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Can we really pray for people to be healed?


Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 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. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.  James 5:14-16
            Jesus healed during his time of ministry on this earth.  He came to show that God was all about wholeness.  The deterioration of our bodies and mind begins with sin and selfish choices.  “Wholeness” occurs when these bodies are free of sin.
            It is possible to see healing as a result of prayer.  It will always begin with prayer.  Will everyone we pray for be healed?  No.  But it’s possible. 
            The only possible healing begins by asking for forgiveness and confessing our sins to one another.  It’s called spiritual healing from sin.   That is most effective and what everyone needs.