“Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church,
and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”
 (James 5:14)

Healing Prayer Service


What it is

  • Peaceful
  • Meditative
  • Musical
  • Lighting candles
  • Sincere, Personal worship
  • Intimate
  • Full of grace
  • Prayerful expectancy
  • Hands – on (if desired)
  • Anointing (if desired)
  • Listening to scripture


The primary goal is to heal the spirit.  Each of us is a unity of – mind, body and spirit.  God desires for each of us to be whole, healthy and saved by his grace.  Wholeness does not necessarily mean perfect health.  Achieving health and wholeness is a lifelong process.

The greatest healing of all is the union or reunion of a human being with our heavenly Father (reconciliation with God).  When this happens, physical healing sometimes occurs, mental and emotional balance is often restored, but without fail, spiritual health is enhanced and relationships are healed.

The Greek word for salvation (soteria) translates as “Health/wholeness”.

What it is not

  • A spectacle
  • Instantaneous healing
  • Showy
  • A performance
  • Dramatic
  • A traditional service
  • A sermon

A regular, public healing service is a powerfully effective witness to the entire congregation and larger community that God is the source of all healing!

Faithfulness on the part of each Christian is the indispensable factor.  It is not our ability, but our availability that is desired. Jesus Christ will do the work and supply the power.

When we come intentionally into the presence of the healing Christ with receptivity, openness and faith, we allow Him to minister to us at the point of our particular need of the moment in our lifelong journey toward wholeness.

Prayer is the most significant work of the church. With prayer, possibilities are unlimited.  Think of prayer, not as changing the mind of God; rather as cooperating with God’s highest will for our health, salvation, and wholeness.



Blessed to Be a Blessing:

 James K. Wagner

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