"Tychicus will tell you everything." Ephesians 6:21

August 26th, 2015 by Dennis Fuqua

“60 Minutes” 2015 report

Monday through Thursday, August 17-20, nearly 200 parents, friends, educators, and students spent “60 Minutes” praying for high school students at high school campuses all across Clark County.

When a man walked up to one group as they were debriefing their time, he inquired what they were up to.  When they said they were praying for the students, he said, “That is wonderful!  I am the principle here, we need more of this!”  They had a goWashougalod time of prayer for him!

This year there were 20 people who prayed at a high school where last year there was no one praying there.

Some schools had just one person praying.  Others had 30 or more on site.

There were prayers for physical safety.  For believers to know and love one another.  For teachers to have wisdom and creativity.  For spiritual, emotional, and physical blessings.

Here are three of my personal stories from those days.

Union HigLeadership and Businessh School has large signs above the doors of various classes.  It wasn’t hard to pray re: leadership and business standing in front of these large letters.

As I rounded the corner of another school, I sensed I was to pray that the gospel would impact this area of the school.  I prayed it would be clearly 316 Doorcommunicated and received.  As I was praying, I looked up to see the room number was 316.  Hummm – reminded me of John 3:16.  This enhanced my prayers.

As I approached one large high school, I sensed the Lord had special prayers He wanted prayed there that night.  I waited and no one else showed up.  Hum, I was expecting at least a few others.  So, I proceeded, anticipating God would give me some good prayers.  I began walking and praying and…  and…  my… prayers… were… very… dry… and… stil…ted… and…even… life…less!  It wasn’t pretty!  I didn’t know what was going on!  I continued on for the next 15-20 minutes slowly walking the perimeter and praying as best I could.  But nothing stirred me.  By the time I reached about the ¾ point around the school, I said, “God, I am frustrated.  This isn’t working the way I anticipated.  I am lonely here, and even a bit depressed!”  As clear a as bell, the Lord spoke to my heart and said, “Now you know how to pray for these students!”  It stopped me in my tracks.  Literally.  I stood there for a minute and realized that God had not answered me the way I expected Him to.  He answered me by letting me experience what scores of students there and at other school experience every day.  That is when my prayers became effective.  Because the Lord had answered me in a far better way than I ever expected, I prayed well at that school and for the last several days!

Overall, we believe God hears and answers prayer.  We believe He deeply cares about kids.  We believe that because we have prayed, things will be different for these kids and campuses.  Thanks to all who took part.

Thank you, Tychicus

(See Eph 6:21)

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  1. Steve Rosier says

    Dennis, Awesome transparent report! Sometimes God just needs us to feel the emptiness of others so we can know how to pray! Thanks for sharing!

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