Corporate Prayer for Healing and Wholeness
at Yio Chu Kang Chapel Worship Services
on Every 2nd Sunday Of the Month
In our study of the Bible, we have come to appreciate that the purpose of Jesus’ healing and deliverance ministry on earth was to reveal that He is indeed the Divine Savior of the world who has come to take away the sins of His people.
We also believe that God still heals and delivers today. The gifts of healing and the working of miracles, together with other variety of gifts are given to the church through His Spirit for her edification (1 Cor 12:1-11).
In YCK Chapel, we set apart every second Sunday of each month to pray for healing and wholeness corporately. This corporate prayer is not a magical spell or chant. It is not to be taken as a formula of sorts to acquire healing from God.
This corporate prayer is a means to apply Scriptures into our lives, rest in the promises of God and appropriate the work of Christ. It seeks to point everyone to the redemption and everlasting hope in Christ.
This prayer is for all and to be practiced in the context of the community of Christ. It seeks to minister to many who are broken by sin in one way or another, be it brokenness physically, mentally, emotionally, relationally, sexually or in terms of identity.
This corporate prayer will lead us through a time of self-examination, confession, surrendering and resting on the promises of God. It will be followed by the partaking of the Lord’s Supper to turn our eyes towards Christ and His Cross.
We welcome all to join us to pray for healing and wholeness.
Praying for Healing and Wholeness
We acknowledge that the Fall and our sins have caused us to suffer brokenness in various ways, including our identity, mentally, physically, sexually and/or relationally. We thank God that in Christ, we are forgiven of our sins, and we look forward to the redemption of our bodies when all our brokenness will be no more.
As we wait for the imminent return of Christ, we know that the Holy Spirit is sanctifying our inner being, so that our spirit, soul and body may be kept blameless for the coming of Christ (1 Thess 5:23).
We pray for healing because we welcome God to perform this work of sanctification in us, healing and restoring our inner man towards wholeness and Christ-likeness.
We pray for healing to know God and experience Him more intimately. We desire to know Him by His names, Jehovah Shalom (The Lord is Peace) and Jehovah Rapha (The Lord who Heals). We want to grow to know, love and serve Him more and more.
Praying for Physical Healing
We pray for physical healing not because we fear death as though there is no life eternal, and not because we cling on to our earthly possessions despising the treasures in heaven.
We pray for physical healing in order to know God and to make Him and His kingdom known. When we experience physical healing, we catch a glimpse of the glory of the coming age and proclaim His Kingdom come.
God can heal us:
- Naturally – He is the Maker of our physical bodies. He created our immune system. He is able to restore our immune system and our mental capacities through proper diet and exercise and rest.
- Medically – All knowledge about this earth comes from God. All good medicines are formed through chemical elements or herbs that God created. In His kindness, He has given knowledge and understanding to doctors and uses them as His conduit for healing.
- Spontaneously – God can also heal us spontaneously even when our immune system is down and when there is no medicine available to intervene in our condition. He is able to heal a person in a supernatural way instantly or over a period of time.
So as we pray for physical healing, we allow God to heal us naturally, medically and spontaneously.
What if I Experience Healing?
When we experience healing, we proclaim Christ is Savior and Lord and that He has ushered the Kingdom of God into the earth. His Kingdom’s reign is in the hearts of every believer, bringing shalom upon them. We also proclaim Christ will return again to establish His Kingdom on earth in all its fullness. On that Day, He will bring justice to bear on this earth. Truth will be vindicated and evil will receive its rightful recompense. He will be the Sun of righteousness that rises with healing in its wings (Mal. 4:2). “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore” (Rev. 21:4). There shall be no more physical sicknesses, mental illnesses or relational conflicts, so there will be no need of healing anymore.
- If your brokenness/illness/sickness is the result of sin, and God in His mercy and grace has healed you, repent and sin no more!
- Seek the One who blesses, and not the blessings. Do not forget God, your healer. Do not use God as a means to an end. As you experience Him in such a special way, dedicate your life to Him. Seek to know, love and serve Him more and more!
- Proclaim His wonderful deeds; remember to make Him and His kingdom known! Testify of His goodness and edify the local church, point people to Christ, and to His Kingdom!
- Remember that all physical healing on this side of heaven is temporary. We will all have to taste decay and physical death one day. Isaiah 53:5 (“By His stripes we are healed”) will only be fulfilled at the return of Christ (1 Cor 15:50-58; Rom 8:23). So do not put your hope in your healing, but in God the Healer.
What if Healing Tarries?
God is sovereign and His ways are higher than our ways (Isa 55:8-9). When healing tarries, let us fix our eyes on the Cross and remember the finished work of Christ. Let us fix our hope on the return of Christ, the coming age where we will surely be completely healed (1 Cor 15:51-53).
Till then, we continue to pray for healing in order to know God, and make Him and His Kingdom known. We will pray till the Spirit grants us an inner witness to stop praying for healing on earth and to anticipate healing in heaven.
Are you struggling with sin? Are you struggling with brokenness physically, mentally, emotionally, relationally, sexually or in terms of your identity?
We invite you to come to the front of the worship hall after any worship services (not limited to 2nd Sunday) to receive prayer ministry from the leaders of the church.
14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.