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Spirit Led Prayer

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 by in Uncategorized | 2 comments

I talk about prayer quite a bit, mostly Visual Prayer and how it came about (ebook will be finished soon!) but something happened yesterday that I’ve never experienced.

For the record, this has nothing to do with anything I’ve ever mentioned on this blog, on Facebook, or anywhere for that matter. It is a new thing that seemed to come out of nowhere. However, having learned from experience a teensy, tiny, little bit about how God works, I can say for certain that it was no surprise to Him.

So this thing (this good thing. I think it’s good.) happened (very quickly I might add) and immediately I felt this overwhelming pressure to get down on my face (literally) prostrate in prayer.  I could not stop crying either.  At first it was silent prayer, then I was moved to speak the words aloud. This went on for quite some time. I thought I was finished, got up, gathered my wits, thought about how strange that felt and it happened again.

This time I admit, I did not lie on the floor, but on my bed. Again with the tears and the silent prayer then the spoken prayer. Then confession.

For HOURS.

I cannot remember a time that the Holy Spirit has ever pressed down so hard on me to pray. The best way I can describe the way the heaviness draped over me is–imagine laying on the ground (warm and snug) and having to bear the weight of of a couple feet of heavy, wet snow. That’s how I felt. I couldn’t do anything more than lay in my bed and cry and pray.

This morning, I woke at 5am with a lighter weight, but serious call to prayer. I prayed from 5-7 in bed this morning.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say I think there will be more heavy prayer today.

I don’t know what this all means. I mean, I understand how it pertains to what happened. I do not understand this overwhelming and very weighted, very heavy call to prayer.

Has anyone experienced this??

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2 Comments

  1. Yes. It has. Not for hours, but it has happened.
    And I’ve had it happen in my sleep, where I’m dreaming prayers for people and I wake off and on and the praying continues even though I’m not sure why I’m praying for them. Or maybe I know why I’m praying for them as in the case where a women mentioned her husband came down with the flu and I prayed in my dreams and wakings all night for them and was at the same time wondering why it was so heavy on my mind when I barely knew them and the flu isn’t that big of a deal. He died at 5 that morning.
    It’s an awesome and strange thing. And I love it when it happens!

  2. It has, yes. I remember a couple times in particular where Holy Spirit entered my space and knocked me on my feet, so to speak. One time I began praying in tongues for hours, I literally couldn’t stop. It flowed out of me like it had been dammed up for a long time. After I stoppped God began speaking to me about my calling in life. Another time, I felt the presence of God enter the room. I knew He was with me, and if I was in a place where I could handle it, I believe Jesus would have made Himself visable to me at that moment. I began praying, and again He began speaking to me about my calling. These are two times… it’s been dry lately and that is my fault… I’ve been busy and haven’t been tending to the sweetness of my relationship lately. I need to get back to that overwhelm that rocks my soul.

    Janelle

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