Prayer for movements is different than more familiar types of prayers that tend to focus on personal needs, particular causes, or issues. If this distinction is not made, times set aside for Movement Prayer can lose their focus and effectiveness. In a recent interview with Shodankeh Johnson, he makes the distinction by stating that Movement Prayer is primarily focused on three things: 1) prayer for the lost, 2) prayer to multiply prayer movements, and 3) warfare prayers against the strongholds over families, tribes, and nations that hinder the spread of the gospel.
Warfare prayers are particularly important to bind strongholds over territories. As Matthew records Jesus saying to a gathered crowd in Mt 12:29, “Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.” Shodankeh states, “The most powerful weapons we have as followers of Jesus are prayer and worship. It is an intercontinental ballistic missile–a weapon of mass destruction.”
In our next post, we hope to share more on how to identify and effectively pray against strongholds.