Intentional Prayer


“Yielding” Prayer

  • Definition: to give way to...God.
    •  Relinquish possession of.
    • To cease to argue about.
    • To allow another the right to speak.
    • Give right of way too.
  • God is the one ministering to us.
    • As leaders in His church, we yield to His sovereign voice, will and power.
    • We set aside time to hear from Him.
  • God is faithful to respond.
    • Ask, seek, knock, Matthew 7:7-11.
    • “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16).”

    “Listening” Prayer

    • STEP 1: Connect to Jesus, through:
      • Returning to a moment of appreciation/gratitude.
      • Remembering a memory where we sensed His presence, His love, His grace.
      • Lingering, asking the Lord to heighten senses about the memory.
      • Jesus, can you so me where you were in that moment?
    • STEP 2: Revelation.
      • Is there anything you want to show me about this memory I may not have seen?
      • What do you want me to know right now?
    • Training video for Listening Prayer: Link

    “Healing” Prayer

    • Reveal, Remove, Replace
    • Steps of Forgiveness
      • Admit the wrong, admit the pain, release the pain to Jesus, release the person to Jesus, repent of sinful responses, bless the person, receive the blessing.
    • Prayer for inner healing with the support of your community when you have reached “a wall.”
      • Ask the Spirit of truth to guide you, John 14:16-17, 16:13-15.
    • Jesus’ healing ministry:
      • Luke 4:18, Isaiah 61:1-4
    • The commission to pray one for another:
      • Equipped by the Spirit, John 20:21-22.
      • Ephesians 3:16-21
      • “Pray for one another, so that you may be healed (James 5:16).”