The How To's of Prayer Ministry
Do I Begin?
Where do I begin ?
1. Show genuine concern. Begin with a gesture that allows the recipient
to know that you are genuinely interested in their need. Taking the individual
by the hand, smile and dont be afraid to make eye contact.
2. Make an effort to ask what the individual needs prayer for. Some appropriate
beginning remarks might be.
a. What do you want from the Lord?
b. What do you want Jesus to do for you?
c. What do you want Jesus to ask the Father to do for you today?
d. As we come to Jesus right now, He is about to take us to meet His Father....
This allows both of you to be in agreement for their need.
3. A position to receive. Allow for an atmosphere of expectancy. Challenge
them to believe God. Express your conviction that you are expecting the
Father to answer their need. You might ask them to put their hands in
the shape of a cup or other receiving position. Anointing oil or scriptural
agreement to James 5:14 is also helpful and opens them to greater faith
to what the Lord wants to do in them.