Maggie Thomas, Acworth, GA 8/16/2015
I have been a Christian since the age of 7 and I am 64 now. During that time I have had prayer and ministry and done courses, BUT NOTHING has been as instrumental in my healing as much as this Ministry.
I did not want to once again visit and relive things that have traumatized or hurt me, or "navel gaze". Been there, done that, but I am so glad I did.
Yes there were tears, snotty noses, there was pain and discomfort, but the release, freedom, getting rid of guilt and shame, and the life I now am living and see as going on to be even better is SO worth it.
I also now have the tools to recognize things as they happen and deal with them, rather than carry wounds that will once again build up for a future of more issues.
The Word of God is taking on more clarity also, seeing truths in what I read before in a whole deeper and liberating way.
This has been one of the best things I have done in my life. I have been released from heavy burdens of guilt, shame, fear, insecurity, self doubt, pride, and much more. I have forgiven and been forgiven, and I no longer have to live with all that on my back, or affecting me and my life. My family has been helped too in that I am different and they don't have to put up with all the effects of my issues. The freedom is widespread.
I am not done, it's a process and a journey, but I have come so far already that I actually am beginning to enjoy life and living, instead of it feeling that it was drudgery or spending hours feeling depressed. I have joy !!!!!!! And THAT is priceless. It gives me strength.
Thank God for Karen, and her team Dolly and Sue. Absolutely selfless and dedicated people who took joy in what they were doing...... Helping people become free, and weeping with joy at seeing the results. Only God could do something this amazing and Praise His Name that He did and did it through such awesome people.
Linda Ruby, Jasper, GA
I am So Thankful to God for putting Karen Harper and her ministry in my life!
It was absolutely Life Changing! As a child of physical, verbal abuse, and
abandonment I was carrying a lot of baggage and hurts from the past!
As a spirit filled believer, with the help of God, I had overcome a lot; but,
still needed a deep work of deliverance and healing!
I found this in Karen's loving ministry! No longer does the trauma of childhood
come back to hinder me in my walk with the Holy Spirit in the earth!
I have also been given tools to know how to stay free and deal with other
things that come up! I Praise God for All He has done! I would recommend
Karen's ministry to any Christian, who is wanting to be free!
Marietta, GA October, 2015
Karen’s name came to me as a referral from a friend. At the time, I had been through about five years of significant trauma, loss and transitions in my life. As a minister, I was feeling very stuck and unable to hear from God. After being involved with deliverance and inner healing ministries in the past, I knew that there were issues in my own life that needed to be addressed, but I could not see the forest for the trees. There were so many issues to be sorted through and examined at a heart level. I needed an objective person, outside of my church and regular circle who did not really know my past or circumstances who could identify the issues and help me work through them.
I began working with Karen and her team early this past summer. Within the first session, I experienced significant breakthrough. They were able to discern and pin point root issues and strongholds that were holding me back and keeping me captive. I was able to regain a healthy perspective over my circumstances and break through walls of bitterness and forgiveness that were literally making me physically and emotionally ill. Over the next couple of sessions, I experienced tremendous breakthrough within myself, my health and my ministry. Most importantly, I was able to reconcile my relationship with God and could hear him again!
Karen is an anointed prayer warrior and a true gift to the body of Christ. She and her team offer an invaluable service to those who are hurting and need a loving, discerning, objective prayer partner to help them through the “weeds”. I would highly recommend her and her team to anyone who is struggling with life issues or their relationship with God.
Thank You Freedom Prayers Ministry!
Woodstock, GA Jan, 2015
The ministry I received from Freedom Prayers Ministry was, without a doubt, Holy Spirit led. I felt completely safe, greatly loved, and immensely cared for.
Somehow, I was freed from the mental ascent of “thinking” and experienced deep, far-reaching healing that included The Lord bringing things to mind with the grace to receive understanding about things that had me stuck, forgiveness for myself, forgiveness toward others.
The best way I can describe the result is that I not only walked out with a new level of freedom; the growth of freedom continues, day by day.
To anyone who feels continuously stuck or constantly tormented by thoughts that leave you confused, condemned, or depressed, I strongly recommend taking time with Karen and her team and, by all means, get honest, don’t hold back, and you’ll see God do amazing things!
Rachel M., Canton, GA
I was very skeptical to try the 'Inner Healing Ministry' at first as I have witnessed much ministry in the past. I have dealt with the same issues, wounds, offenses before. I did not want to revisit things and dredge things up unnecessarily. It took me many months to be finally willing to try it. Reluctantly I went to a session with Karen and her team half expecting it to not be any more than I had experienced before. I was wrong. Karen explained that we still have need for healing in our spirit when there is emotion attached to the memory. Healing sometimes occurs in layers like an onion. I was very surprised to experience REAL emotion, led by the Holy Spirit. It is true. We can mentally forgive, but sometimes our spirit needs to heal. The format is very gentle, very safe, very simple. It is incredible to experience the sense of freedom and joy that comes when things are dealt with properly!! I no longer have the sore arthritic pain in my spine or pain in my chest that I had for a long time. I feel more free, more confident, more content, more at peace. I am free from the effects of Rejection. I no longer crave unhealthy affirmation, numbing agents and no longer feel the need to please everybody to be accepted. I feel whole. I feel at peace. I feel free. I would highly recommend the generous and thorough personal ministry from Karen Harper and her team. It is a gift! We are thankful for this investment into our lives.
Laura Price, Woodstock, GA
Karen has spent countless hours helping me find truths in my life that have changed my thought process from defeated and negative to claiming victory over all areas of my life. She has helped me find breakthrough in areas that I've been stuck in for a very long time. She has helped me to access the Holy Spirit in my own life and I will be forever grateful to her ministry.
She has a gift and passion for seeing people find their freedom from bondage and she uses her gifts for Lord in such a tireless way.
Rachel, age 19, Atlanta, GA
"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1)."
From the time that I was a small child, I have taken up for those who are being bullied. My mom tells a story of how I, in 3 year old preschool, slapped another kid for making fun of my friend who had a physical handicap. She counseled me to use my words next time but said that she was proud of me for taking up for others who are being hurt.
In elementary school, I was the one being bullied. A teacher spoke condemnation to me every day: "you're not good enough", "put your hand down; you don't know the answer", "you're stupid".
Children in the class chimed in...making the hurt more profound. I continued to speak up for others who were being bullied, but not myself. I didn't even tell my parents the extent of the what happened.
In middle school, I began to speak up to "my friends" when they were being mean to others. They turned on me, calling me names, shunning and rejecting me, and spreading rumors. It did not take long before I literally had no friends in the church youth group. Sometimes the adults were part of the problem by avoiding the issue, making light of it, or outright encouraging the bullying.
Several years later two of the girls who watched me be bullied, apologized saying that they wished that they had spoken up for me and that I didn't deserve being treated that way.
Through condemnation, insecurity and self-deprecation, I became my own bully, internalizing all the messages of the past. After a while, it didn't matter what my parents, the Bible and God said about me, I allowed the lies of the enemy to affect me more than I realized.
In addition, because I was bullied by people in the church, I had a bitterness toward the church that I didn't even realize I had. Karen helped me untangle the spiritual issues that come out of feelings of rejection. She helped me pray through the issues of the past and leave them there. Her prayer team encouraged me with prophetic exhortations about my future. Through forgiveness and repentance, I am now whole. I now choose to believe what God says about me.
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St. George Island, FL Feb 2015
Hi. I’m Amy Howell. My experience with the prayer ministry was wonderful. I am so grateful to God for bringing me to your church and to the ladies in your prayer ministry.
Before the prayer ministry, I was very stuck. I’ve been a Christian for a really long time. Thirty-five years of being a Christian, I’m a minister’s wife, I’ve been to seminary. I even have a counseling degree. But none of that really helped me, and I had been fighting so many battles against the enemy. Our family had been through a lot and over many years. I got to point where I had forgotten what was mine in Christ Jesus. All the promises of God are “Yes” to the glory of God and “Amen” in Christ Jesus. I had forgotten that and in my mind I knew it was true, but in the reality of my faith walking it out in everyday life I wasn’t very victorious.
When I met with the prayer ministry ladies, things just broke off of me. What they did, the prayers that they prayed brought perspective to my life that I hadn’t had before or maybe brought things to my mind that I didn’t remember. And just having the prayer support, like during the battle where Moses, he was tired and his hands were dropping and he needed friends to come along side of him to lift his arms up so that the Israelites could win the battle. That’s what I needed and they did that for me.
When we were in the prayer ministry, they even for prayed for things from my family of origin like my parents, my siblings, and my parent’s parents that I didn’t even know were sins of my forefathers. But when we were praying them, I realized this is why I’m not walking in victory in that particular area of my life, because of the sins of my forefathers. We ended that stuff, right then and there.
A couple of months after my first meeting with them, I realized, I’m not done. And I called them back and I said, “Please, can we meet again?” As a matter of fact, I didn’t want to because I didn’t want to bother them and I realized very quickly, they were excited to be meeting with me and excited that I knew I wasn’t done yet and wanted more, because they’re just there to help. And they’re just there to minister and they want to see liberty in your life and victory in your walk and renewed faith.
After the second meeting MORE victory came and more liberty came. And I’m experiencing a fresh newness in my faith with God than I ever have before.
You know, the thief has come to steal, kill, and destroy. But Jesus came to give us life more abundantly. We can’t do it by ourselves.
I would advise anybody who just feels stuck, to seek out the prayer ministry and to let them pray for you. What I can tell you is it helped me reclaim what is rightfully mine in Christ Jesus, what I knew was there but had forgotten, what I was too tired to gain on my own from being beaten up by the enemy. Now I have new power walking in the Spirit. And I am so, so grateful.