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Healing Prayer (thirteenth installment)

To those of you who have been reading these blog posts about healing prayer, either because you want to learn more about it, or because you are in need of such prayer, I offer this advice: ask around in your community to find out which churches or Christian prayer centers offer healing prayer – and if any of those churches have a solid track record of healings taking place – go and visit and find out what you can learn from them. This may take a bit of effort, but eventually you will get to know the people in your area who take seriously Jesus’ charge to go forth and preach and heal in his name and who allow the Lord to use them as conduits of his healing power. Continue reading

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Healing Prayer (twelfth installment)

As you pray for physical healing, keep in mind the details about the illness the person gave you before you began to pray. Keep your eyes open and on the person for whom you are praying so that you can see if there are any subtle changes to their physical appearance or bearing as they are being prayed for. Listen intently (once again, with your eyes open and directed on the person) for how the Holy Spirit is directing you and pray accordingly. Don’t be concerned if, while you are listening, there is silence for a period of time. Better to wait silently on the Holy Spirit than to be praying blindly aloud. If the person appears tense, invite him or her to relax. It’s perfectly fine if they fall asleep. Their job is to receive God’s healing, not bring it about. Likewise, those who are praying are conduits of God’s healing. Healing is a gift, like grace, and not a work accomplished by either those who are praying or the one receiving prayer. Continue reading

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Healing Prayer (eleventh installment)

Unforgiveness is also something that hinders God’s access to our lives. So once again, if the Holy Spirit should prompt you, ask the person whether there is someone in their life whom they have not forgiven, and if so, invite them to declare their forgiveness in Jesus’ name. If they have difficulty doing so, gently remind him or her that forgiving is a choice made in obedience to God’s command – and a key component in the Lord’s Prayer – and they don’t need to wait until they feel like forgiving. It is an act of the will, not a feeling. Unforgiveness can lead to physical, as well as emotional illness, so it is something that may need to be explored when praying for healing. Continue reading

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