Why did I write this collection of prayers?
Well, it was my experience over the last thirty-plus years in a public relations career at a Fortune 500 company that allowed me to walk in the shoes of real people with real problems who were looking for real results. I have walked beside a person on the verge of committing suicide and had to talk him out of it, with every moment ticking like a time bomb waiting to explode. Yes, I have been with families on the brink of divorce, praying through until the power of God showed up and brought the family back together. I have prayed for men and women whose daughters were cutting themselves and looking for peace. I have also prayed for situations that were so stressful that employees were taking drugs, chewing paper, eating baking soda, and experiencing other health issues in trying to cope with what they were dealing with just to keep their jobs. There were days when employees would ask me to gather together on an empty floor to join hands in a circle and pray for God’s strength just to get through the day, the week, or the month. This is where I have seen how prayer was able to bring extraordinary results.
No resistance in history has ever been known to resist the power of Spirit-filled prayers — none! Prayers filled with the word of God carry the energy of divinity. They consist of a mighty force that controls the universe and everything in it. Simply put, “Prayer is power.” When we pray, we exercise power to influence situations in our favor. From the beginning of time until now, we have seen great men of faith exercise this same power. David and many other heroes of faith in the Bible understood the secret of prayer, and they used it very well to their advantage. No wonder David never lost a single battle! Daniel accessed divine secrets, overcame conspiracy, and wielded political changes through prayer. The prophets were people of prayer and completed their assignments through God’s power generated through prayer. Moses was a man of prayer. The apostles did a lot of praying, which helped build their spiritual muscles to demonstrate God’s power and do greater works.
Have you ever wondered why Jesus prayed at set times each day when He walked among us here on Earth? Think about it: He prayed before every major decision, after every great miracle, when ministering to people, before His arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, when He was crucified … every single time! It was His time in prayer that prepared Him to trust His Father to give Him the power to walk through every challenge He faced. In fact, Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God right this very second, and what is He doing? You guessed it! He is making intercession before the Father God in Heaven for each of us. Oh, what a comfort to know that God always hears the intercession of the Great Intercessor, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is important to know that while Jesus is interceding for us in Heaven, we have an intercessor interceding for us here on Earth right now; He is called the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a person emanating a presence and an atmosphere. He talks, He thinks, He plans, and He is incredibly smart and articulate. He is God’s voice speaking to us (John 16:13). Yes, He is the author of the word of God! He will come to you in the way you most need Him. The Holy Spirit ignites the power within every believer to pray (II Corinthians 3:5).
As an intercessor, I have witnessed the power of the Holy Spirit as He moves through praying in tongues and groanings and
even in singing. I will never forget an experience that happened one night while I was attending the Joan Hunter Ministries Conference. While speaking in tongues during the worship and praise service, I was taken up to what appeared to be a realm of glory, where there was such a peace I cannot put in words. All I knew was that I did not want to leave that realm in the spirit of the overwhelming presence of God. It brings me to tears of joy just to think about it even now! The Holy Spirit miraculously opened prison doors during a singing and worship service in Biblical days; remember Paul and Silas prayed and sang (Acts 16:25). I also recall what happened a few years ago while I was visiting Dallas. I was having dinner at a hotel downtown when a woman ran in the ladies’ room choking severely, turning blue from lack of oxygen. The ladies around her cried out, “We need help!” I happened to be washing my hands as this scene unfolded before me. Her friends tried everything, but nothing helped. I did not know the woman, but I knew the power of God through prayer. So I immediately walked over and touched her shoulder and prayed these words: “In the name of Jesus, come out now! Come out in Jesus’ name!” Within one minute or less, the whole shrimp lodged deep in her throat leaped out. Thank You, Jesus! Praise God for answered prayer! There is power in prayer.
When Holy Spirit’s sounds flow from your heart, evil spirits will leave; remember David played a harp for Saul, and the evil spirit departed Saul.
As I invite you to say these prayers born out of a place of personal fellowship with God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit, I encourage you to pray in other tongues, just as Apostle Paul said: “I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the understanding also” (1 Corinthians 14:15). Contained in this precious prayer book are Holy Spirit-inspired prayers for different situations, circumstances, and people to effect changes that can only be brought about by the finger of God. As you say the prayers in faith out loud, Heaven stands at attention to fulfill every request and confirm the words of your mouth. As you fill the atmosphere with your prayers, the word is being made flesh. They carry supernatural authority and creative power. While there are many benefits of praying in other tongues, remember these three key advantages:
1. As you say the prayers in this book out loud, practice also praying in the Holy Spirit; your praying in other tongues gives your prayer direct access to the Almighty God such that no demonic power can interfere. This is because he who speaks in an unknown tongue does not speak to men but unto God (1 Corinthians 14:2). How do I do this, you may ask? By understanding first who the Holy Spirit is: He is the life of God dwelling within you. “Even the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you” (John 14:17) You are living and breathing today because of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives you new life after you have received him as your Lord and Savior (Second Birth/BornAgain). “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5). The Holy Spirit considers your body His dwelling place and consequently, He has His own language, just as Germans have their own language, Italians have their own language, and English have their own language. Holy Spirit wants a relationship with each of us, and that requires a form of communication. When you pray the prayers in this book to be filled and regenerated with the Holy Spirit, He will pray through you for your own needs but also for the needs of others through intercession in tongues. Read Romans 8:26 -27. Your confidence and faith will supernaturally increase, thereby increasing your victories in every battle you face. This brings much pleasure to God. “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).
2. Praying in other tongues charges you up like a battery. You never experience downtime praying in other tongues. And when you’re spiritually charged, you can take on any spiritual assignment; prayer becomes a natural delight. While I have prayed in other tongues for several years, I have not always been able to interpret back in English. But as time progressed over the years, I have been able to interpret supernaturally most times when I pray for others. It is very important that after we pray in the Holy Spirit we ask for interpretation in our own language; that way we can plan and prepare our lives accordingly as He leads.
3. Praying in other tongues is a powerful weapon and strategy for winning the battles of life. It is one of the weapons listed in the sixth chapter of Ephesians to fight and win spiritual battles. God gives us supernaturally the plans of our enemies and strategies to overcome every stumbling block being sent our way as we spend time communicating with Him in our Heavenly language. (We are to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, and we are to keep praying, never giving up, while being sensitive to the Spirit until the prayer is answered.)
Say this prayer: “Precious Holy Spirit, You are my intercessor on Earth. Teach me, step by step, how to enter the supernatural prayer life. Open my spiritual ears to hear, my spiritual eyes to see the realms of Your Kingdom here on Earth and exercise Your power through prayer. Show me how to pray that I may become more intimate with You and Your ways to walk in the authority as Your son and daughter in Jesus’ name. Amen! Thank You, Jesus!
Wouldn’t you rather pray to effect your desired change?
It is my prayer that you will surely record tremendous testimonies as God moves through your prayers to change the circumstances in your life and in the lives of your loved ones, in Jesus’ name.
Let us pray!
Freedom from the Guilt of Abortion
Insight for Effective Prayer
Every single life is precious to God, including the lives of unborn children. David said this in Psalms:
For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well.
My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret (and) intricately and curiously wrought (as if embroidered with various colors) in the depths of the Earth (a region of darkness and mystery).
“Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book, all the days (of my life) were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them.” (Psalm 139:13-16)
So, no matter the civilization of society, abortion remains a terrible sin to the Almighty God. He sees unborn children in the same way he sees those who have been born. In fact, He has plans for them. That’s why He told Jeremiah that before he was formed in the womb, He (God) knew him.
Have you ever aborted a child and are now being haunted by what you did? Jesus Christ is able to set you free if you let Him. Take the prayer below with all of your heart, and you will experience true forgiveness and freedom in Jesus’ mighty name
Have mercy upon me. O God, according to Your lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
Oh Lord God, I come to You in humble gratitude for Your forgiveness and mercy. Your word in Daniel 9:9 says, “To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him.” Lord, I have sinned and rebelled against You. I killed my baby. I am so ashamed. Not a day goes by that my heart does not grieve for my baby. The guilt consumes my spirit like a plaque to which there is no cure. I have no rest in my soul and my joy has ceased; though I may smile on the outside, my insides are weeping from the cry of my baby’s blood, which is stained and plastered on my heart. Oh Lord, forgive me. I repent for my sins; I repent for killing my baby. I am so sorry. I ask that You remember not the sins of my youth nor my transgressions: according to Your mercy, remember me for Your goodness sake. Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all of my iniquities. Cast me not away from Your Presence and take not Your Holy Spirit from me.
I pray that You would hear my thoughts, oh Lord, and see my inward parts, for I do not present my prayer before You for my righteousness but for Your great mercies. I understand now what Your blood did for me on the cross. Your blood alone cleanses me from all sins. Out of Your love for me, You took the punishment for my rebellion, and You were crushed for my waywardness and willful sin. You bore all of my physical and emotional pain upon Your own body for me. Thank You, Jesus! May Your blood wash over me and cleanse me from my unrighteousness. Take away this sorrow in my heart and restore my soul. Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean; wash me and I shall be white as snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness in my heart again. Give me another chance to live a life that is pleasing in Your eyes. Help me to walk in the fear of You, oh Lord. I decree that I am forgiven in Jesus’ name. Amen. Thank You, Jesus!