Understanding The Simplicity of Prayer Ministry Gives You Clarity to Move Forward
Prayer Ministry is defined in so many ways; everything from godly counsel, to spooky stuff like the healing of memories. But what is it really? What makes it work?
Frank’s boss informed him at the last minute that he will need to stay late as the deadline of a project has just been moved up…again. On the way home from work, his mind was locked onto all the ways he disliked his boss. These negative tapes had been playing in his thought life for over a year. However, through prayer ministry, Frank was able to find complete resolution on this issue.
The Simplicity of Prayer Ministry
Prayer Ministry is so incredibly simple, many times we step right over it thinking, “there has to be more to it than this,” and we add complication. But it really boils down to only three core things. Consider these scenarios:
Not long ago someone on your job was a real jerk to you. Whenever you think about that individual, it drives you nuts. You get angry, or agitated and maybe tense up just at the mention of their name. Finally, with someone you trust, they help you get honest about your feelings and work through forgiveness. That’s Prayer Ministry.
Sorrow, Loss, Regret
Maybe you felt a loss as a really good friend moved away and finally you talk to someone about the pain you are feeling. They help you acknowledge your sorrow and work through letting it go. That’s prayer ministry.
Perhaps there was a time when a friend rejected you, even demeaned you in front of others. Ever since then you’ve struggled with feelings of rejection, insecurity, and inferiority. Finally, a Christian brother helps you to look back at this event and to ask God about it, and God says you are loved, you are the apple of His eye, and that person’s treatment wasn’t about you anyway; he was only reacting from the hurt in himself. That’s Prayer Ministry.
Prayer Ministry is simply getting honest about our pain, coming to the light with it, and letting God heal it so it doesn’t interfere with our daily walk anymore. As mature Christians, these things can happen naturally as we relate to the Lord day by day. However, there are times when we get stuck and the process stalls. That’s when prayer ministry can really help.
These scenarios are simple. Never-the-less, helping people face these three things–anger, sadness, or lies about their identity–is the crux of Prayer Ministry. We work with individuals who have minor wounding all the way to those with the deepest, most unimaginable abuses, and we see consistent results. The healing always involves going to Jesus with one of these three core issues.