"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you." Ezekiel 36:26
Prayer is not only the means by which we connect intimately with God; it is a conduit through which his grace overflows into our lives. In prayer we encounter God, who is perfect, and thus we leave the place of prayer being made more like him, that is, more whole than we were before. For that reason the ministry of New Hearts Outreach is adamant about praying for and with everyone who comes through. This includes 1-2 hour sessions devoted exclusively to listening prayer with anyone who is comfortable with doing so. And it is our pleasure to announce that we are now expanding our hours of availability into the evenings in order to accommodate more people as well as their work schedules. Simply call our office to arrange an initial, confidential intake interview and schedule a prayer appointment with our staff.
What is listening prayer?
Throughout scripture, God interacts dynamically with his people and speaks to them in a variety of ways. He spoke to Daniel through visions, King Nebuchadnezzar through dreams, Baalam through a donkey, Moses through a burnging bush, and the list goes on. Perhaps more important than the smorgasboard of ways in which he speaks is the reality that he does speak. He is not some cold, distant and detached creater who forgot his handiwork or observes it from afar. No, he is a close, intimate and involved maker who deeply loves the works of his hands. Thus, the crux of hearing God relies less on whether he is speaking and more on whether we are listening. And this is precisely what listening prayer is all about. It is an intentional effort to quiet our minds and open ourselves up to a number of ways that God wants to interact with us: perhaps a prominent scripture verse, an image, a memory, or something else.
Location: Tampa Underground HUB, 1925 E. 2nd Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
Appointments Times: Tuesdays @ 5:45pm - 7:15pm or 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost: Pro Bono (no cost); donations accepted.
Begin the process by scheduling an appointment and filling out the Confidential Intake form. Signed Confidentiality and Release from Liability forms are also required.
Please contact Tammi or Donna at the NHO office at (813) 248-9772 or (813) 379-2971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.