Magnetic Prayer: Prayer that Pulls on Heaven’s Resources

The Prophet Zechariah wrote, ‘Ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain.’ (Zech 10:1)

In other words, when it’s time for the spring rains, pray for the downpour! Get ready—Heaven’s about to open and you are participating with what is on your Father’s agenda.

The Holy Spirit is indicating that the weight and the balance of prayer is shifting:

  • from an emphasis on projected prayers that lead towards future answers
  • to praying ‘now’ magnetic prayer that pulls on the resources of Heaven for what God is doing at this present time

There is an intersection, where God’s timing and your prayer meets. And your Father is saying, ‘Will you meet Me here? I have a Divine appointment with you.’

Your prayer is about to be magnetized.


Two Types of Prophetic Prayer Honor God.

Many of us are most familiar with projected prayer—prayer that leads towards a future breakthrough. This is the relentless, pursuing prayer that continues in the face of time and adversity; the ‘ask, seek and knock’ type of prayer. (Luke 11:9)

As we persevere in this kind of prayer, the power of our accumulated requests before God’s throne ultimately leads to a tipping point, when His answer manifests.

This prayer is ordered by God. It’s Biblical, it honors Him, and we must continue in it. But there’s a second type of prayer, and it relates to the ‘now’ purpose of what God is doing. And the Holy Spirit is alerting us that He is tilting the balance. It’s time to place a greater focus on what Father is doing right now.

Hear your Father say, “It’s time to step out of the waiting room and into the birthing room.”


How to Position for Magnetic Prayer

You can partner with God, drawing on Heaven’s resources, at the very moment He is ordering them.

1. Begin with Intimacy

‘Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.’ (Psalm 37:4)

Magnetic prayer—’now’ prayer—starts in the place of intimacy with God. This is the place where you surrender every agenda you hold, because you want Him above all else. Worship becomes your first priority and your prayer is birthed out of encountering God.

As your heart is yielded to Jesus, He can entrust you with His agenda—what is on His heart and mind.


2. Discover what the Father is Doing

Jesus said, ‘the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing’. (John 5:19)

Here is the key: our Father is always at work. He is always up to something! It’s always His ‘now’ time. Even in apparent times of waiting, He is doing something.

And a privilege of sonship—being a son or daughter of God—is being in on the family business! Our Father wants to share what He’s up to with us, so we can participate with Him.

Jesus always prayed and walked in the ‘kairos’ time of God—and we can too. ‘Kairos,’ is the Greek word meaning ‘due time, a fixed time, a season, or an opportune time.’ Like Jesus did, we can perceive what the Father is doing now. [2]

We have the opportunity to be like the sons of Issachar, who the Bible says, ‘understood the times and knew what Israel should do.’  (1 Chron 12:32)

Simply ask this question: ‘Father, what time is it?’


3. Believe Answers from Heaven are Being Released as You Pray

The angel Gabriel said to Daniel, ‘As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed.’ (Dan 9:23)

‘Daniel, at the moment you prayed, God spoke the word and sent me on my way.’ Even though it took time for God’s messenger to show up, Daniel’s prayer was being fruitful and active in real time—‘now’ time. [3]

Psalm 103 verses 19 and 20 say, ‘The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all. Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.’

Your prayer is magnetized! You are partnering with God to simultaneously pull on what He is releasing—Heaven’s resources into the earth realm.

  • See the Holy Spirit, with His anointing and power being released as you pray (Acts 4:23-31)
  • See favor as a resource being released from the throne of Heaven. (Neh 1:11)
  • Perceive angels being released in answer to your prayer. (Acts 12:1-19)
  • See natural conditions bowing in obedience to God’s ‘now’ will as you pray. (1 Kings 18:40-46) [4]

As you pray, believe that something is being released ‘now’. This is the prayer of faith. This is magnetic prayer; prayer that brings Heaven to earth.


Notes: For Deeper Reflection

[1] Magnetic: Interestingly, the Holy Spirit sometimes speaks to me through scientific metaphors and illustrations (physics). For example I talk about momentum here and I talk about fusion here and the tipping point here.

I discovered while researching this that a magnet is created when a strong external magnetic force is applied to a metal object that is capable of being magnetized. Groups (or domains) of atoms and electrons within that object are pulled into alignment. This alignment transforms the object, so that it becomes a magnet itself.

This is a picture of power being released through alignment! When you have a heart and will that is surrendered to God, you are easily pulled into alignment with Him. You want what He wants. Your desire is to participate in what He is doing. And your Spirit-led, yielded prayer releases God’s power.

The best article I found on the scientific operation of magnets was here: https://www.universetoday.com/82049/how-do-magnets-work/

[2] In the New Testament there are two main Greek words used for time. ‘Chronos’ refers to ‘clock time’ or ‘calendar time.’ It is the word used for general time. A second Greek word for time is ‘kairos,’meaning ‘due time, a fixed time, a season, or an opportune time.’ VINE, M.A. Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words.  1985. Virginia: MacDonald.

  • An example of ‘chronos’ is in Matt 2:7. ‘Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time (chronos) the star had appeared.’
  • An example of ‘kairos’ is in Gal 6:9. ‘Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time (kairos) we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.’ (See also 2 Cor 6:1-2)
  • A pregnancy is a great example of the two types of time. Approximately 9 months of ‘chronos’ time pass. But the moment comes when it is time to give birth. That moment is ‘kairos’—the due time.

Quote from my article, ‘This can be a Year of Visitation from God.’

[3] Quote from my article ‘Get Ready to See Divine Acceleration and Answers to Prayer’

[4] I encourage you to look up the Bible references I have recorded here, where resources were being released to God’s people at the very time they prayed. That’s just a start – you will discover many more.


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5 Benefits and Types of Prophetic Prayer

What is Prophetic Prayer?

Have you ever been praying and wondered, ‘What does God think about this?’ In its simplest form, prophetic prayer is about having a conversation with God. It is not only talking to God about what is on your mind; it is listening to learn what is on His heart—and responding accordingly.

The prophetic aspect of prophetic prayer, is that you can pray with revelation (prophetic insight) given to you by the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit has revealed something that you would not know by natural means—the Father’s purpose and intent—and that knowledge is assisting your prayer.


Types of Prophetic Prayer

‘I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint.’ (Hab 2:1)

There are a variety of forms that prophetic prayer can take, for example:

  • You have received a prophetic insight before you prayed—such as a personal prophecy, or prophetic guidance—and are now using it to pray. Perhaps God has spoken to you about something, and you are following that up with prayer.
  • The Holy Spirit is directing you while you are praying. You become aware that your prayer has shifted up a level. The Spirit is guiding the direction of your prayer and giving you insight concerning how and what to pray.
  • You are engaged in listening prayer—taking time specifically to hear what God is saying to you.
  • Prophetic prayer can occur in many contexts, such as praying for someone in a personal ministry situation, interceding, or simply conversing with God.
  • Prophetic prayer can be intentional, or it can happen spontaneously as the Holy Spirit leads you in prayer.

5 Benefits of Prophetic Prayer.

Prophetic prayer is powerful. Following are 5 benefits of prophetic prayer to encourage you in your prayer life:

1. Prophetic Prayer Fosters Your Intimate Relationship with God

‘May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.’ (2 Cor 13:14)

Prophetic prayer helps our intimate relationship with God. We lean in closely to hear His voice. That place of fellowship with the Holy Spirit is where we receive revelation and hear what is on God’s heart and mind.


2. Prophetic Prayer Helps You Pray with Authority and Faith

‘This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us-whatever we ask-we know that we have what we asked of him.’ (1 John 5:14-15)

When the Holy Spirit gives us insight on how to pray and what God’s plans are, it empowers us to pray with faith. It adds an authoritative edge to our prayer. We can use prophetic revelation given by the Holy Spirit to make bold proclamations and prophetic decrees.


3. You are Praying in Agreement with God’s Purposes

‘Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’ (Matt 6:10)

When the Holy Spirit has given us insight as to what God is up to, and how to pray, we can pray in agreement with Him. (Rom 8:26-27) Prophetic prayer is a powerful means of partnering with God for the fulfillment of His plans.

It is important to remember, however, that all prophetic insights—including those received in prayer—are subject to being weighed up.


4. Prophetic Prayer Facilitates Miracles

‘Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.’ (James 5:17-18)

Prophetic prayer facilitates the miraculous. Jesus only did what He saw the Father doing (John 5:19). He took insights received in the place of prayer to carry out Father’s plans in His daily life and ministry. (Luke 6:12-13)

Prophetic prayer is the foundation of a supernatural lifestyle.


5. Prophetic Prayer helps Sharpen Your Prophetic Gift

 ‘My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.’ (John 10:27)

You do not have to have the gift of prophecy to use prophetic prayer. Any Spirit-filled Christian can pray prophetically. As sons and daughters, our Father wants to have a relationship; He wants to speak to each of us.

In Acts 9, Luke records a conversation that a man called Ananias had with God. Ananias was not an apostle or prophet—simply a disciple. And yet his prophetic prayer caused him to walk into the pages of the New Testament and be used by God to bring Saul—later the Apostle Paul—into baptism and to confirm his call from God. (see Acts 9:10-19)

If you do have a prophetic gift, however, prophetic prayer is a great way to develop and grow your gift of prophecy. Not only do you grow in confidence in hearing God’s voice; you can take insights that He has given to you in the place of prayer and share them with others.


Which benefits of prophetic prayer have you experienced or would like to explore more of? I would love to hear about it in the blog comments section, or on Facebook or Instagram. If the blog comments box is not visible, click on this link and scroll down.


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