Church of the Holy Trinity has a thriving Healing Ministry and Prayer Team. We offer prayers for healing and intercession during our 11 AM service on Sundays and during our healing Eucharist on Thursdays at 12:15 PM. Healing prayer is a transformative process of inviting God to be present in our lives. You may petition the Lord for healing for yourself or intercede in prayer for others and anything in creation.
How do I receive Healing Prayers?
Those who wish to receive laying on of hands, anointing with oil, and prayers for healing are invited to take communion and then meet with the Healing Prayer Team in the Prayer Corner. The Prayer Corner is located to the left of the communion rail on the North side of the building. The Healing Ministers will offer a general prayer or can offer specific prayers at your request. Following the prayer, you may return to your pew. Prayers are also offered after the service in the Prayer Corner, and during our 12:15 PM service on Thursdays. Please note: At all times the Prayer Team maintains absolute confidentiality and members of the Clergy are always available for Pastoral Counseling.
Why do we offer prayers for healing?
God wants us to know and feel his love for us. Jesus offered healing to many whom he met and he commissioned his disciples to continue that work in his name after his Ascension. We, as his hands in the world today, are called to continue their work. God wants us to be healed of the brokenness in our lives and to know and feel his unfailing love. During his earthly ministry, Jesus healed many of the people around him – whether they were ill physically, mentally, or spiritually. Jesus also restored to wholeness broken relationships. We are the inheritors of that ministry of healing. In the laying on of hands and prayer, we proclaim the good news that God desires us to be whole and one in the body of Christ.
Why do we practice laying on hands?
The laying on of hands and the anointing with oil for healing are ancient traditions beginning with Jesus and his disciples who often touched the people they healed. These acts communicate a level of human concern and love beyond words. The laying on of hands with healing prayer, and the anointing with oil for healing is described in James 5:14-15: “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.”