The How To's of Prayer Ministry
1. Always allow yourself to be the first solution to our prayers.
Hebrews 5:7 who, when in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications with vehement [deeply felt with passion] cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, (v8) though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. (v9) And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,
The following are principles that touch Gods heart in prayer!
Remember, intercession is your opportunity to romance the Father.
> Pray for others with attentive concern. Jesus passionately identified with our need when He prayed, He prayed as though it was His need. Hebrews 4:15
> Pray with your prayer language. When we pray in the Spirit. He is passionately identifying with our feelings. Romans 8:26
> When addressing the Father in prayer, pray fervently. Passion stirs
the heart of God. Five times in the first five chapters of the Book of
Acts as the church is assembled in prayer The Father was stirred as they
addressed Him in one accord.
> When The Church in reverent passion address their petitions in the
Name of Jesus, Jesus Himself asks The Father with us in agreement for
our requests. John 16:26
> Always address coming to the Father reverently in name of His Son, It stirs such memories in the heart of the Fathers concerning his personal sacrifice for you,
> When coming before the Father in prayer remember that the sin of the individual is not an obstacle to Him. You are helping them be reconciled to the Father. You are literally igniting heaven into rejoicing. Luke 15:10. The Father so loves the one you are about to pray for. When we agree with the memory of His Son and what he did on their behalf, It is a passionate reminder of the love that Jesus has for His Father and the Father for His Son. It also brings into remembrance the willingness of the Son of God to bear the wrath of the Father on our behalf. The scars that the
Father looks upon stir His compassion for you and the one you are praying for.
> Humbly deal with obstacles that resist the Spirit of God in your life. When Jesus prayed, He dealt with any sense of anger or unforgiveness: Luke 23:34 Matthew 6:12 & 23:13-36 Even righteous anger left to fester, will turn into a religious spirit or self-righteous spirit. Another tool satan uses to keep us bound and separated from one another. A religious spirit says, I have it all. It is offensive to others who are truly believers because it excludes them from ones fellowship.
> When we are ready to lay down our differences as a sacrificial offering
as Jesus laid down His life for us;