Another form of prayer that I use is called "rainbow prayer." A rainbow in the sky consists of a large spectrum of colors and spans across a large area. Likewise, rainbow prayers usually cover a large spectrum of economic and social classes. It usually spans across hundreds and even thousands of miles. Rainbow prayers extend your spiritual influence to geographic, social and economic realms not normally accessible to you.
Instead of praying for people you see, rainbow praying is praying for people associated with an event or object. If I am in the doctor’s office, I may pray for everyone who has looked at a particular magazine at that office, or I may pray for everyone who has used a certain pay phone during the past week. I may even pray for the next ten people who will come in contact with the twenty-dollar bill I am spending (or the last ten people).
Many people may discount rainbow praying because it seems silly or impersonal. Yet, the reason this type of prayer is so practical is because it only takes a few seconds and can be done at times you normally may not be praying.
A more complex version of a rainbow prayer would be praying for people associated with a billboard, such as a beer advertisement. I may pray for the people in the photograph, those involved in the photo session, the person processing the film, the advertising staff involved in creating the ad, the President of the beer company and the person who physically put up the billboard.
As you can see, this gives the Christian the ability to pray for specific individuals (although usually nameless) all over the country and even around the world. It allows you to pray for people with whom you normally would never come in contact.
When I pray for someone, I don’t just pray for their immediate needs. I also pray that God will raise up hundreds of people to pray for this person. I even ask that years from now people will still be praying for this individual as a result of my prayer. I figure a hundred people praying for a person can produce more than my single prayer. Basically, I am multiplying my prayers.
Other Chapters in this Section
Copyright © 1987 -2004 Michael Bronson | Site Design by Imagination 2 Reality