Soaking Prayer by James Robor
Aug 27, 2017
Hearts on Fire Christian Fellowship
When You said, ‘Seek My face,’ My heart said to You, ‘Your face, LORD, I will seek.’ (Psalm 27:8, NKJV)
What Is Soaking Prayer?
What Does The Bible Say About Soaking and/Meditation?
Psalm 23: 1-3 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.
Isaiah 30:15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength
Psalm 131:2 But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.
Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Psalm 4:4 When you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.
Psalm 37:7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him.
Luke 10:39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Isaiah 55:1-3 Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live.
Hebrew 4:9-11 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest.
Psalms 27:14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
Proverbs 1:33 But whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.
Joshua 1:8 ESV
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Psalm 1:2 ESV
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
Psalm 19:14 ESV
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer
Psalm 119:15 ESV
I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.
Psalm 104:34 ESV
May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.
Philippians 4:8 ESV
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Proverbs 4:20-22 ESV
My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.
Psalm 119:97 ESV
Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.
Psalm 49:3 ESV
My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.
Isaiah 26:3 ESV
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Matthew 6:6 ESV
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Psalm 1:1-6 ESV
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; …
Psalm 119:148 ESV
My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.
Psalm 119:97-99 ESV
Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation
Psalm 119:11 ESV
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 63:6 ESV
When I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
Psalm 143:5 ESV
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.
My experiences/practices of Soaking
- When I first learned to soak it was life changing
- I soaked for many hours every day
- Inner healing came…
How To Soak: Recommendations for a fulfilling soaking session
- Soaking Music
- Recommended: Alberto and Kimberly Rivera, Laura Woodley, Kelley Augi, Julie True, Rick Pino. Corey Asbury, Laura Hackett (IHOP) , Misty Edward (IHOP)
- Preferably without words but doesn’t have to be
- Quiet Place with no distraction
Being completely alone is better but doesn’t have to be. You can also do soaking prayer with others as they are also soaking in the same room. Great practice for husband and wife.
- Try not to think about anything. Focus on the presence of God. Let God guide your thoughts. Trust that the Holy Spirit is in you and He is capable of speaking to you – because He is.
- Try to have plenty of time reserved. I recommend a minimum of an hour, 2 hours is even better. Don’t discount 15 minutes though. 15 minutes is better than nothing but make a goal to allow more time when it is possible
- Have a pen and journal nearby, when God speaks to you something, its good to write it down. Teachers pay more attention to students who take notes.
- If you feel led you can of course look up some scriptures in the Bible. This will most likely happen at some point in time. This is God wanting to speak directly to you through His word; however in this case the Holy Spirit leads you to a specific passage and there He has a specific message for you on that day, at that time, in that place.