Soaking prayer is simply positioning yourself to express your love to God. It is not intercession. It is not coming to God with a list of needs. It is the act of entering into the presence of God to experience His love -- and then allowing the love of God through the Holy Spirit to revolutionize your love for Him.
From Catch the Fire Ministries:
A peaceful environment on the outside helps us to come to peace on the inside. When we soak we simply put on some quiet instrumental or worship music and lie down. At first our minds will be whirring with thoughts, but we don’t try and wrestle them. We just wait for them to settle, submitting our mind to the Holy Spirit. Meditating on the fact that the Lord is in our spirits, we believe He is right there with us. If we get distracted we don’t become frustrated, we just simply turn our attention back to the Lord.
Soaking is a dedication: “God this is time just for you.”
Soaking is an invitation: “God do what you want to in me.”
Soaking is an expectation: “Thank you Father for what you are accomplishing as I rest in you.”
We come to Him like little children believing that He has good things for us. “If you then…know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those that ask Him.” Mat 7:11
Soaking is a Psalm 23 experience. He makes us to lie down in green pastures and He leads us by still waters. He restores our soul. As part of the restoration process we may find ourselves responding physically or emotionally. We might laugh, cry, or shake as the Holy Spirit works in us.
The Holy Spirit might give us a vision or bring a memory to our mind that He wants to heal. Often we enter into a deep rest. Perhaps we may fall asleep. Even if we don’t feel anything happening, by faith we believe that the Lord is working in our spirit.
Jesus declared, "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples" (John 15:6-8, NASB). The key to bearing fruit as a Christian is by abiding in the Lord. Soaking prayer gives you an opportunity to "abide" in Jesus, allowing His words and His Spirit to abide in you.
This workshop is experiential and usually leads directly into ministry time for healing prayer, personal prophecy, releasing of spiritual gifts.
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