Author Debra Rony
Charismatic Prayer differs from traditional prayer in that the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are usually manifested through the people praying. Words of knowledge, prophetic utterances and praying in tongues can all be part of the charismatic prayer experience. For those interested in charismatic prayer, it is important to be a part of a community where the Charisms of the Holy Spirit is utilized; charismatic prayer group meetings are sometimes the best way to grow in this type of prayer. For a list of charismatic prayer group meetings in your area, please click here.
Another kind of charismatic prayer is what is called “declaration.” This is where Holy Scripture is incorporated into the prayer, and one is effectively speaking God’s Word into their life. You are declaring God’s Word and the Bible says that “so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11) The power of God’s Word is not to be underestimated! One book that is particularly useful with this type of prayer is “The Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God” by Joy Lamb.
Did you know that praise and worship are also a form of prayer? When we are speaking or singing in thanksgiving to God, we are glorifying Him with our prayer. Prayer isn’t just about asking Him for things; it’s about thanking Him, praising Him for who He is, and rejoicing in Him. He loves it when we worship him! For more information on praise and worship, click here.
Finally, perhaps the most important thing to remember is that we are to “pray without ceasing.” Whichever type of prayer you use, just remember that God loves it all. There is no one right way to pray. But some people do find that utilizing these forms of charismatic prayer often raises their faith to new levels, and they experience the Lord in a new and powerful way. For more information on Baptism in the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit click here:
“With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit. To that end, be watchful with all perseverance and supplication for all the holy ones.” Ephesians 6:18