What Immanuel Is & Isn’t Immanuel Prayer Minister Training Jessie Handy and Wendy Balman, Trainers IMMANUEL PRAYER is a process of connecting personally and interactively with the Lord and removing barriers and hindrances to an intimate, interactive lifestyle of connection with Him. The goal is to build and deepen a securely attached relationship with the Lord, one that increases capacity to stay connected to Him, even in difficult life situations or painful experiences. What Immanuel Is: 1. A Prayer Context – a 3-way interaction between Recipient, Facilitator and the Lord. As the Facilitator, I believe and perceive that the Lord is present. The Recipient may or may not perceive him. The beginning connection, interaction, appreciation exercise is to increase the Recipient’s awareness of his presence with them personally. 2. Goal oriented – to help the recipient to connect with the intimate, personal presence of Jesus and to encourage them to follow his lead and to receive whatever he has for them. 3. Relationship Focused - the facilitator keeps their focus on the connection with Jesus rather than on finding a painful memory. If once connected with Jesus and he leads them to a difficult life situation or painful memory, the facilitator keeps guiding toward interacting with Jesus in it and about it. 4. Non-directive - regarding memory content and input such as teaching, correction, truth, comfort, insight, and interpretation. All this comes only from the Lord, not the facilitator. What Immanuel Is Not: 1. Guided Imagery – The facilitator does not make any suggestions as to the content or interactions or outcome of memories or images. These are allowed to unfold as guided by the Holy Spirit. 2. Deliverance – the focus is not on discovering and confronting demons. The facilitator is not there to rescue the recipient from demons but rather to invite Jesus to show the recipient what is standing in the way of perceiving his presence. 3. Teaching – If there is any teaching, it will come directly from Jesus to the recipient, not from the facilitator. 4. Prophetic – the facilitator does not receive message/images for the recipient from Jesus/H.S. No words of knowledge, pictures, scriptures, etc. are given during the prayer process. Only afterward if you are sure the Lord is asking you to share them. NOTE: Each of these 4 styles of helping/healing have merit and have been helpful to each of us at some time in our journey. Immanuel is just a specifically different approach that will do a unique task if not mixed with other styles. HOWEVER: Even mixed with other styles, the concept of connecting with Jesus in order to enhance capacity to deal with pain will enrich any healing process.