40 Stories: Pray with me for Australia

On Australia Day, Gloria Watkins, of the Noongah People, Manager of the Camping Base, Camballin, Looma Aboriginal community, Western Australia, prays powerfully for the great south land of Australia.

I found the Lord stronger and stronger speaking to me about the Aboriginal people of the great southern land. And a few years ago he spoke to me and he said to me, “You need to go up to the Kimberleys and do some work, just go and pray for people and claim the land.” So we ended up moving up here to Looma for however the Lord’s got us here.

We had a struggle coming up here, you know, we lost stuff on our trailer on the way up. It was just hectic on our drive up. And then I said to the Lord, “Where are you?” And then I looked to my left and there was a cross in the paddock.

He says “I’ve always been here for you. I’ve always been with you. I’ve been on your travels. I’ve seen what you’re going through, but you’ll get there. You’ll get to Looma and then you do what you have to do for me.”

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It’s too many of us that’s lost, or strayed away from the Lord because they think the world has got everything. Those that have strayed or even passed away or sicknesses have come upon them. But only God can heal.

Sometimes it’s hard to carry on every day, but with God beside you nothing can go wrong. But I know that I’m here for a reason and it’s not for me, it’s not for man, it’s not for anyone –  it’s for God. And, you know, praying for people when they come and ask me to pray for them and take them into their homes and pray for the sick and for the elderly, what better can you get? You’re doing something for God. I always pray Psalm 91 over everyone. Even the animals, the trees, this is beauty and this beauty is given to us from God.

The Lord said that there will be a breakthrough and there is going to be a breakthrough right across this great south land of Australia.

If Aboriginal people, even white people can see what God can do for them. You know, it’s amazing, it’s a blessing, it’s everything that you can want. You don’t have to be a millionaire to have God. You don’t have to have a boat to know, God. You don’t have to have the flashest house to know God. You don’t have to have anything. You can have nothing to know God and he’s everywhere. He sent the Holy Spirit for a reason to be with us and just receiving everything that he has, that he has for us, nothing can beat it, nothing can beat it.

And I just continue to play for the Aboriginal people. And I know that the Lord said that there will be a breakthrough and there is going to be a breakthrough right across this great south land of Australia. You know, he named this place for a reason, he named it for him. This is his land. Australia’s his land. It’s holy grounds. We’re standing on holy ground. Oh, I can just feel his presence. His presence is awesome. It’s awesome.

You’ve put me in a place where everyone should put me and that’s beside you. You know, it’s just the blessing of being Christian. And I’m proud to say I’m a Christian. I’m proud to say that I love God before anyone and anything. I’m proud to stand and to be a worker for God. Because I want to be like Jesus when he walked on this earth; I want to touch people and their lives. You just need to get up and do something when you see them and my heart aches for them because he’s shown me so many things, so many people, so many places that need a lot of prayer.

I’m not ashamed to say that I love God and that I trust God and that I’m a Christian. I am not ashamed to say it because he is everything and there’s nothing else.

Just to encourage the Aboriginal people to stand strong, stand tall and just trust and believe in God – for he can do anything and everything. It’s his time, though. And it’s taken me 30-odd years to realise that he can do anything. And it is his time. Because I’ve been praying for many years about the Aboriginal people, but it’s always his time.

And just meeting up with the Looma gang is good. I’ve never seen a community that’s so filled with blessings and the presence of God. I’m not ashamed to say that I love God and that I trust God and that I’m a Christian. I am not ashamed to say it because he is everything and there’s nothing else. Nothing else. And that’s it.

Oh Lord, let your river of life flow through this great south land, a land that you’ve given us. Dear father God, that your blood just flows through each and everybody, dear Lord God, and every person that’s on this nation, dear Lord, just bring each and everyone to you, dear Lord God, and let them receive the glory that you have for them, Father, that they will just be standing on holy grounds. As soon as they come to know you, dear Lord God, let them stand up and praise out your name, yell out your name, worship you, glorify and let them know that your Love endures forever, Father. And Father, that your light will shine upon them, dear Father, when they come to know you, that they will step out in faith and receive the glory, receive the words that you have for them.

We come against the drugs and alcohol, gambling, fighting, evil spirits, the enemies, sicknesses, and diseases that are holding each and everyone back from coming and stepping out in faith to come to only you, dear Lord God.

Oh Lord, we’re in you and we’re praying for the Aboriginal people of this great south land. We are praying for salvation, dear Lord God, Father, that they will come and repent and that they will receive you as their Saviour. We come against the drugs and alcohol, gambling, fighting, evil spirits, the enemies, sicknesses, and diseases that are holding each and everyone back from coming and stepping out in faith to come to only you, dear Lord God.

We just ask you to speak salvation within their lives, dear Lord God, even in my own family’s lives, dear Lord God, and, Father, that you may just bless us and enlarge our territories, dear Lord God, and that we can stand up in awe of you, dear Lord God, and that people can see your light within each and every one of us. Dear Father God, in Jesus’ mighty name, Dear Father, for you are the Yeshua, you are the one that went up on the cross. You are our Shalom, dear Lord God. Peace within us, dear Father. And I’ll thank you, Jesus and give you all the praise and honour, dear Lord God. In Jesus mighty name, Amen and Amen, Amen.

Gloria Watkins, Looma, WA, by 40 Stories is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.