We believe that Healing Prayer is an invitation to experience God’s loving presence in all aspects of our lives. Through the simple act of asking God to be present in our daily lives, our health and our relationships, healing begins. We have studied the gospel accounts of Jesus healing and now are learning to apply those principles in our prayer life.
This fall, we will begin a book study of Dr. Harold G. Koenig’s book,” The Healing Power of Prayer”. Dr. Koenig is a Psychiatrist and the Director of Duke University’s Center for the Study of Spirituality and Health. I was privileged to work with Dr. Koenig in 2012 researching the connection between PTSD and forgiveness. Here is a description of the book:
“It’s not just hype or hope or a spiritual cliché. It’s a scientific fact: prayer heals. Recent medical and psychological studies claim that prayer can relieve stress, improve attitudes, and mend bodies. Prayer generates peace, power, and health—a triple preventative that guards against anxiety and disease. It’s a simple act that heals. According to Chet Tolson and Harold Koenig, prayer helps people function at their best when life serves them the worst. Even on good days, it enhances the mind-body-soul connection. In The Healing Power of Prayer, these authors explain the nature of prayer, what happens when we pray, the restorative benefits of prayer, how to organize prayer, and much more. Their facts and insights will encourage believers to increase, the fainthearted to revive, and skeptics to begin a life of prayer.”
Join us in this journey. We would love to have you!
By: Fr. Patrick Finn, Sr. Pastor
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