Appointed to Pray

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).


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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  • Rae

    I can relate to when God told you that Bonnie had “made friends” with her eating disorder demon. When I struggled with an eating disorder, I used to think “what will I do without it, its like a friend to me”. I had NO IDEA at the time what I was thinking or what/who was influencing me. I hated the addiction/disorder!! Hated it. But I didn’t know what or who I would be without it. Prayed so hard, so many times for God to heal me. He did heal me, praise God! Gradually over time the behaviors stopped and then the mental torment/nightmares (that I was still sick) went away too. All the crazy disordered appetite and enslavement to food went away. I can literally say that I have to force myself to stop working, etc. to eat now even though I really do enjoy good food. What a blessing compared to where I was for years. I should have died, but God….

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  • Andrew Hess

    Definitely going through this right now with some people. The Lord knows what I want and need I just have to trust in him and pray blessings over those which is not easy to do at all but I’m learning

  • Denise Woodall

    My sons girlfriend is very manipulating and lies a lot ; she is very jealous of me and I dk why ? But I don’t have anything to do with her anymore so she says now that I’m jealous of her and my son ! I can say I do not like her ways at all but I know if It was an emergency situation I would help her . But I am working on praying blessings over her ; but yes I will pray for her BC I have situations that I need divine help in

  • Holly Amato

    My son is going to live with his dad for the summer. Although it is hard for me, I know this is the opportunity for Jesus to heal this wounded relationship. Praying he restores the father son bond and also extends to my girls. My ex has cancer and I believe this is the opportunity for healing in so many ways – especially for my 3 kids’ hearts. They are 13, 15 and 17 and I have prayed for so long…..

  • Paula Sparks

    I think now is the time to pray as never before. I feel that if Christians do not pray for God to intervene, we are on the edge of a cliff as a nation. We have the words of life and hope; we know the One Who can heal the hurting; He is the One Who can do the miraculous. We cannot do the miracles, but God can. We must ask Him, pray, and have broken hearts before Him. He has promised that if we do not have the words, the Holy Spirit will say the words for us and speak to God for us. Jesus, sitting on the right hand of God the Father in Heaven, is intervening for us even at this moment. He lived here as a human being and knows the turmoil and sorrows we face. We must bring before Jesus our nation and the violence that is happening – He is able to do more than we can even ask or think to help us, to give us direction, and to even put the words in our mouths that we can speak to bring life to others. Jesus has promised He will help us, never leave us, and will do great works through us. But we must ask Him to do a work of awakening, revival, cleansing, and healing in our nation and in our own hearts. To God be the glory!


    i continue to believe God for my hair restoration from traction alopecia. I command my hair to grow where it was pulled out from tooo tight braiding. I decree and declare it is already done! My muscles and skin are healed from atrophy and sagging, because God is restoring me back to the days of my youth, and my skin is fresher than that of a baby. Praise God!!