Rosh Hashanah -Faith Practices and Realities of the Kingdom

image from www.spirituallyunequalmarriage.comWe are entering into a very interesting week. There has been A LOT of discussion about the Revelation 12 sign, the end of the age, and the rapture in Christian circles of late. But I’m not sure about it all. What I am sure about is that we, as the church, are stepping into a new season. There is something arising. It is the purposes and the power of THE CHURCH!  Hallelujah!

Over the next few weeks, I want to share the significance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in our modern life and in our Christin faith. God’s timeline is not based upon the Gregorian calendar. What is fascinating to me is that year after year, I experience a significant series of events in September, again in October and again in November. These events are hugely impactful to my personal life and faith. And as I began to share my experiences of this season with others, I realized others are also experiencing significant changes in this season, year-after-year.

It appears to me that most of us are in a giant season of transition. And most of us struggle walking through transitions well.

Anyone? If this is true for you, leave me a note in the comments that you are in a transition and tell me briefly what is changing or closing out in your life. I think it will be fascinating to see what season is closing out in your life in the month of September. The month of Rosh Hashanah.

Rosh Hashanah begins, Wednesday evening, September 20th and ends Friday evening, September 22, 2017. Then we enter a 10-day period leading up to Yom Kippur. I will explain more as the days pass. I know in the past few years we have fasted together in this season for breakthrough together as a community. I’m not going to lead a community fast this week as I am traveling Thursday-Sunday. But, I ask you to pray and ask the Lord if He is calling you to fast this week to press in for your breakthrough. I know there are many of you who need to fast for this very reason.

These holidays are highly significant in any year but I feel a tension and an excitement over this year, specifically.

So, stay tuned and hang on because I’m going to share some thoughts that will positively take you in prayer to the Throne Room to inquire of God about what He has prepared for you in this season. And His plans will blow your mind. He always blows mine. And we are also going to look at what the enemy is doing to bring destruction during this season. And more importantly, the tools God gave me last week to completely decimate the devils works.

Can I shout HALLELUJAH again?

Say it with me now OUT LOUD: HALLELUJAH!

I love you. Let me know what transition you are facing and what is closing out in this month. There is a purpose in asking. I’ll share with you later.

Have a fantastic week! Shalom! And Happy New Year! 

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Today, I will pray with purpose, power and belief, using the Word with conviction, confidence and finally with unfailing courage. I will not relent or give up or give in. I will stand for goodness, honesty, integrity, and truth. I will love lavishly and forgive easily. I will offer hope and a hand to those who I can help, and I will always and forever remain loyally in love with my Jesus.

This is my high and holy calling, and I will believe nothing less. In the name of Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!!!

PRAY WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY:

Winning Them With Prayer: by, Lynn Donovan

Winning Them With Prayer


Faith Practice That Changed My Life

I want to share the single most important and powerful thing that changed my life. 

My Daily Bible

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This is a picture of my Bible. I began reading it on June 13, 1998 and have read through God's word every year since. This Bible has become the one thing I would grab in a fire or flood that MUST be saved. It's also become a family heirloom. I record events in the margin as a memory stone of God's faithfulness and scribble notes to my Savior among the pages. Reading these memories every year is a tremendous faith builder. I have underlined passages and their are stains of coffee as well as tears. My daughter has asked that this Bible be listed as her inheritance in our will. (She cracks me up)

Through the most unusual culmination of circumstances my mother gave me this Daily Bible which she purchased for me while at a Women of Faith Event. This Bible is a 15-minute daily reading plan. It includes a portion from the Old Testament, the New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs. You read through the entire Bible in a year. I've read it through every year since 1998. The WORD abides in my today because of this faith practice.

In 1998, I was able to keep my dentist appointment, my hair appointment but made little effort to keep my appointment with the God of the universe. But, I wanted lasting change in my marriage  and my faith, so I knew I needed to invite God into my life every single day. I needed to know what He had to say about life.

I needed to read His Word.

So, here is the hard part. I set my alarm for 5:30 a.m. every morning and rose bleary-eyed, to meet with the Lord. I was determined to keep this appointment. At that time in my life I was working in Corporate America. I had an extraordinarily busy schedule. However, the alarm would sound and I shuffled to the coffee pot. Then picked up my Bible, my journal and there I met with Jesus.

Every morning.

I invited God into my life through His transforming words. I was forever changed and healed in so many places.

So, I ask this question of you. Are you struggling in your marriage? Are you struggling with a child or with your employment? Are you unhappy, disillusioned?

Then this is your invitation to healing. 

God is asking you to sacrifice your sleep to find peace, contentment, healing and a relationship that will ROCK your world and leave you forever changed.... for the better.

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Change your marriage.

Change your perspective.

Change your life.

Be blessed, Lynn

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Today, I will pray with purpose, power and belief, using the Word with conviction, confidence and finally with unfailing courage. I will not relent or give up or give in. I will stand for goodness, honesty, integrity, and truth. I will love lavishly and forgive easily. I will offer hope and a hand to those who I can help, and I will always and forever remain loyally in love with my Jesus.

This is my high and holy calling, and I will believe nothing less. In the name of Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!!!

PRAY WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY:

Winning Them With Prayer: by, Lynn Donovan

Winning Them With Prayer


In Pursuit of The Face of God II

image from www.spirituallyunequalmarriage.comThe Practices of Vibrant Faith

In the last week, I’ve contemplated the many seasons I’ve walked through in pursuit of the Presence of God in my life. Some are very challenging and some are utter bliss — so amazing that there isn’t adequate language to describe the encounters.

I will be sharing:

  • The power of the WORD
  • Praying with authority
  • Understanding angels and their purpose
  • Understanding the demonic and how to defeat it
  • The spiritual realm
  • Walking in our true identity
  • Defeating the lies
  • Taking captive thoughts to Christ
  • and a bunch more

These are some of the practices and divine wisdom that I’ve adopted over years. It’s a lifetime of learning to walk in victory in the power of Jesus Christ.

I loved your responses in the comments as to why you are in pursuit of God. And as I contemplate the “why” question I asked last week, I think there are a multitude of reasons to pursue God but at the core, the very first is of course, eternal salvation.

I need to state clearly some truths. The enemy of God is relentless to cloud the facts and truth about a spiritual realm and many succumb to the deception. But right now, from a clear mind, a life-long journey with God I am providing truths from my years of actual experiences:

  • God is real. I have experienced His presence, power, love and forgiveness.
  • The spiritual realm is real and it surrounds us completely. We walk in it always, whether we believe in it or not.
  • We are at war. From conception in the womb until the day we die. We have an enemy who is hell-bent on destroying us.
  • Jesus Christ is God’s son. He came to earth as an example on how we as a human being can walk in victory, power and love and have victory through His death on a cross and resurrection.
  • The Bible is a legitimate, inspired work that is living. The WORD hold enormous power and truths that have changed my life in every good way and that has changed the lives of million century after century.
  • We are children of God. That distinction offers us a multitude of promises, responsibilities and opportunities within God’s Kingdom.
  • We are born to fulfill God’s purposes on earth that were written for us before time began.

The critical truth is that we have a soul that will live on after are body dies. It WILL go to one of two places, heaven or hell. Our entire experience on earth leads to this decision. A decision that is what drives nearly all activity on earth. If you are reading this, choose wisely. Choose love, choose faith and choose Jesus Christ. He is our redemption, hope and our gate to the eternal Kingdom. (If you want to pray a prayer of salvation, click here.)

Okay, these are some of the basics and I will tackle with Biblical backing as well as my experiences in the weeks ahead.

These truths ARE the reasons I pursue God. I’ve lived life without Him and it sucks. Life lived in the Presence is an adventure, full, surprising, peaceful, and a life of victory and joy.

In my next post, I will share a Faith practice that began in earnest in my life in 1999. This practice remains in my life today. It’s life-changing and powerful. Until then, I invite you to receive the blessing of the atmosphere of heaven:

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit —Romans 14:17

I bless you today with the atmosphere in heaven. That you are filled with righteousness, peace and joy. That the goodness of God (righteousness) overflows into your life with such abundance that it takes your breath. In Jesus name.

In His grace and mercy, Lynn

Pursuit Of His Presence  August 28, 2017

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Today, I will pray with purpose, power and belief, using the Word with conviction, confidence and finally with unfailing courage. I will not relent or give up or give in. I will stand for goodness, honesty, integrity, and truth. I will love lavishly and forgive easily. I will offer hope and a hand to those who I can help, and I will always and forever remain loyally in love with my Jesus.

This is my high and holy calling, and I will believe nothing less. In the name of Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!!!

PRAY WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY:

Winning Them With Prayer: by, Lynn Donovan

Winning Them With Prayer


Pursuance of His Presence

Pursuit of Presence - Everyday Practices To Experiential and Supernatural Faith.

Pursuit Of PresenceHello, a few days ago during my prayer time, I felt as though the Holy Spirit was asking me to step into a new season of ministry. God began to show me how, through the years, I’ve experienced growth in my faith life. I also began to recall the years and lessons that have led me to one purpose for my life:

The Pursuit of His Presence

I am now nearing an age in life where my children are grown and my faith is maturing. The Lord spoke to my heart, “Lynn, it’s time to see yourself as a mother.”

Wow, interesting. The Holy Spirit then led me to understand how so many people, many believers, feel as though they didn’t have a strong spiritual mother or father. That they lacked spiritual training, prayer covering and love that comes from a mom or dad. So, the Lord has called me to step into this place, as a mother in the body of Christ.

I do this with great hesitation and completely leaning on the Lord. I assure you that I am far from having everything figured out about God and faith. I still fail. I fall down. I disappoint myself and I wrangle with sin. Yet, I have learned so much about how to live in the Presence of God. Every day. I have discovered freedom, Open Heavens, discernment, wisdom, peace, joy and righteousness. I have discovered how to defeat the demonic and to rise above betrayal, emotional pain and physical pain.

I’m convinced that I am to simply share my stories and experiences in order to encourage, train and equip others on the path behind me. It is my greatest hope that through my victories and learning via my mistakes that others will not make damaging detours from God’s plan but will instead step fully into His divine identity and calling for life on earth.

Will you join me? Will you walk through this recap and share your own wisdom with me? Will you share with others, who one day, stop here to learn how to live the John 10:10 promise?

So, the next series of posts will cover what I call, “The Practices of Vibrant Faith.” These are some common faith experiences and practices that have led me closer to the heart of God.

But before we get to those, I think we should consider, why. And, what is the reward, the benefit the take away for a human being to pursue God’s Presence? What does it mean or look, feel like to attain the Presence of God. What is ordinary living with and/or without the Presence of God?

So, next post, I will share the answers to these questions. Today, please share with me, why do you pursue God?

In His mercy and love, Lynn

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Today, I will pray with purpose, power and belief, using the Word with conviction, confidence and finally with unfailing courage. I will not relent or give up or give in. I will stand for goodness, honesty, integrity, and truth. I will love lavishly and forgive easily. I will offer hope and a hand to those who I can help, and I will always and forever remain loyally in love with my Jesus.

This is my high and holy calling, and I will believe nothing less. In the name of Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!!!

PRAY WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY:

Winning Them With Prayer: by, Lynn Donovan

Winning Them With Prayer


Shout With Me!

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The Army of the Living God is shouting. Can you hear it?

The voice that rose, distant, from a whisper in the wilderness, is now rising.

The decree: On earth as it is in heaven.

Upon the tongue of every believer. Over and over and again. The Saints shout in unity – through intercession, reaching a frenzied force as their voice echoes and repeats the cry of the angels, en masse:

On earth as it is in heaven.

The demons scream under the onslaught of the consecrated sound. Their frenzied efforts of hate, division and destruction fortify.

In reply, the Saint’s shouts grow louder:

On Earth As It Is In Heaven!

The cry declared over and louder still. The sound fills the universe in a holy crescendo. The sound shouts down the demonic in a single day. This holy chant, loud and proud, full of faith and power.

ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN!

The day of the decree is NOW. We wait in eager anticipation as God is poised, on the precipice.

It’s Revival.

A Revolution.

Bring it forth, the faithful of Christ. Shout it out this hour:

On Earth As It Is In Heaven!

The clouds part, the sky rolls up, silence breaks.

Behold, THE LAMB OF GOD!

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Today, I will pray with purpose, power and belief, using the Word with conviction, confidence and finally with unfailing courage. I will not relent or give up or give in. I will stand for goodness, honesty, integrity, and truth. I will love lavishly and forgive easily. I will offer hope and a hand to those who I can help, and I will always and forever remain loyally in love with my Jesus.

This is my high and holy calling, and I will believe nothing less. In the name of Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!!!

PRAY WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY:

Winning Them With Prayer: by, Lynn Donovan

Winning Them With Prayer


Thanks For Stopping In

Welcome to all of my visitor from the So Cal Christian Writer's Conference. 

I bless you today with the peace of heaven and ask the LORD to pour out His favor and His words over your life and your writing in Jesus name. AMEN

Below are links to information that I discussed in the Continuing Session at the Conference. Your voice is powerful. Use it to bring hope and light to a dark and desperate world. God bless you. In Jesus name.

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The Best Times to Post to Social Networks

How Do I Grow My Market, Steve Laube

The Author’s Guide to Building an Email List (and selling more books)

8 Elements of an Effective Newsletter

7 Things You Must Do to Grow a Fanatical Following Online

Social Media Mangers

3 Top Tips To Build Your Blog's Readership

Start Your Blog On:
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WordPress
Google Blogger

For Website analytics:
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Clicky Web Analytics 

Great Writing Blogs I follow:

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Today, I will pray with purpose, power and belief, using the Word with conviction, confidence and finally with unfailing courage. I will not relent or give up or give in. I will stand for goodness, honesty, integrity, and truth. I will love lavishly and forgive easily. I will offer hope and a hand to those who I can help, and I will always and forever remain loyally in love with my Jesus.

This is my high and holy calling, and I will believe nothing less. In the name of Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!!!

PRAY WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY:

Winning Them With Prayer: by, Lynn Donovan

Winning Them With Prayer


My Story and Testimony

I was privileged to share my story and hope in Jesus with my good friend, Reverend Christi Butler, Living Flame Christian Ministries.

I pray it encourages you and blesses you. Hugs, Lynn

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Today, I will pray with purpose, power and belief, using the Word with conviction, confidence and finally with unfailing courage. I will not relent or give up or give in. I will stand for goodness, honesty, integrity, and truth. I will love lavishly and forgive easily. I will offer hope and a hand to those who I can help, and I will always and forever remain loyally in love with my Jesus.

This is my high and holy calling, and I will believe nothing less. In the name of Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!!!

PRAY WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY:

Winning Them With Prayer: by, Lynn Donovan

Winning Them With Prayer


Are We In The End-Times?

Yes and no..


2 peter 3 9Recently I received a message through Facebook asking a question about the end-times. I feel as though there is so much fear in the Body of Christ about the end-times. So today, I want to share the questions and my reply. I pray it brings you peace and great HOPE. Hugs, Lynn

Lynn, how close do you think we are to the Tribulation and Jesus’ return?

Hi my friend, this is a difficult question as so many people have vastly different ideas of where we are in God's timeline. I will quickly share my thoughts about it all. PLEASE PRAY about what I share and ask the Holy Spirit to clarify and bring you peace.

Firstly, I'm of the opinion that God is on the move. I'm witnessing the "church" awaken from a slumber and GREAT things are happening in the Kingdom. And I believe we the church, are on the beginning edge of revival. So, I don't believe Jesus would return before this assigned season of the church is complete. I think there are many, many more souls God is after and I'm expecting to see Asia, Russia and many more countries come to faith. I'm praying for one billion. And I believe it is destined to happen. Salvations and gifting of the Spirit are happening in these countries and especially in the Muslim world. I’m convinced that God wouldn't cut short this revival. It simply doesn’t make sense. God isn’t a God who is confused or changes His plans on a whim.

I'm also of the opinion that as the church, God is asking us to pray for mercy instead of judgement. That is why the Bible said the blood of Christ speaks a better word than that of Abel. God wants to extend mercy through the church and not judgement.

Finally, the temple in Jerusalem must be rebuilt. That has not happened yet. I might re-evaluate my thoughts on this subject and the timing if reconstruction begins. But I truly foresee at least another 100 years ahead for the church.

Finally, I believe God gave a reprieve to the USA and extended another 10 years to His people to prosper us and to grow us up. He wants a mature, strong and fully equipped Bride. We aren't there yet. But Jesus is training all of us and we are on the “Fast-track.”

My friend, get ready because you are part of this amazing plan and your purpose in the entire history of the world is so very important. I truly believe this! Whatever challenge you are facing right now is making you stronger and ready to march for the Kingdom of God. SO much good is ahead for you. Hope this helps. Love you. Lynn

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Today, I will pray with purpose, power and belief, using the Word with conviction, confidence and finally with unfailing courage. I will not relent or give up or give in. I will stand for goodness, honesty, integrity, and truth. I will love lavishly and forgive easily. I will offer hope and a hand to those who I can help, and I will always and forever remain loyally in love with my Jesus.

This is my high and holy calling, and I will believe nothing less. In the name of Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!!!

PRAY WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY:

Winning Them With Prayer: by, Lynn Donovan

Winning Them With Prayer


Prayer For the 2016 Election: Lynn Donovan

American FlagHoly Father, who is in Heaven, Jesus our Messiah and Holy Spirit who moves in our hearts and in our lives, we come before you in obedience and love. We seek Your perfect wisdom. Lord, we plead like Paul, in Ephesians 1:17 for the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation to know Your will for our country, for our future leaders and to help us to bring unity to Your Church and to our country.

Lord, You knew before time began whom You would appoint as our 45th president. You ordained that this person might be a tool of Your purposes, judgement and or mercy. We ask now that you would bring that person forward and fill them with Your Holy Spirit. We stand in prayer and faith that this person will be humble and submitted to Your Son, Jesus.

Father, right now we come against the powers of darkness, principalities, and rulers of evil. We stand as Your Children, given gifts and authority to cast down all arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. And we declare that this land, the United States of America, will be a nation dedicated to God. We pray you move with great power to defeat the powers of darkness. And we will pray the heavens open and place angels on assignment to defeat evil intentions, lies to the public and deceit. In the name of Jesus.

Lord, we seek your favor and turn from wickedness. We repent on behalf of our brothers and sisters in this country that have aligned themselves with selfish and evil motives. We repent for lies that spew forth from our televisions and in the public square. We beg your forgiveness. Lord, now we ask a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit to sweep across our land and change the atmosphere from division, fear, and hatred and then release love, healing and kinship. Lord, we ask that truth prevail, Your truth. In Jesus holy name.

Father, let your people rise and see their enormous importance to humble themselves and pray this very hour for Your hand of mercy and grace. Let us storm the heavens with petitions that move all of heaven and that defeat hell with finality.

Lord, defeat the devil’s schemes. Remind us to armor up daily and to walk in the Spirit of 2 Timothy 1:7. For you did not give us a spirit of fear but one of power love and sound mind. Grant us a supernatural mind to know exactly how and whom to vote. Lord, let us become warriors, bold and valiant, for Your Kingdom. Let us not shrink back from attacks of evil but rise up and share Your truth with a world that is blind, naked and dying.

Lord, let Your banner over us be love and kindness. You know who our next President will be. We ask that You would bless our county with a humble person who will seek Your face for wisdom as they guide us in the days ahead. Place a covering over this person and family. Place a covering over American and bring about Your perfect plans for this Nation.

We pray all this in the name above all names, Jesus. Christ.

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Today, I will pray with purpose, power and belief, using the Word with conviction, confidence and finally with unfailing courage. I will not relent or give up or give in. I will stand for goodness, honesty, integrity, and truth. I will love lavishly and forgive easily. I will offer hope and a hand to those who I can help, and I will always and forever remain loyally in love with my Jesus.

This is my high and holy calling, and I will believe nothing less. In the name of Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!!!

PRAY WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY:

Winning Them With Prayer: by, Lynn Donovan

Winning Them With Prayer


Praying Against The Demonic

In fighting against the tide of the demonic there is nothing more powerful than our words.

The tongue has the power of life and death —Proverbs 18:21a

I literally believe this. So I speak two kinds of words. Words of life - faith, belief, affirmation and truth from the Word of God over my life and family. And second, I speak words that bind, cancel, blind, silence and cast out the enemy.

If you could walk with me one morning in the vineyards, you would likely think I’m wacked. I pray out loud. I shout, wave my arms, raise my arms and let the Holy Spirit inspired words flow. The spoken Word in prayer wields great power. I tell the devil he is a liar and my God who is in me is greater than he who is in the world.

I will pray something like this:

In the name of Jesus, I command the demonic spirit of fear, confusion, sadness (any others that have been revealed to me by the Holy Spirit) I cast you into the pit. I silence you and you have no voice. I command the warrior angels sent to protect me to take you to the pit and to cut off your head. I have the authority of Jesus, my Savior, to cancel all assignments of the enemy. No weapon formed against me will prosper.

Angels, I have been given authority to trample of the enemy (Psalm 91). This very moment I trample on him and all his works and effects assigned to my life. I command the demonic into the pit along with all their works and effects. This spirit of fear, anxiety, sadness cannot go to my children nor follow any of my family line. I rebuke it and command it to leave me and my family forever. I plead the blood of Christ over my home and my family. In the name of Jesus and by His authority.

Jesus, I ask that you would surround me and my family (I name each one by name) with a hedge of protection. Place your holy angels around us. Prosper me and my family. Protect our hearts, soul and bodies. I ask for more of Your Presence and your anointing of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Let our homes be a place of safety, freedom, love, security, peace and joy. Lord, help me to bring heaven into our home.

Papa God, thank you for your faithfulness (I name several specifics). Thank you for your blessings and your provision. I will live to publish your deeds among the nations. Let everything I do, say and think, be anointed and inspired by the Kingdom. Thank you for Your Word. I believe it. I will proclaim it. I will use it as a powerful sword to bring freedom and healing to people.

Keep me humble and always looking to You. The only thing important in this world is Your Presence. I praise you. I worship you. I will always be loyal to you. I am your daughter. In Jesus name. Amen.

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Today, I will pray with purpose, power and belief, using the Word with conviction, confidence and finally with unfailing courage. I will not relent or give up or give in. I will stand for goodness, honesty, integrity, and truth. I will love lavishly and forgive easily. I will offer hope and a hand to those who I can help, and I will always and forever remain loyally in love with my Jesus.

This is my high and holy calling, and I will believe nothing less. In the name of Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!!!

PRAY WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY:

Winning Them With Prayer: by, Lynn Donovan

Winning Them With Prayer