Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect at an Unbound prayer session?
Visit the Prayer Sessions page for a description of the format of an Unbound session and what to expect.
How do I sign up for an Unbound prayer session?
Please call us at 484-278-1309. We will have a brief "intake" conversation with you, mostly to get a sense of the issue(s) that you would like to bring for prayer and to ensure you have adequate supports in your life who can walk forward with you after your prayer session.
We offer prayer sessions on Wednesdays in the morning, afternoon or evening. There is some flexibility with this timing. We are located in Havertown, PA. Prayer sessions take about 60-90 minutes.
Are there any requirements for scheduling an Unbound prayer session?
There are a few minimal requirements for Unbound. Before coming for your Unbound prayer session, we ask that you read Chapters 1-7 of the book Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance by Neal Lozano, which will help you understand the ministry and also identify and put a name to the areas of your life where you are seeking freedom.
The Queen of the Rosary Unbound Team is unable to offer ongoing support after your prayer session, so we also want to make sure that you have faith-based support in your life such as friends or a parish community who can continue to walk with you after your prayer session.
If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, it is important that you are under appropriate professional care and are taking medication, if prescribed. In more serious cases, it may be necessary for us to speak with your mental health professional before scheduling you for a prayer session. For legal reasons, we do not offer prayer sessions for minors (under 18), but we are happy to teach parents how to pray with their children using the Five Keys of Unbound.
Feel free to give us a call to discuss any questions you might have.
Will the things I share in my prayer session be kept confidential?
Everyone on our Unbound team will do our very best to ensure that what you share in your Unbound session will be strictly confidential. However, it is important that you are aware of two limitations to our confidentiality. First, our team members are mandated reporters, meaning that they are required by Pennsylvania law to report any disclosure that gives them reason to believe that an identifiable child (who is presently under 18 years of age) has been abused. If you make this type of specific disclosure, they will have no choice but to break confidentiality and file a report. Second, if any of our team members has reason to believe that you or another person is presently in danger because of information you have shared, or that dangerous criminal activity could be prevented, they may break confidentiality because they feel morally obligated to act for your safety or the safety of others. We want to keep your story in confidence and help you to find freedom in the love of God.
What's the best way to prepare for my prayer session?
Prayerfully read the first half of the book Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance, by Neal Lozano, taking note of the things that “come up” as you read, especially areas of your life where you are feeling bound and/or sensing the need for greater freedom.
Come to your session prepared to answer one of these kinds of questions: “Where in your life are you feeling stuck?”, “What is coming up for you since reading Unbound?”; “What do you want Jesus to do for you in this session?”
If possible, make a good sacramental confession.
What if I don't feel free after my prayer session?
Sometimes, after hearing other people's testimonies about Unbound, people expect to see "fireworks" during their prayer session and are disappointed when they don't experience an immediate, dramatic change. Every prayer session is different and God works in each person's life differently. Sometimes the fruits of a prayer session do not appear until days or even weeks after the session. God's work in the human heart is often quiet, hidden and very gentle. If you don't experience dramatic liberation during your prayer session, do not worry! Trust in the work you have done with Christ and believe in the goodness of the Father who will show you the fruits of your prayer session when the time is right.
Is Unbound a Catholic ministry?
The Unbound Ministry founded by Heart of the Father Ministries is run as an ecumenical ministry, although founded by Catholics. The Unbound Ministry has the support and approval of the Archbishop of Philadelphia. Our specific prayer team, the Queen of the Rosary Unbound Team, is Catholic. Our team members are faithful Catholics from various parishes in the greater Philadelphia area. Catholics and non-Catholics are very welcome to call us for a prayer session. Other Unbound teams of varying denominations are also available. To see the full list of Unbound teams, both local and international, click here.
Can I bring someone with me to my prayer session?
Absolutely! If you would like to bring a support person with you to your session, just let us know. Just be sure it is a person that you trust and would be comfortable sharing anything in front of. We want you to feel free and comfortable to share anything that comes up in your heart during your session. The benefit of having a support person with you in your session is that that person has seen how God worked in your session and can continue to walk with you after your prayer session, helping you continue to pray the Five Keys.
Can I come to an Unbound session on behalf of someone else who needs deliverance?
Often we have loved ones who need a ministry like Unbound but who might not be ready to seek a prayer session themselves. Because Unbound rests on a person taking responsibility for the responses they have made to life, we are not able to pray with someone on behalf of someone else, i.e. as a kind of "stand in". However, the good news is that if you come to an Unbound session for freedom from your own areas of bondage, the freedom you gain can bring freedom to the rest of your family tree. If you have a family member who needs freedom but isn't ready for a prayer session, we highly recommend that you come for a prayer session yourself for your own struggles and trust that graces will be released for your loved one by means of your liberation!
What is the relationship between Unbound and mental health care?
Unbound can be a significant part of the process of inner healing and freedom. However, it does not replace the ordinary human means of healing such as counseling and other forms of psychological assistance, including medication, should those resources be necessary. Unbound serves as an additional tool that addresses the specifically spiritual issues that are frequently a part of any personal problem.
What is the relationship between Unbound and the sacraments?
Unbound Prayer is a complement to the ordinary path of Catholic life, especially the sacraments. The fruitfulness of a prayer session depends on your active participation in the process as well as your participation in the life of the Church, especially through the sacraments and a regular prayer life. The graces of the sacramental life dispose our hearts to receive the freedom that Christ wishes to give. Conversely, the freedom that one can find through Unbound can often lead to a deeper and fuller receptivity towards the graces of the sacraments.
Regarding the Key of Repentance and the Sacrament of Reconciliation: The first of the Five Keys of Unbound is Repentance. This is an opportunity to ask God for forgiveness of any unconfessed sin and to repent of those areas in your life where a pattern of resisting God’s love has developed. In this way, Unbound complements - and does not replace - the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Any unconfessed grave sin not previously confessed sacramentally to a priest, even if mentioned in an Unbound session, must be confessed to a priest in the Sacrament of Reconciliation in order to receive absolution.
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