The Diocese of Colorado Springs prison ministry program started using your book “The Sword of the Spirit” to help the incarcerated men and women at two correctional facilities find a deeper relationship with Christ. Some have started using the prayer request form to pray for each other, their children, and their families. Thank you for this powerful handbook of prayers and healing scriptures.
Catholic Prison Ministry Volunteer
I just wanted to share a little about me and how God lead me to your book.
Back in 2009 God brought me out of a bad place and I started digging into His word more and using scripture for my declarations in warfare over my children and myself and my household. I would write down scripture and His promises and personalize them for myself, I would have pages I would read and declare and pray out loud personalized for me and my children and my family and others.
Back in 2009 God brought me out of a bad place and I started digging into His word more and using scripture for my declarations in warfare over my children and myself and my household. I would write down scripture and His promises and personalize them for myself. I would have pages I would read and declare and pray out loud personalized for me and my children and my family and others.
One day I was at Goodwill in 2010 looking through their books, and saw one called The Sword of the Spirit. Of course the title alone caught my eye. I pulled it out, opened it up, and I was so in awe. I thought to myself, “This is exactly the book I would write if I were going to write a prayer book!” What I loved about your book is that it’s all scripture, it’s categorized, and you can use it for groups or individuals. I immediately knew I had to share this book with others, so I bought a case and kept them in my car to hand out to people at church, friends and anyone the Lord leads me to…My book is so worn, color tabs everywhere, highlights and all.
I have since gotten involved in a healing, equipping and deliverance ministry called RLI (Restoring Lives International). I went through my first week long conference with them in Jan 2012 and afterwards I joined the team. They do complete teaching, healing and deliverance based on God’s word, teach His truth about open doors to sin and sickness, generational, body, soul, spirit connection and complete Salvation SOZO, then set people free with deliverance as well as walking it out. Our prayer team prays over our leaders and teachers when they are speaking as well as conference attendees. The Sword of the Spirit is my all-time go-to prayer book. I can pray scripture for our teachers under the wisdom section as well as protection, I pray for attendees under the inner healing and deliverance sections, sometimes I pray the generational prayers when we are doing generational healing.
At our last conference in September (2017) we used The Sword of the Spirit in the sanctuary during deliverance and our lead Pastor said she could just feel the shift in the room, it was so powerful. Praise be to Jesus!!
Our prayer team uses other books too, but Sword of the Spirit is my favorite, because to me it's the most like a bow and arrow. We have the bow, and depending on the need, we choose which arrow (scripture) is best suited to the situation or circumstance. With the way the scriptures are grouped (and I have mine tabbed and highlighted) I can shoot multiple arrows in a short time to cover a variety of situations. I LOVE it. So God anointed! I feel like a real warrior on the spiritual battle ground.