I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you. Ex. 15:26
Often we are asked how, if, or when to pray for healing. It’s very simple. Unless it is our great aunt who has lived 110 full years of life and is ready to go home to Jesus, we pray for healing. The diagnosis, doctor’s report, or impossibility of the situation never determines our prayers. We have seen Stage IV Cancers disappear. We have seen Down’s Syndrome babies healed. We have seen eyes appear in empty sockets. The Lord is our healer, and nothing is too difficult for Him.
Is healing for everyone? If you are a believer in Jesus, then you carry the Great Physician inside of you. Your job is to simply be a carrier of His healing presence. Sometimes you will lay hands directly to pray for healing. Other times, you may carry a person’s need in your heart in intercession. Like the priests of old who carried the tribes of Israel on their breastplates, or the friends of the paralytic, you bring the one in need before the Lord so He can deliver. This is our approach to every healing. It’s Jesus. He’s with us, and in us, and our role is to let His healing grace flow through us.
What happens if “nothing happens?” We pray, and we keep praying. We ask, and we keep asking. We lay hold of God’s promises and we continue to pray them until something happens. Every prayer in the anointing is doing something whether you see an immediate result or not. So pray in faith knowing that the Great Physician is there with you to do works and greater works, just like He promised.