Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Praying for Others
Praying for Others God is His Word and praying God’s Word is speaking the very being of God into the situation. Meditating upon His Word causes truth, Spirit and power to become integrated with our own beings and with the being for whom we are interceding. Speaking His truth, His love, His power brings knowledge, cleansing, healing, and wholeness. It brings peace and unexplainable joy – it brings freedom!
Whatever the need, great or small, God’s Word has the answer. Take the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Eph 6:17). This sword, the Word of God, is to be used as a powerful weapon against satan and all the powers of darkness. It is to be used to open all people’s eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of satan to God, in order that they might receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Jesus Christ ( Acts 26:18).
It is to be used to tear down strongholds, to build up, to heal, to set captives free, and to seek and save those who are lost. (from The Sword of the Spirit...by Joy Lamb)
In her chapter on praying for physical healing, Joy Lamb says, “This is a key to healing – that they will not harbour any unforgiveness”. The author lists scripture references for praying for physical healing for others and begins the prayers with Thank you Lord and ends them with In the name of Jesus Christ. For example:
Psalm 103: 3 is prayed : Thank you Lord that You have promised to pardon all our iniquities and to heal all our diseases. In the name of Jesus Christ. Likewise, Jeremiah 33:6 is prayed: Thank you Lord that You will bring them health and You will cure them, and reveal unto them an abundance of peace and truth. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Joy Lamb clearly heard the Lord say:
“Pray My Word, child. It brings healing in all areas. Trust Me and pray My Word.”
( Above cf. Parish Bulletin, Sunday, November 10, 2013 )