Keys to Becoming Your Own Best Prayer Warrior

Here are three steps to becoming your own best prayer warrior, and thus become a successful prayer warrior for others.

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Miriam loved being a prayer warrior for her church and her friends. She took the job of pounding on heaven’s doors very seriously. In fact, being a prayer warrior was very much in line with Miriam’s own gift of intercession. Unfortunately, Miriam was plagued with the false idea that while other’s deserved healing and wholeness and miracles, she did not. And this false belief led to less and less successful intercession for others as Miriam’s own needs for healing and wholeness and miracles continued to be unmet because she did not feel she was worthy of heaven’s help.

Many, many Christians suffer from the same false belief that Miriam experienced. Countless Christians feel unworthy of heavenly intercession; but nothing could be further from the truth. Indeed, it behooves every Christian to become his own, best prayer warrior and thus become a successful prayer warrior for others. The first step to becoming your own best prayer warrior is to realize and celebrate your own worth as a daughter of son of the King. Understand in your heart (not just in your head) that your desires for heaven’s help aren’t selfish—that you aren’t meant to suffer but are meant to live in peace, abundance, and joy. To that end, seeking help from heaven on your own behalf is paramount.


In fact, once you receive heavenly help, your own intercession for others becomes more powerful! You know and experience the reality of heaven’s help; you aren’t taking heaven’s gifts and storing them away, you are using them to build the kingdom! You need to remind yourself that of course God wants you to have them because they help you be the “best version of you” and you will be sharing them with others—helping them become the best versions of their own selves as well! It is a win-win.

To help with this first step, pray the following: “Father in Heaven, you hear the prayers of those in need. You are mighty and you are gentle. You are not a distant parent but one who is with me always. I struggle with opening up myself to you because I don’t want you to think of me as selfish but I do need your help. Please surround me with your loving care, your amazing grace, and allow me to enter into your heart for the healing and wholeness I seek.” The second step to becoming your own best prayer warrior is to stand in your faith. Faith is the belief in things unseen; it pulls them from the realm of the supernatural into the natural. Continue believing in your own worth—have faith in this truth!—and build your prayers for yourself and for others upon that belief that erupts from such assurance.

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Cheryl Dickow
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