While traveling the waterfront trail in Vancouver, I came across Conley. He was sitting outside the 7 and 11. He’s been in Vancouver for the past seven years and is originally from Calgary. He was down and out. I engaged him in conversation and asked him if he would like me to pray with him. He said yes. I could see he was drunk and smelt the alcohol on his clothing.
He reached out and took my hand. I prayed for his Salvation and asked the Holy Spirit to come upon him. ”Jesus, please work out all of Conley’s issues and deliver him from alcohol and homelessness.” After the prayer, he was joyous and gave me a big smile. He thanked me over and over again. I told him that I would put a picture of him on our prayer group and that many others will be praying for him. He was very grateful and thanks everyone in advance for theirs prayers.
After I prayed, this scripture came to mind: The Parable of the Lost Sheep: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing…” (Luke 15:3-7)