The power of prayer

Most know that my husband has had one migraine for 7 months now.  Please note that that is not migraines, as in it comes and goes; one constant migraine for 7 months.  His good days, the pain is about a 6-7.  Most days, it’s an 8 or more.  He’s been to doctors, specialist, etc. Nothing has helped.  Because it’s been keeping him for church, he started going to the Men’s Bible Study at our church that meets very early in the morning, once a week.  It has helped his spirit, but obviously, not his migraine.  A few weeks ago, he started meeting with our pastor after the study and the breakfast that the men go to afterwards, to discuss the spiritual warfare he is under.  Last week, during one of these meetings, pastor asked my husband to come to church today to have the congregation pray over him.

Growing up, this was not something I was used to participating in.  But this is my new church and after attending this morning, I understood more of why pastor wanted to do this.  Pastor started out this morning, explaining that as a church, we have been praying for him individually.  He firmly believes that as a church, we need to be praying as the body of Christ, as a whole.  This isn’t about anyone there healing my husband, it’s about God healing him and the body of Christ asking for him to do so.  This is the same idea from the NT where the apostles healed in Jesus’ name.  I do believe that this will work.  Maybe not the first time, but by faith, I do believe that it will.

While our church family was coming up to us and praying over us, yes, on occasion, both of us were being prayed over, I couldn’t help the  emotion that was flowing out of me.  I was a blubbering mess.  I haven’t cried so much in a long time.  It was not a bad cry.  All these wonderful people were showing such love and care for us.  It was so touching.  I’m tearing up just thinking about it.   It was a very interesting experience, to say the least.

I am very thankful to all that were there, and especially thankful to those that felt the Lord speak to them to come lay hands on my husband and me, and extremely thankful to all that fought the snow today to do this, and didn’t even know it was going to happen.  I love all of you and you will always hold a special place in my heart.

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