The Prayers-for-Healing Page
Introduction Objective Who can participate? How it began Background
How the Prayer-for-Healing Page works Guideline for Healing Prayer
The Principles of Miracles Requests for Healing Prayer
When Jesus healed people in the long ago, he said to them ‘Your faith has made you whole’. There are numerous Gospel references to faith (or belief) being the key to healing miracles. Here are a few:
Mt 8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
Mt 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
Mt 9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Mt 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
Mt 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
Mt 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, ...verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Mk 10:52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
It is noteworthy that he speaks of the faith of those he is healing as being the pivotal factor in their miraculous healing. The healing could not have taken place without the faith of the ‘healee’, or that of others on behalf of the healee. We can be certain that Jesus’ faith, or trust, in the Father Creator was absolute; a certainty beyond all doubt. This was because he knew with that same certainty who he really was: the fully awake-from-the-dream-of-separation, and thus, the all-empowered Son of God. But for healing to take place collaboration, in the form of faith, was, and is, required by or on behalf of the healee.
At this nascent stage of the spiritual awakening of the rest of us fragments to our reality in the Sonship of God most of us do not yet have that certainty possessed by Jesus, but we can have faith in the certainty that we are known, loved, cared for, and that wholeness is our true reality, and it can be restored to us by that faith.
1. The objective of this page is to invite, and to act as a conduit for, multi-person prayers for healing of any and all who may be ill, bodily or mentally/emotionally. It is evident that when many people pray for a person’s healing, the benefits are significantly greater than if only a few pray. It is not necessary for those praying to know the prayee, or each other, or to be in the same location, or even to pray at the same moment of time. This is because the Holy Spirit takes all our prayerful offerings and administers their benefits on behalf of us all. We can be assured of this because in Principle of Miracles number 38, at the beginning of A Course in Miracles (ACIM), Jesus says: The Holy Spirit is the mechanism of miracles...
The apparent cause of the illness is not important; Jesus tells us in ACIM that all our seemingly multifarious problems — including, of course illness, or dis-ease — in time and place are actually but one, and that is our false belief that we are separated from our Creator. Healing, or restoration to wholeness, can therefore be seen as a re-attunement or at-one-ment with God, the Source of perfect Love and Life itself. If he tells us that, and he was able to work the wonders recorded of him, then we will do well to believe what he tells us.
Who can participate?
This is a page, or an endeavour, in which all can participate, and are freely invited so to do, if and as motivated, either in seeking healing or sincerely desiring to join in blessing-prayer for the healing of others. In the eternal reality giving and receiving are one and the same thing, so by offering prayer for the healing of others we also receive the beneficence that is outpoured through us from the Source.
At the beginning of ACIM Jesus lists 50 Principles of Miracles (PoMs). These are shown below, and their study will greatly help to increase understanding of what miracles are, how they work and how to attune our Being with the Source of them, so they may flow more effectively and consistently through us. Meanwhile, these two PoMs might help us to attune more readily to a state of ‘miracle-mindedness’:
PoM 16 says:
Miracles are teaching devices for demonstrating it is as blessed to give as to receive. They simultaneously increase the strength of the giver and supply strength to the receiver.
And PoM 18 says:
A miracle is ... a way of loving your neighbour as yourself. You recognize your own and your neighbour’s worth simultaneously.
How it began
This Prayer for Healing (PfH) page has come about as a result of a request in the spring of 2009 to all on the HTG mailing list for prayer for our brother, ‘M.B.’, who was diagnosed with cancer of the œsophagus. People from around the world responded, not just with prayer at the time of the request but with repeated, follow-up prayer through the 9-week course of chemotherapy he underwent and the subsequent 8-hour surgical procedure that followed. In fact, there was a recurring theme of response from many, who said the request for prayer for healing, and their glad participation, was a blessing and a privilege for themselves.
There was then a request for prayer for Corinne, who suffered a broken neck and back and multiple other life-threatening injuries in a motorbike accident. The medical workers feared for her survival but within days after multi-person prayers were offered for her from all round the world, she was up and about and driving a car.
Details of both these PfH events are on the Requests for Healing Prayer section and show how multi-person prayer enabled healing through miraculous intercession. Further requests, and any follow-up feedback will be posted there as time progresses.
The motivation for this endeavour actually goes back much further than that.
In 1967 I visited a clairvoyant of considerable renown on the south coast of England, who told me that he saw two pathways ahead for me to travel. One was the path of spiritual learning, enlightenment and wisdom; the other was the path of spiritual healing. He said that I had an innate gift for healing but must decide which path to take, because both could not be taken at once. He also said that whichever path I chose would not permanently exclude the other path, and that they could converge at a later date.
In 1967 the idea of being a healer — or a channel for healing — held great appeal, but two things were paramount to take into account. One was that ego can instil pride into people who are successful in any endeavour, including healing, and that was a pit into which I earnestly did not wish to fall. It was also crystal clear that without spiritual learning, enlightenment and wisdom (I was 23; very ‘young in the Way’ as Jesus describes people in the early stages of spiritual awakening), succumbing to pride (which goes before a fall, as the old saying goes) seemed a realistic prospect, and one to be assiduously avoided (I can resist anything but temptation!).
The second was that I instinctively knew that the other path was the aforetime-intended and only real choice for me at that stage of my life journey. I set aside the path of healing for the time being to concentrate all my focus of spiritual endeavour on growing in learning, knowledge, understanding of the PLFs (which I already, intuitively, knew existed and of which I had a nascent understanding) and the wisdom that application of spiritual awareness brings, without which I knew any healing activity would be operating ‘blind’; not a good foundation for any endeavour!
Now, more than 4 decades on, the focus on healing returns to the fore, and the HTG website is serviceable in facilitating this endeavour. By this mechanism, pride (or the temptation for it) can be obviated because the PfH activity is a multi-person event , with the Holy Spirit being the co-ordinator of outcomes. All who sincerely, gladly participate are, jointly, contributing their right-minded power to the healing miracle process, under the direction of the Holy Spirit and in line with the PLFs.
How the Prayers-for-Healing page works.
For those seeking prayer
If you wish to receive prayer for healing, whether for yourself or someone else, please write in identifying the person (a first name will suffice, or a pseudonym, or initials, or some other identifying symbol if confidentiality is preferred), and give as much background detail of the condition as is pertinent, to help those who desire to offer prayers (the ‘prayers’) to get ‘on the wavelength’ of the prayee (but keeping strictly to the point, please; ego LOVES sidetracking us, and how ready so many of us are to allow it☺). Examples for this, as guidelines, are on the Requests for Healing Prayer section, below.
For those offering prayer
Requests for healing prayer will be posted, with appropriate details, in date order received. All who visit this page and are so motivated are invited to offer heartfelt prayer. If inspired by the Holy Spirit, anyone else might include a prayer suggestion, to encourage as many as possible to participate. Or, please see the Guideline for Healing Prayer, below, if you desire to pray but are not sure how to go about it to best effect.
Guideline for Healing Prayer
On the website dedicated to ACIM — www.circleofa.org — is this truly inspired, inspiring and very practical help and guideline on how to pray for healing. I believe all will find it to be of invaluable help in focussing the mind to prayerful effect. Heartfelt thanks to Robert Perry and his dedicated team at Circle of Atonement for it:
· Invite Jesus or the Holy Spirit to be with you in your awareness.
· Bring the person you are praying for to mind. Spend a moment reviewing the way you usually see him, which includes bringing to mind any specific sickness you think he has.
· Realize that the Holy Spirit does not see your brother this way at all. He sees him only as the perfect child of a perfect Father. Your role is to let His perception replace yours, to whatever degree you can.
· Take a minute or so to focus on your intention. You need to desire your brother's healing, and you need to be as sincere as you can about letting your mind be changed from the way you currently see him. You may want to repeat a simple sentence such as, "Holy Spirit, I desire _______'s healing, and I am willing to see him (or her) the way You do."
· Now open your mind and let it be healed. You may want to try this visualization from Workbook Lesson 121:
·See him in your mind, and look at him a while…. Try to find some little spark of brightness shining through the [sick] picture that you hold of him. Look at this picture until you see a light somewhere within it, and then try to let this light extend until it covers him, and makes the picture beautiful and good. (W-pI.121.11:1,3-4)
· As you see the little spark of light expand to cover all of him, feel your mind expanding to encompass the Holy Spirit's perception of your brother. His body fades in importance; any temptation to perceive him as sick fades away; you are even able to overlook his sick mind which made the choice to experience a sick body. Instead, you just see him as the Holy Spirit does—a perfect child of a perfect Father.
· You realize that in truth, nothing separates the two of you. While you were seeing your brother as sick, you sensed a gulf between you. Now that you are seeing him with Christ's vision, all you see is the light of truth in him, which you realize is exactly the same light as that within you.
· Let the love which comes from your new perception fill your mind and heart, flowing out towards your brother, and feel that love being returned from him to you. You may want to repeat to yourself, "You stand with me in light, [name]" (W-pI.87.2:3).
Anyone who has any mystical experiences pertinent to any PfH case in hand, please write in with details so that the experience(s) can be posted, for the encouragement of all in the reality of the help we, in time and place, are receiving from the Realms of Light. And of course, the same applies when the prayer recipient (‘Prayee’) experiences profound/miraculous benefit/healing, could they please write in about it, so that it can also be posted, for the encouragement of all to increased commitment in this mutually-benefiting endeavour.
The Principles of Miracles
Assuredly, there is no-one better qualified to teach us about miracles than Jesus, and ACIM starts the first chapter with a list of 50 PoMs. For convenience, these are shown here, with, in some cases, some explanatory comments. Further comments may be added as inspiration brings enlightenment:
1 There is no order of difficulty in miracles. One is not “harder” or “bigger” than another. They are all the same. All expressions of love are maximal.
2 Miracles as such do not matter. The only thing that matters is their Source, which is far beyond evaluation.
3 Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
4 All miracles mean life, and God is the Giver of life. His Voice will direct you very specifically . You will be told all you need to know. This refers to the Holy Spirit, and although most of us are not as yet able to hear Him speaking, if we sincerely ask Him, in faith and trust, to guide and direct our endeavours in life, He will inspire and guide us in many other ways than ‘speaking’ and we gradually become attuned to His guiding.
5 Miracles are habits, and should be involuntary. They should not be under conscious control. Consciously selected miracles can be misguided. This is because with our earth-conscious mind we do not understand the PLFs governing them, nor have command of all the information concerning the related circumstances, so we have to release our ego-control into the beneficent hands of Holy Spirit .
6 Miracles are natural. When they do not occur something has gone wrong. That shows just how wrong our lives in time and place are.
7 Miracles are everyone's right, but purification is necessary first. This ‘purification’ is Holy Spirit’s job, because we don’t know what to do or how to do it. Our part in the purification process is to surrender control to Holy Spirit, our higher Self.
8 Miracles are healing because they supply a lack; they are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who temporarily have less.
9 Miracles are a kind of exchange. Like all expressions of love, which are always miraculous in the true sense, the exchange reverses the physical laws. They bring more love both to the giver and the receiver.
10 The use of miracles as spectacles to induce belief is a misunderstanding of their purpose. This cannot happen if it is surrendered to the control and empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
11 Prayer is the medium of miracles. It is a means of communication of the created with the Creator. Through prayer love is received, and through miracles love is expressed.
12 Miracles are thoughts. Thoughts can represent the lower or bodily level of experience, or the higher or spiritual level of experience. One makes the physical, and the other creates the spiritual.
13 Miracles are both beginnings and endings, and so they alter the temporal order. They are always affirmations of rebirth, which seem to go back but really go forward. They undo the past in the present, and thus release the future.
14 Miracles bear witness to truth. They are convincing because they arise from conviction. Without conviction they deteriorate into magic, which is mindless and therefore destructive; or rather, the uncreative use of mind.
15 Each day should be devoted to miracles. The purpose of time is to enable you to learn how to use time constructively. It is thus a teaching device and a means to an end. Time will cease when it is no longer useful in facilitating learning.
16 Miracles are teaching devices for demonstrating it is as blessed to give as to receive. They simultaneously increase the strength of the giver and supply strength to the receiver.
17 Miracles transcend the body. They are sudden shifts into invisibility, away from the bodily level. That is why they heal.
18 A miracle is a service. It is the maximal service you can render to another. It is a way of loving your neighbour as yourself. You recognize your own and your neighbour's worth simultaneously.
19 Miracles make minds one in God. They depend on co-operation, because the Sonship is the sum of all that God created. Miracles therefore reflect the laws of eternity, not of time.
20 Miracles reawaken the awareness that the spirit, not the body, is the altar of truth. This is the recognition that leads to the healing power of the miracle.
21 Miracles are natural signs of forgiveness. Through miracles you accept God's forgiveness by extending it to others.
22 Miracles are associated with fear only because of the belief that darkness can hide. You believe that what your physical eyes cannot see does not exist. This leads to a denial of spiritual sight.
23 Miracles rearrange perception and place all levels in true perspective. This is healing because sickness comes from confusing the levels.
24 Miracles enable you to heal the sick and raise the dead because you made sickness and death yourself, and can therefore abolish both. You are a miracle, capable of creating in the likeness of your Creator. Everything else is your own nightmare, and does not exist. Only the creations of light are real.
25 Miracles are part of an interlocking chain of forgiveness which, when completed, is the Atonement. Atonement works all the time and in all the dimensions of time.
26 Miracles represent freedom from fear. “Atoning” means “undoing.” The undoing of fear is an essential part of the atonement value of miracles.
27 A miracle is a universal blessing from God through me to all my brothers. It is the privilege of the forgiven to forgive.
28 Miracles are a way of earning release from fear. Revelation induces a state in which fear has already been abolished. Miracles are thus a means and revelation is an end.
29 Miracles praise God through you. They praise Him by honouring His creations, affirming their perfection. They heal because they deny body-identification and affirm spirit-identification.
30 By recognizing spirit, miracles adjust the levels of perception and show them in proper alignment. This places spirit at the center, where it can communicate directly.
31 Miracles should inspire gratitude, not awe. You should thank God for what you really are. The children of God are holy and the miracle honours their holiness, which can be hidden but never lost.
32 I inspire all miracles, which are really intercessions. They intercede for your holiness and make your perceptions holy. By placing you beyond the physical laws they raise you into the sphere of celestial order. In this order you are perfect.
33 Miracles honour you because you are loveable. They dispel illusions about yourself and perceive the light in you. They thus atone for your errors by freeing you from your nightmares. By releasing your mind from the imprisonment of your illusions, they restore your sanity.
34 Miracles restore the mind to its fullness. By atoning for lack they establish perfect protection. The spirit's strength leaves no room for intrusions.
35 Miracles are expressions of love, but they may not always have observable effects.
36 Miracles are examples of right thinking, aligning your perceptions with truth as God created it.
37 A miracle is a correction introduced into false thinking by me. It acts as a catalyst, breaking up erroneous perception and reorganising it properly. This places you under the Atonement principle, where perception is healed. Until this has occurred, knowledge of the Divine Order is impossible.
38 The Holy Spirit is the mechanism of miracles. He recognizes both God's creations and your illusions. He separates the true from the false by His ability to perceive totally rather than selectively.
39 The miracle dissolves error because the Holy Spirit identifies error as false or unreal. This is the same as saying that by perceiving light, darkness automatically disappears.
40 The miracle acknowledges everyone as your brother and mine. It is a way of perceiving the universal mark of God.
41 Wholeness is the perceptual content of miracles. They thus correct, or atone for, the faulty perception of lack.
42 A major contribution of miracles is their strength in releasing you from your false sense of isolation, deprivation and lack.
43 Miracles arise from a miraculous state of mind, or a state of miracle-readiness.
44 The miracle is an expression of an inner awareness of Christ and acceptance of His Atonement.
45 A miracle is never lost. It may touch many people you have not even met, and produce undreamed of changes in situations of which you are not even aware.
46 The Holy Spirit is the highest communication medium. Miracles do not involve this type of communication, because they are temporary communication devices. When you return to your original form of communication with God by direct revelation, the need for miracles is over.
47 The miracle is a learning device that lessens the need for time. It establishes an out-of-pattern time interval not under the usual laws of time. In this sense it is timeless.
48 The miracle is the only device at your immediate disposal for controlling time. Only revelation transcends it, having nothing to do with time at all.
49 The miracle makes no distinction among degrees of misperception. It is a device for perception correction, effective quite apart from either the degree or the direction of the error. This is its true indiscriminateness.
50 The miracle compares what you have made with creation, accepting what is in accord with it as true, and rejecting what is out of accord as false.
Requests for Healing Prayer
Case # 1
Date: February 2009
Reason for PfH request: Cancer of the œsophagus
M.B. is in his sixties. Early in 2009 M.B. was diagnosed with cancer of the œsophagus. Ahead for him was the prospect of 9 weeks of chemotherapy followed by an 8-hour surgical procedure and a year of convalescence. Prayers for him were offered by many people around the world before, during and after the chemotherapy.
When we pray for healing — of body or mind — we are asking for a miraculous healing. PoM number 45 states:
A miracle is never lost. It may touch many people you have not even met, and produce undreamed of changes in situations of which you are not even aware.
This certainly was the case with M.B., who underwent a 9-week course of chemotherapy, and was then assessed by the medical team on his case, to determine his fitness for enduring the 8-hour operation. I only found out recently that at that time they told him the condition was too far gone and his general health was not considered sufficient to offer a reasonable chance of surviving the surgery; that all they could offer him was palliative chemotherapy. That was perceived as the equivalent of a death sentence.
Meanwhile, of course, people around the world had been praying for him, and miraculous activity engendered by those prayers was about to engage! One subsequent day, when the surgeon in charge of his case was in his office mulling over various cases, he was ‘prompted, out of the blue’ to a rethink of M.B.’s case. He pulled out the scans and x-rays, suddenly wondering if there might be an alternative interpretation of them. This he then realised was indeed the case. He took them to the team, talked them through his new observations, and they unanimously agreed that, after all, M.B. was operable. The operation went ahead and he is now making spectacular progress with his convalescence.
M.B. and his wife have acknowledged that the prayers of so many, so lovingly and freely offered, have been essential in effecting the reversal of the original diagnosis, the success of the surgery and his now highly satisfactory convalescence. They are both deeply and profoundly grateful to all who have contributed.
Case # 2
Date: July 2009
Condition: Broken neck and back plus multiple other injuries from a motorbike accident.
On July 26th I received the following email from Sharon in Newfoundland, Canada:
Hello Everyone.. I want to ask all you to pray for my cousin Corinne as she
has been in a horrible accident. She was taking the trip of a life time on her
motorcycle from coast to coast. She made it all the way from the west coast to
NFLD and there was in some sort of accident. We are not really sure what
happened as a motorist found her on the road unconscious. She has a broken neck
and fractured spine and many, many other injuries, today she is having her jaw
wired shut and her facial injuries taken care of and is in need of much prayer.
She is now in St Johns General. Her daughter Janice is also in need of prayer as
she is now there and feels helpless to do anything other than sit
waiting. Please keep them in your prayers over the next few weeks as they are in
great need of such prayers. thank you so much. ...Sharon
This was forwarded to all on the HTG mailing list and as with M.B. in Case # 1, replies from around the world said that people counted the request for offering PfH was a blessing and a privilege. Then, on August 11th, a mere 16 days after the above prayer request, this came from Sharon:
Dear Brian and Everyone,
I can not thank you enough for your prayers for my cousin and her daughter Janice. I would really like to be part of your prayer group and be called upon to pray for others when needed. I can tell you that there is no way my cousin could be standing where she is today without those prayers.
When one hears broken neck and fractured spine, and that was just the beginning of the injuries, well one thinks the worst and that is what I did. My heart was broken and I felt so helpless to do anything, I did not realize I had the power to do the most important thing, pray and ask others to do the same. I had forgotten how important that was.
My cousin has her jaw wired shut, a neck brace and yet she is standing on her feet, walking around. The Doctors said it would be a month to six weeks and she could be air lifted home after her last trip to the OR. But instead she is driving here next week with her daughter to finish this trip. She will not be on her bike but she will be here. She has not been home in almost 30 years.
And not to get into to personal a thing this disaster also mended some badly broken fences in the family department because calls were made when it seemed that she may not live with so much trauma. That is how serious the Doctors felt her situation was, and yet she is now laughing at our fears and is going to complete her journey.
So thank you all for your prayers and should you ever need prayers know that I am one person who saw a good example of the power of prayer that I shall never forget. I am in your debt. God Bless.
Bye for now...Sharon
As PoM 31 says: Miracles should inspire gratitude, not awe. You should thank God for what you really are. The children of God are holy and the miracle honours their holiness, which can be hidden but never lost.
If ever there was a case for gratitude, assuredly, Corinne’s case is one. Thank You, Papa; thank You, Holy Spirit.
Case # 3
Date: September 2009
Condition: Dysfunctional marital relationship
Please add me, RLF and my husband DNN, as recipients, to your prayer chain. It is a request that I am uncomfortable making to our church prayer group. (lots of secrets) Here is my circumstance:
I am having relationship problems with my husband. He drinks excessively and keeps many secrets from me which I believe are "other" women, as this has been an on-going issue in our marriage. I find myself in "attack" and "manipulative" modes, always vigilant for evidence of betrayal. I long to be healed of this deep-seated anger and suspicion, looking for atonement for myself and my husband. That is my request.
For my husband, DNN, I seek divine healing of the alcohol addiction. Today, I readily put aside my fears and judgements about this and give it to the Will of the Holy Spirit. In advance, I thank those of you who submit a prayer of healing for the two of us. My true Self tells me that
we are part of One Holy Mind. In Christ's Holy Name,
Dear RLF: Thank you for your prayer request. Theresa and I have lifted you and your husband in our hearts and minds, irradiating you both with the light of Papa's perfect love. I feel prompted to suggest that you place yourself in receiving mode for Divine grace, peace and healing love, so that you may accept It unto yourself, BLASER that Light and extend it unto your husband.
In reviewing the list of 50 PoMs (above), the following stood out as pertinent for your circumstances: 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 21, 26, 36, 39, 40, 42, 45, 49 and 50.
All who feel an inner desire for lifting RLF and DNN in their prayers for divine, miraculous restoration to right mindedness, and thus, release, through true forgiveness, from fear, misperception, doubt and projection, so that they may see only the face of Christ reflected in each other, are invited to participate in this mutually blessing event.
In gratitude and love, always,
I also sent RLF a personal reply to her prayer request in which I pasted the last paragraph of ACIM Text, ch. 2 VII, particularly drawing her attention to the last sentence. That paragraph reads:
I have already briefly spoken about readiness (for restoration to right-mindedness), but some additional points might be helpful here. Readiness is only the prerequisite for accomplishment. The two should not be confused. As soon as a state of readiness occurs, there is usually some degree of desire to accomplish, but it is by no means necessarily undivided. The state does not imply more than a potential for a change of mind. Confidence cannot develop fully until mastery has been accomplished. We have already attempted to correct the fundamental error that fear can be mastered, and have emphasised that the only real mastery is through love. Readiness is only the beginning of confidence. You may think this implies that an enormous amount of time is necessary between readiness and mastery, but let me remind you that time and space are under my control.
The next day I received this from RLF:
I waited so anxiously for your response. I realize it is because you are a true confidant who shares and understands what I want to accomplish through ACIM. I knew that you could “read” my heart and your reply would provide my soul the nourishment it so longs for. A long time ago, when I first read about your “one-pointed steadfastness”, it gripped me. I knew I wanted the same, although I didn’t have the discipline. Your response today helped me to recognize that although I might often slip, my desire has not wavered. Then you sent this:
"You may think this implies that an enormous amount of time is necessary between readiness and mastery, but let me remind you that time and space are under my control."
So I experienced “evidence” of this today just after reading the H2G website “prayer request” section for me and my husband. You asked me to be in “receiving” mode, then to ‘BLASER’ D with the light I receive. Well, I began with an effort to receive, i.e., I thanked those that pray for me...then I realized that there are those who haven't even read the request and may not do so for many days, who knows...months after today.
Hah! Insight! Since time and space are under control of “I Am”, my Father, then surely I am receiving NOW at this moment ALL the fruits of those prayers that will be said for us yesterday, today and in the future. What an incredible blessing for me and my husband! What an incredible blessing for those who so faithfully and lovingly pray for us! I began to imagine the kinds of blessings that others might experience from this gift of prayer.
I expanded my consciousness to “receive” and in my mind’s eye held my husband close to me so that we could both be bathed in this...what do I call it?...“knowing”? This required some effort on my part, I know, because very shortly afterwards, almost in an instant, an “effortless” super calmness engulfed me. There was no mind effort, there was no desire, there was no thinking, no images in my head. Just a blissful calmness. Why? Because there is nothing to fear. All has been answered. Bless you dearest Papa, my brother Jesus and my brother Brian for the love you so willingly give.
This evidence is “tangible” for me. It may not seem so to others who are looking for outwardly visible signs that their prayers resulted in the healing of our ego addictions. As that evidence shows up in our lives, Brian, I will be sure to communicate.
This sounds like a 'result' to me! As PoM 31 says:
Miracles should inspire gratitude, not awe. You should thank God for what you really are. The children of God are holy and the miracle honours their holiness, which can be hidden but never lost.
"Thank you, Papa, for revealing to us the wholeness that is rightfully ours. We gladly reclaim it now."
And when Jesus' disciples asked him concerning the man he healed from blindness from birth who had sinned, he or his parents, Jesus replied:
Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. (Jn. 9:3)
So is it today for us all. Alleluia!
Case # 4
Date: October 2009
Condition: Severe, debilitating, life threatening, multi-symptom viral infection.
Details: Here is a prayer request for miraculous healing for Paul. Paul is a dear and totally giving, trusted friend, whom I have known for over 20 years. He is a gifted, naturally talented scientist with an extraordinary range of skills/disciplines, which he uses tirelessly for working to protect the environment and raise the awareness of others, including and importantly, children, to treat it in a sustainable manner. 16 years ago while working on a government-aided project in the far-east he was struck down by a terrible, unknown viral infection. This has caused a massive array of agonising, debilitating, life-threatening bodily symptoms. When reading what he says about them, below, many may say, 'This is so terrible how can there be any hope for his healing?' Here, then, let us remind ourselves what Jesus tells us in the first Principle of Miracles: There is no order of difficulty in miracles. One is not “harder” or “bigger” than another. They are all the same. All expressions of love are maximal.
In spite of his condition, Paul’s spirit is utterly indomitable. I have never met anyone with such a cheerful, positive, happy attitude and outlook, in spite of the crippling health issues that beset him 24 hours every day. He is a profoundly deep thinker and no thought-restraining ‘box’ could ever contain him. The world truly is a better – much better – place for having Paul; he has so much to give, so I make this impassioned plea for all to envision him in wholeness. A photo of him is attached to assist this. You may find the Guideline for Healing Prayer (above) very helpful. Bless you all for your loving, compassionate prayers for Paul.
Here is what Paul has written about himself in requesting our prayers for miraculous healing:
Prayer for Healing for your brother Paul.
In 1993 I was working in Indonesia and was struck down by an unknown infection. This manifested itself by causing pain severe enough to make me blackout and vomit if affected parts of my body were touched or had any pressure applied. This became a huge problem in that I had swellings and pain that would appear in different areas, sometimes my feet, sometimes my shoulders, sometimes my gut. There was no apparent trigger to where or when I would suffer. One night I tried to rise from bed and my feet had become sensitive, so when I stood, I passed out and fractured my skull. I suffer from these symptoms to this day.
Other symptoms of this bodily disturbance is that my pancreas stopped functioning, I am now an insulin dependent diabetic. My liver started to fail; liver function went down to 20% but somehow, miraculously, is clinging on. Asthma became an hourly struggle; breathing and activity are sorely testing. Heart function was affected, I have high blood pressure, inconsistent and fast heart rate, and I have suffered numerous heart attacks, plus now I have developed inductible angina. I run a constant sweat. I have skin lesions that are truculent and refuse to go away. My gut is sometimes spastic and sometimes incontinent with no reason anyone can figure out. I have been diagnosed with palindromic arthritis and fibromyalgia both of which cause great difficulty with mobility and comfort.
In spite of all this my spirits are high, and calling on “laser beams of love and blessings” from my friends and family at all hours of night and day sustains and strengthens me. I am deeply grateful to all who are moved to pray for my healing.
A few days after the prayer request for Paul was posted he received a phone call from the senior consultant cardiologist for the north-east of England enquiring for an update of his heart condition. Prior to that there had been no contact from the Health Service for check-ups for 4 years. When the cardiologist heard this he said, ‘Right, you have 2 options: come in today, or come in tomorrow. You will stay in hospital until we have run all the necessary tests, scans and x-rays, so that we can decide what treatment is required and carry out that treatment immediately.’ This is virtually unheard of in the British National Health Service.
The next day Paul went into hospital and went through numerous tests, scans and x-rays. These showed that Paul has 4 cardiac arteries (most of us have 3!), that two were more than 90% constricted and two were 57 and 64% constricted, that he had had 5 heart attacks in recent years, as a result of which the lower part of his heart muscle was now lifeless. The cardiology team gave careful consideration to how best to proceed based on their findings.
They decided that the first option was to insert stents (wire mesh tubes to prop open constricted arteries) in the two most constricted arteries. This was done and Paul returned home the following day. The cardiologist told Paul he should experience at least a 50% improvement immediately. They will monitor his progress on a regular basis during the coming 12 months. He is now able to walk up stairs without having to stop half way to catch his breath, his circulation is immeasurably improved and his heart has to work much less hard to accomplish this.
Here is more evidence that when we ask, the Holy Spirit responds immediately with whatever practical action is required to accomplish the healing objective. Any changes regarding the other symptoms described will be reported as they occur.
Paul writes: May I offer my heartfelt thanks to you all for your blessings and faith. I am truly blessed.
Case # 5
Date: October 2009
Condition: Bipolar disorder, depression and despondency, worsening as a result of loss of pension in the global financial meltdown.
Details: The following details were sent by D.I.’s wife:
“D.I”. is a 69 year old man. He is a good, generous-hearted and deeply caring person, always ready to help anyone in need. Having spent 30 years as an expatriate, it was his intention to continue working in the financial services area until he retired in June 2010.
In December 2008, he lost the majority of his savings and pensions overnight – as well as his ability to earn income - due to fraudulent activities in the stock market.
This loss has impacted him dramatically and he is now very fearful for what the future holds. He is unable to switch off as a result of worry and is increasingly negative in his outlook and speech. His conversation has become almost exclusively focussed on looking to blame and criticise ‘someone else’ for everything that he seems to feel is wrong with the world. He has a limited number of subjects that he keeps discussing over and over again, very negatively, with anyone who is prepared to listen, in an obsessive and increasingly critical way. He has become very withdrawn and introspective compared with how he was only a few months ago – a symptom of deepening depression.
He has become obsessed with being ‘productive’ – and keeps himself busy from morning until night in a ‘driven’ way. He works on the house and garden to the exclusion of all else and says he does not have time to do things which would be of more benefit, including accepting help, such as healing counselling and prayer.
A number of friends have tried to help with the offers of paid work but he is very proud and will not accept it as he feels that he cannot take money from friends.
He had a heart attack some 10 years ago following a previous, serious financial loss, also due to fraud. One of the major concerns now, apart from his mental state, is that there have been a number of physical manifestations and minor illnesses which we believe is a result of his increasingly negative state of mind.
We would ask for healing light to help him mentally, emotionally and spiritually, to dispel the barriers of darkness besetting his mind, to an awareness of the love, light and peace that is all around him and within him, so that his attitude may be transformed into one of positive hope for the future. A more positive and optimistic outlook would also help him to become more flexible and open to change and what the future holds. Although his future is not going to be exactly as had been planned, he could understand that he can still have a good and blessed life surrounded by family and friends.
Many thanks for all who lovingly and selflessly are moved to offer healing prayer for D.I. He is a good man who, with this sort of healing help, can be restored to his true, giving nature.
Case # 6
Date: October 2009
Condition: Breast cancer
Details: The following email from Joanna’s friend tells us:
Joanna is 53 years old, a Chinese Canadian, married with 4 children, and has just been diagnosed with cancer in the left breast. It is too early to know what treatment will be advised by the medics, but I am asking, as soon as I heard, for prayer for miraculous healing as I know this is the only right way for us all to move closer to God and receive His gift of healing. Joanna is a tender and submissive traditional Chinese woman of Christian commitment, respecting seniors and caring for young ones, always appreciative, and of easy-going personality. I liked the idea of including a photo, such as with Paul (Case #4, above) but the family has declined, as culturally they are not comfortable with this (Chinese). Instead, they asked that I ask for prayers and healing rays of light. I have known this family for several years and consider them in many ways family despite the cultural barriers that make us very different. They have always treated me with unconditional love and respect.
Thanksgiving affirmation for Joanna: Thank You, Jesus and Holy Spirit for being with us and with Joanna as we pray for her restoration to wholeness. With You, we will to see her as the perfect child of a perfect Father. We remember that as we give, so do we receive. We see in Joanna a spark of Light, and let this light extend until it covers her, making the picture of her whole, complete and beautiful. Joanna, we stand with you in the Light.
Case # 7
Date: October 2009
Prayee: Robertina Jean (“Tina”). Born April 1949
Condition: Diagnosed as cerebral palsy with severe grand-mal seizures, only partially controlled by medication.
Details: Tina’s mother, who is nearly 91 and frail, wrote with the following details:
Tina was born a week overdue. Attempts at inducing birth brought on labour, but failed to effect her delivery. When she finally came, the umbilical cord was wrapped twice round her neck, causing long delay before she took her first breath, resulting in oxygen starvation and severe damage throughout her brain. She has been unable to speak or perform any normal activities her whole life and has always required 24-hour care. Nevertheless, she responded positively to loving attention, except for the last three months, during which she has not shown any seizure activity, and her interest in food, social interaction and usual good nature have deteriorated; she is noticeably fading rapidly. Although she still has beautifully thick, wavy, golden-red hair and big blue eyes, she is beginning to rapidly look like an old, old person, whereas until then she did look young for her age.
Two years ago, weeks after two critical surgical procedures, a care-giver and I saw a strong, deep golden light emanating from Tina’s person for about two minutes.
Tina’s mother — Pauline — also told me she has many times over the years asked Jesus to release Tina from her body and its suffering, and this has not so far happened. Whether these changes during the last 3 months indicate that this is now soon to happen or whether a miraculous healing of her bodily condition is to take place, we do not know. All we can ask, in faith, trusting, in praying for Tina’s inner peace and well-being is to envision her in the Light of Papa’s unconditional love, that we stand there with her, and that the Divine Will be done for her. Pauline has been deeply concerned for a number of years that, because her journey in time is nearly over, Tina may remain here, solely in the hands of institutionalised care, with no family input, after Pauline has gone.
Results: On November 6th 2009 the following email arrived:
Moments ago we received a call from Pauline that Tina “went home” in the night. She was having seizures earlier last evening that were quite severe. Susan was with Pauline last evening when news came of Tina’s seizures. Pauline feels this is an answer to prayer, as Tina needed to be released from her lifelong struggles. Pauline was so worried that she herself would pass to the next life before Tina, leaving Tina alone in the world. Pauline feels that your online prayer service facilitated her release, and that this outcome is a miracle. She is in very good spirits.
Love and blessings,
Mark & Susan
As soon as we received this email Theresa and I became aware of Bob (Tina's dad, who laid aside his body in the mid 1990s) and Philip (Tina's brother, who was drowned in a ferry disaster in New Zealand in 1968, aged 21), with Tina, hugging, rejoicing, celebrating; reunited and restored to health.
“We give thanks that we can know of a certainty beyond all doubt that truly, the Divine Will, always perfectly loving, caring and blessing has been done.”
Case # 8
Date: October 2009
Condition: Melanoma in the right eye.
Details: Helen writes:
In 2003 I was diagnosed with a form of chronic leukemia. I was treated with chemotherapy and have been in remission ever since. However, it has now been discovered that I have a melanoma in my right eye. This is not in any way connected with the leukemia – it’s a different challenge. At the same time, I have had an inconclusive mammogram and am awaiting an appointment for a biopsy.
Radiation is the treatment of choice by the medical team for the melanoma. This will be accomplished by the temporary implant of a disc of radioactive gold into the outer surface of the eye. This will stay in place for 7 days and then be removed. The decrease of tumor size is a gradual process and takes many months, even years. I will be followed for the rest of my days at the Eye Care Clinic. There is also a chance I may lose some or all vision in the eye as the tumor is close to the optic nerve.
Family and friends are sending lots of love and light, as well as healing energy. I hope to add to my support by asking for healing prayers through the HTG ‘Prayers for Healing’ Page. I ask those participating to send out their prayers to give me strength as I face this stage of my life. Thank you for any help you can give. My part will be to open myself to receive and accept restoration to wholeness and to treasure every day.
“Holy Spirit, I desire Helen’s healing, and I am willing to see her the way You do.”
“We stand together in the Light, Helen.”
‘Let me know this sister as I know myself’
Case # 9, 10 and 11
Date: October 2009
Prayees: Claudia, David and Jean
Conditions: Please see below
Details: Geoff writes:
Hi Brian ,Is it possible to have healing prayers for three? Claudia, my son David’s girlfriend, has been diagnosed with Pseudotumor Cerebri* (PTC) after collapsing at work, and being rushed into hospital where they had to perform shunts and keep her in for a week, and told that she will need to be treated every three weeks.
The medical treatment that has been prescribed sounds quite dramatic. I did explain to her we would pray for her healing, so to be prepared.
Could we possibly include David in our prayers? He has for about the last five years been suffering from sociophobia and agoraphobia, making his life very difficult as he won’t step out the front door, and at times locks himself in his bedroom for hours and doesn’t want to see anybody.
Now, just the last few days, my wife, Jean, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, so please will you add her to the list?
Many thanks, and many blessings, as always,
*pseudotumour cerebri (PTC), is a neurological disorder that is characterized by an increased intracranial pressure (pressure around the brain) in the absence of a tumour or other diseases. The main symptoms are headache, nausea and vomiting as well as pulsatile tinnitus (buzzing in the ears), double vision and other visual symptoms. If untreated, it may lead to associated swelling of the optic disc in the eye, which can progress to vision loss. Wikipedia.
Thank you, Geoff, for asking wholeness for your three prayees.
“We give thanks, Holy Spirit, that, as Jesus reminds us in ACIM, You are the communication link between Papa and His ‘separated’ Sons. We know that wholeness is ours because we have asked You for it, and You have responded freely, lovingly and immediately to our sincere request, as You always do. We gladly affirm our willingness to receive it and accept it unto ourselves, so that we can — knowing it is our inheritance from our Father Creator — hold that wholeness for ourselves and freely, lovingly and immediately extend it to our siblings in the Sonship, Claudia, David and Jean.”
Case # 12
Date: November 2009
Prayee: Marianne and her son
Conditions: Please see below
Details: Marianne writes:
Hello everyone, my name is Marianne & I am a friend of Sharon’s.
She told me about your prayers for healing when I told her the true story that I
am here to tell all of you!
About 5 years ago my son & his family moved into an apartment where he encountered a demon! When they left this apartment, the demon went with them. That’s because it was not the apartment that was possessed, it was my son. It hid itself in his young body & thought no one would know it was there; but it was wrong, I knew!
It tempted him with drugs & lost that battle; it drove him to insanity & with God’s blessing, love prevailed over it. But it was not gone for long! It then tempted him with a false sense of love from a poison woman, & though he still fights that battle it seems he is resisting. It weakened his body with disease & then it tempted him with alcohol, & finally won him over!!
It is slowly killing him, & finally all the battles weakened me too, & feeling there was nothing more I could do to save him & not wanting to live to see his death I tried to take my own life! I know it was wrong, but I had lost all hope! Now I am back to take on this demon with God’s blessing & I hope your prayers too will help me! When I look in my son’s eyes I know he is still in there somewhere & if I have to I am willing to die trying to find him!
Along with my friends …including Sharon, I am starting a fast & with prayer from all of you we are determined to rid him of this demon for good! My granddaughter tells me that it has even been so bold as to try to speak to her! Now it is doing it’s best to turn him against me & after all we have been through I will not let it take my child from me!!!! Please pray with us for him. I believe in the power of prayer & I believe that no demon is stronger than a mother’s or God’s love. With God & my friends behind me I have faith that we can save him. Please, in God’s name I ask you, help us! & thank you & God bless.
Dear Marianne, Blessings of love and peace be with you and comfort you. Wholeness is in stillness and the certainty beyond all doubt that asking Jesus and/or the Holy Spirit for restoration to wholeness for your son is all that is needed of you and of us all. All the Holy Spirit asks of us is that we have faith and trust in Him and He accomplishes all the rest for us.
Case # 13
Date: December 2009
Conditions: Multiple injuries from a road traffic accident
I have received a request for prayers for Linda, who was driving a car that lost control in severe weather conditions, and was in collision with another car. The other driver received only minor injuries, but Linda has a broken neck, multiple fractures of face bones, ruptured aorta, internal bleeding, lung damage, severe spleen damage and as yet indeterminate other injuries. An initial scan has indicated that there may be brain damage, though an EEG monitor appears to be indicating that her brain is responding to the stimulus of some speaking to her by visitors and nursing staff at the hospital.
Linda is 40 years old and has been in good mental and bodily health. She is in a long-term, stable, very happy relationship.
Earlier this year prayers for healing were asked for Corinne, who was very severely injured in a traffic accident, and almost immediately made a miraculous recovery (for details please see Case #2 above).
Now, let us give thanks for the life of Linda, and give her wholeness, which is ours to give because God has given it to us at our creation, so it is irreversibly, irrevocably ours. It makes no difference if any of us are consciously unaware of that wholeness; it is still eternally ours, and giving it, with thanks, to Linda serves as a wonderful reminder to us that it is ours, and thus are able to give it freely to Linda. We are all inextricably united in the Sonship of God, our Father Creator, and what we give to another, we give to ourself. This provides a big step on the Path back to remembrance of our wholeness.
Any news about changes in her condition will be posted as it becomes known. Many thanks for your loving, selfless giving, which the Holy Spirit will use according to His all-knowing wisdom for Linda and all of us,
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