What exactly is “Healing Prayer”? What are the goals, purposes of healing prayer? What is a Scriptural context? This message answers such questions, and most importantly, can help you to discern if this is something the Lord wants you to experience. Properly understood, “healing prayer” is part of our spiritual formation, of becoming like Jesus, an integral part of our personal transformation. Healing prayer revolves around Christ who lives in us and in our midst. Healing prayer is part of our sanctification, our life in the Spirit, our abiding in Christ, and always experiencing more of Christ’s love. Healing prayer is for the whole person – body, soul and spirit – and thus more than prayer for physical healing.
But does healing prayer have a place in the modern, scientific world? Absolutely, especially when you consider that according to the medical profession, about 70% of chronic illnesses have a relational, emotional or spiritual root. Don’t forget – the third leading cause of death is iatrogenic – that is, medically caused especially by prescription drugs.
Dieter has written three books on the ministry of transforming and healing prayer. One of Dieter’s main roles in this ministry is teaching the seminar series and speaking at conferences. Dieter’s three books serve to articulate and strengthen the theology and practice of the ministry of transforming prayer for the whole person. Dieter graduated from the U. of Guelph (BSc) and holds a PhD in quantitative genetics from the U. of Saskatchewan. Dieter was an associate professor with the University of Nebraska, and has co-authored scientific papers in several professional journals. He is a graduate of Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., with the Master of Christian Studies (MCS) degree, concentrating in spiritual theology. Dieter has served as an elder in a number of churches. Dieter is bi-vocational, serving as the Chief Scientific Officer for Agronomix Software, a software development company which develops, distributes and supports a software application for plant breeders and agronomists worldwide. With his experience in the corporate world, Dieter has also taught on the theology of work. Dieter is no stranger to international travel – having lived in Syria and Morocco for a total of 6 years and travelling to over 50 countries worldwide for business or ministry. Dieter and his wife Ellen live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They have one daughter, Karissa, who lives in France with her husband and children.
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