What if you could be the reason someone finally finds hope?
What if you could witness your friends and loved ones experience God’s healing power of love?
Those of us who have already been set free are called to set others free as well!
We don’t need to jump through a bunch of hoops for this to happen. God doesn’t just call giant men and women of faith to impart inner healing to this broken world.
Each of us is called to release freedom into the lives of others. This is only made possible when we partner with the Holy Spirit.
We’ve designed the Simple Effective Prayer (SEP) model to make it easier for ordinary people, just like us, to become prayer ministers.
The SEP Inner Healing Prayer is a model designed for prayer ministers to follow while praying for others. The goal is that the prayer recipients will receive inner emotional and spiritual healing through God’s power alone.
The recipient removes hindrances that hold him or her back from having a healthy relationship with the Lord. The prayer minister guides this process.
This model seeks to help a person by removing negative ancestral and soul tie influences. False beliefs must be replaced with biblical Truth. Heart wounds become healed in this process.
The purpose of this manual is to show readers how to allow the Lord to impart healing to emotional wounds.
The Holy Spirit does the healing. The goal of all followers of this method is to allow God to heal the recipients as easily as possible.
Does the SEP model work?
Yes. We have trained people nationally and internationally using this inner healing prayer model. Our greatest reward is seeing people set free and walk into their God-given destiny. If the Lord can use ordinary people like us to bring healing to the brokenhearted, then He can use you.
How is this model designed?
The structure of the SEP model helps prayer ministers connect with the Holy Spirit. It is designed to train people to bless others quickly.
Trainees complete six to eight classroom instruction hours. They observe and participate in a few practice prayer sessions under the guidance of an experienced prayer minister. They can then practice their new skills by using the Recipient's Prayer Guide.
Why would God’s children need to attain victory if Jesus’ death has already set us free?
It is true that those who are free are free indeed (John 8:36). But we are still imperfect people who live in a broken world. We still make mistakes that we wish to undo. We can face traumatic experiences, broken relationships, and shattered dreams. All of this can leave us hurting, wounded, and broken.
But Jesus died so we could walk in total freedom. The remnants of this sinful world do not need to cast shackles over our lives. Nor do we need to remain in the chains of yesterday. Instead, we can cherish the new life Jesus Christ has purchased for us.
Unfortunately, many of God’s children remain weighed down by the burdens of life. This prevents them from basking in the liberating freedom God desires for them.
As prayer ministers, we invite the Holy Spirit to bring a fresh renewal to the hearts of our recipients. We ask God to release them from damaging results caused by trauma, abuse, word curses, self-condemnation, etc.
How do we know that God longs for His children to receive inner emotional healing?
Inner healing is a prayer ministry of compassion. In Jesus' first sermon recorded in Luke 4:18–19, He declared the specifics of how He must carry out the Father's plan. He read from the scroll recorded in Isaiah 61, saying,
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
When God’s children remain in brokenness, they become too crippled to carry out their divine assignments. As a result, the Body of Christ becomes hindered from expanding the Kingdom.
And yet the church must remain strong if we are to carry out the great commission and further the gospel. Inner healing prayer helps people overcome any hindrances that may keep them from furthering their purpose in God’s kingdom.
How did the SEP model and manual begin?
One day, while Press was journaling with the Lord in his quiet time, God nudged His heart. Press sensed that we needed to write a manual. One that simply described the fundamental methods we practice in our inner healing prayer ministry. The Lord even gave Press the name for this manual: Simple Effective Prayer: A Model for Inner Healing (SEP).
This manual is a compilation of the principles we have learned, modified, and used in prayer ministry. We gained our training with Christian Healing Ministries (CHM), Restoring the Foundations (RTF), and Global Awakening. We are indebted to these organizations for their pioneering work in healing prayer ministry. We thank them for teaching people that all prayer should be led by the Holy Spirit.
Is SEP a formulaic approach to prayer and inner emotional healing?
Throughout the manual, we offer principles and prayer suggestions to structure the process. But this does not constitute a formula. Prayer ministers must first acknowledge the Holy Spirit's presence in the prayer session. They are to invite Him to lead and then listen for His guidance.
The Holy Spirit directs the prayer sessions. We, as prayer ministers, are mere facilitators.
What if I am not comfortable praying for others?
That’s why we created a model that all believers can apply. People from all Christian backgrounds can use this model. As they intercede for people, they will grow comfortable by remaining sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
The pressure, after all, is not on us. We must surrender to the Lord during the session. Then, share God’s presence by imparting His healing love to others.
If we partner with the Holy Spirit, then He will produce the results. We can pray confidently and trust that the Lord will equip us!
Do I need to be an ordained minister to follow this method? What are the requirements?
No. The Holy Spirit is the One who guides the process. Prayer ministers must not rely on their own knowledge but lean into the Lord instead. That’s why it is of the utmost importance that we develop an intimate relationship with Him and recognize His messages.
Sessions are most effective when the recipient hears from the Lord him or herself. This manual will help you facilitate the recipient to communicate with Him.
For example, the Holy Spirit may cause a thought or an idea to pop into your head during the session. Or you may see a vision. He may prompt you to ask the prayer recipient a question or to repeat a phrase.
Before sharing a cue, it’s important to first ask the Lord for validation. Then you can ask Him if you have permission to share it with the recipient. Sometimes the Lord tells us something but the timing may not yet be right for us to pass on the information.
Another requirement is that the prayer minister expresses love and care during the session. He or she must treat the recipient with absolute honor and respect. We are to be representatives of Christ.
The Appendices contain suggested prayers, two worksheets for prayer ministers, the Interview Form, and the Recipient's Prayer Guide. Prayer sessions typically last 120–150 minutes.
Our sincere hope for each person reading this manual is for you to partner with the Holy Spirit and effectively apply the principles presented so that others can receive healing.
Remember, what the Lord gives us is not for us alone; it is meant to be passed on.
Through the prayer session, I was able to experience an uprooting of things the Lord had been wanting me to see, but I kept from coming up.
After the inner healing prayer session, I was able to walk out in freedom.
It's the first time that I can say with full confidence that I am walking in freedom from the pain that I carried for years.
I now see my story as a glorification of God's purpose to heal broken hearts around the world.
I am deeply thankful for the love and compassion Jesus extended to me in this journey through these simple and effective prayers!
An overwhelming sense of God's love and peace replaced the guilt, shame, and generational bondages I had carried for years.
When we minister under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, we share the presence of God by imparting Him to others. We partner with Him, and He produces the results.
May you rely solely on the Holy Spirit, taking the pressure off as you bring inner healing to those you encounter.