56And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the market-places, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.
Healing can mean so many things. Jesus was so powerful that just touching the fringe of his cloak provided healing for many. For most of us today, healing means freedom from physical pain and disease. Often times after praying for a person who is ill, I have been told that the person for whom I was praying felt the prayers. I think God has much more in store for those who pray for healing though. Through fervent prayer for the sick, God helps us to understand what healing means if it doesn’t mean an absence of disease. By giving us understanding of this type of spiritual healing, God changes the people praying as well as the person who is ill. This change in both parties can be the true source of God’s healing power.
For many other people, healing may mean healing from addictions, healing from mental problems, healing from bad relationships. This type of psychological healing is often more difficult to see and to understand. Many people today suffer from psychological pain that I cannot understand, but my prayers for those who are in this situation continue to be not only healing but freedom from anxiety and that God will surround them with His love.
I know when I pray for any type of healing, God uses this prayer to change me as well as the person for whom the prayer is offered.
For Healing of Body and Soul
May God the Father bless you, God the Son heal you, God
the Holy Spirit give you strength. May God the holy and
undivided Trinity guard your body, save your soul, and bring
you safely to his heavenly country; where he lives and reigns
for ever and ever. Amen.