Last night at church we met together and Rick hayes spoke to everyone as a refresher to the 5 step perayer/healing model, and it was rather good.
I havent heard the teaching in a few years, and havent prayed for someone in a formal ministry situation (eg a stranger) in about a year probably, so it was great to hear the stuff and do the stuff.
The teaching is derived from John Wimber’s study on how Jesus prayed for people. What I also liked about the teaching is that it is not restrictive but liberating, in contrast to, as Rick empahsized a method. Rick gave an illustration for a method, that a method is like baking a cake, get everything right, all the ingredient and weights, and voila you get the desired result. Prayer ministry can never work like that, as an extension of that illustration I quite like the idea of prayer ministry as art, in that you understand the correct tools as a canvas and a paintbrush, but every painting is different and unique to itself.
I have encountered a few teachers, who, like Rick who are influenced by Wimber, and although I have never read any of his stuff, I enjoy the way in which the teaching seems to be ground in the praxis of right theology and the realisation of it, in the everyday life of ministry.