Posted tagged ‘healing prayer’

The Two Sides of Life

August 27, 2016

For over 30 years I worked in Government service with Armed Forces personnel in a cosseted environment. It was an “Ivory Tower”, remote from real life suffering and tragedy.  armed forces logo

During the last 10 years however, moving in an environment where suffering and tragedy abound, I meet up with it all the time, albeit at arm’s length.

Today I met a guy who seemed drunk, as he found it difficult to walk in a straight line. He had a severe injury that made walking upright difficult. As we chatted he cursed the day he ever took heroin, “the worst mistake I ever made”. He is an ex-offender, struggling to cope with everyday life. He was sweating profusely, an indicator of drug withdrawal; he admitted he’s still a user.

lifebelt   Some time back he threw himself in the local canal; fortunately he was spotted and rescued by the Police.

I prayed briefly for the pain he was suffering. It improved very slightly, but he was still suffering. He wasn’t inclined to carry on with further prayer.

I told him to not give up; there is always hope if you believe in God. He said he did believe. I asked if could read and he said he could, so I showed him a small booklet called “Finding Hope”. It is an excellent little booklet produced by SGM Lifewords. They produce this booklet in several languages http://www.sgmlifewords.com/uk/resources?search=finding+hope

 

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Jesus Was Healing Again Today

February 13, 2015

A lady came in for food and while chatting she mentioned a weakness in her left hand and arm. She squeezed my hand with her left hand, and it was really strong. When she tried to do the same with her right hand it was very weak. I offered prayer and the laying on of hands. She was quite agreeable. The first time there was little improvement. After the second session she squeezed my hand and her grip was as strong as the other. She was pleasantly surprised!  photo of tshirt with text do you need healing?

Later, a young guy was complaining of continuing pain is his right kneecap after an accident. I shared how the earlier lady had got her strength back. He agreed I could pray so I laid hands on the knee and commanded healing. First of all he said how peaceful he was feeling, and how enjoyable the experience was. After the first session he said there was a 75% improvement and he was happy with that. I said: “No, 75% is not good enough. Jesus gives 100% results” He said OK so I laid hands on him again and commanded healing again and for all pain to go. He then walked around the room and said “”Yep, no more pain – it’s 100% gone!”

After both healings I told them that the enemy may well try to put their symptoms back on them. If that happened, they should “resist the Devil” and command him to go in Jesus’ name.  If they did that they would have the victory. Both knew some Bible and I reminded them of how Jesus resisted Satan when he was tempted in the desert.

Christmas is a Time For Giving – and Receiving

December 20, 2013

One woman came through the door saying:”you prayed for me last time I was here!” I said: “I pray for lots of people; can you remind me?” It gradually dawned on me who she was. She had been running away from an abusive partner that day and knew no-one in our town. She was so grateful for what she received last time that she asked today for more prayer. We held hands and she got a friend with her to join with us. She said afterwards her new male friend was looking out for her, but he had his own problems. The other day he said to her “cuddle me”. She did, and he explained afterwards that he wanted to be held because he’d been hearing voices in his head telling him to kill her.

boxed christmas present We gave out many food parcels to hungry clients today, enough to feed 74 people for three days. In addition to normal food, we added bags of Christmas food as a Christmas bonus. People were thrilled.

One woman was gently trembling and told us she was suffering from various injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder following a car accident. Her car had been stationary when she was hit from behind by a car travelling at 40 mph. I offered healing prayer to her, which in reality turned out to be me just holding her hands while I shared other healings I’d seen Jesus do. She was grateful. I suggested she come back again if she wanted a top-up.

What a privilege and honour God has given me to minister to people in various states of distress and suffering!

A young woman with a 7 week old baby told me she was looking forward to marrying her partner soon. They’d been sweethearts since she was 14. She needed to save up the £145 or so to get married. She really touched my heart! I asked for her address – which she gave me – as I said I’d drop her a card.