HOW TO USE THIS BOOKLET
This booklet is designed to be a guide to intercessory prayer. It is
a training tool. Use it on a regular basis to develop skills as a
Your intercessory prayer time is to be divided into two parts:
PREPARATION and INTERCESSION. Using 3 minutes for each category it
will take 36 minutes. 18 minutes of personal preparation and 18
minutes of intercession.
It is extremely important to spend adequate time in preparation for
intercession since that is the discipline most often neglected or
missing altogether in our times of intercession. It is important
because God says it is. Each step is a Biblical principle of
I suggest that you use a three minute egg timer to keep yourself
focused and to spend an equal amount of time on each. It takes work.
Your mind is not used to focusing on one item. Your spirit is not
disciplined and will want to hurry. Do not hurry! Spend time with
God. That is what intercession is all about. It is not about asking
many things from God. Spend time with God getting to know Him in
unhurried preparation. Bathe yourself in prayer
The intercessory part of your prayer time follows Biblical based
praying as well. It covers the world of needs in just six steps. Focus
on talking to God about one or two items in each category, not listing
myriads of requests. Let God lead you as the Holy Spirit burdens your
heart to pray for something in each step. Do not bring a list to the
Lord. Carry the burden. Feel the need. Don't just say the need.
Bathe the thing in prayer. Pray all over, under, and around the
matter as you bring it to God.