Appointed to Pray
by Katie Souza
(Taken from Katie’s Journal written in prison 2001)
“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6-8 (AMPC)
This is our last day with Mr. M. (Bible class). He said that the distance I still feel from God is because of me, not God. I’m not telling God about things; I’m not talking to God. Mr. M. asked me why I think it’s important to talk to God when he already knows everything? I said it’s like when you have a very good friend and you know that something is wrong. You want them to tell you, to talk to you about it, even though you already know what’s wrong. Also, so He can talk back. I think I have to do more stuff with God not just for God.
Mr. M. gave me two scriptural examples. The first one was blind Bartimaeus. Jesus asked him, “What do you want?” Jesus knew the answer, but wanted him to talk to him, to show his faith. We need to tell Jesus what we want. The next proof was the ten lepers that were healed. Only one came back to “talk” to Jesus, to thank Him for his healing. He was the one who received eternal salvation.
Hulda is in the SHU (Segregated Housing Unit)!
Doris came to get me and told me of a dream she had. At the end of the dream she heard, “Go get Katie. She is the only other anointed person appointed on this campus.” She asked God, “Why are there so few?” He replied, “That is all I need. I only sent two angels into Sodom and Gomorrah.” He told her we would only have three years together. What other work is there for us to do?
I prayed for Bonnie and God told me that she had “made friends” with the eating disorder demon because it helped her to stay skinny (at first). I also prayed for Marnie – my feet got cold and my throat got scratchy. I felt it was witchcraft.
“So, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own.”
Matthew 6:34 (NRSV)
I sang “My Place is with You” in church today. Then I read the book of Ruth. As Ruth follows Naomi, I will follow Doris. God turned Naomi’s emptiness into fullness, in an unexpected way.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
I walked and went to prayer meeting; I missed drug class.
”… The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”
James 5:16 (NKJV)
I fasted for the floor crew again. Praise God, I have peace.
Sherrie got Isaiah 13, Babylon has fallen, and Acts 14 which is about Paul and Barnabas (Katie and Doris)! Of course, I got the District Attorney’s reply today! God’s timing is perfect. He is saying, “Don’t sweat it.”
Today I prayed for confirmation of Doris’ prophecy and I got it!
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”
Matthew 5:44 (KJV)
Today I walked three miles, went to prayer meeting, and then later I went to Spanish church. I saw Miss V. out the window of the chapel during prayer. She was walking in the facility. She looked so small and fragile, like a little girl, not the wicked witch she pretends to be. I could guess the thoughts going through her mind. She has many troubles. I wept for her. Then as I wrote this, I stopped and wept and wept, not only for her, but for Miss S. and Miss A., but mostly for Miss V. (All three were my correction officers).
SHERRIE MOVED IN. THANK YOU JESUS!
I stripped and waxed all three offices in back, including Mr. H’s office. I’m fasting for Ms. C.
Sherrie gave Ms. L. a prophetic word. She saw her in the field with a small boy, and she smiled. Again, I wept and wept for Ms. L. and Dianna.
Have you ever been instructed by the Lord to pray for people that are unkind to you? If so, what happened? Could you see God’s hand in the midst of the situation?
Think about people in your life right now, that you are having issues with. I challenge you to begin praying blessings over them, and see if God does not do something amazing to change your situation! Comment below about what you would like the Lord to do in that situation.
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