I Prayed For A Catholic Nun
Testimony – This is another of my many testimonies, praying for the sick and winning souls for Jesus. I always enjoy witnessing. I have never lost the passion.
I was with a friend to pray for a sick patient at a hospital. Just before the prayer, we both felt impressed to sing an old hymn to the elderly man to minister to him.
We sang “Jesus Loves Me”. He enjoyed the hymn and then we prayed for his healing and salvation!
Unknown to us, another patient, a few beds away, was listening attentively to the song. This patient then started to wave for me to go over. When I was by her bedside I greeted “Hi Ma’am, would you like me to pray for you too? She said “Oh that was a nice hymn, I liked it”.
In the ensuing conversation I found out that she was a Nun taking charge of a Convent in nearby Indonesia. She called herself Mother Superior …
I shared with her that we just prayed for the elderly patient to receive Jesus! “Oh that’s wonderful” she replied. Then I quickly asked, “do you also want me to pray for you to be born again! She did not seem to understand and then she asked me what “born again” meant.
Yes it seemed she knew the Bible and Jesus, but she was clearly not saved? You see to be born again is to pray to invite Jesus into our heart. There are others who thought entering heaven is simply to do lots of good deeds and works! But that’s not what the Bible teaches, salvation if a free gift!
And so I explained the importance of understanding the meaning of the statement “to be born again” according to the teaching by the Lord Himself. I took out my Bible and read John 3:1-12:
“1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? “
Then I went on to explain to her that to receive salvation is a free gift of God as opposed to many other unscriptural teachings of salvation by doing deeds and good works! I then boldly asked if she would allow me to pray for her to receive Jesus and be born in the spirit. She asked me how to do that and I turned to Ephesians 2 and read verse 8-9:
“8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the “gift of God“: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
And another scripture in Romans 10:8-10:
“8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt “confess with thy mouth” the Lord Jesus, and shalt “believe in thine heart” that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”
Now Is The Time!
And so we prayed together and I could see the peace and joy in her face as I bidded goodbye to her! She has been born into the Kingdom of God! To God Be All The Glory, heaven’s population is increasing!
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