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.