Better Than Counseling
Dutch Sheets told in his book, Intercessory Prayer, of a period when he was spending hours a day counseling several who were in difficult situations. Three of them were extremely suicidal, and at times would call him saying they were going to take their lives right then.
During this stressful time, the Lord spoke to his heart: "If you spent a fraction of the time releasing My Holy Spirit to go and hover around them bringing life as you do talking to them, you would see many times the results."
Sheets began spending a couple hours every day praying for these people. He immediately saw remarkable results. Almost overnight, victories occurred in their lives.
The writer of Hebrews reminds us, "So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised" (Heb 10:35-36).
Jesus, help us to place the same value on prayer that You do.
"I will not sacrifice to the Lord that which cost me nothing" (2 Sam. 24:24).
Day 4 (of 40 Days of Prayer)
Pray for a continued summoning by the Holy Spirit so that every woman who should be at the conference will learn about it and be drawn to attend.