Tracy (not her real name) was a former New Age speaker who for 30 years endured spiritual oppression and times of trauma. From her riveting testimony, she shared about how healing prayer, when done in the Presence of Christ and with His Spirit, finally brought healing, deliverance and wholeness into her life.
Healing and transforming prayer, rightly understood, focuses on the restoration of the whole person. Therefore, biological, psychological and spiritual reductionism with its unfortunate consequences must be avoided in such prayer ministry.
The world has “shifted the ground” and made the context or basis of mental illness a biological, pharmaceutical one. But what if it is really a spiritual, relational context? Then there becomes only one adequate, ultimate solution – Jesus Christ.
Psychiatry or healing prayer? How to compare? While psychiatry has a role and place, there are a number of significant advantages of healing, transformative prayer.
“Healing Payer” rightly understood is part of spiritual formation, our becoming like Christ. Healing prayer is for the whole person and not just for physical needs. This message looks at the Scriptural foundation and context for healing prayer, which determines its form and practice in ministry.