The English word conspire comes from the Latin word conspirare, which literally means “to breathe together” and “to act in harmony toward a common end”. In today’s usage, the word conspire has a negative connotation, which is to plot with someone to do something wrong or evil. Conspiring prayer combines both of those meanings.
Conspiring prayer is performed with God rather than to God. Conspiring prayer is a form of prayer where we create space in our busy lives to align our hearts with God’s heart, where our spirit and God’s Spirit breathe harmoniously together, and where we plot together to subversively overcome evil with acts of love and goodness (Romans 12:21). This subversive sacred practice calls forth thankful, open-hearted listeners who humbly petition and partner with God to become divine echoes, committed to bring forth shalom in the world.