Journey of Emotional Healing 

Transformation Prayer Ministry in the Tampa Bay area

Transformation Prayer Ministry can assist you in your Journey of Emotional Healing because it can help you access and receive God's healing in areas of on-going deep emotional hurt/pain and stress when nothing else has seemed to help.  

 People sometimes need a direct message/touch from God for healing in certain areas. This is nothing new! The Scriptures relate many stories where God spoke a special Word to individuals. This is called a Rhema Word - only for that specific person in that specific situation. Whereas, the Logos Word in the Scriptures of the Bible is for teaching ALL of us ALL the time. (A Rhema word never contradicts the scripture - both are from God)

The basis of Transformation Prayer Ministry is not new.

Many times in the Bible, people received a Rhema Word in the midst of a very painful or distressful situation.  For example, Abraham heard from God several times regarding his distress of being without children. Hagar, an Egyptian, heard from God in her deep weeping and belief that she and her son would die. Joseph (Jesus's earthly father) three times received a specific message from God when He was in the midst of uncertainty. The Apostle Paul received a Rhema Word after praying about relief from his personal affliction.

The goal of Transformation Prayer Ministry is for you to experience God's Presence and  receive His Truth.....a "freeing" message (a Rhema message)  from Him which dispels the "lies" embraced early in life -- "lies" about your identity or about your "state of being" (often hidden) that have a troubling influence on your present. You may have difficulty believing that God cares enough to speak to you personally, but He does!  You may feel you haven't been "good enough" to deserve His attention.  But He still wants to love you and set you free. Even if you don't believe in God, or feel angry or let down by God, He wants to show himself as loving toward you!

What happens in Transformation Prayer Ministry (TPM)?

A trusted  confidential facilitator (Bonita) will assist you in getting in touch with your present feelings and revisit specific hurtful/painful events in your past where you came to believe "lies" or "core false beliefs" that continue to operate today.
For example:
in a childhood abuse memory... you may have believed deep inside "it was my fault;"
or when constant perfectionistic demands were made on you as a came to believe "something's wrong with me";
or being believed "I'm trapped, I'll never get free." 

These "false beliefs" when triggered by a current situation cause emotional pain and turmoil in your current relationships with self, others and God. Transformation Prayer Ministry will help you seek God's help in overcoming your brain's roadblocks to uncovering these "false beliefs/lies." (Be sure to go to the "Relief from Pain' page on this website for understanding how we avoid pain to our detriment). Transformation Prayer Ministry will also assist you with resolving anger, unforgiveness, unhealthy vows or logical thinking that can block receiving your Word or Light from God on a heart level.

Next, you together with Bonita, will ask God or Jesus by His Spirit to reveal His perspective on the specific memory event and replace the "false belief/lie" embraced in this memory with His Truth/Light!
You can personally receive an answer (a word, a picture, a realization) directly from God (not through Bonita) directed to your "heart" that will dissolve and shatter the "lie" that has repeatedly driven you to negative emotions and irrational or destructive behavior. You will receive an answer from God that brings peace to your present emotions, as well as peace to your memory of the past event. (The all-knowing Creator God sees past, present and future all at once).

 You will say "Wow, I feel different-the Pain is Gone!" or "Wow, He really spoke to me!" or "I feel peace and calm now.... (instead of panic, anger, despair, shame, hopelessnes, powerlessness etc.)

Next you may choose to process other current painful emotions caused by "lies" embraced in other childhood or traumatic events, and submit them to God, knowing that He cares, He sees, He meets us in our pain if we are honest and ask. As you receive "Truth" where there were "lies" about your self-identity and God, you will find you have peace and joy in your heart where before you were burdened and down-cast.  You will find you do not overeact or withdraw from life's circumstances or relationships as before, but are able to meet them and handle them in healthier and more satisfying ways.
You can learn for yourself the Transformation Prayer Ministry method of dealing with your present day negative emotions and go directly to God without a facilitator and receive His Healing Light for your daily circumstances, if you desire.  

What Transformation Prayer Ministry is not:

Not directive counseling, or someone telling you what to believe or what to change about yourself or advice-giving
Not someone else telling you a message from God
Not hypnotic or any guided imagery or visualization or New Age
Not someone trying to change your religious beliefs
Not deliverance from demons...(when God's Light/Truth is embraced, demons flee)

Transformation Prayer Ministry may be for you!

While you are feeling motivated, take action! Your cycle of defeat can be broken!!  Call Transformation Prayer facilitator Bonita Graves at 727-366-7469 or write  


Bonita Graves holds a Masters Degree in Education and is certified as a Transformation Prayer Facilitator.  She has years of experience in Christian Prayer Ministry. She is available weekdays and some evenings, (weekends to visitors to the area.)  To inquire, call  727-366-7469 or email  Please note that Bonita is NOT a licensed professional counselor or an ordained minister.

Christian Prayer Ministry  formerly Theophostic in St Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Tampa, Largo, Seminole, Tampa Bay

Emotional Healing St Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Tampa, Largo, Seminole, Tampa Bay
Transformation Prayer Ministry St Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Tampa, Largo, Seminole, Tampa Bay


 Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden parts you will make me to know wisdom.  Psalm 51:6

young woman praying

When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.  Psalm 61:2

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O Lord, I cried out to you and you healed me!

Psalm 30:2


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Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 30:5


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For you, Lord, have made me glad!

Psalm 92:4


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"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights...." 
James 1:17


Emotional Healing IS available!

The Choice is Yours !

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