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Healing Prayer (sixth installment)

As with the woman suffering from bleeding, the father who is seeking healing for his little girl believes that Jesus has the power to heal and is determined to see that she receives it from him. Yet, even before he makes his request, he first gives Jesus the honor due his name by falling to his feet before him. His was an act of worship before the One who has command over disease – and even death. Like the woman who was healed when she grabbed a hold of Jesus’ garment, he has great faith, which we see in his unwillingness to back off and give in to fear. Our prayers for healing should incorporate these elements. We too, should be worshipful, persistent, and hopeful – not put off by what other people may say or by a disquieting medical report. Continue reading

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Healing Prayer (fifth installment)

“If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”(Mark 5:28) In the fifth chapter of Mark’s gospel we are presented with two stories about healing.  We can learn a lot from them about calling on Jesus today to heal, so in … Continue reading

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