The Thanksgiving Prayer that Brings Healing
Just recently my daughter was sick. She had a nasty tummy bug for nearly a week. I’ve prayed all sort of prayers believing that she will be instantly healed but she wasn’t. I was expecting that the next day she will wake up perfectly fine, but the next morning she was the same – weak, with no appetite.
I’ve been praying for people and many of them were healed either instantly or soon after the prayer so I thought it will happen the same with my daughter. But it didn’t. Even though I’ve prayed many times for her before and God healed her every single time.
Despite this, I kept believing that God is going to heal her because the healing is what He had promised. I am not accepting any disease or medical problems.
As I was fasting that week, I felt that what happened with my daughter was a spiritual warfare. I don’t believe in coincidence. The only other time when she was sick was when I went to Fire conference organised by Christ for Nations. I’ve listened to many of Kriss Vallotton‘s teachings on this subject so I knew how to pray. Jesus says it too in the Bible.
During that week the enemy was telling me that the prayers don’t work, see she is still sick, she has Salmonella, she is going to get worse and so on. I knew that those thoughts were not mine. Being aware of the authority that was given to us, Christians, and the power that is in us, I’ve commanded to all those negative thoughts to go in the name of Jesus, continuing to affirm that God is good, He is faithful.
James 4:7 was coming into my mind continuously, every single day, without ceasing – “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”.
And that exactly what happened.
Give Thanks, She Was Healed
In the last night before she was healed, I’ve literally cried to God asking Him to heal her because I don’t know what to do and how else to pray. As I was crying I heard the Holy Spirit telling me how to pray – Give thanks, she was healed. And that’s exactly how I’ve prayed. I started to thank God that He healed her, that her tummy is perfectly normal, that her food is staying there, and that my little girl is the way she usually is – happy, always smiling and playing, saying funny jokes and making silly faces. As I was praying in this way I started to feel that she was healed, I believed in my heart that she is fine. She was sleeping.
The next morning she woke up full of energy, she had no tummy aches, and her belly started to function normally.
What had happened during that week was a lesson for me to pray in faith, and not just with hope. The bible does say “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24). And I knew that “By his stripes, we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5) – that’s how I’ve prayed when I’ve received healing of my hyperthyroidism.