Thursday, January 21, 2010

Praying Heaven into Haiti 1-21-10

Good morning, Lord Jesus. May Your Holy Spirit abide in communion with my human spirit now and throughout the moments of my day. Form Your thoughts in my mind and Your desires in my heart. Put Your burdens on my heart, as You lead me to pray by Your Spirit today. … “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light;’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:1-3, KJV). With all the world, You have been moving my heart to pray for the people of Haiti. We hear and see unimaginable pain and incomprehensible destruction. We read of stories of what seems like hopeless devastation. Our hearts are broken by the cries of the needy, the disillusionment of the homeless, and the overwhelming grief of the bereaved. Our anger is kindled against the ruthless wickedness of those who are taking advantage of the chaos and confusion. And our spirits are stirred to dig deeply in our pockets and deeply in our prayers trying to find some way to help. But You are not distant that You do not hear the desperate cries of Your creation. You are not unmindful of every moment of suffering and pain, of devastation and despair. You are moving in ways we don’t always see, working in ways we don’t always know. Your heart is to bring “life … more abundantly,” and it’s the heart of evil one who comes “to steal and kill and destroy” (John 10:10). Your will is to bring forth light in the midst of the darkness, hope in the midst of despair, order in the midst of the chaos. But it’s the will of “the ruler of this world” to use whatever means he can under the cover of “this present darkness” to bring as much destruction and deception as he can to turn the hearts of men against their God (John 14:30; Ephesians 6:12; Revelation 12:9). He is furious in his increasingly desperate wrath in these days “because he knows his time is short” (Revelation 12:12). But though the enemy of our souls seeks to wield “the power of death” against the creation of God, he fears the One who was raised from the dead to bring the sons and daughters of God into His eternal victory of life over death, restoring God’s created order over the darkness and chaos of this fallen, broken world being redeemed by the victory of the cross and power of the blood of Jesus (Hebrews 2:14; Revelation 12:11). “We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved” (Romans 8:22-24). So when we cry out to You in our distress but also in faith and hope, You hear us; and when we call upon the name of the Lord, You save us and heal us and deliver us out of the darkness and into Your light (Psalm 107). As I groan in the spirit of intercession for people of Haiti, I see with the eyes of my spirit Your mighty right arm stretched out over that nation. I see Your nail-scarred hand moving over the face of the darkness, bringing order out of the chaos, hope out of the despair, and faith out of the confusion. I hear in my heart Your voice speaking forth Your words of light and life, pushing back the darkness and releasing the power of Your light. And I sense the stirring of Your Spirit in my heart and the hearts of Your people who are called by Your name to pray. For in the sovereignty of Your will, You have chosen to move Your hand as Your people pray for Your Kingdom to come and Your will to be done—in Haiti and in the hearts of all people—on earth as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:10). In Heaven, there is no chaos, no formless void, no darkness or destruction or devastation or death. They have no place in Your Kingdom. So our part is to pray as You taught us to pray for Your Kingdom of Heaven to come to earth—not complaining about all we think You’re not doing, but praising You for all You are doing. May we listen to hear the stories of Your deliverance and salvation, of courageous faith and unselfish love, as You move in the hearts of Your people to be as Your hands and heart in the midst of this tragedy and tribulation. Let us go to sleep at night and rise up in the morning in prayer thinking on these things and believing on these things in the faith, hope, and love that You have poured into our hearts by Your Spirit (Philippians 4:8). As we do, the Spirit of God will continue to move over the face of the deep places of darkness, as You speak forth the light of glory into the chaos and emptiness of this earth You love so much (John 3:16). In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen. Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays Please Come Join us This Weekend! in person or in prayer. Messiah Ministries will be leading again the 3rd Annual Greater Lexington Strategic Prayer Summit January 22-23, 2010, hosted at Church of the Savior at 1301 Brannon Road ( See Detailed note below. January 27-30, 2010 -The Fountain School of Spiritual Ministry- Level I Come Join us for focused time of teaching, mentoring, discipleship, personal ministry, equipping, worship and prayer led by Tommy Hays and our teaching team of experienced prayer ministers. We will study and experience a Biblical perspective of the ministry of healing and wholeness of spirit, soul and body, and apply the foundational principles of the Kingdom of God for prayer ministry. The course combines dynamic classroom teaching in a small group setting with personal hands-on experience as students receive personal ministry and are guided in ministry for others. For more information or to Register On-Line for The Fountain School of Spiritual Ministry, Click Here: Information/RegisterSchoolOfMinistryLevelOne or contact Marilyn Walker at or 859-317-1591 Scholarships are available as much as possible to that all may attend. Please spread the word! If you're unable to attend, You can order the DVDs from our Level I and Level II Schools of Spiritual Ministry from our resources page: Subscribe for free by email to me at Messiah Ministries -- "Preparing the Way of the Lord ... Ministering the Healing Love of God" 2800 Tates Creek Rd; Lexington, KY 40502 Please Join Us This Weekend in Person or in Prayer! 3rd Annual Greater Lexington Strategic Prayer Summit Jan 22-23, 2010 Prayer, Praise, and Proclamation Knowing our Destiny...Fulfilling our Calling in our City and Region We will be led in worship and prayer by many prayerful, prophetic voices from around our region, with opportunities to share from one another as the Holy Spirit leads. Led by Tommy Hays of Messiah Ministries, Citywide Worship Leader Rob Poindexter, and anointed worship teams from our region Hosted at Church of the Savior on Brannon Road Tentative Schedule Friday Night 7-10pm: Welcome, Worship, and Prophetic Word for Kentucky by Linda Whitaker from the Apostolic Network led by Chuck Pierce We will also honor various spiritual mothers and fathers of our city Saturday Night 6:30-9:30pm: Worship and Prophetic Message of Awakening and Revival by Margaret Therkelsen, Lexington citywide prayer leader Saturday 9am-6:30pm: Worship and Prophetic messages from Pastor Tim Cole, Spiritual Historian and Leader Dr. Bob Hale, Prayer for Revival, Pastor Krista Hampton and the River of Life worship Team, Prayer for Israel by Bob & Doris McCray, Prayer for World Equestrian Games with Cindy Rullman from Ky Horse Park and AIM Concerts of Prayer and Corporate Intercession with citywide leaders David Fultz and Tom Monroe of Lexington Leadership Foundation and one another from areas of the marketplace, church, and public square of our city and region Anointed Worship Teams from around our region will lead us in worship and prophetic psalms throughout the conference, led by Citywide Worship Leader Rob Poindexter Please join us and spread the word! Each year the Lord has moved powerfully in our midst to speak to us and lead us into the new year with a deep encounter of His Presence. We have high hunger, deep thirst, and great expectations for More this year! Contact our Messiah Ministries Dir. of Minstries Marilyn Walker for more details at or 859-317-1591 Church of the Savior at 1301 Brannon Rd. Nicholasville, KY (south edge of Lexington) Please forward this to everyone who would be interested in joining us! God bless you and may God bless our city and region and yours! --Tommy Hays, Messiah Ministries For updates on regional prayer events, join our email list: