Travailing Prayer

Travailing prayer is not an emotional led prayer. Travailing prayer is a spirit led prayer. Most of the time it is a birthing prayer. It births something you’ve been carrying in your heart that God wants to deliver.

It’s a level of intensity marked by the Holy Spirit to bring to pass through prayer a promise, healing for someone’s body, deliverance from bondage or saving of a person’s soul. Travailing and intercessory prayer together produce the results of the Holy Spirit. We may be sense a great desire to pray for a person, ministry, city, or nation. As we yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit he can pray through us to cause that need to be met. This intercession can be experienced for a few minutes, several hours, several weeks, or months, etc.

Hebrew word (yalad) which means to give birth to something, time of delivery, or intense labor.                                                                                                                                                                     Isaiah 66:7-8                                                                                                                                 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.

Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God

Hebrew Word (telah) It involves an intense labor to bring something.

Genesis 35:16.                                                                                                                                     And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.

I Thessalonians 2:9

Galatians 4:19









Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.
Definition of Understanding:
The ability to comprehend, insight, to discern, to distinguish, to separate, To arrange information in a meaningful relationship. Accurate ordering and interpretation of what is known. To be able to see what God is saying to you thorough His Word. There are three aspects of wisdom- Proverbs 24:3-4
Knowledge- the accumulation of data, or information Understanding- organization or the assembly of information Wisdom – the application of knowledge
Given (knowledge)information or facts, the person who understanding is able to discern (to see) and arrange the facts (knowledge) in a meaningful way to be able see the best choice one should make.
Keys To Obtaining Understanding
1. Ask God for an understanding heart. I Kings 3:1-8 You cannot find or connect with God with your head only. You also connect with God with your heart. (many try to figure God out with their head)Jeremiah 29:12-13;
2. Many are frustrated because they have not embraced the ways of applying the scripture to their situation. Acts 8:26-32 He had knowledge he could read but he had no understanding. He could not take hold of what he was reading until he had understanding.
3. Prayer is a means of getting understanding about the particulars in your life.           Daniel 2:19; James 1:5 Ask the Lord what must you do at this point to come out of your situation? What do you require of me to do? Did I miss something? Or did you stop short of your intended goal.
Romans 10:9-10