she met the other woman on facebook.
father god brought them together. before too long, they were sisters and prayer partners. the deep in each of them called out to the other.
they messaged often but talked on the phone seldom. life was busy.
father connected them at pivotal moments. they moved mountains together in prayer.
one sunday morning, they prayed over their homeland.
holy spirit showed them their country in the 1960’s, describing the effects of the war on their nation.
this war was different than previous wars. the attack of the enemy more strategic, centered on the destruction of family.
spirit went on, showing them white chalk outlines of footprints in each place across the land where a man had been pulled out of position. they were everywhere.
so many men never returned. and no one filled those vacant positions.
the men who lived to tell were not themselves when they came home. they were broken in every way: emotionally, mentally, physically.
all were traumatized by war, with remnants of death, destruction and unimaginable loss hanging from them like heavy weights they couldn’t shake off.
some men grieved silently, others outwardly. many could not function at all.
no one had the knowledge to make their fragmented souls whole again.
it was a turning point for the country.
the women prayed together, and each went on with their day.
later, holy spirit showed her the vacancies with the chalk outlines again.
he showed her that the missing men were now present in the cloud of witnesses.
then he gave the directive. it was clear and out of the box.
“speak to the men in the cloud. tell them to return to their previous positions all across the country. they must occupy those places again and pray from those places.”
it was a new level of engagement with heaven.
she did as she was instructed.
the men in the cloud moved into their former positions.
they pray for the men who are alive now, today, in this time.
our men are becoming strong again.
when the men are strong, the families are strong.
(copyright 2017 jane doe)