Prophetic praying is the declaring of GOD’s mind over any given situation. It involves forth-telling in sync with Divine purpose. And the superimposing of GOD’s perfect will in that situation. Prophetic praying in spiritual warfare is the main deal.
I recently met this warrior lady Marcella Watkins on our Facebook page “Spiritual Warfare And Tactics Squad-SWATS”; and her zeal for GOD is oh so infectious. She is born again and spirit-filled. And she asked: ‘How can I become a prayer warrior?‘
Here is what I said to her and I am saying to you as well.
Pray for people prophetically – speak GOD’s Word into their lives. The Bible states that “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” (Isaiah 8:20; KJV).
GOD and HIS Word is one. Since GOD is ‘All-powerful’ it follows therefore that HIS Word is ‘All-powerful’: And when released, it is dynamic in working. You must realize that it is GOD “who confirms the word of HIS servant and fulfils the counsel of his messengers” (Isaiah 44:26). It is HIS zeal who watches over HIS Word to perform it and not your screams, vehemence, stuttering or shakings.
Therefore, you must focus on GOD while praying in the Spirit until GOD’s Word drops into your mind. Only then should you prophesy into the situation by praying with the understanding.
The Prophetic Prayer warrior has his or her finger on the pulse of GOD and flows with HIS heartbeat.
Be compassionate: Have a heart that is not judgmental but full of compassion. For as it is written: “Therefore, as elect of GOD, holy and beloved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” (Colossians 3:12; Berean Study Bible.)
The HOLY SPIRIT is our Senior Prayer Partner. HE makes Intercession for us. And when HE takes the lead when you are in ‘prophetic warfare mode’; you may sometimes have a strong urge to laugh, cry, stomp your feet, shout, shake, etc. Do not be alarmed. And do not resist it. Just let it flow. It is a manifestation indicating that GOD is working and speaking through you.
Manifestations while in prayer are a prophetic action which shows GOD’s perspective of that situation; as well as a declaration of HIS desired outcome. Your responsibility is to obey and do as is required.
Study the Holy Bible: The more of GOD’s Word you have in the inside of you, the more of the Word you become and release. When you are full of GOD’s Word, springs of living waters will flow out of you: People will get delivered, healed, saved etc. Godly-counsel will prevail over worldly living. Therefore, “Make every effort to present yourself approved to GOD, an unashamed workman who accurately handles the Word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:12; BSB.)
Forgive easily. Accept the apology you never received. Never ever bear a grudge. Unforgiveness will make you a casualty for the forces of evil will take advantage of it to access and outwit you. Therefore, “Bear with each other and forgive any complaint you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:12; Berean Study Bible) Study 2 Corinthians 2:11 as well.
Ask forgiveness quickly. Don’t let sins fester. “He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion. How blessed is the man who fears always, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.” (Proverbs 28:13-14; NASB.)
Because Sin is basically against GOD we should ask forgiveness from HIM first and then apologise to those we hurt with our words and actions. For as scripture says: “If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9.)
Pray always in the Spirit and in the understanding: No radio silence ever with the Throne-room. Be in constant communication with ABBA FATHER. Talk always with GOD – bare your heart to HIM and learn to listen and wait for HIM. (Study Jude 1:20; I Corinthians 14:14, 15; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:15-18)
Be yielded: Yield your members to the HOLY SPIRIT. Be led by the Holy Spirit and not by the prevailing circumstances. Say only what you are led to say and not what the people want to hear.
GOD’s Word is in your mouth. Declare it boldly. It is sharper than any two-edged sword. It is also like a crushing hammer and consuming fire. When you are yielded, the power of GOD flows through you to transform lives and change destinies. You are a vessel unto honor. (Study Romans 6:12-14; 8:14; Hebrews 4:12)
Fixate on GOD: The Psalmist said “I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will dwell securely.” (Psalm 16:8, 9; BSB) Never ever see anything else but GOD – fixate on GOD’s personality, HIS DIVINE Essence. See HIS love, faithfulness, trustworthiness, greatness, etc. with that, nothing can get you scared! Your heart and head will swell. Demons would seem like grasshoppers to you. You will be full of praises for GOD and will not feel insecure at all!.
Do not be demon conscious but be GOD-conscious. Remember, spiritual warfare is a done deal. The devil is a defeated foe. Our responsibility is to enforce the victory of the Cross.
Conclusion “…thanks be to GOD, who always leads us triumphantly in CHRIST and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of HIM. 1For we are to God the sweet aroma of CHRIST among those who are being saved and those who are perishing” (2 Corinthians 2:14, 15)
Shalom! Hephzibah Christly