Prayer Of Impartation

Q.  May the Lord continue to bless your website. I have been blessed in many ways by it. I would like to know what a prayer of impartation is about and if it is biblical.  I came across this recently but know very little of the concept.

A.  The term “prayer of impartation” is used by some to describe the process by which spiritual gifts and other blessings are “imparted” to a believer through prayer accompanied by the laying on of hands. Those who use this term point to the examples where Paul laid hands on a group of disciples in Ephesus resulting in them manifesting spiritual gifts (Acts 19:4-7) and where he exhorted Timothy not to neglect the gift that was given to Him through a prophetic message when the elders laid hands on him (1 Tim 4:14).

The concept of laying hands on a person while praying goes back to the earliest times. In Numbers 27:18, God told Moses to lay his hands on Joshua in the presence of the priest in order to give Joshua some of the authority Moses had been given so the Israelites would obey him.


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  • Rufaro R. Meda

    i stumbled on your website when i was doing research on Matthew 1:19 because i wanted to know what the Bible meant when it says Joseph wanted to divorce Mary quietly and i found my answers. i just wanted to commend you on the work you are doing. i started reading your articles and responses to all sorts of questions that trouble a growing Christian at 9 in the morning and now its 6 hrs
    later and i’m still reading. i’m intrigued and enlightened. may the Lord bless you as much and even more than you are blessing us.