|Soaking is a time of rest and complete surrender to the person, Jesus Christ and saturation by the presence of the Holy Spirit. For so long, we have felt the only way to reach God is through our works or labouring in prayer. In no way am I diminishing a type of prayer that labours in intercession. I believe and participate in labouring or intercessory prayer. However, today I wish to explore another way to plunge into the depths of communion with God. Let's get started.
In Soaking Prayer, it is often common to play a worshipful or instrumental CD softly. Those involved are encouraged to rest in a way comfortable to them, a way conducive to receiving from God whether it is sitting, standing, lying down or reclining. Whatever works for you is fine so long as you are comfortably positioned to receive. It usually takes a several minutes to relax and allow the Holy Spirit to begin to move and bring a restful sense to your heart, so don't worry or give up.
Pray and ask Him to search your heart and see if there is any hurtful way in you (Psalm 139:22-24). Surrender everything to Him, and invite Him to be exalted in your worship as you focus on Him. Expect to receive as the cares of the world and issues of life are pushed aside for a time of focused adoration on the "Lover" of your soul.
As you rest or soak in His presence, impressions or scriptures may come to mind for the Lord wants to renew and invigorate many areas of your life. Many times during Soaking Prayer the Lord has given me the wisdom I needed, comforted me, corrected me and encouraged me in His love - all at the same time. My times of soaking have been some of the most amazing experiences of my life. In Romans 12:2 we are told not to conform to the world but be transformed by the renewing of our minds. This literally means to change the way we think at our deepest root levels. Soaking in His presence helps bring this about while resting. Even though this seems contrary to all we have learned about doing, we must avail ourselves of this rest. We are human beings not human doings. He wants us to rest in Him.
During these times, you may feel the weight of His presence hovering over you, touching you. The more you soak in His presence, the more encounters you will have, the closer you come to the Lover of your soul. Like any other relationship, the more you give, the more it grows.
You may practice soaking at home, but our corporate soaking sessions offer an opportunity to practice in an anointed atmosphere and for you to be ministered too if
you wish to be ministered too. We do not discuss with you your prayer needs in such sessions, or pray out loud, we will just draw alongside, lay hands on
you and "soak you in prayer" silently as the Lord leads us.
Cornwall House of Prayer - Hebron. Chy an Dinas, Castlegate, Ludgvan TR20 8BG
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