After Paul’s wonderful blood pressure miracle last Tuesday, there was an even more amazing miracle for Tor, who I had the privilege of talking to on the phone last Tuesday too, and then spending some hours with last Wednesday, to pray for him in his home in Armagh. Tor has suffered a blood pressure of 230+ / 120 for more than 8 months. I’m no medic, but they’re pretty near fatal numbers. The doctors have not been able to get it down, and he was on medication that was so strong he could hardly move, almost turning him into a zombie.
Paul (from Tuesday) and Tor (from Wednesday) know each other, even though they don’t live near each other (Belfast/Armagh), and with Paul, on Tuesday, praying in my new local prayer room (Costa Coffee!). With Tor, we discovered we had so much in common, a well as our faith – Tor effectively lives by faith, he’s a musician (I’m not, but we like the same sort of music), he’s a radical man, among other things: the enemy is well on his case, that blood pressure being just one assault.
What was amazing was that Paul and I prayed for him – just a general prayer, on Tuesday: when I saw Tor Wednesday afternoon, he knew something had changed, and his blood pressure had dropped unbelievably. My original plan was to go to Armagh, maybe an hour and a half, pray for Tor, and come home. I think it was 4 hours, talking about the Lord, praying, talking about his music and his vision… and Thursday, he went to his doctor. 135/95 blood pressure! Where all the strongest medications and best doctors had failed, God did a miracle….
The doctor was somewhat surprised, needless to say Tor felt very different. God is so, so good! I guess Tor might well have died if it had gone on for much longer….