Prayer Partner Ministry

Sanctuary Prayer:

Steps to Personal Prayer
Revealed in the Old Testament Model

Sactuary and Israel
Bird's Eye view showing an artist's conception of the ancient typical sanctuary and the camp of Israel

  1. Praise as you enter the gates of prayer
  2. Repentance and confession at the altar of sacrifice
  3. Daily cleansing, rebaptism, emptying of self and sin at the laver
  4. Daily asking for the fullness of the Holy Spirit at the lampstand
  5. Growth: obedience and action as we eat at the table of shewbread
  6. Intercession for others at the altar of incense
  7. Judgment: investigation, discipline, and instruction, in the Most Holy Place

This model keeps my prayer time interesting. Like King David I have discovered more about God through the sanctuary illustration than I have in any other study.

“I have seen You in the sanctuary,” David said,
“and beheld Your power and Your glory.
Because Your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify You.
I will praise You as long as I live,
and in Your name I will lift up my hands.” Ps. 63:2-4

Carrol Johnson Shewmake, author of Sanctuary Secrets to Personal Prayer.