What is healing prayer?
This is a type of prayer, in which trained teams (of men and/or women) come alongside a person in spiritual, emotional or physical pain and go with them into the healing and loving Presence of Jesus. It is modeled after the story in the Gospel of Mark in which four desperate men tear open the roof of a home in order to get their paralyzed friend before Jesus to be healed.
It is a type of prayer which leads people towards greater wholeness through God the Father in Jesus Christ by the work of the Holy Spirit.
Why should I consider receiving healing prayer?
There may be times in our journey with Christ when we feel stuck or burdened in a way that makes it difficult to move forward in our life. Here are few reasons someone might consider seeking healing prayer:
- There is something from your past that you are unable to forgive or forget.
- There may be a sin pattern that you have struggled with and are unable to break.
- You are carrying the wounds of sins committed against you.
- You may be struggling with the pain of broken relationships.
- Current circumstances are so painful and difficult that your daily life is overwhelming.
What healing prayer is not:
Healing prayer is not counseling. The men and women that are trained in this ministry are taught not to dispense advice and are not acting as counselors. God in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit is the healer-not us. Healing prayer is not about fixing people or solving all their problems. It is about bringing them into the loving and healing presence of Christ. Prayer ministers are trained to pray with people and allow Christ, through the Holy Spirit, to bring truth and healing.
Biblical Foundation for Healing Prayer
Jesus is the fulfillment of the prophecies in Isaiah as the one who "took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows" (Isaiah 53:4) and as the one sent to "bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners" (Isaiah 61:1), thereby placing Jesus at the center of all healing. God desires to lead us to truth in our inner parts and inmost places (Psalm 51:6), and it is the Spirit who reveals truth to us about the character of God and about ourselves (John 16:13, John 14:26).
If you would like to explore this further or request healing prayer, please contact Erika Whittington at 223-3854 or send her an email.