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Healing

As Christians, we believe that God loves us and wills the very best for us. But we also know that suffering of all kinds and ultimately death are conditions from which we cannot escape. But God is not distant. In Jesus Christ, he shared in this life’s suffering and death on the cross, and he can draw near to us in times such as these. However, his resurrection in the power of the Holy Spirit gives us hope that we might have a foretaste of his kingdom here and now, and that through the Church’s ministry we shall receive his love, strength and healing touch. What form that healing will take we cannot tell. It may be:

  •  help to carry us through a prolonged illness or disability
  •  a recovery more rapid than expected
  •  experiencing our fear of death being driven out by God’s love
  •  a healing which is so unexpected that we immediately want to thank God.

The healing ministry is for everyone; we all need healing in some way. Through the healing ministry, Jesus Christ meets us at the point of need. The care of the dying or the bereaved and the ministry of healing are different aspects of one ministry. Both centre on bringing the love of God to where it is needed for each and every person.

The healing ministry is available in the following ways:

  •  publicly, as part of services
  •  at healing services, including communion services, which can be in hospitals, hospices, homes, prison etc
  •  privately, within the home, hospital, and discreetly in church side rooms
  •  ecumenically, across the denominations
  •  in cooperation with the medical and caring professions, including professionally accredited counsellors.

The Christian healing ministry is based on prayer in the name of Jesus Christ; those involved in this ministry are prayerful, regularly practising Christians who acknowledge his healing love and are willing to pray and listen for guidance from God in order to minister appropriately to others.

 

In addition to the ministry provided in churches and by ministers, in Lincoln, Healing Rooms meets:

Every Tuesday, 5:00 pm to 6:30pm at Costa Coffee, Valentine Retail Park, Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7BH. They can be contacted at:

lincolnhealingrooms@btinternet.com

My prayer for you this New Year is for Love, Joy and Peace

In the name of Christ

Rev Dr Helen Hooley.

Ref: A Time to Heal, Church House Publishing. 


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