Here is an email from John Elredge regarding the Captivating retreat going on right now...please continue to pray.
Well the excitement is really building for a beautiful and powerful Captivating retreat. . . 350 women are attending, 305 are first timers which is wonderful. 28 are internationals from all over the world. Wow.
The women’s team had a chance to do some listening prayer and I wanted to give you some highlights for us all to be praying together about. We’ve learned over time that to bring real breakthrough, you have to shut down what the enemy is doing. So let us together bind Despair, Contempt, Weariness and Fear from the women coming. In place of that we pray for God’s Spirit to come. We heard Isaiah 49:23-26 for this weekend, so that will be powerful to also pray together, in agreement (I’ll paste that below).
And on behalf of the team, let us bind Fear and Weariness and Isolation. The team is coming in pretty weary and broken, and so Jesus said, “Stay with Me, Lean on Me” and “Love” as what we need to pray for them, as well as his anointing upon each of them.
And of course, we pray for the Kingdom to come, for Jesus’ intimate presence, for eyes to see and ears to hear, for healing and breakthrough and LIFE in Jesus’ name. O, how beautiful this will be. Thank you for helping us bring this deep restoration to the precious lives of these women, and through them, to change the world.
“Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust at your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed." Can plunder be taken from warriors, or captives rescued from the fierce ? But this is what the LORD says: "Yes, captives will be taken from warriors, and plunder retrieved from the fierce; I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save. I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine. Then all mankind will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob." Isaiah 49:23-26
From: Jan Broucinek firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Prayer
You forgot Shepherd's Village on Friday. They are having their Silent Auction / Dinner.
This weekend there is alot of ministry taking place.
So as things are moving forward the battle is on and people will need our prayer support.
Please remember to pray this weekend through Tuesday for:
The Ransomed Heart Ministries Team and their families
The women attending the Captivating retreat in CO this weekend.
Attending Captivating are:
John Elredge speaking at the Extraordinary Women Conference in VA.
The Calling Retreat in GA with 40 men attending
Leaders are Gary Barkalow and Mike McDade with Jim Kline prayer leader on site
Wildmen Ministry and all of the Wildmen Leaders and their families
Craig, Polly and Amanda at Ransomed Heart have already sent their heart felt appreciation for each of the Wildmen and our prayers.