Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Healing Rooms

Yesterday I went to check out a new place in Helena called the Healing Rooms. It is a place anyone can go for prayer and healing. I was afraid of it for a long time, but when I found out that it was a legitimate, Bible-based ministry, I decided to give it a try.

On the form they gave me when I first entered, I asked for prayer for the anxiety that I've been struggling with for the last six years. Then they take the form into a prayer room, cover it so the people praying don't know who it is or what it is about. They pray for God to give them a Word about the person. After my form was prayed over, they came and escorted me to the prayer room where three people anointed me with oil and laid their hands on me and began praying.

The first woman said that God gave her the scripture Psalm 27:1-3, which says:

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh,when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.

Then she prayed away the enemy and the anxiety in the name of Jesus.

The second woman said God gave her a vision of a huge crop of corn -- corn with large, tall stalks. I looked at her completely puzzled, because it didn't really mean anything to me. (I thought of a certain strain of blue corn found by an ancestor of mine, which my father has continued to harvest and purify, but I couldn't find a connection.) She said to her it meant abundance and she went on to talk about the abundance I have in God, my abundant personality, etc. Then she said God gave her a vision of the Holy Spirit "trickling down" into the dry spots of my life. She said, "Then look out because behind it is a flood of love."

The third person praying was a man who said God showed him to put the sign of the cross on my hands and my forehead because everyone I come in contact with will see His light shine through me. He said I will affect many generations for Christ. He also told me that he sees an abundance of joy in me and that he had a vision of me skipping. Yes, skipping.

So, I don't know what all of this means, if anything, I just thought I'd share it with you.


issyschmiesing said...

I went to the Healing Room with Kirk many years ago. He told them I had MS and some guy prayed over me asking the demons to flee and free me from MS. I got mad. I don't see MS as demons possessing my body (perhaps the ADHD, but not the MS). A week later I saw the man buying lottery tickets, lots of them. I decided it wasn't for me. But whatever works, is worth the effort.

Bryce said...

I've gone to the Healing Room in my town many times over the past several years, and have enjoyed doing so. Since not everything in life will be brought up by an individual 15-minute prayer visit, it's nice to go back until all ducks are in a row.

H.C. Johnson said...

A very interesting blog. I am not personally familiar with "Healing Rooms", but you say they are a legitimate, Bible-based ministry. I trust you have checked them out.

Scripture has a lot to say about prophets, as well as false prophets, and a lot to say about prayer.In other words, you have a lot of God's teachings on these subjects.

I do believe that some people have the gift of prophsey, and I definatley believe in prayer, however most intercessory prayer is usually for someone you know, or know about, or a situation you know about. That is the only thing that bothers me about your experience.

With all that said, the one person that I think gave you a good respone was the third one. As you know, I have told you very similar words as a result of my prayers for you and your family. And I do know you, and know that you are a woman after God's heart.

Ask God to reveal the truth concerning all this and I believe He will.

Lori said...

thanks, uncle h!!!!!

Joni said...

Hi. I'm here because of a comment you left on Beth Moore's blog. I struggled with panic attacks but after doing Beth Moore's Believing God study and Breaking Free study, I decided to apply what she said by praying Scripture. You can read the Scriptures I used on my blog if you are interested. Here's the link to the Scriptures:

michellemabell said...

Hi Lori,
I saw the comment you left on the LPM blog. I have struggled with panic attacks in the past and know how crippling they can be. I will be praying for you.
The verse I clung to at these times was the very simple but oh so powerful:

Psalm 46:10
Be still and know that I am God.


Melissa said...

i read your comments on the LPM blog. I use to have panic attacks last year. I had had several before but last year they had gotten bad. I had started feeling tired and not good. Basically I found out that my thyroid was a little low and my hormones were off. After I started thyroid medicine and getting pellet injections for hormones(balancing them), they stopped. I looked it up and hormones/thyroid problems can cause them. Just thought I would give you that information. I pray it gets better for you. They are not fun!

michellemabell said...

Hi Lori,
I came back here to answer your question of how my attacks finally stopped.

When I first had them 8 years ago, I was also going through some other irregular heart rhythm symptoms and was finally diagnosed with 'svt' and had a catheter ablation to correct the problem. The attacks eventually stopped.
About 2-3 years ago, I was going through the darkest time of my life and through this the panic/anxiety attacks would come mostly at night. All I could do was cling...radically cling to scripture and pray. And I prayed aloud, read scripture aloud. I had a bible with me at all times.
To answer how did they stop...all I can say is by the grace of God and I don't mean that lightly.
It has been almost two years since I have had an attack. I also stopped drinking alcohol, not saying that was a factor but it was also there and I know it didn't help.
I came out of that very dark time into His light living off of His word and knowing He is my strength only because I am still alive and here today.
Psalm 119:92-93
If Your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
I will never forget Your precepts for by them you have preserved my life.

I will be praying for you!!!!!!

Love in Christ,


michellemabell said...

Your comment on my blog made me smile...How awesome to have a husband that will pray with you and over you!!
God is a never-ending source of strength and hope.

Praying for you,