SVHR OPEN HOURS August 6, 2019
11am – 1pm and 7pm – 9pm
August 6, 2019
SILICON VALLEY HEALING ROOMS NEWSLETTER
God is still God, no matter what crisis or violence unfolds. He can still heal our land. As we humble ourselves, pray, seek His face and turn from our wicked ways, God will hear our prayers, forgive our sins, and heal our land (see 2 Chronicles 7:14). It is a time to search our hearts and ask God to heal our land. So we pray. Some people have said, “Save your prayers and do something.” Oswald Chambers said, “Prayer does not fix us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” Our prayers are powerful and effective and avail much (see James 5:16). What do you want God to do?
We join millions of other prayer warriors as we pray for the families of the people shot, those who knew them, the people injured and their families, communities that share the impact, and all the people that are trying to figure out how to live life safely in these times we live in. Let us be agents of God’s peace wherever we go.
Psalm 10 is called “A Song of Confidence in God’s Triumph over Evil.” Below are the last two verses.
17 O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted;
you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
18 to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,
so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.
GOD ANSWERS PRAYER
During our last Open Hours…
One man’s stress level went from a 9 to 3.
One person’s stress level went from an 8 to 5.
Team members have been led by God to bring food and fruit for visitors who might need sustenance. We had the privilege to offer bags of harvest to four people last week. Thank you to God who put it on the hearts of the team to be able to meet real needs along with prayer needs.
Q: How was your experience today?
“Awesome. It was a great filling for my soul to be prayed for”
Q: What did God do for you during your time at the Healing Rooms?”
“Generational blessings. Reinforcement of what God has been speaking to me. Physical feels better.”
“He assured me of His love and faithfulness. I don’t have to be in the canoe by myself. He is there with me and all is well.”
“Gave us hope.”
The Bible teaches us how to grieve. It’s called a lament. To lament is to lay out our questions and heart aches before God, believing He cares, even when we don’t understand the circumstances. As we do this, in dialogue with God, there is healing for our souls, instruction for how to go forward, and wisdom and revelation from Holy Spirit.
Let us look at the lament in Psalm 42, which ends in the choice to hope in God.
2 My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?[b]
3 My tears have been my food
day and night,
while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?”
4 These things I remember,
as I pour out my soul:
how I would go with the throng
and lead them in procession to the house of God
with glad shouts and songs of praise,
a multitude keeping festival.
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation[c] 6 and my God.
Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer. We believe God will share in the hearts of all who come to Healing Rooms through prayer. He’s a master at answering prayer. Praying together helps us to recognize His answers to our prayers.
TO THE TEAM
The new PTSD extended prayer booklet is available to you in our Prayer Station resource kit for each prayer station. Given the events in our nation over the last few weeks, it may be good to familiarize yourself with the PTSD prayer model.
Tomorrow evening, we will be having a prophetic team join us in the Soaking Room to minister words for both visitors and team members. Come ready to receive and to pour out. It is a season to bless and be blessed.
The spiritual winds are blowing.
Silicon Valley Healing Rooms
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Clara
2499 Homestead Rd. Santa Clara, CA
on the corner of San Tomas Expressway and Homestead Rd.
FUTURE HEALING ROOM DATES FOR 2019
Open Hours: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays: August 6 & 20, 2019, September 3 & 17, October 1 & 15.
Open Hours: 11 am – 1 pm and also 7 pm – 9 pm.