As I indicated in Part I, at a crusade I recently attended, I heard the preacher say, “Are you doing a business or running an organization that is not going well? Come to Jesus with the problem. Is your business or organization taking long to pick up? Pray about it, and it will pick up very fast. Are you finding it very difficult to attract customers or donors? Pray about it, and you will experience instant progress.
The Lord has anointed me to pray for any kind of business or institution that is experiencing any form of problem. Your business or organization will be successful after the prayer. Come forward and ask for prayer. Come. Come forward. Come. Don’t be afraid. Jesus is there for you and your business or organization. Come right now. I am here to pray for any kind of business or organization. Jesus is ready to help any kind of business or institution to succeed. Come right now.”
Quickly, twenty persons jumped to their feet and started walking to the altar for prayers. Everyone, including me, was anxious to hear the kind of business or organization each was running and the kind of prayer that would be offered. I prepared my ears and my heart.
The first person who indicated his kind of business and put in his prayer request was a man who said he had a casket business that was not doing well. He then asked the pastor to pray so that God would create the condition for his business to prosper. Please read Part I.
The second person to make known his prayer request was a man who owned and operated a funeral home. He, too, wanted the pastor to prayer for his business to go, in other words, for more and more people to die so that their dead bodies could be taken to his funeral home. Read Part 2.
The third person to ask the crusade preacher for prayer was an old lady who owned a graveyard land left with her by her parents. She lived on the fee paid by those burying there. She wanted prayer for more burials to take place on the land.
The fourth group comprised two brothers who asked the pastor to pray for situations that would cause them to make progress in their wreath business – selling of funeral flowers. The fifth group comprised four men, with two asking for prayers for their grave digging business and the other two asking for God to prosper their tomb-making business.
The sixth person asking for prayer was the director of an NGO called the New Anti-Rape Organization (NARO). His prayer request was that God should bless his organization so that more and more rape cases would be reported to it so that he could be able to continuously receive funding from his donors.
The seventh person was an auto mechanic who asked the pastor to pray so that more people’s cars would have problems for those cars to be taken to his garage.
The eighth person was a medical doctor who asked the pastor to pray for him so that more people would get sick and flow to his clinic.
The ninth person was a divorce lawyer. This is what he said: “Pastor, I will not eat crab with shame here. I have my own law firm. I’m a lawyer focusing on divorce cases. In short, I’m a divorce lawyer. That’s what my family and I live on. I’m married and have four children. A few years ago, I used to have clients upon clients. In short, divorce cases used to come like flies; however, the situation has changed completely. My associate lawyers and I sit at the office most of the time without getting a single client. It’s not easy. Please pray so that people’s marriages can experience turbulent times that will bring about their divorce. Let trouble develop in people’s marriages just like that.
Let married people divorce over every little thing. I have to eat, pastor. Let old marriages break up. Let young marriages end just like that. Let church leaders put in for divorce. Let government officials do the same. Let expatriates married to Liberians put in for divorce. Let renowned individuals in our society think about having a divorce.
Let divorce cases flow to my law firm like flies. Let journalists divorce. Let publishers divorce. Let the young and the old be crazy for divorce. It should be like a spell on them. I know that the power of prayer can do it. Please go on your knees for the survival of my law firm. Let many of the married people attending this crusade think about divorcing their partners as soon as they leave from here. I need that prayer for miracle to be performed in the existence of my business.
He is there for us. Let your God create conditions that will enable me to have unaccountable divorce cases on hand more than ever before. Let the desire to divorce be on the mind of almost everyone. Let your prayer make it happen.”
Right after the divorce lawyer’s prayer request, a woman who and her husband were going through a hectic divorce process and was down-hearted over it because she and her three little children were feeling the negative impact of that process and had come to ask the pastor to prayer so that her husband would have a change of heart and cancel the divorce hissed angrily and said, “You call yourself a family-man lawyer and you are praying for such things for other people’s homes? You are an embodiment of uselessness and un-seriousness. Your law firm should be called the Confusion & Confusion Law Firm.”
To be continued…
Seriously, my people, aren’t these points to ponder?