I run a prayer chain at our church and have had the privilege of posting numerous prayer requests to those who have signed up to be part of the chain. We have seen many, many answers to prayer and lives touched by the heart of a praying church. However, looking back over just the last 7 months and comparing general prayer requests with requests for healing I was astounded to discover that 76% of all the requests we received in just these few months were for healing! Therefore, I think I could safely conclude that health and healing are by far our greatest needs.
I have also been studying the miracles of Jesus. Please bear with me as I continue to bore you with more statistics: I discovered that of all the miracles that Jesus performed that are documented in the four gospels, 66% of them were for healing. This statistic does not even take into consideration the more than 10 other references to healing throughout the gospels where we read that Jesus compassionately healed great crowds of people who came to him. In fact, Jesus performed so many healings that this aspect of his ministry often left our Lord so physically exhausted that he often sought a quite place to rest.
If these stats are true, as I believe them to be, then we need to view health and healing as a very significant part of our work on earth. As Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing," (John 14:12). Sadly though, I often hear people saying things like, "Oh, don't pray for healing in case God does not heal and people are disappointed." If Jesus prayed for healings and Jesus taught, "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons," (Matthew 10:8) then we have an obligation to pray for healing in obedience to Jesus' command. Therefore, dear God Tracker, we have no choice in the matter but to pray for the sick and expect the compassion of Christ to manifest healing in his name. And God always heals!
God-tracking is praying for healing, always.
If you need healing today then join me in the prayer at the end of this trACker.
Our hope is that, by sharing experiences in tracking the will of God, we will draw closer to him and discover the awesome value of walking with God. Let us know what you think by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org God knows the plans he has for you. So go ahead and track them!
What is trACker?
GodTracker and trACker owe their origins to an international Christian radio programme produced by Dudley Anderson called, OnTrack. Although OnTrack went off-air in 2005, trACker has continued to help people to track God's plans and purposes for their lives since July 2003.
You can now hear Dudley Anderson on UCB UK
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Verse of the Week
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes.
"After being sufficiently enlightened, our attitude toward sickness should be the same as our attitude toward sin." --- F.F. Bosworth
Don't Give-up, Look-up!
Look-up and Fix Your Eyes On Jesus!
You Have Been Healed!
1 Peter 2:24
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
If you need healing today then allow me to pray for you here
"Gracious heavenly Father, I bring my reader to you in prayer in the name of Jesus Christ. I extend my hand to him/her and pray the touch of the Almighty hand of God upon his/her body. Your word says that your name is The LORD who heals. I believe you always heal so I pray, by faith in your power and compassion, that you will manifest healing across my friend's body, from head to foot. In the name above all names, the name of Jesus the Christ, I rebuke cancer, depression, HIV, arthritis, eye injuries, back pain, liver failure, hearing difficulties, lung conditions, kidney failure, heart palpitations and every ailment that my reader has! I rebuke every attack of the theif who comes to kill, steal and destroy and command healing, health, peace and victory, In Jesus' name! By his wounds you have been healed! Amen.
If you felt the touch of God as we prayed and have a testimony of healing
then please e-mail me right away and let me know.
Dudley began writing for radio. He currently presents for UCB UK and writes a weekly devotional called, trACker. trACker reaches hundreds of people and is published online. Dudley also pastors a church in the UK. More at: www.godtracker.co.uk