Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Service of Healing, Thursday August 9th
The Service of Healing utilises an ancient rite of the church; laying on of hands and anointing with oil for healing. The practice of laying one's hand on another is rooted in the ministry of Jesus. Such person-to-person healing through prayer is also at the core of Christ's great commission to the Apostles and all who follow him. This is not a new idea!
Here at St. Peter's we are offering different ways for people to explore spirituality and the Service of Healing is one such way. God is always at work in us and the Holy Spirit is always present to bring God's healing grace upon us and those whom we pray for. This does not mean we will be cured of our disease or ailment, or that everything will work out all right, although that might happen! What it does mean, though, is that God is alive in us, bring healing of body, mind or spirit, with the peace that passes all understanding. God's desire is that we be made whole.
All are invited on Thursday, August 9th at 7 pm. Come and lay your heart to the Lord, that you may find God's healing presence here.