Over the past few weeks, I have been reading How to Pray by Pete Greig and discussing the chapters with friends from our church. Chapter 6 focuses on intercession.
In this chapter Greig gives an example from WWII. He recounts the events of 1940 when allied troops were trapped on the beaches at Dunkirk. The Nazi troops were advancing toward them.
It was a desperate situation.
King George addressed the nation and asked people to go to church on Sunday, to pray for deliverance. As a result three amazing things happened. Citizens who possessed any size of boat prepared to make trips across the English Channel to rescue the soldiers—hundreds of boats assembled. The weather, clouds and storms, helped conceal their rescue mission and prevented an attack from the air. And for an unknown reason Hitler halted his ground troops. The soldiers were rescued.
We face a great challenge in our country with the pandemic and political strife. In the discussion of intercession, Grieg titles one section–Get informed: Engaging with the Facts.
With so much censorship taking place it is a challenge to get to the facts.
We have fear of covid, pressure to get vaccinated and cases of vaccine injury. There are protests over the vaccine mandate. Nurses, EMTs, pilots, firefighters and police are choosing to leave their jobs when their religious exemption is denied.
Next week, November 8 to 11, truckers will strike, protesting the mandate.
My heart goes out to the vaccine injured who have been pretty much abandoned by our health care system. Recently a conference was held in Washington D.C. with vaccine injured people, Senator Ron Johnson and Dr. Peter Doshi. A young woman who was in a vaccine trial explained how her data was removed from the trial when she developed neurologic systems. A teenage girl was in the Pfizer trials and she in now in a wheelchair and has a feeding tube. A Pilot explained his symptoms and what happened when he was piloting a plane. A surgeon told his story.
In order to have a deeper understanding of the vaccine issue I have been tuning into theHighWire.com. Del Bigtree was once part of the team that directed the medical talk show, The Doctors. He now has a team of lawyers and a medical journalist doing a deep dive into research. He has interviewed doctors and scientists who are raising questions. You can view the conference I mentioned on the High Wire.
When we are informed, we can ask for God’s help and guidance.
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Interesting post. A lot I wasn’t aware of–including the Dunkirk rescue.
Thanks for sharing–and for the links.
Amen Carol, and I’ll say it again Amen. I agree 💯%. Thank you for this blessed message today.
As the blitzkrieg roared ahead
through Luxembourg and Holland,
the BEF were walking dead,
sacrificed and squandered
until the clarion call was heard
by yachtsmen and the fisher-folk,
and the miracle occurred
to break the falling Nazi yoke.
Churchill said that no retreat
can be called a victory,
but the seeds of Dunkirk’s feat
allowed the whole wide world to see
that England stood with head unbowed
and that she never would be cowed.
A nation united in prayer–wish we could be the same now.
I have heard of the Dunkirk rescue, but I didn’t know that it was a result of unified prayer. Thanks for sharing, Carol.
I watched the movie, Dunkirk. The movie did not show the part that prayer played in the miraculous rescue. Here is an article that tells the story:
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