Tel Aviv, Mount Carmel

FIRST STOP: “THE KIDNAPPED SQUARE”

The large square formerly called Tel Aviv Art Museum Square has been renamed The Kidnapped Square. Here families, friends, and concerned Israelis gather to honor and await news of the hostages. A giant digital clock counts the days, hours, and minutes of their captivity. On the 63rd day, our 63-person Solidarity Tour went to the square to demonstrate that we stand solidly with them. 

Two men, directly affected, came to talk with us. They asked us to tell their story to everyone we could.

The first was a doctor who’d been a longtime resident of one of the attacked kibbutzim and served as physician to several others along the Gaza border. He recently retired and moved elsewhere. Early on October 7 his cell phone began to ring. One frantic call after another came from the required “safe places” where people he’d known for years were hiding from terrorists. They were unable to reach each other. But their calls went through to him. For many grueling hours he served as a go-between-messenger to the callers, relating their messages from one to another. His voice broke as he described the hard decisions he had to make.

“For instance,” he said, “through the hours I had to decide, ‘Do I tell #1 that #2 was just murdered?’”

He examined some of the hostages after they were released. He said they were in bad physical condition.

 

Romi’s Father

Eitan Gonen wore a T-shirt with the picture of his 23-year-old daughter, Romi, as he spoke with us. He told us she was the “sandwich” child in the middle of his five children. 

L to R
Terry Brim, Shelli Brim, Eitan Gonen, Billye Brim

At 10:15 am, she called to tell her family she’d been shot in the hand. Her mother said, “You are at a concert. How could you have been shot?”

She and her friend Gaya were hiding in a bush from where Gaya called her friend Ben. Ben, now known in Israel as a hero, was at the concert. Ben had crammed people into his car and driven them to safety in Beer Sheva. He turned around, went back to the concert, and rescued another carload. Ben selflessly saved twelve lives. He then headed back to the concert site and to the bush where Romi and Gaya were hiding. They got into his car as did another young man.

It was from Ben’s car that Romi made her last call at 10:58. She told her mother her arm was bleeding and she thought she was going to die.

It is now known that Ben and the other passengers were murdered. Romi’s fate was not known until one of the released hostages reported that they saw her alive in captivity.

Eitan Gonen, father of Romi, shared heartbreaking account

Eitan said, “We know she has been violated, but she is alive! I am not a hero. She is.”

Guy asked if we would pray with Eitan. We joined hands. All the group. Eitan and a few others waiting. The Lord gave me utterance as we prayed for Romi and all the others.

 

Remembrances

A long white table is set with places for the 240 hostages taken. 138 yellow chairs represent those still in captivity.

The 138 yellow chairs

The White Table at The Kidnapped Square

We stood behind each white chair where the names and faces of the hostages are placed. And we prayed.

We then drove around the nearby buildings which house Army Headquarters, Air Force Headquarters, Offices of the Chief of Staff. We prayed for them according to the Scriptures for wisdom, guidance. 

I know you are praying.
Pray for the hostages. Their families.
The leaders and the people of Israel.
Pray that the leaders of Israel will not be pressured by the U.S. or any others to abandon the goal of completely wiping out Hamas. 

 

 

Carmel—The Place of Elijah

On this rainy day, we drove to Mount Carmel and the place of Elijah’s triumph over the prophets of Baal. This site overlooks the Jezreel Valley and Israel’s large, almost hidden, airfield. So I also teach here about the coming Ezekiel 38, 39 war.

Teaching inside church at Carmel Ezekiel 38, 39

Today there were no other buses. (There is usually congestion with many buses and people here.) So I taught inside the church. I did not know until Guy told me that a group of students here on a field trip from a nearby Maronite Christian Village gathered at the door as I taught. They listened with rapt attention. Not wanting to leave. Pictured here are our guides giving them our contact information.

Maronite Christian pupils getting our contact information

 

 

 

Druze Falafels

Yesterday Guy called our Druze friends who own the restaurant we always go to after Carmel.

My Druze friend

Normally one has to stand in line with other buses who have stopped there. Today we were the only two. 

When Guy called yesterday, he told them to prepare because he was bringing a large group. 

The owner said, “Guy, you are joking.” 

Guy said, “Billye Brim is coming, and she’s bringing a group.”

“Oh,” he said, “Billye is coming! Now I believe you!”

When we walked in both the husband and wife kissed me on both cheeks, hugged me, and their eyes filled with tears. 

The owner told Guy and the drivers, “I’m not making any profit on this. But I had to open up and provide food for Billye and her group.”

I didn’t know he’d said that, but I knew it must be that way. So I was led to give the wife what we call “a Pentecostal handshake” upon leaving.

Pray for the many businesses, like this, throughout Israel that are hurt by the lack of tourists coming to this Land whose third largest income is that provided by pilgrims coming to visit this land of the Bible.

Pray for the guides and drivers who have lost their source of income.

Pray for the economy of Israel.

 

 

 

 

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74 Comments

  1. Keith Walsh on December 9, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    Thank you Billie for your steadfastness in this troubling world. I look forward to seeing your blogs I feel like I’m right there with you be blessed in all you put your hands too.

  2. Beth Kelly on December 9, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    Praying Sister Billye. Praying the Word. Praying by Faith. Standing with you and lifting you all up! Abide in His Rest.
    Shalom Shalom, Beth Kelly

    • Hattie Greenhouse on December 10, 2023 at 2:05 am

      Thank you. I’m sure Your willingness to seize every opportunity to be a blessing is why you were chosen for this
      Assignment. Praying for All.

      • Janice MW on December 10, 2023 at 8:44 am

        AMEN

        • Berbyl Sallee- Hagar on December 11, 2023 at 4:06 pm

          I’m praying for you and guides protection and provision for Isreal men and family members

      • Joyce Dorch (Lansing, IL) on December 10, 2023 at 11:33 am

        Thanking our God for the blogs. Praying steadfastly as the LORD has been leading and as you have requested. Please keep blogging so we can pray specifically.
        Until He returns.

      • Wanda Johnson on December 11, 2023 at 3:46 am

        With much love I ray for deliverance of Israel from all who would hurt them and for you and and yours hto be under the shadow of the most high God in Jesus name I lead the blood of Jesus.

        • Harusha Kumar on December 12, 2023 at 5:15 pm

          GOD BLESS Dr Billye Brim for supporting the precious people of Israel we pray for protection and safety.Love and Blessings.

  3. Gloria Corn on December 9, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    Continuing to pray for each request. Those are what Holy Spirit has been leading. Also holding up Benjamin’s arms and divine protection of all IDF.

  4. Mikki Costner on December 9, 2023 at 10:54 pm

    So many of us are praying for you. You were the topic of conversation at our Christmas prayer group”get together” today. He is using and mightily using you!!!!

  5. Karen Jacobs on December 9, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH SIS BILLYE FOR THESE AMAZINGAND LIFE TIME OPORTUNITIES YOU ARE SHARING! WHAT AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO PRAY WITH YOU AND FOR YOUR 63 TOUR GROUP! YOU ALL ARE BRINGING HIS LOVE AND COMPASSION AND HIS LIGHT FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS! LOVE AND BLESSINGS AND PRAYERS! CHAG SAMEACH AS YOU ARE HIS LIGHT DURING THIS HANUKKAH SEASON IN ISRAEL WITH BOOTS ON THE GROUND! KAREN JACOBS 🙌❤

    • Tommi Groom on December 9, 2023 at 11:25 pm

      You are at the right place at the right time ! All glory to God!

  6. Audrey (Anderson) Patterson on December 9, 2023 at 11:08 pm

    God bless you Billy for being able to go over there. And show them your love and the support that the American people have for them. Not everyone is against them. They are God’s people. I continually pray for their peace and their safety . ❤️ love you, Billie.

    • JOY EVANS on December 10, 2023 at 2:14 am

      Heartfelt prayers for you all , knowing you are the lovely ones that bring good news wherever you go xx Blessings ❤️🙏

  7. JClare on December 9, 2023 at 11:08 pm

    Thanks be to God for His Love and Protection. Continuing to pray for ALL Israel at this difficult time. God’s watchful eye never slumbers or sleeps.

  8. Debbie Malonson on December 9, 2023 at 11:10 pm

    Father we pray for Your Land Israel and Your people shalom over them comfort them with Your love as only You can. Protect them with psalms 91 for the battle is Yours. Guide and fill them with Your Strength Wisdom and Love in Jesus name we ask and Lord we thank You and praise Your Holy Name 🙌

    • Reverend Patricia Scott on December 10, 2023 at 6:49 am

      So good to see your message. Didn’t know you were able to communicate. May God answer these prayers with His loving kindness.
      Praying for the peace of Jerusalem and return of all the hostages. May Israel totally remove Hamas from the region regardless of the pressure from the world.
      Shalom

  9. sharon wadsworth on December 9, 2023 at 11:13 pm

    Praying God bless and keep you all safe

  10. Kay Marcus on December 9, 2023 at 11:23 pm

    I appreciate you BIllye for getting the message out to us about how things are going there! It gives us the direction for our prayers, and also teaches us about the land. Although I’ve never had the opportunity, I want you to know that my heart is in that land. God bless you for what you do for them! Love you sister Billye. Hag Sameah! I pray for the peace of Jerusalem, as we are commanded.

  11. Mary B. on December 9, 2023 at 11:29 pm

    I’m in tears as I read this blog. I check my email constantly awaiting for your blog. I’m praying for the hostage’s safety daily.
    Praying for you,Ms. Billye, and your group and brother Max.
    I will be praying for Israel’s economy too. God Bless you all!
    Happy Hanukkah 🇮🇱✨🕎✨✝️✨🇮🇱✨🙌🏽✨

  12. Mary and Norman Totten on December 9, 2023 at 11:39 pm

    Oh my Billye and Shelli and Guy these are heart rending reports. To have prayed with Eitan this dear father. Yous have covered some ground may Father strengthen yous and the group each day. As you go out and come in . Blessed from Heaven

  13. Nan on December 9, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    Thank you for posting, we love reading your updates as we are praying for you all throughout the day and night. Blessings! 🙏🇮🇱💙

  14. Pamela Byrd on December 9, 2023 at 11:47 pm

    Shalom pleating the blood over this blog. Father in Yeshua Holy name. I am asking you to provide all business and restaurants hotels and bus drivers Eph.3:20 and Phil 4:19. I am asking that more than enough even for families that need jobs.nothing is to hard for you true love Lord these are your chosen people and children of all ages. Ministering angels go now help them all and Billye Brim and Max and Joe and all wwps on tour with their families at home and children. We blind enemy off all assignments by blood of Yeshua amen. Father in Yeshua Holy name we pleating a blood watch over the border in Gaza that those who are hostages to supernatural healing them from inside out. Thank you Lord in advance amen. This is Pamela Diane Byrd from Orangeburg S.C a wwp. And watchman. Be blessed deeply in Jesus Holy name amen. 📖🕊🇮🇱🕎🇺🇸🕎💗💗💗🙏🙏🙏🙏

    • Josephine Schreiber on December 10, 2023 at 12:37 am

      Pamela, You pray so beautifully ,I agree. Shalom

    • Josephine on December 10, 2023 at 12:40 am

      I agree Pamela, you pray so beautifully,Shalom

    • Billie Sue Buttry on December 10, 2023 at 2:30 am

      Praying in agreement with Pamela. May the intent of Billye’s group to minister to God’s people be multiplied in ways they cannot even imagine. In Jesus’ precious name.

    • Lizabeth Fielder on December 10, 2023 at 8:37 am

      AMEN & AMEN!!!

    • Kimberly Scott on December 10, 2023 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you for your beautiful prayer Pamela. I also am in agreement with everything you said! Praise the Lord for your bold spirit Billye Brim! Thank you Father for the wall of fire you have put for protection over our sister and the group!

  15. Nancy Curtis~City of Refuge on December 9, 2023 at 11:49 pm

    “The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell in it forever”
    …and The Lord shall help them and deliver them: He shall
    deliver them from the wicked and save them, because they
    Trust in Him” Psalm37

    So many angels surrounding all of you and all of Israel~

  16. Brenda Blaze on December 9, 2023 at 11:51 pm

    Billye Brim is coming! I love that Billye! So precious how the people know and love you there! What an ambassador of Heaven you are! Thank you for helping us to know what to pray as you see first hand what the needs are! Love you Billye!🙏💙🇮🇱🧎🏻‍♀️

    • Judy Hindman on December 10, 2023 at 4:18 pm

      This is where I got tears also, they know Billye Brim has loved them for years and that she is backed by many prayer warriors.

  17. Margie Walker Patterson on December 9, 2023 at 11:56 pm

    Praying each night, as Holy Ghost gives utterance. Your blogs are appreciated, I’m learning things about Israel that I didn’t know. I had seen the horrendous videos sent by hamas on day of attack, brutal, evil, evil. May God bless and keep you and the group and His chosen people. Sending love

  18. Terry Parrott on December 10, 2023 at 12:10 am

    Thank you for the continued reports, Sis. Billye…Praying for your safety (and all with you) and for Him to constantly use you in prayer and to comfort as you pray for others; also for God’s protection for His nation, Israel. Can’t imagine the heart ache going on there. Shifting’s and shaking’s continue in this earth, but we know who is in control and our eyes are singled upon Him. Love to you and your team. They are troupers!

  19. Verna M on December 10, 2023 at 2:34 am

    Thank you for sharing daily with us. My heart breaks and yet I sense God’s peace and His love for His people. What an honor that we get to be a part of His great plan in this present time. Thank you Dr Billye, for through your blog, I get to see and know how I must stand in prayer daily during my prayer watch. Father, keep lining up divine appointments each day that Your people will know, they are in our hearts and prayers. Yeshua, may Your light and love meet each person today. Amen. 🙏❤️

  20. Victoria Fletcher on December 10, 2023 at 2:48 am

    Praying for Israel, for her leaders, the hostages, the military, the economy and all the peoples. Praying Gods wisdom will prevail and His peace descend. May His power and might and glory flood Israel!
    Thank you for all the updates. A part of me is there with you.
    Shalom
    Victoria x

  21. Debra Gromada on December 10, 2023 at 3:20 am

    Standing in agreement with Pamela and many others prayers. I Command The Host of Heaven to be deployed into strategic places taking down every evil wicked spirit, In Jesus name. Go Host make toast! I Command Ministery Angles to continually minister to meet every need. I Command Special Forces of Angels to be deployed for The Glory of God on special strike force missions and to assist Billye Brim and her team. In Jesus Name Amen

  22. Darlene L Callery on December 10, 2023 at 3:56 am

    Love you all your steps are orders by the Lord,!!! Truly humbling ,Your blogs are very important and very precious can not Thank you! Enough! for you sharing,💕Love Darlene Callery

    • Rachel Harris on December 10, 2023 at 8:34 am

      Wow I love to hear about these precious people you have encountered there. I’m praying as I read your blog. Thank you for your faithfulness
      Sincerely Rachel

  23. Heléne Pretorius on December 10, 2023 at 4:26 am

    Oh how I wish I could be there too., to help in somesmall way. Praying for Israel in this time. Also praying for your safety. From Perth Australia much blessings

  24. Narrynetta Bruton on December 10, 2023 at 4:33 am

    Bless you and everyone on the tour. I am so enjoying your blog, it’s like being there with you. I am praying for God’s deliverencr.

  25. Dena on December 10, 2023 at 5:50 am

    Thank you!!! Praying 🙏
    Thank you for blessing the owners of the restaurant…
    Thank you for your support and obedience the Father…
    Dena

  26. Tim on December 10, 2023 at 6:32 am

    These reports put into perspective the trivialitie of the persecutions faced in my life. Tears flow with tongues, and prayers for Israel. My Lord Jesus brings comfort, peace, and joy of the victory available to all of God’s children.

    • Billye Brim on December 11, 2023 at 2:25 pm

      My sentiments exactly

  27. Terry Robinson on December 10, 2023 at 6:35 am

    Thank you for sharing. I look forward to reading them. Thank you for being a prayer force on the grounds in Israel.

  28. Joy Theda Bjork on December 10, 2023 at 7:09 am

    I wish I was with you in body as well as spirit. you are one feisty lady who doesn’t give in to evil! I endeavor to be as courageous and steadfast as you dear sister….big hugs Joy Theda Bjork – American sent by God to Sweden 27 years ago…I pray for all Scandinavian countries that they stand with Israel and are counted as sheep nations!

  29. Traci on December 10, 2023 at 7:18 am

    Thank you Billye for sharing. I look so forward to reading what you are seeing first hand and telling to us. It’s so touching . So glad they know we care! I’ve been watching the videos of what Bro Max is sharing as well. Love both of you and both are in my prayers!

  30. Rebecca Jones on December 10, 2023 at 7:18 am

    I wept as I read! Praying the love of God oozes out of all you have been sent to do! They will know by our love, obviously your love is known for them. What a testimony! Thank you Lord.

    Continued prayers and blessings upon all!

  31. Miranda Farris on December 10, 2023 at 8:06 am

    Oh Ms. Billye I am agreeing with you in prayer 🙏

  32. Jenny Fields on December 10, 2023 at 8:26 am

    Tears flow as I realize the closeness of Ms Billye and the land of Israel and the people.
    FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
    in my prayers

  33. TERI on December 10, 2023 at 8:42 am

    SISTER BILLYE, YOU ARE A TRUE MOTHER OF ZION!!!!

  34. Rondah Kentch on December 10, 2023 at 8:57 am

    Thanks for the support for God’s people. My prayers are with you and for Divine guidance as you maneuver through Israel. Wish I were there with you too. Love you much!

  35. Agnes Hendry on December 10, 2023 at 9:19 am

    Thank you sister Billye.for the updates.will be praying.as you have mentioned…and pleading the Blood over you and your team..as well..as you minister the love of GOD..love does not rejoice at injustice..BUT rejoices when right and truth prevail. for love never fails we as believers never fail..for our faith works by love..and the gates of hell can’t handle this agape love..

  36. Sue Garcia on December 10, 2023 at 10:31 am

    Thank you Sister Billye. The pictures and your words make me feel as if I am there with you. I also hear the truth from the victims, their families and even a physician. I are praying and standing with you as are many other WWP’s. Tears run down my face as I read the blogs and I pray, and send forth the Word to all there. I am sharing your blog with many others too.

  37. Rebecca Raelson-Skonicki on December 10, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing the lives of the people there you have encountered giving us eyes to see so we can join you in prayer for what’s needed there. Love you Ms Billye God’s goodness and his protection to and over you and your group.♥️🐑♥️

  38. Patricia Clohecy on December 10, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    Wow, the pictures do tell a thousand words. Thank You Thank You Thank You Mrs. Billye. So appreciate all your blogs and the details and pictures.
    What a Blessing you and the group are to be such an encouragement and witness of love to all you meet in Israel.
    Continuing in Prayer

  39. Judy Hindman on December 10, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    Thank you for the updates – praying daily for your safety as you Bless the precious people in Israel. Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem and for the children and others to be returned safely unharmed. In Jesus Name!

  40. Kathy I Fain on December 10, 2023 at 5:13 pm

    Israel will have the victory and take back Gaza (Judah)! Hostages will be released, souls will be saved, lives will be healed, “In Jesus’ Name.” May God’s Spirit continue to lead your travels and giving you divine connections with the people. 🙂 And always pleading the Blood of Jesus over all! Shalom Shalom

  41. Judy Evans on December 10, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    God ordained trip.
    Thanks for sharing each day.
    May God multiply your strength and restful sleep. SHALOM
    Prayers from Colorado

  42. Cyndie Haisten Rouis on December 10, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    I’m praying specifically for items you mentioned.

    My dear Jewish friends, Tim n Lauren Mescon just arrived to volunteer in their ‘home’…..Israel!

    Love you!

  43. Andrea Sandvik on December 11, 2023 at 1:31 am

    Dear Lord God,
    Please comfort our brethren the Jews in Israel, and hold them in Your arms, the hostages, protect them from the enemy and we proclaim and decree they shall be spared and protected in Jesus name. We also decree and proclaim they will be released even though the enemy does not know why, and they will go home with their families. Make them invisible to their enemies oh God, in Jesus name amen.\

    Praying constantly……

  44. Hilda Foy on December 11, 2023 at 3:15 am

    As I read the blog tonight my heart is there with you all. Pleading the
    blood of Jesus over all. The peace of God covering all hearts and minds. Declaring Psalm 91 and thanking
    God for the safe return of all hostages. So good to see of you and Terry in the picture. It’s so good God has y’all there loving on His people. Thanks for the blog such a blessing to see some of what you see. Praying supernatural strenght for you all. Love all God bless.

  45. Kathryn Green on December 11, 2023 at 4:16 am

    Thank you dear Billye, I cry when I read your blog, especially this one, but am blessed to have the updates. I was with you in Israel in 2013 ( from U.K.)and the trip changed my life and may have saved my life too. I am part of a prayer hub that stands and prays with and for Israel and the Jewish people, our leader is Chinese descent messaianic Hebrew. This evening we will celebrate Hannukah together (7-14 of us from U.K. , U.S. and Europe on zoom) Thank you, especially for your faithfulness, shalom.

  46. Sarah King on December 11, 2023 at 5:53 am

    Oh, Ms. Billye. That we get to hear such stories from Israel. Thank you. Thank you.

    We are here. The pray-ers are praying for Israel, her economy, her peace, as well as for the rest of each of your minds. That as you each lay to sleep at night you are peacefully cleared of all attacks of the enemy and given solid and peace-filled sleep!! In Jesus Name!!! Amen amen

  47. Pamela Emery on December 11, 2023 at 6:16 am

    May the God of Israel Protect all who have been taken. May the Lord provide healing to all those hurt physically, emotionally, mentally. Give strength to those who need. But may the Lord Jesus Christ, Open the Eyes of this World to the Truth of what is Happening in Israel.

  48. Pastor Woodson on December 11, 2023 at 7:58 am

    Thank You Sister Billye for keeping us informed. You are a blessing. May the Lord keep you all in everything that you all do over there.

  49. Esther Yoder on December 11, 2023 at 9:06 am

    Thank you Dr. Billye for sharing with all of us. You are a blessing to many. May the Lord protect you and the whole group with you. Psalm 91

  50. Jerri Breland on December 11, 2023 at 9:33 am

    Thank you for sharing. I read with bated breath and a lump in my throat. Praying for all these people and the unimagined issues they are living. Praising God for His protective watchcare. Blessed be the Name of The Lord!

  51. Corrine Cardoza on December 11, 2023 at 11:53 am

    What a blessing to the Land and the People. Our hearts go with you and our prayers.

  52. Sandra Jackson on December 11, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    Thank you Pastor Billye – I share your blogs with multiple prayer Warriors- we are blessing Israel with fervent prayers.

  53. Jeane Batty on December 11, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    My heart is so touched by your blogs of Israel. I stand in faith, prayer and manifestation of the mighty hand of God working for His land and His people.

  54. Jamie on December 11, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    First Thank you Ms Billye for your blogs, and father we pray for your people and the land, we pray with your profit and friend as you instructed us to do. We lift our hands in praise knowing that you have told us all things to come that gives us great comfort! And we continue to hold fast in prayer! Much love Jamie Wwp

  55. Cindy Knudsen on December 11, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    Hello Billye and family, thank you for being in the Land and allowing us to be with you through prayer and the blogs. Love y’all and I’m praying

  56. Rebecca on December 11, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    My heart is crying for Romi…that I need to pray in the Holy Ghost because I know and believe my Prayers are heard by my Massiah Yeshua. I remember the the snow in Texas and another prayer I prayer I prayed that I’m ashamed that prayed it. I know my Massiah Yeshua has forgiven me but it has put the fear of of my Abba God in me that Im asking my Abba God how He wants me to pray. I’ve had experience. Of device protections over my son and myself while I was with my daughter in my belly our Massiah Yeshua is so loving and good He cares

  57. Brittany on December 12, 2023 at 11:58 am

    I’m going to be honest. Whenever the alarm on my phone comes to remind me to pray, my flesh resists. I begin, and my flesh resists. I am partway through, and my flesh resists. If I miss it, which has happened, for one reason or another, I pray when I remember.

    I imagine my body isn’t used to me praying so much, but I am persevering through it. I also imagine that the resistance is because what I am praying is important.

    Strange things have also been happening. Once, as I began to pray, a huge spider (the size of a quarter, of a species I couldn’t identify) was crawling toward me. I trapped it under a jar on the floor, and I set my phone upon it, to weigh it down, and continued to pray. Then, I released it in the middle of the street afterwards.

    Family members keep trying to tell me “important” things when I pray. My body slept through the alarm once. My moodiness did not WANT to pray “right now.” My mind decides, when I am praying, to remind me of important things I need to do. It’s been all sorts of things.

    I know you said not to feel any condemnation, so I am at peace about it all, and I just keep doing the tongues, clearing my mind, obeying my parents, and taking out threats and attempts to make me fear. I won’t be afraid; I refuse. Whenever I am reminded of Israel or US politics, throughout the the day, and I do not even watch the news, I remember it is important that I pray. I choose life, not fleeting passions like watching movies, when I am supposed to be praying.

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