What Makes a Great Prayer Partner?


Speaking of validation (see Validation Nurtures the Soul) got me thinking about prayer partners. I have and have had plenty of prayer partners over the years so perhaps I can share some insights to support you as you consider who may be a great prayer partner for you (and who may need to be gently released to their highest and blessed.)

1. Ideally a prayer partner is someone who can conceive of and support your greatest potential. They cannot conceive of your failure in any thing and trust God working for your highest and best at all times. These are going to be the souls who are overflowing with unconditional love for you. They’ll pray for you as much as they will pray for themselves. Whatever they pray for themselves, they’ll even pray for you, too! A good prayer partner says, “Yes!” to all that you want to do and be in this world and they will get down on their knees too until they themselves fully believe, “all things are possible to he/she who believes.”

2. Great prayer partners hold your desires and confessions as sacred. In other words, they’re not going around telling your business to anyone else. “Did you know so and so got me praying for xyz?!”  is never going to be said, typed or texted by a great prayer partner. When you share your struggle or desire, they will keep it in the secret closet of their prayers. The only exception would be if they have a spiritual teacher or minister with whom they are studying who may guide them on how best to pray and support you. Even then, they’ll keep your identity a secret. It’s the right and honorable way to have integrity with prayer partnership.

3. Flexibility and non-judgement are the hallmark of a great prayer partner. Being true to spiritual principles means allowing you to pray in whatever manner you choose and them doing the same. Praying together is an opportunity to support each other, not to judge each other nor to bully each other. Y’all want to pray together at a specific time of day? Cool? Y’all want to just make an agreement to hold each other in prayer? Wonderful! Y’all want to text each other words of affirmation related to your desires for growth and evolution? Lovely! There are no rules here. And when praying with someone feels like a chore, homework, a battle of wills or a series of award winning monologues… it’s just whack.

4. “Equal or better” is a good rule of thumb when considering prayer partners. I recommend connecting with a partner who easily corresponds to you in personality, drive, and perspective OR is someone whom you feel is further on the path of spiritual growth and may be able to serve as a teacher and anchor to take you to your next level.

All of my prayer partners are unique, but all of them are plenty fun! We laugh a lot and encourage each other informally. I have done the ‘let’s pray together every day at this time’ thing but haven’t done that in years.  At the end of the day I am responsible for my soul growth, my life and my circumstances. I have a rigorous prayer life and believe that our lives are meant to be a living prayer. For me, a prayer partner is simply another soul who loves me, supports me, shares an encouraging word and trusts that God is working in, as and through me for my highest good. As far as I’m concerned, all of you are my prayer partners! Now let’s get to blazing our Divine Light all over this world!

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SHAWNA MARIE is a Spiritual Leader, psychotherapist and author. She hosts the Living in Spiritual Perspective Show at HealingTruthCenter.com and provides consultations to empower others to their greatest potential.

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2 Responses to “What Makes a Great Prayer Partner?”

  1. Rev. Bobby Says:

    What makes a good prayer partner/ Agreement!

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