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Light in the Valley of the Shadow of Death (part sixteen)

‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed…for the battle is not yours but God’s.’ (2 Chronicles 20:15) Gil held my hand as we walked across the skywalk toward Memorial Hospital at the UNC Medical Center on Tuesday morning, … Continue reading

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Healing Prayer (fourth installment)

God can raise the dead, rebuild tissue, organs, muscle and bone as well as cure diseases deemed incurable. But those who think that the realm of what is possibleonly covers what has not been deemed “impossible” will have difficulty receiving God’s healing. In fact, they may even reject it, because they’ve already decided, unconsciously, that their illness cannot be healed, because there is no known treatment for it. In receiving prayer for healing we must surrender our judgments, our stipulations and our doubts. Continue reading

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Healing Prayer (first installment)

I noted how the first thing King Jehoshaphat did was call for a time of fasting and prayer. However, he did not begin his prayer with a cry for help. Instead, he began with an offering of praise. He called to mind God’s attributes, character and mighty acts: “O Lord, God of our fathers,” he prayed, “are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you. Did you not, our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend?” (vv. 6-7) By beginning with praise, Jehoshaphat reminded his people of how trustworthy God is, by recalling what God has done in the lives of their ancestors. Beginning their prayer with praise would help them to trust that God can and will act just as powerfully in their own day. I have learned over the past months that such praise is essential in prayer for healing. Continue reading

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