SOZO Prayer


If you wish to sign up for a Sozo session, click HERE to submit an application.

If you prefer, you can also stop by the church office to pick up and complete an application during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00a to 5:00p. Leave the application with the front desk team to the attention of Kathy Wright.

Where did the Sozo ministry come from?

Prayer and deliverance ministries have been around ever since Jesus demonstrated His power on earth by healing (sozo-ing) many that came to Him. The term “sozo” is a Greek word from the New Testament that means “to save, make whole, heal, to be whole, rescue from danger, and deliver” – basically, to save in every imaginable way! Matthew 18:11 says “the Son of Man is come to save (sozo) that which was lost.” Jesus came to completely restore us!

The Sozo Ministry is a unique inner healing and deliverance ministry in which the aim is to get to the root of things that hinder your personal connection with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. With a healed connection with God, you can walk freely in the destiny to which you have been called.

Sozo Ministry sessions are unique to the individual receiving prayer: No two sessions are alike.

  • Sozo is Holy Spirit-led and effective.
  • Sozo focuses on the root issues, not the symptoms.
  • Sozo helps to restore wholeness in your relationship with God.

What does a Sozo session look like?

The Sozo ministry is a unique inner healing and deliverance ministry in which the aim is to get to the root of those things hindering your personal connection with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The sessions are friendly, relaxed, and informal, but also confidential. Every Sozo ministry session is different because the Sozo team relies on the leading and revelation of the Holy Spirit for direction to identify and heal past and present wounds, as well as to bless him or her through prayer and encouragement.

Is Sozo ministry like professional counseling?

Sozo ministry is not counseling, but some general goals and approaches are in place to help provide breakthrough. Ministry teams are made up of Christians who desire to help each other overcome obstacles and strongholds in their lives. Sozo ministers have had extensive training, and experience as an observer and assistant, before being a session leader.

When will my session be?

Please note, prayer sessions are not held during the months of July and December. 

It is our desire to schedule your prayer session as soon as we're able. However, due to the high volume of applications for women, there could be a wait time. Once we have received your completed application form, we will do our best to provide an estimated prayer session date and other information when we contact you. All sessions are kept confidential and are held at Water of Life Community Church.

Other churches or ministries that also provide Sozo Sessions:

  • Refuge Community Church, Rancho Cucamonga
  • Claremont Healing Rooms
  • Pasadena International House of Prayer (PIHOP)
  • Harvest Rock Church, Pasadena

Is there a cost?

We love to pray with people and help them along with their journey of growth in Christ. We ask only that you come with an open heart and expect to meet with God. There is no fee for a Sozo session. If you feel led to donate to Water of Life Healing Ministries, you may do so at your session or by noting “Healing Ministries donation” on your offering before placing it in one of the offering boxes on Sunday.

Words used to describe Sozo ministry sessions.

Freedom, refreshing, encouraging, fruitful, amazing, peaceful, awesome, compassionate, loving, powerful, lifechanging.

“I left my session encouraged that I would seek God in a more personal and intimate way.” – Testimony from a Sozo session evaluation

I have a passion for people and want to minister healing.

"Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again." I Thessalonians 5:23 NASB

If you’re interested in joining the Sozo team and would like to receive information for the next training class, Deep Healing Training (Ministry Team Training III), please contact Jordan Ruiz at x4154 for more information.

Deep Healing Training is a two-day seminar to prepare you to join the deep inner healing ministries at WOL. You’ll learn biblical-based, Sozo ministry techniques to help others achieve healing in their lives. Cost is $20 per person.

  • Prerequisite Classes
    • DWOL (Discovering Water of Life) and sign the membership covenant
    • Core Values
    • Ministry & Gifts of the Holy Spirit I
    • Ministry & Gifts of the Holy Spirit II
    • Ministry Team Training I (and obtain a Ministry Team badge)
    • Ministry Team Training II

Please check online or the most recent Grow Class Catalog for availability of classes and registration information (some fees may apply). Many of these classes are also available through the School of Ministry’s two-year program or with the option to audit (fees will apply).

Additional Resources

Every believer experiences pain and hardship, whether in the physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual realm. The spiritual realm encompasses the other three to such a high degree that we often refer to these hardships as "spiritual warfare." As believers, it's important to understand what spiritual warfare is, how we can combat it, and to know, above all, that our victory lies in Christ. Below is a link to a Spiritual Warfare series from Pastor Dan. We hope you'll find it helpful.