Part of a series
On the night of the friday the 15th of this month, June 2012, I attended a prayer meeting. A group of us were interceding. The leader asked me to pray for Africa. I was excited.
When my turn to pray came, I explained to the small gathering of about 10+ people how I usually intercede, what my approach is based on the bible scriptures (in particular based on how Jesus Christ dealt with satan in the wilderness).
I explained my methodology and then invited them to come up and join me in prayer for Africa. We prayed for 3 areas, one of which is the border between the DRC and CAR and Southern Sudan. This is the conflict area which has been made famous by the Kony 2012 viral video.
That video is a part of a project and it comes with a “live crisis tracker”…
To see real time reports on LRA activity in the D.R.Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan visit: http://www.lracrisistracker.com
After we prayed I went home and found this website and took screen shots of the live stats and waited to see if our prayers had any impact. If they did have an impact we would see it in the statistics here.
Did anything change?
In the 7 days before we prayed there were 13 violent incidents which involved the LRA. In the 7 days before that there were 11 incidents.
And since we prayed on the 15th and it is now the 24th – 9 days – there has been only 1 incident. Look at all that “nothing happening” in the image below… just look… do you know what “nothing happening” feels like to the people who live there? Heavenly!
And that incident was “only” theft of food and no one was killed. In that image above it is interesting to note that the 1 incident was outside of the area that we prayed for. Here is the tweet for the incident…
Just in case you think this area that we prayed for doesn’t have recent incidents, here is the activity from the beginning of 2012 to the day that we prayed for that region
Viewed as a heatmap it looks like this… you can see that the intensity is right where we prayed… and only 1 incident in 9 days???
I wanted to check and double check the accuracy of this “live tracker”. Was it live?
So I hunted around. I found the Twitter feed which seems to be slightly more active but still confirmed the same data https://twitter.com/#!/CrisisTracker and here is an example tweet that confirms what was happening in the previous weeks…
I then emailed the team behind the project to see if perhaps the “live” crisis tracker was not live and if it was perhaps only updated once a week… that would explain why there was no incidents showing. And they replied and confirmed that it was updated daily. Here is my gmail…
So the bottom line is this… it is being updated daily and YES, in 9 days there was only 1 incident 🙂
For the sake of accuracy I’m including a list of daily incidents, so that you can see for yourself just how unusual it is to go 9 days with only 1 incident. It is officially time to start praising Jesus Christ with me for what He did on the cross!!!
So what now?
One of the things I’d like you to consider, in that movie they asked the internet (FB) to change the world. They published that video on 20 March 2012 and it went viral.
Did the massive publicity stop the war? No.
Bu prayer by people who believe in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross had the kind of impact that they were looking for.
The question is… what else could such faith and prayer resolve?
The indirect question is… what else do we think Jesus Christ resolved on the cross.
That viral video achieved very little by comparison to faith filled prayer.
ASK YOURSELF… what if we had a world prayer center where people could come and learn how to intercede in a way that makes a real difference?
More Kony info
More prayer projects
You are welcome to read about more intercessions…
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.