GUIDELINES FOR PRAYER TEAMS
Praying in teams is good for several reasons. Since the Holy Spirit works differently through different people, a team makes multiple gifts available. This gives a greater insight, experience, power and ability to express love. Teams work to serve at least four purposes: intercession, prayer support (soaking in prayer), physical and/or emotional healing, and deliverance. Any ministry team can operate in more than one of these ministries.
CARE OF THE PRAYER MINISTRY
Whatever the purpose of the prayer team, it’s important to avoid confusion by having one person in charge. For intercession or prayer support, the team can consist of many people. Though the leader guides the sessions, individuals are allowed to minister as the Holy Spirit prompts them. Leadership guidance is a necessity.
Healing and deliverance teams need to be limited in size and be run with a firm hand to avoid confusing the person being ministered to. Teams of three or four are usually best. Even though the leader may ask others for input or allow others to take the lead, the one being ministered to should only have to focus on one person at a time.
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