On the fourth Sunday of the month, and at our Thursday morning service,

prayers for healing and wholeness are offered .

 

Jesus went about preaching the good news and healing. He commanded his disciples to do the same and it is in obedience to his command that we offer this ministry.

 

On the fourth Sunday the congregation is invited to come forward to receive prayer for healing after the sermon.  The church’s ministry of prayer and the laying on of hands is in addition to, not a substitute for the work of doctors and the health services. You do not need to be “ill” to receive prayer for healing; each one of us needs to grow in wholeness and holiness, and the laying on of hands with prayer can be God’s way to restore strength, peace and vitality into our lives.

 

Of course, there is no pressure to receive prayer for healing;.  While we believe that receiving Holy Communion is physically, mentally and spiritually beneficial, laying on of hands with prayer is another  scripturally attested means of receiving God’s grace.

 

We thank you Lord for your healed and healing church; set our minds at rest through trust in you; to serve you in the wholeness which Christ brings, until we share the fullness of his life in heaven. Amen.

 

Prayers for healing and wholeness

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