Prayer and Healing
When I was going through some personal battles 25 years ago, I went to a few Christian counselors. I appreciated their desire to help and listen to my struggles. As I reflect, I don’t remember them using prayer in their time with me. I wish they would have incorporated that powerful piece in their counseling session.
Prayer is a dialogue with the Creator of the Universe. Yesterday, as we were closing our 4 day marital intensive time, I asked them if I could appeal to their future healing. I asked for permission and then came to the True Healer with their stories. It was so beautiful to ask Jesus to take their individual wounds and marital wounds. I just came before the Father and asked again and again, “Jesus, would you…., Jesus can you….., Lord, what if we choose…..”.
Honesty and openness with Jesus is more than a concept. It indicates a 2 directional relationship that embodies the presence of safety and trust. This is critical in any relationship. Emotional safety and a proven trust can transform a soul! What if we asked Jesus right now to take our wounded stories and let the healing begin? This begins an honest appeal to our Creator. While there might not be a quick response, it commences a powerful communication of our broken hearts to God our Healer.