What is Christian Prayer Counseling?
There are many issues that are dealt with in Christian prayer counseling. Some of the most common areas are traumatic memories, anxiety, fear, emotional pain, tormenting thoughts, depression, suicide, overwhelming grief, anger, addiction, marriage and relational issues, abuse, neglect, disconnections, setbacks, failures, and unexplained sorrow.
It is a Biblical approach activated through your faith and helps to establish your Christ-centered identity as sons and daughters of the heavenly Father. Prayer counseling is totally reliant upon the Holy Spirit’s anointing, wisdom, and power to lead and guide into all truth. The Holy Spirit is the primary counselor and the ultimate comforter. (Isaiah 9:6)
It enables people to recognize the root causes of their present problems and then, through prayer, to appropriate the power of the Gospel for effective healing at the heart level.
It relies upon Jesus Christ, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6)
It is a process of renewing the mind through the word of God to bring true redemption, justification, sanctification and transformation. (Romans 12:2) It is based completely on the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross, through His death, burial and resurrection.
True healing comes when foundational lies, unforgiveness, judgments, bitter roots, and inner vows are exposed and torn down by divine truth. (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
What Prayer Counseling is Not!
It is NOT a self-improvement or self-help program, as it does not depend on the person’s own human skills, understanding and effort, but on the power of the Holy Spirit, the blood of Jesus Christ and the love of the Father. (Zechariah 4:6)
It is NOT BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION, but rather seeks to get to the root of the behaviors, to tear down the strongholds the enemy is using to hold you back from the true life that Jesus died for you to have.
* It is NOT based on human ingenuity, human reasoning, or psychological techniques. The basis is God’s love, care, and truth, and Jesus’ finished work.
How do I know if I need Prayer Counseling?
If you are struggling with any of the following areas in your personal life then prayer counseling is the solution for you!
Traumatic memories that trigger anxiety
Deep sorrow, sadness, depression or suicidal thoughts that won’t’ go away no matter how hard you pray
Anger, frustration, outburst of rage
Marriage, family or relationship issues
If you have been abused sexually, physically, spiritually, or financially
If you feel disconnected from God, life and others
If you have been dealing with delay, setbacks and constant failure in your life
If you have been dealing with chronic sickness, disease and illness