Prayer Tower.

imageSo we went to this place called the Prayer Tower. And beautiful things happened and the Spirit moved and we were empowered. Although much more happened than is mentioned here, I cannot describe anyone else’s experience with God. Here is what I wrote after returning from the Prayer Tower:

“I don’t even know what to say. But you are good, so good. And I love you. So much. I’m humbled by your power working in and through me. This Holy Spirit thing is for real.

“And God? I know that you are enough for me. I know that you are with me. I know that we are in this together and you’re never going to leave my side because nothing can separate us now.

“We went up to the Prayer Tower. And I cried because I was honestly afraid of school and this change and I was having trouble dealing with these fears. So I cried. Physically, spiritually and emotionally. My soul wanted to know that God was going to be enough if I found myself alone. The night rolled on and Tammy had the staff pray for us, and we prayed for us and the Spirit prayed through us. I prayed for Kalyn and Ivy because God placed them beside me. I knew he had things to give them. So I gave for him. Them we prayed for the staff. I prayed hard because I knew part of what they could be feeling. I prayed hard the things that I knew I would need too. Because, oh, they are special people; they are God’s children. Next, we prayed for the baptism of the Holy Spirit for those who wanted, but had not received it yet. I prayed, but I was unsure. He still showed up, imagehowever. I saw him move in Ivy, so I moved toward her and prayed. Kalyn was beside her so I prayed for her as well. I prayed hard through and because of him. We—eventually—finished and I was left wondering where all my fears fell. I knew God had heard, but apparently he didn’t want to respond that night. So this national [who became my favorite friend] finds a translator and comes to me. He says I pray with power, but there’s great fear in me. He says God has big, marvelous plans for me that will impact my friends, my family—everyone. He says I must take the authority and leadership God has given me to drive away all the fear—or something like that.

“And I knew God was enough for me. He personally spoke to me through one of his children.

“And I know I just want to be a part of his big, marvelous plan.”


After that night, I was completely humbled and grateful for the ways in which Christ could use me to empower his church, his precious bride. I was excited to encourage his children that week—even if that’s all I did.

The week had just begun and God had so much more to do, but we were ready.

{more to come, eventually}

Without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 ESV



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