[During “Body Ministry” time (at Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena, CA) at the conclusion of a Sept 13 message by Steve Trullinger entitled “Make It Harder For God To Surprise You!” , persistent prayer pushed out pain, by the next morning!]
Well God is always surprising us isn’t he? I attended your message last Sunday night at Harvest Rock Church and during our time of prayer for people in pain a young lady named “Jenny” asked if she could pray for me. I have been suffering from a pinched nerve in my neck that has caused me such severe pain I was about to start injection therapy and possibly surgery in my spinal cord. I have not been able to easily drive myself or comfortably sleep. I have had a lot of pain before, but this was very localized, intense pain because it was on the nerve going into my shoulder, arm and hand. The pain was keeping me from functioning. She prayed once. She asked how I felt. I did not sense any change. She wanted to pray again. She asked again if I noticed anything and I did not. She asked if she could continue to pray. She continued and then told me that she had a vision of a clamp on my nerve. I told her I did not “FEEL” any different, but I felt the touch of God’s hand upon me. I have experienced it before and know the touch. I thanked her so much for her diligent, sincere prayer.
I was still numb in my hand and arm. I went home and went to sleep.
The next morning I awoke without pain. I could not find the pain which had been a constant companion to me the last few months. Each morning I wake up [now] without pain. This is not just decreased pain. It is NO PAIN. I still have numbness in my fingers, hand and arm, but NO PAIN. I can drive myself, sit, sleep without taking pain pills and muscle relaxants. I believe that God loves the prayer that is persistent in asking. God has no favorites and wants to touch so many more people if we would only ask him.
– Gail M.