God is love, in love he offers healing in a whole spectrum of ways to
Our motive for ministry is to be obedient to God’s call to join him in offering
his healing and compassion to the world.
We understand healing to be a movement towards
fullness of life lived in loving relationship with God, ourselves and others.
When we pray for people’s healing, we find that some are restored to wholeness,
others come to terms with loss, others find meaning in suffering. In these ways
and others, we see God meeting a person at their point of need.
Healing requires faith, a grace which draws us to
God trusting that he is our heavenly father who loves us in ways known and
mysterious. We do not dictate the healing we require but trust the goodness of
the gifts God wishes to give. We accept that at best we are healed into dying
bodies and whilst we may find temporary reversal of a disease or the
alleviation of distress, complete wellbeing comes when we are resurrected from
death into new physical life.
In faith we come prayerfully into God’s presence,
submit to God's will and ask for God's power to be known as the healing Spirit of Christ flows through us. It is possible for
the healing flow to be restricted or frustrated, issues such as unforgiveness and
sin may need to be addressed. Every healing encounter is unique and in all God
Our model of praying for healing follows a pattern described by the Iona communityand requires a series of movements to occur over a period of time.
We sit alongside the one requiring healing –
to listen to their concerns.
We kneel with the one requiring healing – to
bring them before their God.
We stand before the one requiring healing –
to express the healing authority of Jesus to them.
We conclude each occasion of healing encounter with
As we commence the healing journey, we offer our
time to listen prayerfully to the concerns a person has. We may discern that to
avoid inhibiting healing there is a need for a person to be forgiven or to
forgive. If so we would encourage this process of reconciliation to commence.
Having heard the persons concern we lift them by
name to God thanking him that he knows us completely and cares for all our
needs. We focus on God rather than the person’s problem and ask that they may
receive from the Father the good gifts he wants to give. Speaking words of
scripture over them as the Spirit leads.
We wait in attentive silence as the Spirit flows
We speak to the person with the authority that
Jesus has given his church with words such as
Spirit of the living God, present with us now enter you, body mind and spirit
and heal you from that which harms you in the name of Jesus”.
is the light of the world and we focus that healing light upon you now”.
[Name]” We do
this In the name of Jesus of Nazareth
because the father loves you. We claim the power of the Holy Spirit to heal you”.
Words of blessing conclude our time of healing
prayer such as:-
[Name]” May the Lord bless you and keep you. The
Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his
countenance upon you and give you his peace. Amen”
Our church; we are a Christian community who try to love God and try to love
people. If you would like to know more you are very welcome to spend time with
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