Charleston Presbyterian Church is holding “A Service of Wholeness and Healing,” on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6:00PM
When a church makes sincere efforts to intercede and pray for the needs of its congregation and the needs of people outside the church walls, the very first thing that we can notice is just how numerous and varied the needs of God’s people are. Secondly, another result of intercessory prayer is that there are many victories and healings in people’s lives. Therefore when God answers our prayers, we must not attribute our victories to blind luck or medical sources alone, but to God’s power and gracious will. It is God Who ultimately decides to heal us through whatever means He chooses. And so the prescription for healing of various types is clearly of divine origin and obviously intended for us to hear in the Bible. The epistle of James makes it clear what our responsibilities are as people who need healing, “Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises. Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” (James 5:13-16)
We will have the elders of CPC here to pray over you, and we will anoint you with oil in the name of the Lord and ask for God’s tender mercies and His forgiveness to be upon all of us.