Monday, May 12, 2014

Healing Rooms - One of Faith's Favorite Places

One of Faith's favorite places to go is the Healing Rooms of the Northern Plains. I'm not kidding! If they were open seven days a week - she would be there everyday. As it is they are open on Mondays and Tuesdays and most weeks she wants to go both days.

We have been taking Faith to the Healing Rooms since we first moved here ten years ago, which is also shortly after they opened here in Bismarck. One reason I think Faith loves going there so much is the peacefulness she feels as soon as we walk through the doors. Another reason is because she just loves to go there to visit with the volunteers that she has gotten to know quite well over the years She knows all of them by name and is quick to remember any new members of the prayer team.

The first thing we do when we get to the Healing Rooms is greet whoever is at the desk and they hand us a clipboard so that we can jot down our prayer request. She usually tries to get them to say who is going to be on the prayer team that will be praying with her that day. Sometimes they give her hints, but most times they try to keep it a surprise. After we write down our prayer request, we wait for someone to come get our "charts." Then when the prayer team is ready, someone comes out to the waiting room to get us and leads us back to one of the prayer rooms. There are usually 2 or 3 people on a prayer team. Sometimes Faith likes to go in all by herself but sometimes I get to go in with her!
Faith hanging out with Joanne in the waiting room
Back in the prayer room, the leader of the prayer team anoints us with oil and then prayers over us. Sometimes they have an encouraging word from the Lord and they most always have a scripture to give us. They write this scripture down on a piece of paper so that we can take it home with us.

Sometimes Faith thinks she is actually on the prayer team. Last week when we were in one of the rooms together getting prayer, one of the team members was speaking words of encouragement to me with something I had been struggling with and Faith called out, "Believe in yourself mommy! Just believe in yourself!" As they finished praying for me, they reminded me how much God loves me and Faith said, "And I love you very much too, mommy!"
Faith receiving prayer
After we are done praying, the team member seals all of the prayers with the blood of Jesus and usually give us a hug and sends us on our way. Faith always has to make sure she says goodbye to whomever is at the desk and even asks if they can hold the door for us on our way out.

The Healing Rooms has been a part of our lives for so long and I honestly do not know where we would be without their steadfast prayers for us. I really don't think Faith would be doing as well as she is had it not been for the prayers she has been getting nearly every week for ten years. It is an amazing ministry and both Rob and I have learned so much about healing through going to the Healing Rooms and also in taking their Heal the Sick Training. No matter where you live in the world, I strongly encourage you to see if there is a Healing Rooms in your city! You can check by clicking HERE.
The walls of the book room are lined with testimonies of people who have gotten healed
during or after getting prayer at the Healing Rooms.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

1 comment:

  1. You are so right the Healing Rooms do amazing work and I can attest to that. I have seen Faith there and the smile that she normally has grows 10 sizes when she enters and I agree that the Healing Rooms has definitely had a hand in how far Faith has come.