Father, I believe with all my heart, all my mind and all my soul that you love me. You love me with a love that satisfies my heart. Your love gives me peace. Your love gives me joy. Your love gives me rest. Amen. 

"If you take the time to learn

how to use these arrow prayers

daily, you will reach a level

of peace, joy and freedom

you never thought possible."

~John L. Banda


Prayer Tips

The arrow prayers in Intimacy with God and in Purity of Jesus are declarative. They declare and affirm what we believe about God. This is what makes them distinct from other arrow prayers. This makes them very powerful as well. 


Learn the Field Prayer method, also known as the Field Prayers 12. First, select your weekly prayers. Secondly, pray them every day four times a day for a week. Thirdly, talk to God intimately. Lastly, make sacrifices. 

For a Summary of the

Field Prayer method,

Field Prayers 12

CLICK HERE.

John L. Banda

Field & Arrow Prayers

Field prayers are prayers that you take with you to your field of work, to school (your field of study) or to your mission field (ministry or other mission). A field prayer is a prayer, or prayers, that you are committed to praying in the morning, at noon, in the evening and at night. This prayer can be a long prayer such as the Our Father or it can be a one sentence prayer like the arrow prayers in my books. You can combine two or more arrow prayers to form a long prayer. The long prayer you form using arrow prayers can be used as a field prayer (see the field prayer above).


To read a great article about arrow prayers CLICK HERE.

3 Field Prayers Weekly

Lately my weeks have been busy so this week I decided to use three arrow prayers as my field prayers. I wrote them in my planner:  1. Jesus, you are my purity. You are my everything. 2. Jesus, I hunger and thirst for your purity. 3. Jesus, you are my joy, you are my peace, you are my rest.

I prayed these 3 prayers all week, at least 4 times a day. Occasionally I would change it up a little: Jesus, I hunger and thirst for your purity. I hunger and thirst for your love. I hunger and thirst for your presence. By Tuesday I had all these prayers memorized and prayer just seemed to flow out of me when prompted by the Holy Spirit. You may use your journal or planner to record your daily or weekly prayers.

Arrow Prayers

1. Jesus, you are my purity. You are my everything


2. Holy Spirit, you inspire me to do great and beautiful things for the Father.


3. Jesus, my soul longs for the rest that only you can give.


4. Father, you made me to love me. You made me to flourish in your love.


5. Father, your love is new every morning. Your love makes me new each day.

Vocal Prayer and Mental Prayer

Another way that I like to pray my arrow prayers is by vocalizing them. I like to say them with conviction, with emotion and with love. Father, I love you with all my heart, all my mind and all my soul. Once I vocalize it, I will say it again and move on to the next prayer and repeat the process. At other times I prefer to read the prayer mentally as I sit still; then I read it again as I relax in the silence of the morning, evening or night. This method fills me with so much peace. Vocalizing the prayers increases my conviction, my faith and helps me to deepen the truth God is speaking to me through the arrow prayer.

Ebooks for Prayer

The great thing about having arrow prayers in an ebook is that it makes it very convenient for us to pray. You can take the prayers anywhere because they are there in your cell phone. You can pray when you are standing in line at the grocery store, while you sit in traffic or at a red light. You can pray your arrows in your car right before you go into work and you can pray them in your bedroom right before you go to bed. You can also pray them before you go to church. Before the ebook I had my arrow  prayers in PDF format and this was very helpful to my prayer life. With the ebook it is so much better because it is so much more pleasing to the eyes and you can make the letters bigger too.

Pray All 40 Prayers

Find a quiet, comfortable place to pray. Pray in the silence of the day, evening or night; or you can play relaxing, sacred music in the background. Say these prayers in the morning, at noon, in the evening and at night. Say each prayer once or twice when you sit down to pray.

This is exactly how I started praying my arrow prayers. In one sitting I would read/pray all 40 prayers. Sometimes I would vocalize them, at other times I would pray them mentally. Sometimes I would say each prayer twice. It would take me about 3 to 5 minutes to do this. It was important for me to pray all the prayers because I wanted to get them inside of me, I wanted to believe them more and to live them out more; and little by little the transformation came. This is the goal. More freedom, more peace, more union with Christ. Mission accomplished.


Prayer Suggestions

Say one prayer in the morning, a different prayer at noon and a different prayer in the evening.


If you are in a group, you can all say the selected arrow prayers together or someone can lead the prayer by vocalizing it, followed by everyone in the group vocalizing the same prayer.


Memorize two, three or more prayers. Pray them throughout the day or during your time of need.


At the end of each prayer you may add the words: Amen, Thank you, Glory to God in the Highest, Alleluia or use your preferred closing words.


When you pray, make time to listen to God as well.

When I pray arrow prayers I often feel that God is speaking to me through the words I say to God. The prayers not only speak to me, but they move me, they transform me and empower me with God's Spirit. 

The Word of God

"See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you." ~Jesus

Luke 10:19 (NRSV)



"Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded..."

James 4:8 (NIV)

Dealing With Sin

If you find yourself in a state of sin, you can ask God to forgive you*. You can say a prayer such as: Jesus, I'm sorry for my sins. Please forgive me. Help me to begin a new life. Begin to pray the prayers in Intimacy with God. Pray them daily and regularly until you begin to believe them. These prayers will empower you when you begin to believe them. Remember to speak to God in your own words. Begin your own conversation with God. Let God lead you.


If you are living the Christian faith and have fallen into sin, repent, confess your sins, ask for forgiveness and do the same thing as above. Keep praying your arrow prayers daily. The more you pray them, the stronger you will become, and the sooner you will return completely to God.  


*Follow your faith tradition if you have one. Do what you need to do to reconcile with God the Father.