2007 Canberra crime intercession

Part of a series

NOTE I first wrote this down on this blog in 2010 but the original events are in 2007-8. Im highlighting it now just for completeness.

Right at the start of learning about prayer from the Holy Spirit, I suspected that I needed to keep records of existing conditions so that I can track the changes. So all the way back in 2007 when I first began to apply myself to this, I began to keep records. Here, for the first time, is the evidence collected in those first few months.

I lived n Ngunnawal which is in Gungahlin which is in the ACT which is in Australia. Ngunnawal is “neighbourhood watch area 214”.

So let’s create some context. In 2007 the population of Gungahlin was 35,000+ people. By 2008 it had grown to 38,000 because so many new suburbs opened up nearby. The place was and probably still is booming.

I have the local crime stats here with me. I have kept them safe for 4 5 years (2012). The underlying stats are broken down into assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, other theft and criminal damage. I am only showing the totals:

  • Jan 40
  • Feb 47
  • March 31
  • April 28
  • May 25
  • June 28
  • July 19
  • Aug ?  (in the chart below I just used an average of July 19 and Sept 11, being 15)
  • Sept 11

Declining violence in Ngunnawal Gungahlin ACT Australia

As you can see, despite almost 10% growth in people, the crime rate declined by 75% in just 10 months of focused declaration of the finished work of Jesus Christ over this area of people.

This was the very first time I interceded for society in a structured way – and it worked. I was amazed. God would go on to have me pray for the drought in Australia and I was astonished to see that change and break too.

But this story here – above – was the very first time that I set out to find out what Jesus Christ has done… in a measurable way. I collected the data over many months and I prayed and I watched the data change. It was exciting and astonishing.

And this same power… the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ… is available to anyone who believes. To learn how to believe in a way that can make a measurable difference in your community, please take time to read and study this post: Faith speaks in this way (Rom 10:6)

Would you like to intercede for peace in your country or in the world? All you need to do is get a map of the area you want to pray for and get this list of scriptures (or download the MS Word version) and speak each scripture out over the area you are praying for. It’s as easy as that.