Prayer Following Ministry

Man holding elderly woman's hands

Cleansing prayer after ministry is often overlooked.  We forget that we’ve been in a spiritual battle and that there can be backlash and other ways the enemy would like to get to us after a powerful time of prayer.  This prayer by Dr. Francis MacNutt is a helpful tool if you are involved in healing prayer ministry.  You might want to adapt it for other forms of ministry you are involved in.

But remember these aren’t magic formulas, but guides to help us in connecting with God and engage in good spiritual hygiene.  Next time after you’ve finished praying for someone, take some time to pray this prayer!

Lord Jesus, thank you for sharing with us your wonderful ministry of healing and deliverance.  Thank you for the healings we have seen  and experienced today.

We realize that the sickness and evil we encounter is more than our humanity can bear, so cleanse us of any sadness, negativity or despair that we may have picked up. If our ministry has tempted us to anger, impatience or lust, cleanse us of those temptations and replace them with love, joy and peace.

If any evil spirits have attached themselves to us or oppressed us in any way, we command you to depart now and go straight to Jesus Christ for Him to deal with you as He will.

Come Holy Spirit: renew us – fill us anew with your power, your life and your joy.  Strengthen us where we have felt weak and clothe us with your light.  Fill us with life, Lord Jesus, please send your holy  angels to minister to us and our families-guard us and protect us from all sickness, harm and accidents.

We praise you now and forever, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and we ask these things in Jesus’ holy name that He may be glorified.  Amen.

 

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