From a FOCUS Volunteer:
I had the opportunity to teach last semester on a series, WHY PRAY? - THE RESULTS! Near the end of these sessions, two inmates asked that I teach on FASTING. The next week this volunteer taught on the example of Jesus, His words fulfilling scripture (Isaiah 58:6) and for us “to set the captives free”.
After this lesson, one of the responsive inmates said that he had already been fasting and praying for his unit the preceding week. After a time of fasting he had a dream in which the Lord impressed him to pray for a specific inmate, whom he did not know, had never met, and was described by the other inmates, as “normally high on drugs.”
When the inmate approached to engage in conversation, he asked him, “Do you have a need, and if so, can I pray with you about it?”. Immediately the man said in a hostile tone, “I do not want or need prayer! You should go and pray for someone else!” The inmate with the dream replied, “That God knew him, described him and even told me your name”. The man’s eyes widened in bewilderment. He became more responsive to the Good News in the following days! To God be the Glory!
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