“…I am also wary of being prayed for by strangers.
The mystery of healing and unanswered prayer is the elephant in the room I drag around with me everywhere I go.
The trouble with healing prayer at a conference or by strangers is the pressure of performance. Like most people, sometimes I’m deeply moved by others’ prayers; other times I just appreciate their words without having a spiritual connection.
But in a conference or ministry situation, unless it’s handled very carefully, the person becomes a project, and your healing prayer is the performance.
I feel your need for results, and when you ask the question at the end, “How do you feel?” I don’t know how to tell you, “No different.” I can already see the disappointment in your eyes.
That’s the moment I dread. Why? When the healing doesn’t happen we want someone to blame.”
I’m talking frankly about how healing prayer can damage, and what to do about it when you pray for someone and the healing doesn’t come.
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