The Generations of Virtue team had a conversation recently with an intercessory prayer warrior back in the States. This dear lady shared her personal experience with parents reaching out to her to pray for their children. She exhorted us to keep pressing forward with ministry and also reminded our team of another time a couple years ago when we were encouraged to keep ministering and to pray.
The day the National Day of Prayer Bus came to Conesus, NY was just like any other summer day. It was hot, humid, and quiet in our neck of the woods. Located just outside of Rochester, NY, “The Mission” is a second base of operations for Generations of Virtue. This facility is a former Catholic seminary turned headquarters and base of ops for various ministries and humanitarian organizations through the years.
One day in late June 2013, our team received word that the Prayer Bus was driving through the area and would like to visit our base. We were told a group of intercessors was traveling across the country, praying for the people they met and the nation as they drove. Sounded like a good idea! As a team, we are strong believers in the power of prayer and its ability to break down the strongholds of the enemy and transform culture. We were excited to meet this team.
Led by Dion, this group had a strong passion to see the Holy Spirit move through the nation and transform it. This is right up our alley! – we thought. As our team met their team, we instantly felt we were among “kindred spirits”. We were encouraged to meet two teenagers in the group who had dedicated a couple months of their time to pray for the nation. After taking a tour of their bus and hearing about their mission, we went inside the south wing of the Mission to enjoy a meal together in “the Singapore kitchen”. (So named because a. our team loves Singapore and b. the funds to renovate the kitchen into a fully functioning space capable of serving large groups of people came mostly through supporters from Singapore.)
Coincidentally, dear friends of ours from Singapore – Ronald, June, and CY – were visiting when the prayer bus came. They were very encouraged by Dion and his team and enjoyed the time we spent in prayer in the Singapore kitchen.
The experience left us revived in our efforts to not only minister to parents and youth, but also to pray. We were reminded of the verse “The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].” (James 5:16b AMP) Prayer is a powerful thing, especially when believers come together and ask God to move in their nation. This is exactly what the prayer bus team was doing, and we know their efforts will produce a lot of fruit.
– Megan Briggs
Author: Megan Briggs
Megan joined the Generations of Virtue team to become the Product Manager, a position which keeps her busy researching, reading resources, managing inventory and speaking to young people.