Can God change the spiritual atmosphere of a town?
“Yes,” said Andre*, who works in France with women who are victims of human trafficking, “when His people, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, intercede for the town authorities using Romans 8:26**, as the church here has been doing.”
In the city where Andre works, 30 local government leaders attended a meeting on human trafficking. They discussed the need to consider faith issues when following up with African women bound by occult vows taken in their homeland.
Andre had the opportunity to explain the importance of the Bible and prayer in breaking such vows. A police officer went further, adding these women are so full of fear that the police feel inept to help them.
“What a joy it was to hear these people speaking of their helplessness in the face of the unseen,” Andre said. “This encouraged us in intercession and action for these women, remembering that He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world.”
The meeting also led to other contacts, as a person working in the prison service asked Andre for information on churches in the city.
“Praise God,” Andre exclaimed, “who responds to the prayers of His people!”
* Name changed
** “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” – Romans 8:26
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