The How To's of Prayer Ministry
6.4 When Ministering
1. Ask questions that will make your prayer time affective, Target your
prayers. Dont start quessing, make assumptions or presumptions,
Once they have told you what their asking prayer for, probe further for
details surrounding their condition.
Draw a logical pattern for how to pray. Where are you going in prayer?
You might ask, what is going on in your life?
Practice not becoming mechanical in your approach. Show genuine concern.
2. Put those whom you are praying for at ease. This is their time to receive
ministry. If you absolutely feel that the Holy Spirit has something to
speak to an individual, work it in your prayer on their behalf at the
appropriate time. Use a little wise discernment. Dont allow yourself
to be the reason why others cannot receive from the Father. Keep balance
to insure there trust and agreement. Asking the right question will help
them brake through to the throne.
3. Ask the Holy Spirit to come with His presence. Let the recipient know
that the Holy Spirits is about to come with His presence to confirm that
their petition have been heard and He is working out these matters on
their behalf. He will come and this will lift them into believing God
for their answer.
4. If you have initially asked the right questions, You will then be able
to move into a second period of prayer. When one openly expresses that
they are powerless in an area of sin. Ask them how their relationship
is with Jesus and the Father. Ask, are you gathering in fellowship
with other believers? Do you spend time reading the scriptures and in
prayer? Pray with them and encourage them through the scriptures.
The scriptures give hope, comfort and the Fathers promise for His
deliverance. see Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written before were
written for our learning, that we through the patience and of the scriptures
might have hope. Use the scriptures to bring comfort in your prayer.