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Guidelines for the application of the Theophostic Prayer Ministry

J. Steyn
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 42, No 1 | a260 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v42i1.260 | © 2008 J. Steyn | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 July 2008 | Published: 27 July 2008

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J. Steyn, Department of Practical Theology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Abstract

The basic principle of the Theophostic Prayer Ministry (TPM) is to attempt to resolve clients’ present conflict by finding healing for past wounds in prayer. The TPM model has a unique advantage over non-Christian models in that it pursues the healing of past wounds by means of binding the suffering back to God. “Koinonia” (the fellowship of believers), “communio” (a deeper sense of the involvement of God), “coram Deo” (the ever-presence of God), as well as “pneumatonomic synergy” (being in balance with the holy plan of God), are restored, launching a new life. The TPM relies on three types of memory: visual, emotional and physical memory. Freeing a person from his/her helpless state is to guide that person towards divine revelation. The outcome unfolds as a sincere and holy recovery in Christ.

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Narrative; Pastoral; Pneumathology; Prayer Therapy; Theophostic

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