Introduction to Healing Prayer (continued)
I call this process healing by
faith in the Word of God. Any Christian can believe the Word
and receive its benefits. You don't need credentials.
Mainstream Christians, charismatic Christians, children, old
folks--anyone who will believe God's Covenant Word and confess
it in faith will get healing results.
As you pray and confess the Word, remember
that you're not just "rattling off Scriptures."
Bible-based healing prayer is a conversation with God, your
Creator and Sustainer. Just as in a conversation with your
earthly father, prayer time with your Heavenly Father is
both talking and listening. Prayer is a two-way
Conversation includes listening. We miss a
lot when we donít listen. Who better to listen to than
your Creator, who loves you dearly and wants the best for
you? Slow down and meditate with God. Donít rush your
prayer time to squeeze it into your schedule. Set yourself
apart from the business and noise of the world as Jesus
a firm stand on the healing Scriptures
The healing prayers offered on
this site are the "talking" part of prayer. Theyíre
a guide for you to get started on your prayer journey. They can
also help you when you get stuck or are too exhausted to find
words to pray (although our spirits communicate with God, and He
hears what our spirits are thinking and asking). The sample
prayers can also be clipped and read out loud when, for example,
youíre exercising on your treadmill.
Donít let the prayers in this selection be the sole source
of your prayer time with God. Spend quiet time listening for
thoughts and guidance that He gives you, including direction
about what to pray, how to pray, when to pray, and who to pray
for. His Holy Spirit will guide you in prayer if youíll open
yourself up and allow Him to do His work.
Take a firm stand on the
healing Scriptures in your Bible (these,
and others that the Spirit "lights up" for you.) First, get
these healing Scriptures before your eyes. Let them germinate in
your mind until they're rooted deep in your spirit. Say them
aloud; pray them back to God; believe them until you see healing
by corresponding action
The Holy Spirit will also guide you in the actions you should
take to support your healing and bring healing to full
manifestation in your body and mind. They may be positive
actions you need to take or they may be negative actions you
need to stop.
As the Scripture says in Romans
8:26: "Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for
we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit Himself
intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words."
It may be stopping certain sin in your life. It may be that
God wants you to forgive some people before you can receive your
healing. Listen for what God wants you to do and if it does not
contradict the Word of God, do it. Prayer must be accompanied by
corresponding action. Healing is not a passive activity.
is a spiritual exercise
Prayer is a spiritual exercise
which affects our spirits, minds, and bodies. Your entire being
is controlled by the Spirit if you allow the Spirit of God to
live in you (Romans 8:9). Spiritual exercise is just as
important as physical exercise, probably more important.
Pray daily. We communicate with other people many times per
day so why wouldn't we do that with our Creator, Sustainer, and
Counselor? God's Word says that prayer is important and it
Some final words about the healing prayers on this website.
Please do not repeat them as a rote exercise without
comprehending them and accepting them as your own. Add to them
or change them in a way which gives them more personal meaning
to you, providing it is consistent with the Word of God.
words become affirmations
And--believe the prayers when you
say them. It may take some time to fully believe and see results
so be patient with yourself, but make a decision to believe. If
you make this decision and pray for Godís help, He will move
you to believe. Believing is called faith, and faith comes by
hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17).
Because of this, it helps to say Godís Word and these
prayers out loud. It builds your faith. Hearing yourself speak
the Word and say the prayers will plant "seeds" in
your soul, and they will grow and produce "fruit".
Your words become affirmations which bring about the reality of
what you speak.
You need to know Godís teachings on healing from His
Word--and not just rely on the traditions of the church. You
need to believe the truth about Godís healing. Thatís why weíve included a
variety of teachings on this website (see Videos/Articles)
with a large selection of half-hour videos that you can view any time you like.