEN, NOPE, HE'S NOT

GOING TO MAKE IT.

THE LORD IS, LIKE, THIS IS

WHAT YOU SEE, BUT THIS IS

WHAT I CAN DO.

EVERYTHING IS IN HIS

HANDS.

WHETHER IT COMES INTO YOUR

LIFE NEGATIVELY OR

POSITIVELY, IT COMES IN

WITH LOVE.

WE'VE NOW HAD ESTHER,

WHO IS SIX MONTHS OLD, AND

WE'RE ENJOYING IT'S LITTLE

THINGTHE LITTLETHINGS AND TRYING NOT TO

BE SO RUSHED.

NO WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES

YOU'RE IN, GOD PROVIDES.

GOD HEALS.

GOD HAS BROUGHT ME

THROUGH.

SO HE IS NOT DONE WITH ME

YET.

Terry: WE TAKE SO

MUCH FOR GRANTED, DON'T

WE?

MEGAN SAID THEY ARE JUST

ENJOYING THE LITTLE

THINGS.

THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT

HAPPENS AFTER YOU HAVE A

CLOSE CALL LIKE THAT,

WHERE YOU ALMOST LOSE WHAT

MATTERS SO MUCH TO YOUMENT

AND THEYOU.AND THEN YOU REALIZE HOW

GREAT YOUR BLESSINGS ARE.

THIS STORY IS ALSO ABOUT

THE POWER OF PRAYER, ON

MANY LEVELS, REALLY.

WE LIVE IN A FALLEN WORLD.

WHO CAN UNDERSTAND WHY

SOME OF THE THINGS HAPPEN

THAT DO.

SOMETIMES WE ARE HEALED,

AND SOMETIMES PEOPLE ARE

NOT HEALED.

AND GOD NEVER CHANGES

THROUGH ALL OF THAT.

HE IS ALWAYS GOOD.

BUT I WOULD SHARE A COUPLE

OF THINGS WITH YOU.

PRAYER IS THE LIFELINE FOR

US.

IT IS OUR UMBILICAL CORD

TO THE GOD OF THE

UNIVERSE, THE ONE WHO

CREATED US ALL, AND

CREATED US INDIVIDUALLY,

AND KNOWS EVERY HAIR ON

OUR HEAD, KNOWS INTIMATELY

WHAT'S IN OUR HEARTS AND

OUR MINDS.

THE BIBLE SIS THIS ABOUT

PRAYER IN ONE PLACE: "YOU

HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK

NOT."

HOW MANY TIMES IN LIFE --

I DO THIS MYSELF, WHERE

I'M FLUSTERED BY WHAT IS

GOING ON, I'M ANXIOUS

ABOUT THINGS, AND AFTER

I'VE SUFFERED THROUGH SOME

OF THAT, I THINK, I NEED

TO PRAY ABOUT THIS MORE

CONSISTENTLY.

NOT JUST A PLASH I FLASH IN THE

PAN PRAYER, BUT REALLY

PRAY ABOUT IT, GET IN THE

PRESENCE OF GOD.

REALLY GET THE WORD OF GOD

ALIVE AND ACTIVE IN ME AND

STANDING ON IT.

GOD IS NOT A CELESTIAL

SANTA CLAUS, AND THAT IF

WE DO STEP ONE, TWO, AND

THREE, WE'RE GOING TO GET

THE ANSWER THAT WE WANT

FOR THINGS.

BUT IF WE DON'T EVER BEGIN

THE STEP ONE, THEN WE MISS

THE WHOLE THING.

GOD HAS A PLAN AND A

PURPOSE FOR EACH OF OUR

LIVES.

AND NOTHING CAN HAPPEN TO

ANY OF US WHO BELONG TO

HIM WITHOUT IT FIRST

PASSING BY HIS THRONE.

SO THAT ALLOWS US TO

EXHALE IN THE MOMENT.

TO SAY THIS IS BIG, GOD,

AND IT'S SCARY AND IT'S

MORE THAN I KNOW HOW TO

HANDLE OR KNOW WHAT TO DO

WITH, BUT I KNOW YOU'RE

HERE.

YOU'RE IN ME, YOU'RE WITH

ME, AND YOUR POWER IS

HUGE, VAST, MORE THAN I

CAN UNDERSTAND.

I CAN TRUST YOU.

MEHGAN CAME TO THE PLACE

WHERE THAT WAS ALL SHE HAD

TO DO, WAS TO GIVE TONY TO

GOD.

AND TO SAY, EVEN WITH MY

MEDICAL TRAINING, EVEN

WITH MY EXPERIENCE, EVEN

WITH THE KNOWLEDGE I HAVE

ABOUT ILLNESS AND

TREATMENT, RIGHT NOW, GOD,

ALL I CAN DO IS HANG ON TO

YOU.

MAYBE YOU'VE BEEN IN A

PLACE LIKE THAT IN YOUR

LIFE, TOO.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO

GET TO THAT QUIET PLACE

ALONE.

SHE FOUND A CA CAT CAT TYLIS IN

"JESUS CALLING."

THERE IS POWER IN THE

WORLD OF GOD.

STAND ON IT FOR YOUR LOVED

ONES.

STAND ON IT FOR YOURSELF.

KNOW THAT GOD HEARS THE

FERVENT PRAYER OF A

RIGHTEOUS MAN OR WOMAN.

WE ARE CALLED TO PRAYER.

THE OUTCOME IS GOD'S, BUT

THE CALL TO PRAYER IS

OURS.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU IF

YOU HAVE A NEED IN YOUR

LIFE, AND THE WORD SAYS,

WHERE TWO ARE MORE GATHER

TOGETHER IN HIS NAME, HE

IS THERE IN THE MIDST OF

THEM.

SO CALL OUR NUMBER.

IT'S TOLL-FREE:

1-888-777-1999.

A FRIEND WILL PICK UP, AND

JUST SAY, I'M WATCHING THE

PROGRAM TODAY AND I NEED

SOMEONE TO PRAY WITH.

WE'D LOVE TO PRAY WITH

YOU.

ANDREW?

Andrew: THANK YOU,

TERRY.

> DID YOU KNOW THAT

JESUS HAD A SECRET WEAPON?

AND THAT WAS PRAYER.

DAVID IRELAND IS GOING TO

TELL US HOW WE CAN USE

PRAYER AS A WEAPON, TOO.

THAT'S NEXT.

STAY WITH US.

Andrew: JOINING US

NOW IS DAVID IRELAND,

AUTHOR OF "THE WEAPON OF

PRAYER."

AND HE IS SENIOR PASTOR OF

A CHURCH IN MONTCLAIR, NEW NEW

JERSEY.

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH

US.

MY PLEASURE.

THANK YOU.

Andrew: MANY OF US

KNOW ABOUT PRAYER, WE LIKE

TO TALK ABOUT IT, I'LL BE

PRAYING FOR YOU, BUT WHY

DO WE SEEM TO NOT ENGAGE

IN IT?

I THINK THERE IS SO

MUCH MYSTERY AND MYSTIQUE

AROUND IT, WE SELDOM SPEND

THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND IT

AND HOW TO USE IT AS THE

WEAPON THAT GOD HAS GIVEN

US.

A WEAPON IS ANYTHING WE

USE TO OVERPOWER OR

OVERCOME AN OPPONENT.

IN LUKE 22, JESUS SAID

THIS TO PETER, HE SAID,

SIMON, SIMON, SATAN HAS

ASKED TO SIFT YOU AS

WHEAT, BUT I PRAYED FOR

YOU, SIMON, THAT YOUR

FAITH DIDN'T FAIL.

THE WHEAT WAS, IN OLDEN

DAYS, WAS SHAKEN ON A

SIEVE AND THE DEBRIS AND

THE ROCKS WOULD BE THROWN

AWAY.

WHAT PETE JESUS WANTED TO DO

WAS SHAKE OF PETER'S LIFE.

AND JESUS SAID, LOOK,

SIMON, SATAN IS TRYING TO

HINDER YOU FROM BECOMING

WHAT GOD HAS DESTINED YOU

TO BECOME.

BUT JESUS' RESPONSE WAS, I

HAVE PRAYED FOR YOU.

IN OTHER WORDS, I HAVE

USED THE WEAPON OF PRAYER

TO PROTECT YOU FROM THIS

ATTACK AND ASSAULT THAT IS

COMING AGAINST YOU.

Andrew: THAT'S ONE OF

THE KEY ISSUES.

A LOT OF TIMES WHEN WE'RE

PRAYING, WE DON'T FEEL

LIKE WE'RE PICKING UP A

WEAPON.

PRAYER IS A DIALOGUE WE

HAVE WITH GOD.

IT IS NOT USING SOME TYPE

OF I ELIZABETHAN SPEECH.

ONE OF THE THINGS I ALWAYS

SAY, SAND DREW ANDREW, IS SOMETIMES

WE LIMIT GOD.

PSALM 23, THE LORD IS MY

SHEPHERD.

JOHN 15, JESUS SAID, MY

FATHER IS A GARDENER.

THAT ARE TWO METAPHORS IN

THAT VERSE.

MY FATHER -- SO GOD IS A

PATERNAL PERSPECTIVE, HE

HAS CHILDREN AND HE RAISES

HIS CHILDREN.

AND AS A GARDENER, HE

LOOKS AT US AS PLANTS THAT

HE PLANTS IN SPECIFIC

AREAS.

HE PLANTED YOU IN VIRGINIA

BEACH, AND HE PLANTED ME

IN NEWSCENTER 5IN NEW JERSEY, AND WE HAVE

RESPONSIBILITIES IN THOSE

AREAS OF PLANTING.

AND JOSHUA 5 TELLS US THE

LORD IS THE COMMANDER OF

THE ARMY OF THE LORD,

HENCE HE IS A GENERAL.

WHEN I PRAY, KNOWING THAT

GOD IS A GENERAL, MY

PRAYER TAKES ON A WHOLE

OTHER DIMENSION.

WHEN I OPEN UP MY MIND AND

UNDERSTAND WHO THE BIG

BREATH OF GOD IS, I SAY

GOD IS A GENERAL, WHICH

MEANS HE HAS SOLDIERS,

WHICH MEANS HE HAS AN

ARMY --

Andrew: AND I'M ONE

OF THEM.

THAT'S HOW WE NEED TO VIEW

IT, I'M IN THIS ARMY?

EXACTLY.

I LOOK AT IT AS I'M A

KNEELING WARRIOR.

HE TOLD TIMOTHY TO ENGAGE

AS A SOLDIER.

IF PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND

THAT, WE START PRAYING

OFFENSIVELY, DEFENSIVELY.

Andrew: SO IF WE'RE

IN THIS ARMY, AND YOU

MENTIONED A OFFENSIVE AND

DEFENSIVE PRAYERS.

EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE.

OFFENSIVE IS ANYTHING

THAT WE'RE LOOKING AHEAD.

ANYTHING THAT MOVES NEWS

CLOSER PROXIMITY TO OUR

DESTINY, THAT MOVES US

INTO ENEMY TERRITORY, TO

TAKE SPOILS BACK.

DEFDEFENSIVE PRAYERS IS

ANYTHING TO DEFEND OUR

LOCALE.

JESUS PRAYED A DEFENSE DEFENSIVE

WHEN HE SAID, SIMON, SATAN

WANTS TO TAKE YOU.

AND HE SAYS, BUT I PRAYED

FOR YOU.

LET'S MOVE HEAD IN AN

INTENTIONAL WAY TO

ADVANCE.

AND SO OFFENSIVE PRAYER IS

AN ADVANCING PRAYER.

Andrew: SOME

CHRISTIANS MAY SAY, I'M

WITH YOU.

I'LL PRAY.

I KNOW IT'S IMPORTANT.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THIS

FASTING STUFF.

FASTING JUST MEANS TO

COVER YOUR MOUTH.

IT IS FOR SPIRITUAL

REASONS.

WE TURN OUR PLATE UPSIDE

DOWN.

THE BENEFIT OF FASTING IS

THAT IT DRAWS ME CLOSER TO

GOD.

IT'S NOT AN ARM-TWISTING

ARM.

IT HAS NONE OF THOSE

MANIPULATIVE KINDS OF

ERECTS.

IEFFECTS.

IT IS A DISCIPLINE.

I WANT TO GET CLOSER TO

GOD.

I WANT TO BLOCK OUT THE

VOICE OF THE WORLD, ALL OF

THE NOISE THAT IS GOING

ON, AND FOR A PERIOD OF

TIME CLOSE DOWN MY EATING

SO I CAN DRAW CLOSER TO

GOD.

IT IS A SPIRITUAL

EXERCISE.

SOME SAY WHEN YOU FAST, IT

IS A PRAYER FOR SOUL.

Andrew: YOU'RE

REFOCUSING YOUR ATTENTION?

ABSOLUTELY.

Andrew: HOW DO YOU

REVERSE THIS

PRAYERLESSNESS?

BEING A PART OF A LOCAL

CHURCH HELPS TO UNDER GIRD

MY LIFE OF PRAYER.

THERE IS A LATIN WORD THAT

MEANS OUR SHARED

EXPERIENCE BRINGS US

TOGETHER IN A DEEPER WAY.

SO WHEN WE HAVE THIS

COMMON EXPERIENCE OF BEING

A LOCAL CHURCH TOGETHER,

OUR SHARED EXPERIENCE

DEALING WITH CHALLENGES WE

FACE EVERY DAY, FAMILY

ISSUES, ISSUES IN REGARDS

TO OUR JOB -- THE SHARED

ACTIVITIES THAT WE GO

THROUGH, IT BRINGS US

CLOSE TOGETHER, AND HENCE

I START TO BECOME A

GREATER DISCIPLE OF JESUS,

BECAUSE I LEARN TO BECOME

A DISCIPLE BY BEING WITH

OTHER DISCIPLES.

SO PRAYER GROWS IN MY LIFE

AS I'M WITH A PRAYING

COMMUNITY.

Andrew: DAVID, MAYBE

YOU'VE HEARD IT, SOME OF

US ARE TOO BUSY TO PRAY.

THERE IS PROBABLY NO ONE

BUSIER THAN YOU, LEADING

THIS CHURCH, AND YET YOU

TAKE DAYS TO PRAY.

THE TOP OF EVERY MONTH

I TAKE TWO OR THREE DAYS

AND I PRAY.

OTHER TIMES I STAY HOME.

I SPEND SPECIFIC BLOCKS OF

TIME SPEEDING MYSELF IN

PRAYER.

I SAY, DON'T FALL INTO THE

TRACK OF HAVING PRAYER

H.I.V.

WHERE WE GET ALL

APATHETIC, AND OUR IMMUNE

SYSTEM AS WARRIORS BECOMES

IMPOTENT, AND WE CANNOT

FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF

FAITH BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT

GIVEN OURSELVES TO PRAYER.

THERE WAS AN INTERESTING

VERSE WHERE SAMUEL SAID,

FAR IT FROM ME TO SIN

AGAINST GOD BY NOT PRAYING

FOR YOU.

SO PRAYERLESSNESS IS SIN.

Andrew: IT IS A WHOLE

NEW WAY TO LOOK AT IT.

IT OPENS OUR EYES.

YOU HAVE TO SET A TIME OF

PRAYER AND SET A PLACE OF

PRAYER AND SET AN AGENDA

OF PRAYER.

AND WHEN WE GO THROUGH

THOSE KIND OF SPECIFIC

INTENTIONALITIES, PRAYER

BECOMES EASY AND BECOMES A

HABIT.

IF IT IS NOT OUR FIRST

LOVE, MAKE IT OUR FIRST

DISCIPLINE.

Andrew: IF YOU WOULD

LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO

MAXIMIZE YOUR PRAYER LIFE,

THIS BOOK WILL DO THAT,

CALLED "THE WEAPON OF

PRAYER."

AND IT'S AVAILABLE

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.

LET'S GO OVER TO TERRY.

Terry: WELL, WE'VE

BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT

TODAY.

NOW IT IS TIME TO PUT IT

TO PRACTICE.

SO AFTER THE BREAK, WE'RE

GOING TO BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS.

STAY WITH US.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Andrew: A SOON TO BE

MOM --

21 WEEKS, AND WE WENT

IN FOR THE ULTRASOUND TO

SEE THE BABY'S FACE AND

NOTICED SOMETHING WAS A

LITTLE OFF ABOUT HER

FACIAL FEATURES.

Andrew Andrew: -- RECEIVES A

GRIM DIAGNOSIS.

THEY SAID, WE CAN SEE

IT IS A CLEFT LIP, AND

RESPONSIBLELY A CLEFT

PALATCLEFTPALATE.

INTERPRETEINTERPRETER IN Terry: IN PERU,A

FAMILY OF THREE STRUGGLED

TO TAKE IN THREE ORPHANS,

AND THAT'S WHEN "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" SHOWED UP.

I FELT VERY SAD BECAUSE

I WAS AFRAID I COULD BE

TAKEN TO ANOTHER CITY.

NOT BEING ABLE TO BE WITH

MY SIBLINGS.

Reporter: WITHIN

DAYS, NELLIE'S AUNT SUSAN

AND HER HUSBAND DECIDED

THERE WAS ONLY SOLUTION.

MY HUSBAND AND I

DECIDED THAT THE KIDS WILL

COME LIVE WITH US.

WE HAVE FOUR CHILDREN.

THREE MORE KIDS WERE YOU A

BIT RISKY, BUT WE DECIDED

TO FACE THAT RISK.

Reporter: SUSAN'S

HUSBAND WORKS LOGGING LOGS

IN THE RIVER.

WITH SEVEN CHILDREN TO

FEED, THE MONEY RAN OUT

QUICKLY.

WHEN "OPERATION BLESSING"

HEARD ABOUT THE FAMILY, WE

GAVE SUSAN EVERYTHING SHE

NEEDED TO SET UP A SMALL

GROCERY STORE RIGHT IN HER

HOME.

Through Translator:

THE DAY THAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" CAME TO OUR HOME

WITH ALL OF THE THINGS, I

WAS FILLED WITH

EXCITEMENT.

AND I KNOW THAT WITH THEIR

HELP, I WILL KEEP MOVING

FORWARD.

Reporter: BUSINESS

HAS BEEN GREAT.

AND FOR NELLIE AND HER

SIBLINGS, THERE IS NOTHING

MORE SPECIAL THAN BEING

TOGETHER IN A PLACE THEY

CALL HOME.

I THANK GOD FOR HAVING

A WONDERFUL AUNT.

SHE IS LIKE A MOM TO US.

Through Translator: I

THANK "OPERATION BLESSING"

FOR THE GROCERY STORE THEY

HAVE GIVEN ME.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

THANK YOU.

Terry: IT'S A

WONDERFUL THING TO KNOW

THAT YOU CAN TOUCH

SOMEONE'S LIFE SO

SIGNIFICANTLY, ISN'T IT?

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

WELL, JOINING "THE 700

CLUB" IS THE WAY TO DO IT.

BECAUSE "THE 700 CLUB" IS

HAPPENING EVERY DAY, 24/7,

365, ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

EDUCATING CHILDREN,

HELPING FAMILIES LEARN HOW

TO BE SELF-SUSTAINABLE,

TEACHING PEOPLE SKILLS SO

THEY CAN GET APPROPRIATE

JOBS.

HELPING WITH WATER NEEDS,

FOOD NEEDS.

IT IS ALL HAPPENING

BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU

CARE ENOUGH TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

YOU CAN CALL AND SAY, I

WANT TO JOIN AND MY

COMMITMENT IS 65 CENTS A

DAY, $20 A MONTH.

THAT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE

MUCH, BUT WHEN THOUSANDS

OF US GET TOGETHER AND DO

THAT, WE REALLY CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A

PART OF WHAT WE'RE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD TODAY, GO

TO YOUR PHONE AND CALL.

IT'S 1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN JOIN BY LOGGING

ON TO

700clubinteractive.com,

IF YOU WISH.

BUT DO SOMETHING TODAY

BECAUSE WE REALLY CAN MAKE

A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES

OF PEOPLE WHO ARE HURTING,

AND YOU CAN DO THAT

WITHOUT LEAVING THE

COMFORT OF YOUR LIVING

ROOM.

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE

SHOW WHERE WE GET TO PRAY

FOR YOU, OUR VIEWERS.

SO WE'RE GOING TO GO OVER

TO JESSICA.

HI, TERRY.

AND IF YOU NEED PRAYER,

YOU CAN ALSO E-MAIL US AT

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE" AT

cbn.org.

MARIANNE SAYS, "PLEASE

PRAY FOR MY BABY AND ME.

I'M 19 WEEKS PREGNANT AND

BLEEDING.

I KNOW GOD IS WITH US.

AND IN JESUS' NAME,

EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY."

RICKY WRITES, "I AM

SUFFERING DAILY PAIN.

I'M VERY LONELY AND IN A

VERY DARK PLACE IN MY

LIFE.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME."

STACEY WRITES, "I HAVE

STAGE FOUR COLON CANCER

AND MY DOCTOR JUST TOLD ME

MY TREATMENT IS NO LONGER

WORKING.

I'VE BEEN GETTING CIRC KER

EVERY DAY.

SICKER

EVERY DAY.

AND I PRAY FOR GOD TO TAKE

AWAY ALL OF THE PAIN AND

THE CANCER."

WE HERE AT "700 CLUB"

BELIEVE THAT PRAYER IS

VERY POWERFUL.

SO IF YOU CAN RELATE TO

SOME OF THE PRAYERS AND

TEACHINGS YOU'VE SEEN

TODAY, JOIN WITH US.

FATHER, THANK YOU SO MUCH

THAT YOUR WORD SAYS THAT

THE FERVENT PRAYERS OF THE

RIGHTEOUS AVAIL MUCH.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU THAT

YOUR WORD SAYS THAT WE

HAVE BEEN GIVEN ALL POWER

AND ALL AUTHORITY OVER ALL

OF THE POWER OF THE ENEMY,

AND THAT OUR WEAPONS ARE

NOT CARNAL, BUT THEY ARE

MIGHTY IN YOU FOR THE

PULLING DOWN OF

STRONGHOLDS.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU THAT

ANYTHING THAT WE ASK

ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF

GOD, WE SHALL HAVE.

SO, FATHER, WE LIFT UP

RICKY WHO IS SUFFERING IN

PAIN.

FATHER, WE PRAY THAT YOU

WOULD TOUCH HIM RIGHT NOW,

THAT HE WOULD BE HEALED.

LORD, WE LIFT UP STACEY,

WHO IS STRUGGLING WITH

COLON CANCER, AND WE

COMMAND THAT CANCER TO

LEAVE HER BODY IN JESUS'

NAME.

WE THANK YOU, LORD, THAT

BY YOUR WOUNDS SHE IS AND

WAS HEALED.

FATHER, WE LIFT UP

MARIANNE, WHO IS PREGNANT,

AND, FATHER, SHE IS

CONCERNED FOR HER DAUGHTER

AND FOR HERSELF.

FATHER, WE JUST SPEAK YOUR

HEALING POWER, A CREATIVE

MIRACLE INTO HER BODY.

LORD, WE PRAY THAT THERE

WILL BE NO COMPLICATIONS,

AND THAT THIS WILL BE A

GREAT TESTIMONY FOR ALL

THOSE WHO ARE WATCHING AND

PRAYER FOR HER AND HER

CHILD.

AND, LORD, I JUST SENSE

THAT THERE IS SOMEONE WHO

IS WATCHING THAT YOU HAVE

JAW PAIN, AND IT IS SO

SEVERE YOU HAVEN'T BEEN

ABLE TO SLEEP OR EAT OR

TALK.

AND THE LORD IS TOUCHING

YOU RIGHT NOW.

JUST PUT YOUR HAND ON YOUR

JAW AND RECEIVE HIS

HEALING IN JESUS' NAME.

AND I HEAR THERE IS

SOMEBODY WITH AN EYE

PROBLEM.

YOU HAVE PAIN RIGHT BEHIND

YOUR EYEBALL, AND THE LORD

IS TOUCHING YOU, AND

YOU'RE GOING TO BE HEALED.

AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

NEED TO TAKE THOSE PAIN

MEDS ANYMORE.

FATHER, WE LIFT UP ALL OF

THOSE WHO ARE WATCHING,

FOR ALL THOSE I IN DISPAIR,

AND FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO

HAVE PRAYED FOR A LONG

TIME AND WHO HAVE NOT YET

SEEN THE FRUIT OF THEIR

PRAYER, FATHER WE JUST

PRAY THAT YOU WOULD

ENCOURAGE THEM, THAT THEY

WOULD STAY STRONG AND BE

STEADFAST IN YOUR NAME.

AMEN.

ANDREW?

Andrew: AMEN.

THANK YOU, JESS.

WELL, THERE IS POWER IN

PRAYER.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS: EPHESIANS: "STAY

ALERT AND BE PERSISTENT IN

YOUR PRAYERS FOR ALL

BELIEVERS EVERYWHERE."

WE HOPE YOU WERE

ENCOURAGED TODAY.

FOR TERRY

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