How can you pray for people in a way that helps them move from where they are at the moment, to where they are open to receive all God has for them in His Son? How can we help people become the people God has eternally planned for them to be and to do what He has eternally planned for them to do?
In the diagram below I share what I believe are the essentials for humans to take hold of for today. It shows the truly wholesome life all of us are meant to live. We can actually use the diagram as a guide for helping us pray for people. We can pray it for ourselves as we move clockwise around the circle. Someone might ask us to pray that they be filled with the Holy Spirit. However they really need to have repented of their sin, renounced all evil, received Christ as their own personal Saviour and submitted their lives completely to Christ before they are open to be filled with the Spirit of God.
The diagram can help us in counselling other people for it covers most of the things that are necessary for being whole in body, mind and spirit.
Changing the world
In this world of hatred, violence and terrorism, we can make a difference by praying for peoples all over the world that God might work in their hearts and minds to enable them to be willing and able by the grace of God to change as God prompts them to move from where they are to where He can fufil His purposes of love through them. In the accompanying audio I give some examples of folk who were once in bondage but who came to freedom in Christ through ministry based on this diagram. I also suggest how you might pray for a relative or friend (or even an enemy) so that you can see them being changed by the grace and power of God as you continue to pray for them.
Just 20 minutes looking at the diagram while listening to the audio could help you change the world for good!