Healing Prayer: It’s Not About Us!

There is is one thing I learned in 15 years of praying with people for healing. It is not about me or the person I pray with. It doesn’t matter how holy I am, how worthy I am or the person I pray with. It is about God!
It is about God and his awesome incredible love for us. His love for us is so great that the word infinite is inadequate to describe how much He loves us. It is about the God of infinite love, mercy and hope who wants what is best for us and passionately yearns for us to come to Him so that He can pour out His love upon us . It is about a God who loves us so much he came to earth as an infant to die the most painful death in history so that we can be free from the sin and pain that enslaves us.
The Gospels tell us that Jesus’ heart was moved by compassion whenever He encountered those who are hurting. Paul tells us (Hebrews13:8) that Jesus is the same yesterday and forever. Jesus’ heart is still moved with compassion and He still heals people today.
Jesus ardently waits for us to come to Him in the Eucharist and open our hearts so that He may pour His love upon us and heal us of everything that hurts us spiritually, emotionally and relationally as well as physically.
My job is to point to Jesus in the Eucharist and remind people that He is truly present in all His power and glory and help them to open themselves up to His compassion and the love the He so passionately wants to pour upon them. That is what healing prayer really is about; opening ourselves up to the incomprehensible love God has for us and allowing Him to bless us, to do what is best for us.

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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