“Back in May 1962, while I was entering the Dorothea Mission meeting in Harare, intent on petrol bombing and mayhem, these two ladies had been praying in their white middle-class Durban kitchens. In answer to their quite specific prayers that night, the Holy Spirit had moved in my life, opening my eyes to the reality of Jesus’ love.
“Now the congregation had two crying old ladies and a crying preacher – standing there in the aisle of the church, hanging onto each other. Things were not going according to your usual Methodist church service!” (Stephen Lungu – Out of the Black Shadows).
“If two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven” – Jesus, Matthew 18:19
As the Holy Spirit led ordinary saints to utter humble but heartfelt prayer, a mighty work that affected hundreds of thousands of lives was achieved. God forbid that we should slacken in earnest, loving prayer that opens up the portals of heaven’s throne room for our business with God. Why should we go on in our own strength, as if that is sufficient or even good?