Asking God Questions, Hearing God’s Answers
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27.
Hearing God’s Voice (HGV) is a facilitated prayer process designed for participants to ask God important questions and then listen for God’s answers. HGV uses proven techniques to identify core questions regarding areas of spiritual need, then creates a safe, calm climate to hear God’s faithful responses. HGV is not counseling, it is a prayer ministry. Each session involves two facilitators, the first to ask questions, the second to record what is communicated by God.
The HGV prayer model uses experienced facilitators who are trained to engage in a three-way conversation with God in which the facilitator suggests simple, direct, non-suggestive questions for the listener to ask God. The listener poses the questions and listens for God’s responses. They may receive impressions, thoughts, pictures, memories or actual words. Whatever is received is shared with the facilitators who will not judge or filter answers. Careful, sensitive persistence is essential. The process depends entirely on the responses listeners receive from God and how they understand them. Questions often take the form of specific prayers.
The process continues until recipients are satisfied. Multiple sessions are sometimes desired. Recipients are absolutely free to end or continue sessions at any time. Either way, the session culminates with specific prayer based upon what happens in the sessions.
What makes the HGV prayer process so satisfying is the surprising and faithful ways God answers prayers. In John 16:23-24, Jesus told his disciples plainly:
Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.