effective Healing Prayer

"Confess your faults to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.  The effective prayer of a righteous man avails much" (James 5:16)

discerning the two types of emotions

praying about fact-based emotions

Two Steps for Releasing Emotions:

STEP ONE:  Be completely honest about your grief and make a list of everything that you miss about, or are angry about, the person that makes you feel badly.

STEP TWO:  In a simple prayer, tell the Lord everything you miss about the person, or resent about them, then sincerely ask Him to take the grief or anger from you and carry it for you.

praying about belief-based emotions

Three Steps for Resolving Feelings:

STEP ONE:  Identify the original source of your feelings of shame.

STEP TWO: Identify the underlying beliefs behind the shame.

STEP THREE: Pray for truth about your beliefs, asking the Lord what He wants you to know about those beliefs.  Then listen quietly and see what thoughts come to your mind.: