How to Become a Strong Prayer Warrior and Why

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Are you a Prayer Warrior?  Do you wish you could become a prayer warrior?  When life gets hard there are certain people we turn to for prayer, but what if you could be like them?  I am here to tell you that anyone can become a strong prayer warrior.  Anyone!  And Y’all, we need more Christians to rise up to the challenge or prayer and intercession.

Why Pray?  Why should you step into your calling to intercessory prayer?

This world needs Jesus.  We need a revival desperately.

Historians recount the Revivals of the past with awe and wonder. They tell of great pastors and great change in the lives of communities around the world.  We hear these stories and wish for Revival, we may even pray for Revival occasionally. But historians also note that weeks, months and even years of prayer preceded those great revivals of the past.  Prayer walks, prayer meetings, prayer guides, and pamphlets abound from their time. Behind every great revival are prayer warriors.

Truly, Revival begins in the hearts of God’s people crying out to Him for change.   Change in themselves first and then change in the world around them.  Revival begins when ordinary people become intercessory prayer warriors!  People like me and people like you.

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Y’all know my passion is Powerful, Strategic Prayer.  So if you are praying for Unity but seeing no results, would you join me in a time of Fasting and Prayer? 

When we Add scripture to our Prayers they become strategic and powerful.

I’ve pulled over 100 verses that you can use to Pray for Support, Unity and Financial Blessings.  Download them below!

Sadly, Prayer might seem passive, inactive (maybe even wimpy) to some in our culture.  Some prefer to serve on the platform, help on the front lines, preach the word, sing the song, work the tech, teach the class, pass the plate instead of joining a prayer team.

The church needs us to serve in those ways, don’t misunderstand me, but we need more people to be like the prayer warriors in the Bible. 

  • Prayer Warriors Like Shadrach Meshach and Abednego in Daniel 3:17-18 who made real miracle prayer requests.
  • If you ask What is a Prayer Warrior look no farther than Daniel himself who added fasting to prayer and was given a vision of end times in Daniel 10
  • The New Testament is filled with Bible Verses about praying for others!  Paul repeatedly prayed for the churches – Ephesians 3:14-21

Modern Day Prayer Warriors Needed: We need people committed to praying, committed to cry out… you really become a Prayer Warrior!

No special training for prayer warriors required.  It’s simple and you can start today!

1st you need to know how to define pray

We have to know the meaning of prayer beyond the definition.  Prayer is about talking to God and listening when He talks to us.  Jesus routinely went away alone to talk to God.  Let Him be our example.

My favorite Prayer Warrior Scripture is one I bet you know!

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

2nd to become a prayer warrior you simply must commit to pray. 

That’s it. Pray. Day in and day out.

Spend time to Pray for myself, in prayer for health, in prayer for my family, in prayer for protection for your co-workers, your church leaders and the congregation, the community you live in, the lady bagging your groceries, the boy handing you your drink in the drive-thru, lift up the prayer request from Sunday School.  Commit to pray.

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But what words do you pray as a Prayer Warrior?  

I know what you mean… there have been so many times I want to pray, I plan to pray and when the time comes I’m sitting with a blank mind wishing I had a highly effective prayer life.  Or worse, my mind fills up with my to-do list for the day, reminders of all the things left undone from yesterday, the grocery list plays through my thoughts.  Five minutes pass and I’ve not prayed a single prayer.  

Where do you begin to pray?  How do you stay focused on praying?  Do you need to set aside hours each day to pray?

Before I know it I have missed my quiet time window, I feel defeated and begin thinking I’m not really cut out to be a prayer warrior.  I’ll leave the heavy hitting of prayer to the seasoned prayer veterans like Ms. Norma and just rock some babies Sunday morning as my contribution to the Body of Christ!

But prayer is simply bringing our lives before God, inviting Him into those lives and listening for Him to direct our path.  It doesn’t take hours… I want you to take a deep breath and relax.

Don’t let the enemy talk you out of this mission and calling before you begin the Spiritual Warfare of becoming a Prayer Warrior.

Many days I simply pray through a list or a pre-written prayer guide to keep my mind focused. That’s okay.

  • Other days I journal my prayers to keep focused and on track. 
  • Some days my prayer time is five minutes in the morning.
  • Other days God and I spend an hour together before the kids wake up. In times of crisis, I go so far as to set reminders on my phone to go off and prompt me to pray for a few moments.
    • There is no wrong way to do this… unless you give up and don’t pray.

To become a prayer warrior you simply commit to pray.

How can we go a step farther in the commitment to Pray?  So glad you asked 😉

  • Schedule a time each day to meet with God.  
    • Even if it’s five minutes – keep that appointment.
    • You don’t need special equipment to become a Prayer Warrior – there is not uniform (well maybe you can put on the whole Armour of God).  

You can show up to your scheduled time in your jammies for all God cares!  Just show up.

Many days my time with God is me (still groggy in my Hello Kitty jammies) with a hot cup of coffee, my Bible, a prayer guide, a notebook, and a pencil.  We sit in silence on the sofa watching the sunrise.  There’s no special Christian morning prayer, it’s just me and God chatting about life.

I bring a notebook and pencil to write down anything God said because Y’all God talks to His soldiers.  Becoming a prayer warrior puts you in a more intimate relationship with God. He will answer your prayers.  Be ready to write down what He says so you don’t forget later that day when the chaos of life squeezes in.

I use several prayer guides to prompt me to pray over certain areas of my life.  They help get the words started because some days my heart just says “Help me God” and what I really want is to be specific and strategic in my prayers.  Not that “Help Me God” won’t be answered but we have a real enemy with a real plan and I need to be effective as I do battle. 

Do you know how to pray effectively? 

When I pray to God both strategically and effectively I add scripture.  Whew, the Word of God is living and active and powerful – Prayer warriors use your sward!

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Will you join us to pray for Revival?

Prayer is an active form of the battle against a very real enemy!  By praying together in agreement we are claiming the promise of God:

Matthew 18:19 “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.

God will show up in a powerful way and dramatically change our lives and the life of our church’s and Nation when we stand together in Prayer!

Need a Prayer Guide?

I love to use the Acronym H.E.A.R.T.S. with our Women’s Ministry (The inspiration for it came from this PDF on Taking Prayer to the Street by prayer walking which is Amazing).  First, we pray for ourselves then turn our focus to our friends, our family, our co-workers, our neighbors, the congregation at church, our life groups, the staff (Including their spouses).  Use this guide as a starting point, or go deeper by praying the scripture out loud over your life and the lives of those your life touches.

H – Pray that Hearts will be softened to receive a word from God

(Ezekiel 36:26; Luke 8:5-15)

E – Pray that our spiritual Eyes and Ears will be open to receive and apply the truth God speaks.  

(Acts 26:18; Matthew 13:15)

A – Pray that our Attitudes will be adjusted to see sin as God sees sin.  

(Luke 15:7; James 2:10)

R – Pray that lives will be Released from strongholds, footholds, and snares of the enemy that keep us from following God fully surrendered.

(2 Corinthians 10:3-4; 2 Timothy 2:25-26)

T – Pray that lives will be Transformed from living as Christian in name only to living as true disciples of Christ.  

(John 8:31-32; 1 John 2: 3-6)

S – Pray that we would Stand united; one as the Body of Christ.  

(1 Corinthians 1:10; Colossians 3:13-14; John 17:23)

I am believing God to move in a powerful way and bring the revival we desperately Need!

Can I send this Prayer Guide directly to your inbox to help you in the journey?  Plus, get the verses written out as prayers that you can read through anytime to join us in Praying.

 

And if you need more inspiration, be sure to check out the Strategic Prayer Journal in the HopeJoyInChrist Shop

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In HIM,

 

Tiffany Montgomery

Tiffany has a passion to equip wives to do Marriage God's way and inspire women to choose hope and Joy in Christ through every season by growing in faith.

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