Blessings on everyone. Thanks so much for your prayers and for your participation in the engagements about which I have been writing to you.
Alfred Lord Tennyson, in his poem, “Morte D’Arthur,” has the dying King Arthur speak these famous lines:
“If thou shouldst never see my face again,
Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.” …
“If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer
Both for themselves and those who call them friend?
For so the whole round earth is every way
Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.”
I have always been greatly moved by these lines spoken by King Arthur.
As we have been in these prayer battles together, I am seeing more and more the power and the role of prayer in bringing God’s work and presence into the world.
That is how I interpret the stanza about the earth being “bound by gold chains about the feet of God.” I am seeing this poetic image become reality through our engagements.
The changes wrought by heaven through our prayer also let us know the strategic role of intercession. Through our petitions the Holy Spirit advances the Kingdom of God in the earth.