Just back from a really lovely fun-filled yet powerful service at City Church, Worcester – I’ve been a number of times in the past to preach here, but today was just a ‘punter’. I felt welcomed like an old friend and was almost immediately greeted by a lady who told me that when I last preached at the church, I prayed for her and she was healed – she was in a rush somewhere so didn’t get the chance to ask what! Afterwards, I was asked to pray with a lovely lady in extreme pain – from a badly failed knee-replacement surgery (another reason not to have had it done!) last year, in considerably more pain than before the prosthetic was fitted. I’m not sure I’ve prayed for the ‘healing’ of a prosthetic – but all her pain and inflammation went, and she could stand without pain for the first time since the surgery.
A lovely young lady I’d prayed with previously told me she’d been healed of anorexia and raynaud’s syndrome: today she asked for prayer as she’d got a problem with one leg being shorter than the other – sometimes a back or hip issue, but not always – and her orthotics specialist was in church this morning, too. Five minutes before being prayed for, the orthotic specialist had measured her hips, and they were about an inch out, as was the alignment of her knees….we watched as they equalised, and her mum confirmed that her walking up stairs had changed. The specialist confirmed that her hips and knees were now in line….. God’s so amazing, isn’t he?
Prayed for a great young man who was born with three teeth missing: the orthodontists won’t do implants unless there were six missing, only do a ‘bridge’ – not as expensive as implants but still, in the UK, as with all dentistry, expensive, so I prayed for three new teeth to be supernaturally created. They weren’t – instantly – but watch this space!
I can’t tell you the privilege it is to pray for people and see them healed – or the process of healing begin. I’m so grateful to God that in a year of immobility and extreme pain, he still chooses to use this East End of London ‘plonker’ even when I’m not expecting it. And if he can heal a ‘failed’ prosthetic, he can heal – and is healing -my knees. Not HEALED – YET – but in the process….praying that before I move into my new home, assuming I can get the money together! – he’ll heal mine totally as my flat is on the second floor and there’s no lift/elevator! That would be the best Christmas gift I could have,,,,