Events are unfolding so very quickly. Our team continually asks the Holy Spirit to guide us in providing resources for what you need as an intercessor in this time of extraordinary opportunity for the Kingdom of God, but also of great danger.
If there are topics that you need help with or questions that you have, please let us know, and as quickly as possible, we will get up some teaching for everyone. For instance, many people are asking for help in discerning all the prophecies that are coming in. So I am putting together an article on applying our Four Discernment Guidelines to prophecy.
Or, if you find a resource that you think would be helpful to the entire team, also let us know so we can pass it on. For instance, Intercessors for America is doing a great job identifying how to pray specifically for American political leaders in this crisis.
Praying for Shalom Daily
There are many types of prayer taking place in this vast concert of prayer that is being orchestrated by the Holy Spirit during this coronavirus crisis.
Discerning the Times is focused on discerning how to pray and helping people step into their places of intercession. This intercession is often in the area of high-level spiritual warfare. But not everyone is called to that level of spiritual warfare.
The Holy Spirit led Martin to launch a daily prayer time focussed on praying for God’s shalom during this time.
Here Martin brings a report on how this prayer work has been going. It has been incredible. We have participants from the United States of America, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom, South Korea and Egypt.
I interviewed Martin, located in Alberta, Canada, at the Prayer Center called Ebenezer House outside of Drumheller. I (Brad Long) am situated in Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA, at PRMI’s Community of the Cross: A place of Encounter with Jesus Christ for prayer, equipping and sending.
Learning from Past Great Intercessors during times of Plague
Here is a prayer from Martin Luther during the time of the plague. This prayer was written to the Rev. Dr. John Hess in 1527 during the bubonic plague. It was titled “Whether One May Flee from a Deadly Plague.”
“I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine, and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance infect and pollute others, and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me, however, I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely, as stated above. See, this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God.”Martin Luther
I found this very helpful.
We are all in this together!
As always, we are asking you to send us any discernment that you may receive.
Philip H Stump
I have found a good source of intelligence concerning the corona-virus is Operation Freedom, Dr. Dave Janda. He did a recent two part podcast that’s available to all not just his subscribers like myself. One of the main points he was that to look at numbers correctly Deaths/diagnosis need to be compared per million persons of population not the total number of cases in order for statistical numbers will make sense.
Prayer is an important part of my daily life. I call them my “conversations with God.” My day is not complete without prayer. It works! It comforts! It makes everything else worthwhile!
Hello Brad and Martin, Thank you for the latest news. These are very important to encourage the people in prayer. It also gives guidance in areas that you have not thought of yourself and it confirms that as individuals and groups we are closer than we knew. Brad your great enthusiasm is a joy to see and the excitement you portray brings thoughts of we are united and in that unity we have the hope of victory. Discernment in all we bring together is important so together we get it right, don’t worry if you can’t join in everything or think that part is not right for you. Remember that we are all one part of the body the part of the body you are used for is essential to the other parts of the body. Continue to bring the body together so we can recognise the body as the people God made us to be! The prayer at the end was brilliant, let it be shared wider as further encouragement! John. F.
Wonderful update, Brad and Martin! Thank you for leading us in the crucial work of prayer, during this time!
My husband Nick and I joined the Intercessors, the week before last. We greatly appreciate being able to pray daily, with the world wide Body of Christ. Since there are no leaves on the trees, yet, we are able to see the entrance to the Community of the Cross, from our deck, for which we thank our God. God is continuing to bless your ministry, as you seek Him. Your teachings and tenacity greatly inspire us.
Thank You, The Kimmels, Nick & Kitty
Hello my name is Janet Pederson I have attended 5 sessions of dunamis and am being led to interceed with the prayer teams Jule ann knows me form the dunamis retreats in basking ridge. please direct me to how i can get on the prayer time usually at 12:00 monday through friday. i cant get there everyday but last week i was there 3 times. please help