The Art of Healing Prayer
Although often carried out behind the scenes of much of the Church’s activity, the healing ministry is one of joy and transformation. A person released from long-standing inner woundedness – from the prison of reaction, bitterness, self-pity, self-protection and fear – is one who can grow to inhabit new wide spaces of love and forgiveness. In turn, they may become a source of goodness and healing, as the ‘magic’ of God’s grace results in eddies of life-giving love for others.
A truly remarkable achievement. Based on decades of hands-on experience in training both clergy and laity, The Art of Healing Prayer has authenticity, understanding and wisdom oozing from its pages. I believe [it] will prove to be a huge gift to the whole faith community.
The Art of Healing Prayer takes us into the redemptive work [of prayer] in ways we may not previously have experienced, enabling us better to understand and practice “spiritual heart surgery” with the Great Healer.
While urging us to recover the biblical vision of healing and to establish healing ministries in our churches and communities, Charles Ringma and Mary Dickau offer a more than generous assemblage of creative prayers for almost every type of woundedness. Masterful!
I know The Art of Healing Prayer is good news because reading it has helped me see better how the Spirit is at work where I live.