Prayers That Heal the Heart - Revised & Expanded 20th Anniversary Edition
Prayer counseling that breaks every yoke! Everything you need to experience deep healing of your soul and spirit.
Did you know that you don’t need to be continually plagued by negative thoughts, feelings, pictures or memories?
It is not part of the "human condition" to feel the constant nagging of doubt, insecurity, or anger. No matter what sin you are trying to overcome, what lie you think you’ll always believe, or what traumas your heart has suffered in the past, you will receive total freedom and restoration by praying these prayers in faith.
While 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice has always been our most popular teaching, Prayers That Heal the Heart has been a close second. In celebration of two decades since the printing of the original book, we are releasing the Revised & Expanded 20th Anniversary Edition of Prayers That Heal the Heart: Prayer Counseling That Breaks Every Yoke.
You will experience a completely re-written book and LEARN workbook, along with a re-taped video series that contains brilliant graphics. These complementary materials flow together seamlessly and you will discover simple, easy-to-use prayer worksheets which guide you through each prayer. We have added key principles we have learned over the past 20 years, plus made the entire process extremely user-friendly.
What is NEW in this revised book and newly taped video series?
- The big word is “USER FRIENDLY.” Now it is easier than ever to experience each necessary step to heal your heart. We begin by reviewing the four keys to hearing God's voice so He can lead you in the prayers. Then we define what the language of the heart is, and the names of typical heart wounds (anger, fear, rejection, etc.).
- Next we explore a biblical basis for each of the seven prayers, along with simple steps to take to experience each prayer. We couple this with user-friendly worksheets so you can easily and effectively experience the full healing power of each prayer.
- We have a brand new video series with outstanding graphics. Being 20 years wiser, I can teach with more clarity, smoothness, and authority than I did 20 years ago.
- As I was writing the revised book, I spent three days with twenty leaders who head up many of the major Spirit-filled counseling ministries in the U.S. I was able to dialogue with them and asked them to write sections for the book which expressed the heart of their ministry approach. With these now included, I expect we have the most complete and eclectic presentation of the various Spirit-filled healing models available.
- The basic seven prayers are identical to those being used by Restoring the Foundations. The new edition includes sections by SOZO and Elijah House, Jim Banks’ Trauma Prayer, plus insights by Karl Lehman and others. I have also added a prayer approach on “Inner Healing for an Organ.”
- There are brand new chapters and videos sessions with 100% continuity between the videos, book and LEARN workbook. These are just a few of the improvements you will find in the Revised & Expanded 20th Anniversary Edition of Prayers That Heal the Heart: Prayer Counseling That Breaks Every Yoke.
May you experience complete healing of all heart wounds and may faith, hope, joy, peace, and laughter bubble up continuously from your heart!
You Do Not Have to Hurt Forever - There Is an End to the Pain
Are you tired of ineffective prayers for healing? Learn how you can experience deep healing of the wounds in your heart by applying seven specific prayers to each heart wound. They are not a magic formula that require nothing of you but rather ways of praying that, when entered into in faith in Jesus Christ, bring victory and release from the deep pain of your spirit. These supernatural prayers will guide you in using the language of the heart to:
- Break generational sins and curses
- Sever ungodly soul ties
- Replace negative beliefs with God’s promises
- Renounce inner vows and replace them with Godly purposes
- Receive divine visions to heal painful scenes
- Break word curses spoken over you
- Cast out every demonic stronghold that has connected itself to these inner wounds
We will teach you how to stay healed by guiding you in an intensive Bible meditation experience where you receive revelation knowledge from God which closes the door so the adversary cannot return.
What Makes Prayers That Heal the Heart so Effective and Life-Changing?
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How to Get the Most Out of This Teaching
The DVDs and CDs correspond with the Prayers That Heal the Heart book and LEARN Prayers That Heal the Heart notebook. For maximum growth and internalization, we recommend utilizing them both along with either the CD or DVD set. One copy of the book per family is fine, and one LEARN notebook for each individual is recommended. The LEARN notebook provides an outline to follow as you watch the DVDs or listen to the CDs. Also included are application exercises and classroom activities.
For maximum results, invite some friends into a home group or Sunday school class and watch the DVDs together. Practice and apply the seven prayers as you learn about them. Pray for one another. Share your victories and struggles together and assist one another until everyone seeking freedom is completely free! The DVDs bring an anointed trainer to your group, and your interpersonal sharing gives you instant feedback and confirmation, and an opportunity to process and apply the seven prayers to your life. An unbeatable combination!
Since these prayers assume you can already hear God's voice and see vision, we strongly recommend that your group first do the 3-month training package on 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice. Follow it up with this module on Prayers That Heal the Heart. You will notice that at the end of Prayers That Heal the Heart you are to do intensive Bible meditations on the areas from which you have been set free. Your group could continue for another 2-3 months encouraging everyone to share what they are discovering as they each do these follow up Bible meditations. For example, if someone has been set free from fear, doubt and unbelief, they would research those topics as well as their opposites (since they represent their goal), which would be faith, hope and belief. Their prayer is "Lord, please show me what I need to learn in order for me to live in faith, hope and belief." As you each complete your Bible meditations and share what you are learning, a tremendous spirit of life will be present, and you will greatly encourage one another by offering your support and suggestions. So in nine months you would complete three training experiences and everyone in your group will be greatly transformed!
Details of Various Items which Go Along with in the Prayers That Heal the Heart book
Contributing Strands Worksheet
An extremely easy-to-use prayer counseling worksheet to use yourself or for a counselor to use as he works with a client. It guides you through the seven prayers, ensuring that you are asking the right questions, covering all the key bases, and recording what the Lord is saying and revealing through vision. It is to be given to the client at the end of the prayer counseling session so it becomes a permanent record of the healing the Lord has taken them through. Packs of 10 can be purchased for $5 or you may freely download and reproduce it. The purchased copies are 11x17, folded and stapled. This is an excellent aid in prayer counseling. It normally takes about three hours to take a prepared client through all the prayers (if you keep things moving and don't stop or digress). Download free here.
Prayers That Heal the Heart DVDs
These are ideal for focused learning with the LEARN Prayers That Heal the Heart notebook and for use in classroom settings. They are identical in content to the CDs. For maximum results, draw together some friends into a home group or Sunday school class and watch the DVDs over a 16-week period. Pray the prayers and share your results together. Spend extra time ministering to one another as the need arises. The DVDs bring an anointed trainer to your group, and your interpersonal ministry and prayer times allow you to leap forward as you apply what you are learning. An unbeatable combination.
Prayers That Heal the Heart CDs
These are ideal for repetition and review as you drive, work or exercise. Hearing Mark teach this series releases an impartation, revelation and spiritual understanding which, if internalized, will completely transform your life. Mark shares his struggle and story in an honest and down-to-earth way that relates to every listener. Every time you review this series the Holy Spirit reveals more to you. Do yourself a favor and listen to them over and over until the revelation is complete. Rushing on to another topic without internalizing this truth does not result in cultivating Christian spirituality.
|1||Healing Begins by Experiencing the Father's Love||32 Min.|
|2||How Do I Minister Effectively to a Wounded Heart||24 Min.|
|3||Breaking Generational Sins and Curses||28 Min.|
|4||Severing Ungodly Soul Ties||22 Min.|
|5||Renouncing Unbiblical Beliefs and Inner Vows||23 Min|
|6||Replacing Ungodly Beliefs with Godly Beliefs||18 Min.|
|7||Replacing Word Curses with Blessings||29 Min.|
|8||Traumatic Pictures Healed Through Inner Healing||39 Min.|
|9||Delivered from Demons||36 Min.|
|10||Maintaining the Victory by Staying Filled with the Holy Spirit||31 Min.|
|11||Clearing Cellular Memories||21 Min.|
|12||The Trauma Prayer||30 Min.|
|13||The Kingdom Lifestyle||35 Min.|
|14||Pray for One Another & Tips for the Prayer Minister||16 Min.|
|15||A Model Healing Prayer Session||82 Min.|
LEARN Prayers That Heal the Heart Notebook
This 30-page Life Enrichment And Review Notebook is designed to go along with the CD/ DVD series and/or PowerPoint presentation. If receiving training in a group, we highly recommend that EVERY member of the group have their own copy.
It offers you the following four benefits:
Deepened Learning Through Note-Taking
The opportunity to take notes deepens the learning experience. When you write something with your own hand, it is a much stronger learning experience than simply hearing it. God puts a BIG emphasis on writing as a way of learning. Look at His very first requirement of anyone who became a king in Israel:
“Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book, from the one before the priests, the Levites. And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes, that his heart may not be lifted above his brethren, that he may not turn aside from the commandment to the right hand or to the left, and that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children in the midst of Israel” (Deut. 17:18-20).
Greater Internalization Through Previewing and Reviewing the Key Ideas
The LEARN notebook also gives you an opportunity to easily preview and review the teaching. None of us catches everything the first time through and as you review it several times, you will pick up things you did not hear before. More truths will begin to "click" and more lights come on!
This process of repeated review results in greater revelation and greater personal transformation. Jesus urged us to cultivate and give attention to new ideas being sown in our hearts until they bear a crop of 30, 60 or 100 fold (Matt. 13:18-23). So listen, review and focus until God has granted you personal revelation and transformation! Anything short of this causes the seed to be aborted and die. Hearing without doing is a waste, the Bible says (James 2:17).
Application Exercises Allow God to Speak Directly to Your Heart
Application exercises are included in the LEARN notebook for class times and for increasing personal revelation at home. Hearing a truth is one thing. Letting God speak to you concerning how to apply it in your life is another. These application exercises will give you the opportunity to seek God and ask Him what He wants to say to you concerning the truth, and how He wants to see it applied in your life. This is exactly what you need to hear and act upon. This is spiritual growth and development. Please review our short article on "How to Cultivate Christian Spirituality."
Interactive Group Activities Cultivate Sharing of Revelations Together
Suggestions for group activities which promote seeking God together and a lively interaction where people are encouraged to share the revelation they are receiving are also included. This helps avoid lecture which can easily become boring. The activities are well designed so people are not just "spouting off" and sharing ignorance but instead are sharing together what God is revealing to them.
Summary and Lots of Free Extras!
As you pray in faith through the materials included in this package, you will begin to feel an immense weight being lifted off of you. You will be taken step-by-step through each of the seven prayers, and you will experience the transformation that can only come from the power of God mending your broken soul. Be prepared for a miraculous encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ!
Many Free Extra Bonuses Are Available Here! These include: Deliverance Cheat Sheet, Deliverance Pictured, Suggested Approach for Counseling, Prophetic Prayer Counseling links, TV and radio interviews with Mark Virkler on Prayers That Heal the Heart, online prayer rooms for Prayers That Heal the Heart, and more.
"Mark and Patti’s book goes a long way towards filling [the] ‘how-to’ gap. Their book is really a workbook, an invaluable hand-out for counselors to assign to their counselees. Much healing and transformation can result from its use."
– JOHN SANDFORD
Co-founder of Elijah House
For those who have not been trained to hear God’s voice, this book is a must buy! In it you will find 7 interlocking prayers to experience thorough healing of the heart and practical worksheets making each step easy to follow and apply. Once you understand God is interested in connecting with you, you will be able to allow the Holy Spirit to lead you into freedom!
– DAWNA DE SILVA, Founder and Co-Leader of Bethel Sozo betheltransformationcenter.com, Author of Sozo: Saved, Healed, Delivered, Shifting Atmospheres, Overcoming Fear, 90 Day Declarations, and Warring With Wisdom
This book, Prayers that Heal the Heart, is another confirmation that experience is indeed the best teacher. Mark’s personal experience has provided needed insight and has paved a very practical way for people to become healed from the wounds, bondages and mindsets that accompany the ups and downs of life. I am particularly thankful for the worksheets and exercises provided that help individuals thoroughly process their way through each element of the healing process. Well done!
– JIM BANKS
Founder, Jim and Pat Banks Ministries
Over the years, I have used the principles and teachings of this book to pray through my own heart issues as the Holy Spirit has led. Whether you are new to inner healing as I was in 2003 or have gone through much healing, this way of praying WILL revolutionize your life. One student told me that after 20+ years of her healing journey, she experienced what she called a "great spiritual tidying up" due to Prayers That Heal the Heart. I encourage you to take a deep dive into this new and enhanced edition. I am confident that it will be a well-worn resource in your library.
– JESSIE MEJIAS
Sunodía Prayer Counseling sunodia.org
Mark and Patti have creatively and concisely expressed the Lord's revelations to them, to us, and to others. We are delighted that the revelation, understanding, and necessity for the Integrated Approach to Ministry will be shared even more broadly throughout the Body of Christ. The Virklers have expressed these revelations in a very user-friendly and practical way. With the exercises and worksheets, anyone that desires can use these tools to receive more healing and freedom from the Lord. This is His Heart, that our hearts be healed.
-CHESTER AND BETSY KYLSTRA, Founders and Overseers of Proclaiming His Word Ministries
Mark Virkler’s book is a foundational healing resource which I heartily recommend. As a veteran of inner healing, as a recipient, a student, a teacher and now a trainer of prayer ministers, one of the most important concepts in heart healing is that healing doesn’t happen outside of relationship. This book makes that clear. Learning to receive and experience God’s love as a right hemisphere brain experience is not only necessary, but vital for true healing to occur. Dr. Virkler lays out simple but powerful tools which guide people into transformational encounters with the tangible love of God. When done in partnership with a praying friend or guide, the process carries even greater effectiveness. I appreciate this book and highly recommend it to anyone desiring to receive healing for themselves or help others.
Co-Founder and Director Face to Face Ministries, facetofaceministries.org
Dr. Mark Virkler is one of the most gifted authors and teachers of our day with a powerful anointing to brilliantly boil down big concepts of the Christian life into simple and accessible bites. In Prayers That Heal the Heart, he beautifully lays out proven tools for the reader to experience greater emotional freedom—prayers that will move you from places of fear, doubt, anger, and unbelief into true joy, peace, love, and gratitude. This book is a beautiful companion for your healing journey.
Co-Director, Face to Face Ministries
"Mark Virkler's new book is a very practical guide to how the keys to healing that are contained within Scripture can be applied with great effect in the life of a believer."
International Director of Ellel Ministries, England
"Dr. Mark Virkler’s Prayers That Heal the Heart deals in a comprehensive way with the prisons we find in our minds and hearts—prisons of repetitive sin, self-hatred, traumas and pain that seem never to go away, and demonic oppression and attacks. Many Christian leaders are still carrying wounds that only Jesus can heal, and these wounds become destructive time-bombs that Satan sets off to destroy leaders at the peak of their fruitfulness for God’s Kingdom. Prayers That Heal the Heart effectively helps to defuse these silent time-bombs by letting the Holy Spirit pinpoint the lies that need to be exposed and the memories that need to be healed. This book will show you how Jesus still heals the brokenhearted and sets the captive free."
— DR. GARY S. GREIG
Former Educational Advisor, Wagner Leadership Institute
Testimonies of Healed Hearts
Testimony from Paul Mortimer in England
“Thank you so much for your teaching and ministry. Our church is doing the “Hearing God’s Voice” course which is great. However, I noticed the “Prayers That Heal The Heart” advert in the seminar guide, and I’ve been going through the teaching. I’ve been a Christian for 25 years and I’m pretty well read. I’ve been struggling for many years with a terrible wound in my heart which has dominated my life. Like you, I was able to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit but was dogged by fears and dominated by traumatic pictures.
“I’ve read many, many books on curses, healing and deliverance and whilst I’ve had...demons cast out, the key root issues didn’t seem to be dealt with. After only a couple of days with your teaching, I have found amazing healing through the prayers, and in particular using vision to re-visit traumatic experiences of the past and see Jesus begin healing my wounded heart.
“As an example I had a dream of a deep sea diver, slowly descending into the deep darkness of the ocean with no rope, I woke up in great fear. So I journalled this, and Jesus explained that the diving suit was my self-protection and vows and the heavy boots were my sins and that he was going to jump in to set me free and swim to safety. This is being fulfilled through your teaching.
“For instance, after going through some of the prayers through vision, Jesus took me back to my childhood home, he took me through the house and upstairs into my parents bedroom. I saw myself standing next to their bed, they were asleep. I had a knife in my hand, and my hands were covered in blood. Then Jesus took me downstairs and out into the garden. We sat and chatted, and then I wiped my hands clean on his white robe. Amazing. This is only one instance.
“I’m opening the eyes of my heart to see Jesus in everything I do, I can now sit for hours and see Jesus come and heal and speak. Incredible. Priceless. Glorious. My life is being transformed daily, from one degree of glory to another. Your teaching (divine flow, life in the spirit, journaling, etc) is vital to anyone who truly wants to become all that Jesus is. For the first time I have real hope that Jesus can (and is) setting me free. Thanks again.”
How Jesus Healed the Emotional Turmoil in My Heart! by Dr. Mark Virkler
At age 15, when I accepted Jesus into my heart, I felt a wonderful new freedom in my spirit. I was absolutely bursting with joy in the Holy Ghost! However, 25 years later, that freedom was gone and emotional turmoil ruled in my heart. People and circumstances had hurt me, and in response, I had put up walls and embraced negative beliefs which had invited darkness and confusion back into my soul.
When someone hurt me, I remember saying, “People are evil and hurtful, and so I am going to withdraw myself from them.” There you go: I had established an ungodly belief and a corresponding inner vow. The ungodly belief is that people are evil and hurtful, and the inner vow is, “I am going to withdraw from them.” Of course satan and his demons were glad to help me with such beliefs and actions, and so they came and filled my heart with fear and defensiveness.
When Jesus healed this ungodly belief, He said, “Mark, people are hurting and that is why they hurt others. I want you to stay open and vulnerable to people and not withdraw yourself from them. If you do this, I will make you two promises: First, people will hurt you, and second, I will be standing right beside you and if you turn to Me, I will heal the hurt.”
I said “OK, Lord,” and God’s light flooded my darkened heart, as I removed an “anchor” that demons were using to attach themselves to me. This helped clear the way to cast them out through deliverance prayer.
Deliverance was not easy for me to begin to do. I had been taught that demons could not infest a Christian. Then an elder in my church approached me wanting deliverance for an uncontrollable sin. I, along with two other elders, prayed deliverance prayer and cast about five demons out of him. When I checked back with him over the following years, he confirmed over and over that that sin area was now controllable. Deliverance prayer was powerful!
So I entered the deliverance area and cast thousands of demons out of hundreds of Christians over the next several years. People testified to wonderful transformations in their lives. Then came a day when I spent 45 minutes shouting at a demon to leave in Jesus’ name, but, while the demon would manifest, it would not leave. I had no idea why a demon would not obey the name of Jesus, since every knee must bow to that Name. So in theological confusion, I stopped doing deliverance prayer.
Then ten years later, I needed deliverance because my heart was wounded and I lived in a state of constant battle with fear, fear of rejection, doubt, unbelief, anger, hatred, rage, and several other sins.
I discovered a wonderful Spirit-filled prayer counselor who together with her husband cast about 20 demons out of me in three hours. And I was free again! The war was over! The joy and peace were back! I was thrilled.
Because I wanted to keep the demons out, I spent the next two months searching for and memorizing verses which would close the door so these demons could not come back. I memorized verses on the opposite side of the coin from the issues I had been delivered from. For example, to keep anger out, I memorized verses on love and mercy and forgiveness. To keep fear out, I memorized verses on faith and trust and belief, and so on.
I also did extensive two-way journaling where I asked God what He wanted to show me about these areas, so I could think differently and respond differently when tempted to go back into my old ungodly thought patterns. His daily counsel through journaling was invaluable!
One journal entry which was completely life transforming was this: “Mark, whatever you fix your eyes upon, grows within you, and whatever grows within you, you become.” He taught me never to look at my sin or my weakness or my strength, but to look only at Him. This way Jesus grew within me (Gal. 4:19), and I became Christ-like, because I become a reflection of that which I fix my eyes upon (Heb. 12:1,2; 2 Cor. 3:18; 4:17,18).
The lady who prayed for me and cast the demons out had prayed six other prayers before attempting deliverance prayer. And it was these six other prayers which removed the anchors within me that the demons were attached to. Then, when she got around to deliverance prayer, it was not a 45-minute shouting match. It was a simple command for them to leave, repeated three or four times, and since they had no legal right to stay, they left.
There was no intense shaking or violent manifestation, no protest, because they recognized that their legal right to belong with me was now broken. Now I understood: You should not try to cast out a demon until you have removed all his legal ground for being there. Finally I had found a smooth, easy protocol for getting demons out and for getting people healed! I was ecstatic and taught people to use all seven of these prayers.
Initially I thought that we should determine which of the seven prayers a person needs, and then offer them only those. However, after working with a number of people, I realized that everyone needs all seven prayers. To me, this is like taking a plow through a field and getting the weedy, neglected ground broken up and ready for a new planting. These seven prayers break up all the hardened soil of our hearts, so we can cooperate with God’s desire to remove our hard heart, and receive the new heart He has for us.
And if a person takes the time to pray a prayer that he didn’t really need, no damage is done. But if a person misses a prayer that is needed, then a root is left to allow the demon back. I decided it is better to be safe than sorry. I now pray all seven prayers with everyone, completely removing all legal rights.
The seven prayers are: breaking generational sins and curses, severing ungodly soul ties, repenting of ungodly beliefs, renouncing inner vows, receiving inner healing, breaking word curses, and finally casting out demons. And don’t forget the follow up two-way journaling and Bible meditation. They are essential!
It is crucial that as you apply these seven prayers, they come from your heart and not just from your head. A mechanical recitation of the words will not bring healing. You must use the language of the heart to heal the heart. Through careful Bible exploration, God has shown me that the language of the heart involves flow (Jn. 7:37-39), pictures (Acts 2:17), emotion (Ezek. 3:14), pondering and meditation (Ps. 77:6). So as I pray, I need to see what I am praying and tune to flow.
For example, in inner healing prayer, I invite Jesus into the painful scene and ask Him to move freely. I tune to flow and watch what He does as the scene comes alive with the life of the Holy Spirit.
One lady could not get past the pain of never seeing or holding her stillborn child and loving him. In inner healing prayer she entered a vision in which she was in heaven and Jesus was walking toward her holding a little baby. He handed her the child and said, “This is your son.” She cuddled him and counted all his tiny fingers and toes and nursed him. Finally Jesus said, “It’s time to go.” She kissed her baby good-bye and placed him in Jesus’ arms, and she returned to earth, with a healed heart.
Does it work? Yes, my heart is free and has remained free for the last ten years. This story has been repeated by hundreds I have ministered to. It will work for you and for your loved ones!
Wholeness involves letting God’s truth, light and revelation fill us, which drives out demons and their darkness and lies. We can do this on our own, but for greater effectiveness, we can connect with others who are on the same path. I love teaming up with like-minded believers.
Jesus chose to send His disciples out by twos, and the Bible says that a chord of three is not quickly broken. Whenever I recognize a need to grow, I unite with others who are also seeking similar growth, or who are ahead of me in the area. In light of these principles, I make the following suggestions to you:
Learn to clearly hear God’s voice and see His visions. Then apply this skill by praying ALL SEVEN prayers that heal the heart, and do it with a group of friends.
You do not need to live with your emotional pain. God wants to heal it! Let Him!
My Journey to Freedom – Dr. Joy Hong, New York City
I was exposed to “inner healing” during the year 2000 when I attended an inner healing seminar. Since then I had attended many seminars on deliverance from evil spirits. But I found the seminars didn’t help me at all. I had been tormented by my inner wound continually. I also went to California retreat center that was the place mainly famous for the deliverance work. But it didn’t help me either. The pastor there tried to cast out evil spirits from me but it didn’t work.
So I gave up my attempt to drive demons out. Instead I began to meditate on the Word of God; the Love of God. Daily in the morning, I would meditate on the Word memorizing verses about Love, Joy and Peace. I soaked deeply in His Love and Word. This caused my inner pain to diminish somewhat and I felt a gradual healing. It was a long journey to freedom and I still had not arrived.
Then in May this year, while on the internet, I discovered Mark Virkler’s teachings on “How to Hear God’s Voice” and “Prayers That Heal the Heart”. I have had a hard time learning to hear God’s voice. In the past I had thought I heard God’s voice but I then discovered that it was not God’s voice. So I was passionate to learn to hear God’s voice more clearly.
I attended an intensive 3-day teaching by Mark Virkler on how to hear God’s voice. We covered the four keys of stillness, vision, spontaneity and journaling. After I attended this conference, I found I was able to see Jesus by looking for vision and I could hear His voice. My spiritual eyes and ears were opened by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. For the next one month, I did daily journaling which prepared me for the follow-up conference on “Prayers That Heal the Heart.”
As I journaled I found how deep and beautiful the Love of Jesus is. I saw a vision of Jesus playing with me. He embraced me in His arms. In my vision I was about 5 years old and I asked Him to play with me and He did. It was so vivid and healing.
I saw a vision of Him as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and I rode on His back. As we journeyed down the street, I noticed that all the other spiritual beings were trembling. I was extremely strengthened through this experience of His strong presence.
His voice became clearer as I continued to journal. Sometimes, in my vision, Jesus became as a mother hen who gathered her chicks under her wings. And under His wings I enjoyed God’s love, protection and rest. Sometimes He became an eagle which I rode as He took me into 3rd heaven.
Before taking the seminar on “How to Hear God’s Voice” my image of Jesus was that of an authoritative being with frozen postures and no smile. But through two-way journaling and vision, I found Jesus was full of joy, funny, playful, humorous and one who willingly played with me. As I played with Him often I became transformed into a joyful being.
Then July 19, 2010, the conference “Prayers that Heal the Heart” started. I was taught to apply 7 specific prayers and as I prayed through each prayer I began to feel lighter in my chest and in my spirit. As I finished repenting of my negative expectations and inner vows I felt so much lighter and better.
Then I invited Jesus to come into the traumatic pictures in my mind of things that had happened in my past. I was able to see these negative pictures in a new light as I saw Jesus there, moving and doing things. Finally I was able to interpret these events positively. I felt relieved and free from the negative power of these past memories.
After I worked through all 6 steps that are part of the process of dismantling evil spirits’ homes, I sat down with my group (4 people including me) in my hotel room. We began to pray for each other to cast out the evil spirits by following the instructions given to us. We all experienced wonderful freedom. My self-hate and fear that had been tormenting me finally left.
Through this experience my faith has been strengthened. I found I can cast out evil spirits in the name of Jesus. It works! I realized that I needed the training “how to hear God’s voice” first in order to go through the process of healing of my heart. I needed to see Jesus alive and hear His voice in order to be healed.
Victory comes through His work and power, not any human’s ability or power. Previously I failed because my eyes and ears were closed and I did not know I needed to dismantle the demon’s house before trying to cast it out. Now I am set free. Glory to God! Thank You, Lord. Also I am really thankful for the teaching of Mark Virkler who has well organized these principles to reach the freedom. We are called to be free.
Mark Virkler's comments on the above testimony
Joy Hong (see article above) called our offices after watching my TV interview with Sid Roth on Prayers That Heal the Heart requesting prayer for healing. Since she is Korean and I was doing two Korean Wagner Schools over the next two months, she agreed to fly from New York City to Chicago to attend them.
The first was on “How to Hear God’s Voice,” followed a month later by “Prayers That Heal the Heart.” Notice from her testimony how important it was for her to be able to hear God’s voice and see vision, and how this prepared her for successful deliverance after trying unsuccessfully to receive inner healing and deliverance for 10 years! It is the bringing in of God’s light that drives out demonic darkness.
Also, notice that deliverance worked when the anchors that the demons were attached to were first repented of and removed! Then the demons were easily cast out. I encourage you to walk people through this process. It works! People do get set free, even after a lifetime of struggle, and it is generally a smooth and easy process.
Host the 12-week series on How to Hear God’s Voice, followed by the 12-week series Prayers that Heal the Heart. It is a small investment to take only six months to transform one’s life through establishing spiritual intimacy and then driving out demonic darkness.
And, of course, you keep the door shut to further intrusion by satan by doing a 1-3 month Bible meditation on the topic that is on the opposite side of the issue you just received deliverance from. For example, if you are delivered from fear, doubt and unbelief, then you do a Bible meditation on faith, trust and belief. This process is taught in the Prayers That Heal the Heart series.
When I experienced deliverance prayer ministry in 2000, I was delivered of several clusters of demons so I did a Bible meditation in several areas. I spent a total of two to three months ensuring all doors were closed so the demons could not return (Lk. 11:24-26). I have shared the Bible meditations I did in the appendices of our book Prayers That Heal the Heart. I also continued to do two-way journaling, thus continuously bringing in God’s light and truth. In addition, I repent daily of my sins and through these means I have been able to remain free of demons over the last 10 years!
So I can vouch from my life’s experience and that of many others, that these steps toward freedom can and do work! Nine months for freedom is not too high a price to pay (that is, three months for How to Hear God’s Voice, three months for Prayers That Heal the Heart and three months for an intensive Bible meditation). Do you want to be the same person next year that you are now, or do you want to grow in the Lord and be free of that besetting sin and controlling wound? Please use these steps yourself and teach them to others. Let’s get people free in Christ Jesus and show them how to remain free! May our lives of wholeness bring glory to Almighty God!
“If I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” (Matt. 12:28)
“And they were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them.” (Mk. 6:13)
“These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues.” (Mk. 16:17)
Delivered of demons while watching a Prayers That Heal the Heart DVD
“I have just finished watching the last DVD for the Prayers That Heal the Heart course, the DVD on the Model Healing Prayer Session where you minister to Heidi. As background to my testimony, I need to let you know that I have had an issue with fear of abandonment. While I’ve gone through deliverance for several demons, the problem I’ve had with the fear of abandonment was not, to my knowledge, ever addressed head-on.
“Well, as you prayed for Heidi, I was thinking about how much I identified with her pain and how much compassion I had for her. Then suddenly, I began to cough very forcefully and almost to gag. I knew instantly that a spirit of the fear of abandonment had come out of me! I had to write to tell you that, even though you were not personally ministering to me, that demon of the fear of abandonment had to obey the Name of Jesus. Glory to God!”
MaryAnn Diorio, a CLU Student
Leaving Home—Finding Home: My Journey from Shame to Sonship through Journaling by Jessie Mejias
Jessie is a Christian prayer counselor who shares her story of how she took the “7 Prayers that Heal the Heart” teaching and applied it to her own life, resulting in extensive healing and life transformation. Come and read Jessie’s story, and let it touch your heart.
This is the perfect companion book to both Prayers That Heal the Heart and 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice. Jessie provides a detailed model of how to pray through a heart issue. It also takes the reader through a series of conversations with God that He initiated to extend Jessie’s healing beyond what she even knew was possible.
As Mark Virkler wrote in his preface to her book: “God is the one who gives us new hearts, peeling away the destruction in our former hearts and making all things new. As Jessie shares how God replaced ungodly beliefs and inner vows with godly beliefs and Spirit-anointed purposes, we see God healing her heart step by step.
“This book describes a healing that has come through direct, ongoing divine interaction with Almighty God, the Creator and Sustainer of our lives. This is a PATTERN for us to use as we work with others in helping them receive healing for their wounded hearts.”
The promises and truths that God revealed to Jessie as He spoke to her heart through journaling were not just for her—they are for every believer! You will be inspired to persevere in seeking God’s heart—and your own heart’s healing—through journaling, as you realize the depth of the love that He has for all of His children.
Find out more about this book and purchase it here.
Take It to the Next Level
To ensure that this message transforms your life, we offer you four options. Any of these choices will assist you in internalizing this teaching, helping you to be a doer of the word and not a hearer only (James 1:22) and allowing you to produce a bountiful harvest in your life.
Opportunity 1 – Host a home or church group
This home group in Slovakia shows the excitement of learning to hear God's voice together!
We learn more quickly if we are surrounded by others who are seeking to master the same skill. Pray and ask God who you know who might want to grow in this truth also and open your home to them for 10-12 weekly sessions (or host a small group in your church). We provide several resources to help you present this powerfully and effectively in a group setting, including DVDs and application activities. Experience the joy of cultivating skills together with a group of friends! Discover how to create and post your group…
Opportunity 2 – Hire a Personal Spiritual Trainer to coach you
Coaching or discipling is the method Jesus used to train the twelve disciples.
When you team up with someone ahead of you in an area to mentor you, and you share your questions and steps of growth with them, receiving their counsel in return, you ascend more quickly into mastery in that area. We have trained coaches who have mastered this topic who will commit to working with you for a 90-day period.
- The name of this PST Training Module is: Prayers That Heal the Heart
- Discover how to hire a PST for $1 a day to coach you in this training experience
- Click here for the steps to sign up for a Personal Spiritual Trainer module
Opportunity 3 – Take this as a college course from home
Earn college credit while being apprenticed to mastery in this area! This topic is available as a course which you can take from your home through the distance learning program offered at Christian Leadership University. You may enroll in this course as a lifelong learner or apply it toward an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Doctoral degree.
- The name of this CLU college course is: COU301 Prayers That Heal the Heart
- Learn how you can take CLU courses from your home
- Click here for the steps to enroll in the corresponding CLU course
Opportunity 4 – Host a seminar for your community
Transform your church and region by hosting a weekend seminar with an anointed trainer, where an impartation is released by the Holy Spirit into your community. Mark Virkler and others are available to be scheduled.