Before we went out on patrol one of our Prayer Pastors talked about our serving, giving to God was at a cost to us and that if it didn’t cost us something it was of no worth.
At about 2.30 am we were called to a lassie, completely out of reason due to alcohol, no phone, no money, no friends anywhere. We managed to get two phone numbers; one no reply, the other a friend who didn’t want to know.
The police didn’t think they could help and when we tried to ring for an ambulance they intimated it was going to be a good long while before they could get to us. We couldn’t get the girl anywhere near sober enough for a taxi and in any case she had no money. The Prayer Pastors had been called so I knew they would be praying for a resolution, some miracle.
We were all cold, and I know I felt tired, tired with inability to solve the problem. I suddenly knew we should be praying out loud ourselves. So I started ….”Father you know we are all feeling cold and tired, You know….” and then the words of our Prayer Pastor from earlier came into my head…. “Father, not for ourselves…..but for this girl please….”
I got no further, I was going to ask for a miracle when around the corner came the friend we had called earlier. She decided she couldn’t leave her, but had to help!