WHAT IS SOAKING PRAYER
written by Andre' Lefebvre
Soaking is not a new concept, but we are rediscovering it after so much of the modern life and contemporary noise has invaded our church meetings and our church life.
In the wake of the Renewal, came to us a fresh revelation of the Father's Heart of God and the 20th century Church has been impacted forever. And so we have learned to just stay put, open our hands, close our eyes, and receive prayer, experiencing the most amazing and deepest of changes: forgiveness, healing, renewed strength, visions, commissions, confirmations, affirmation from the Father...
Taking time to simply be quiet for a few minutes in a day could demand planning and discipline. But what if we would simply "show up" and be silent before God, letting Him pour over us His affection, letting Him reveal our own hearts to ourselves, and as we do, finally learn to become familiar with God's lanquage? In turn, we could just respond by whispering, "Father, I am here to be with you, I let go, I give you, work in me, heal, save, restore...
I use the term "soaking" as being that which we do when we lay down before the Lord, with no other agenda than to meet with Him, people praying over us in a non-interfering way, the sound of soothing music pouring over the room as anointing is being released and experienced.