Last week I wrote to you from Santa Fe where the North American Prayer Summit convened to pray for the three nations that make up the North American Continent. Needless to say, we prayed some gigantic prayers. I knew God heard us and would answer—but I didn’t imagine it would be this powerfully and quickly (Oh me of little faith!).
As delegates from various states in Mexico shared their prayer requests last week, they all had one thing in common: All asked us to pray about the drug cartels. Murders, kidnappings, extortion, cities emptying out, children being recruited to drug operations—it’s no surprise that the illegal drug rings in Mexico rise to the top of most Mexican Christian’s prayer lists.
So we prayed. Representatives of three nations—including the child intercessors I told you about last week—prayed that God would bring down the drug operations that were crippling and terrorizing their country.
As I ponder this incredible answer to prayer, I am reminded of something Brother Andrew (author of God’s Smuggler) said: “The boundaries of evil are expanding every day, and fatalistic apathy is enabling those boundaries to grow because it offers no resistance. But Christians must oppose evil: we were born for battle! Every Christian is a soldier, a “member of the resistance” in God’s army, taking part in spiritual warfare. . . . Will you ‘subdue kingdoms’ through your prayers?”