… older women must train the younger women to love … (‭‭Titus‬ ‭2:4‬)

This Scripture came alive for me once in Italy. I attended a prayer meeting where I was the only man present. During the course of the meeting, a woman asked for prayer. By the way the others huddled around and comforted her, I could tell that the problem she had was ongoing - and quite terrifying.

It transpired that she had no other family but a son, and he had given his life to drink and drugs. He was so far gone that ‘if’ he actually managed to find his way back home, then he would spend hours screaming abuse and absolutely terrorising her!

As the ladies prayed, I felt the Lord telling us that we needed a plan.

The Lord said that during her son's more lucid moments, she was to tell him clearly that his behaviour wasn’t acceptable any longer and that as he couldn’t act responsibly anymore, then ‘she’ would take the lead for him!

She was to fit a sturdy lock to her bedroom, begin interceding for him and then see what the Lord would do. After a terrible week of pounding and hammering the door, the son finally stopped and just crumpled on the other side of the door. She kept praying, and over two more nights, she heard him on the other side of the door sobbing and begging GOD to help him …!

After I’d left to come home, I got a message from the ladies. Apparently, the woman often brings her son to the prayer meetings now. They all testify that he’s now a lovely gentle, and totally ‘changed’ man. ❤️



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The Lord Bless you for caring ❤️