Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pray for IV

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

The warfare I have felt in IV this week has been real and extremely tangible. Words are limited at times for what I have been seeing in the natural and experiencing in the Lord. I write this post as a prayer request for this city as we conclude another school year in about a month.

With already an intense week on many fronts, I came home around 8pm tonight from being in Ventura to discover that a 20 year old named Sara was found dead today in her room from a drug overdose. After dropping Samuel off at our house, I went down to the house where it had happened and prayed over the whole situation for a while. I also was able to get into conversation with a few of the people who lived with her and offered an ear to them in their condition. Death is real, especially when it hits home in your backyard.

Again, I ask for your prayers for IV and for Sara’s family & friends.

"When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him." (Isaiah 59:19)





1 comment:

Dan,Melissa & Caleb Barnett said...

wow - thank you for sharing this jas. this is heavy. i will be praying. lets talk soon. love you guys.