Prayer Tip

The ladies in my prayer group decided to pray standing up and holding hands.  We were to pray for two of the women in our prayer circle.  They were both exhausted from each of their respective battles in praying for loved ones. From all outward appearances, it looked as if the enemy was winning big.  My dear sisters were at a place of brokenness, so we began praying over them one at a time.  It was a beautiful moment that represented the body of Christ well.

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But something happened at the end that was even more beautiful.  One of the women that we were praying for began praying out loud over herself.  She prayed like I had never before heard her pray. My friend began praying scripture from Psalm 139:10

“Your hand will guide me…while your right hand keeps a firm grip on me…”

Of all the prayers prayed that morning, this one held the most power.  In her weakness she proclaimed the real truth of her circumstance—that no matter how this thing turns out, she is confident in God to guide her and to hold her in His grip, and because of that, all is well with her soul.

Tears began to stream.  Faith is contagious, my friend.  Even our other dear sister began to proclaim God’s help and comfort from His Word in her prayer.

I will never recommend naming it and claiming it, but proclaiming the qualities of God’s unfailing love from His Word is truly powerful for any situation.  Do it!!!

 “but he has told me, “My grace is all you need, because my power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most happily boast about my weaknesses, so that the Messiah’s power may rest on me.”  2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Pray on!

~gina

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Award-winning author Gina Duke is a wife, mom and the Director of Women’s Ministry at her local church. With a B.S. in Organizational Leadership, she is able to bring a clear word for authentic Christian living. Through her book, “Organizing Your Prayer Closet: A New and Life-Changing Way to Pray” (Abingdon Press), she imparts 1 Peter 4:7 with the gift of structured prayer journaling. If you would like to schedule Gina to speak on prayer or host a prayer journaling workshop, click here for more information. You may also follow her on Twitter and Instagram @TheGinaDuke.

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  1. Hello new friend. 🙂 Coming here from Purposeful Faith. As I reflected on your words “faith is contagious” I realized how true, true, true that is…although I don’t think I ever really processed that fully. I’m encouraged by that statement today. Thank you. May you be blessed and encouraged today as well!
    Anne

  2. It’s beautiful how God strengthens us through his Word. Thanks for sharing this story. I’m visiting from the ‘Still Saturday’ link-up. : )

  3. So true! It is contagious! Also, when others pray over us, the Holy Spirit moves in might y ways and releases us to more prayer. I have seen this many times in women’s prayer settings as we each carry each other! Beautiful! Visiting from “Espressos of Faith”! 🙂 Blessings!

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