Friday, August 15, 2014

What I want to tell you

Today I'm linking up with the lovely Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. It's where whoever loves words, silences the inner critic and writes on a prompt for five minutes straight. Not fretting over being perfect. Won't you come on over and join in? Today's prompt is "tell".

He met me at the door of the healing prayer room and said, would you like soaking prayer or verbal prayer?

I said, both. 

So, he led me over to a group of empty chairs and said I could sit anywhere. Then a kind woman asked, “do you mind if I put my hands on your shoulders?” 

Of course I didn’t mind. 

Bring it on, I thought.

I’ve been struggling with anxiety at night for a long time. Missing those all important z’s and just all around not enjoying bedtime at all.

I know that is not what my creator has for me. What he wants for me. I know it was not his design that I go to bed feeling crummy every night from anxiety. 

I sat there with her hands gently on my shoulders, in silence. I bowed my head instinctively and prayed silently myself. 

Lord, I accept your grace in this minute. 

After a few minutes. She removed her hands and the man that led me to those chairs, led me to another person, Bridgett. I was able to pour out my frustration to her of my sleepless nights and I’m afraid I poured out some tears too. She was so empathetic. 

And most of all, she asked if she could hold my hands in hers.

And then she prayed for me.

It was the most beautiful thing.
I've done this thing before. Going to healing prayer.

I can’t even begin to tell you what a blessing it is to have someone else pray over and for you. So comforting.

Such a gift.

I’m telling you, we need each other. We need community.

We need fellowship.

If you are struggling with something, I highly encourage you to seek out someone else to pray for you. You won’t regret it. And you will be incredibly blessed.

Thanks for stopping by today, friend! It brings me such joy that you would take the time!



  1. Found you via the Five Minute Friday linkup! This is great post, and so true! I fight the need for community because I'm an introvert and people can wear me out, but at the end of the day I'm desperate for someone to share my deepest thoughts with. Glad to connect!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Liz. I am an introvert, too, so I know just what you mean!! You are right though, we do need someone to share our deep thoughts and needs with. Blessings!

  2. Stopping by from FMF - and as I do so many times when I read a story like this, said a prayer. I love the idea of a healing prayer room. I've never heard of that before - but I have experienced people praying over and for me and you're right - it is such a blessing. I think it's so hard to tell people our deepest thoughts and worries - it's much easier to listen. Wonderful post.

  3. You are right, I was embarrassed by my tears, but my desperation for prayer kept me there. Our church has a drop in Healing Prayer service every Thursday night. Such a blessed thing to have. Thanks for sharing Lisa!

  4. You are blessed! We are blessed! May love and kindness reign this universe!

    Visiting from FMF,

    1. Agreed! Thanks much for stopping by Tanya!

  5. Oh yes, we need community. This post reminds me the house of prayer in California where I am on staff. We have healing room ministry 2x a month and I love to soak those who come in prayer. May you be completely set free from all anxiety! Blessings!

    1. Thanks so much, Barbie! I was so blessed by soaking prayer. I am glad you have the opportunity to bless people in that way. I am seriously thinking of joining our prayer team to do the same for others. Blessings to you and thanks again for stopping by! :)

  6. Love this, Anne, and grateful for your wisdom and vulnerability. You are such a gem! Hugs to you from many miles away and hoping your healing prayer has comforted your anxious nights.

    1. Tris, thanks so much, friend for stopping by. And for your kind words. Hugs right back at you!! I am grateful for you!


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