Have you ever tried this form of prayer and connection with another? Keep reading for benefits and tips to get started!
For the first time
The first time I tried having a prayer partner was probably around 7 years ago. Glendon was a baby and I was working hard in my “Jewelry Lady” business, our church, and home. It was a lot to handle! I joined with two other moms who were working their businesses along-side their crazy mom-life–just like me!
What a blessing to have the support of others as I walked my path! The three of us formed a tight bond that exists today, although the formal “prayer partner” portion has come to a close.
We helped each other through:
- business development
And why do I want one?
A prayer partner is a trusted friend. Someone you have joined in agreement with to pray for and over each other. You DO NOT have to have a deep relationship outside of this partnership for it to be valuable. It is usually NOT your best friends .
A prayer partner can be especially helpful if you are trying to grow in a specific area of your life or if you are facing a situation or change in which you feel alone and vulnerable. One of the greatest benefits of a prayer partner is the increased strength coursing through your body just knowing that another is in agreement with your petitions to GOD.
A few tips for Prayer Partners:
- Find someone in a similar spiritual place.
Mentoring is valuable (on both the giving and receiving end) but is an entirely different experience.
- Set up a consistent meeting time and hold that time sacred.
I suggest once a week or every two weeks. Longer than that makes it difficult to build the intimacy necessary.
- Give each person a chance to speak/share.
- It can be over the phone or in person. Personally, I have only done over the phone.
- Make sure you both have an equal commitment to the relationship. It’s ok to discover after the fact that you don’t and to make a change.
- It is helpful to be working toward a common goal. (business growth, parenting, spiritual walk, life change, health goal, etc.)
- Same gender partners are recommended. It can be an intimate relationship and you want to be sure to not cross any boundaries.
- Looking for a prayer partner? Just ask!! First ask the LORD to point out a possible candidate and then ask the person.
Just yesterday, as I hung up the phone with my current prayer partner, I was feeling such a peace. Knowing that the LORD put someone across my path that cares about my “little” problems or hurdles to take time out of her day to pray for me is miraculous!