Prayers for a fulfillment of Isaiah 61 for male survivors of csa.
Since 1993, when Sydney was awarded the 2000 Games and I was a local denominational pastor of a local suburban church, it was my resolve to pray outside the main stadium on the Opening Night of the 2000 Games.
litle did I know WHAT the Lord would place on my heart to pray.
and so on the Opening Night I prayed unofficially, unauthorised, and unoticed (apart from the on site security who came to know me) in the places the Lord provided for me on site.
I prayed for the partition of the Sudan, after hearing how the north bomed the villages of the south.
I prayed for Japanese couples whoes weddings I had blessed
I prayed for the "Eternity" message being portrayed during the Opening Ceromony
I prayed for a fulfillment of Isaiah Chapter 61 for male survivors of csa.
as I knew not any ministry or programme for us at the time.
( may there be a fulfillment to adult survivors and female survivors )
How this came into being ...
In 1998 during counselling "it" surfaced - I recalled being molested by a teacher when I was 14.
Since my early twenties the Lord had told me I needed to deal with "it" I just knew not what"it" was.
now I know. now I knew what I had to deal with.
I asked my counsellor "What are the twelve steps of recovery?"
she replied "there is none"
as I began my search for answers, for the way to recover from csa (child sexual abuse)
a Christian friend suggested that God may be wanting to use me to develop such a ministry to survivors
and so I began to pray
at the place the Lord provided in the plaza behind Stadium Australia - the opposite end to where the flame would burn.
where I pray specifically for an ongoing fulfullment of Isaiah Chapter 61.
( picture taken and published with permission - not for commercial use)
by the time of the Games in September I had recorded steps of recovery
which I later wrote and can be read to this day.
Subsequent developments are in the lower right hand side box