Last month, during a prayer session for our Easter Drama, I snuck over to some Prayer Warrior sisters who were praying together in a group. I bowed my head and just sat next to them, taking in their prayers. My hearts desire is to be like them – women of prayer. So I just wanted to see how they prayed and take it all in. It was beautiful how they prayed. They all seem to know each other intimately and lifted each other in prayer: each others husbands, children, issues. Some prayers were short, some were a bit longer. I love how they quoted Bible verses and held onto those promises. They declared victory – not just praying and backing it up with a “but thy will be done” just in case there was no victory. No. They prayed victory over each other and over the souls coming to watch the Easter Drama. These were women who stood on the word of God and boldly declared it to one another.
It was beautiful.
When they finished I began to cry out in my heart to be like them. I prayed to God that He would give me the power to become a prayer warrior and pray His word and lift others in intercessory prayer.
Then I felt a hand on my shoulder. One of the Godly sisters began to pass her hand over my shoulder and prayed to God that He would hear my hearts desires. She began praying over me and interceding for me, asking The Lord to grant me my hearts desires. She even began praying for my husband and my children. It was such an amazing blessing.
A week later, after much praying and staying in the word of God, I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit during church service.
I feel changed and now have this power within me that comes out in my prayers. I’m still learning. It’s a new language and I’m still learning it. But it’s helped my prayer life. I pray longer now. I can’t wait to be in prayer. During the day, when my son naps, I will fast that time of eating or cleaning to get down on my knees and begin to pray. I wait on the Holy Spirit to reveal to me who to pray for as well. And He does bring people or situations to my mind.
The power of the Holy Spirit is such an amazing thing. He teaches and instructs. I couldn’t be a prayer warrior without Him. I’m not a prayer warrior yet… but I think I’ve just entered training camp for it.
In awe of the Father who saw my hearts desires and granted it to me.