Inner healing prayer is inviting Jesus into our past hurts, emotional wounds, and traumatic experiences so that He can minister to us at the “root cause” of the pain and help us to forgive those who have hurt us. Inner healing prayer allows us to see with Jesus the lies we have believed and strongholds (inner vows, word curses, generational bondages, and wrongful soul ties) and, with His authority, we can break their power and influence over our lives. Inner healing prayer is about finding the freedom God always intended for our lives.
What is the Scriptural basis for inner healing prayer?
Of most significance is Isaiah 61: 1-3 (and Luke 4: 7-21) in which Jesus’ mission of healing the brokenhearted and setting those in bondage free is clearly proclaimed. Jesus tells us in John 14:12 that we will do what He has done and greater things. Other scripture verses that speak to Jesus’ being with us in every moment of our lives are Psalm 139, Hebrews 13:8, and Matthew 28:19
What is the significance of grace for this ministry?
God’s Grace is the very testimony of our lives. Grace is God’s unmerited favor. That He has loved us in spite of our blemishes, sins, and imperfections has been the greatest hope in our lives. Grace is the message of the cross – “…that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom 5:8). We are free to be children of God and saved believers because of His Grace. This is what “compels” us to take Jesus to the world!
Spiritual direction is an opportunity to sit with an experienced and trusted Christian believer to talk about your spiritual journey, life issues, and future direction. A spiritual director (or spiritual companion) is trained to listen in the Spirit, reflect back to you your personal sharing, and bring you to the Word for contemplation and guidance. Spiritual direction appointments usually last 1-2 hours.
Worship is being focused on God as the Sovereign Lord, the One and only God deserving of our attention. Worship is being in awe of who He is and acknowledging with our hearts that we love Him and lift Him up above everything else in our lives. Worship is about being intimate with the One who created us for Himself for a love relationship that transcends all others. In worship, we express our gratitude for all that God has done, is doing, and will do! We are called to be worshipers “in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24).