Becoming a healer
In the Christian spiritual tradition there is the idea of praying in the opposite spirit. When someone is manifesting something negative (pain, guilt, sin, etc.) rather than focusing on the negative we bless the opposite positive.
Example: While praying for someone the Lord reveals to me that the person is actually a pathological liar. So I pray in the opposite spirit, I pray that the spirit of truth would rule their life.
Addiction is about taking, it’s about addressing our needs before the needs of others. We often hide our addictions from those around us as if we are doing them a favour, but ultimately it is about us.
Let’s move in the opposite spirit, let’s learn to give more then we take, let’s learn to worry about healing others, instead of just healing ourselves.
Traditionally a church Elder would pray this over you and anoint you, if one is not available ask a Christian friend or if no one is available try praying this over yourself. Have some oil handy – olive or other oil.
Holy Spirit I confess that I am a sinner, please Lord forgive and release me from my sinful ways.
Pray to be forgiven of any specific sins that come to mind.
Holy Spirit fill me with your love and grace, come into my heart and rest there.
Dip one finger into the oil and as you pray mark the sign of the cross on the palms of your hands and forehead.
In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
Holy Spirit please anoint me with the gift of healing that I might better serve others.
Sit quietly and relax, imagine the power of God flowing down through you.
Next time you encounter anyone who requires healing offer to pray for them, see what happens, then do it another 100 times.