What is the spiritual gift of healing?

The spiritual gift of healing is the supernatural manifestation of the Spirit of God that miraculously brings healing and deliverance from disease and/or infirmity. It is the power of God that destroys the work of sin and/or the devil in the human body, such as the healings that Jesus and the disciples performed (Matthew 4:24; 15:30; Acts 5:15-16; 28:8-9). The gift of healing given to the church is primarily noted in 1 Corinthians 12, where the spiritual gifts are listed.

Spiritual gifts are powers, skills, abilities, or knowledge given by God through the Holy Spirit to Christians. Paul tells the church that the purpose of the spiritual gifts is to edify other believers and, ultimately, to glorify God. God gives these gifts for His use, but in the Corinthian church, they were apparently a type of status symbol or being used to indicate superiority. Interestingly, 1 Corinthians 12:9 refers to “gifts” of healing in the plural, which may indicate that there are different gifts of healing. The gifts of healing could mean a very wide range of skills or abilities. This could be from the power to do miraculous or dramatic healing, like making the lame walk, or the use or understanding of medicine. It could even be the ability to empathize and show love to others to the point of healing an emotional wound.

There has been much debate about the usage of the spiritual gift of healing among Christians. Some believe the gift of healing and some other sign gifts are no longer operative today, while others believe the miraculous gifts are still in use today. Of course, the power to heal was never in the gifted person himself/herself. The power to heal is from God and God alone. Although God does still heal today, we believe His healing through the gift of healing belonged primarily to the apostles of the first-century church to affirm that their message was from God (Acts 2:22; 14:3).

God still performs miracles. God still heals people. There is nothing preventing God from healing one person through the ministry of another person. However, the miraculous gift of healing, as a spiritual gift, does not seem to be functioning today. God can certainly intervene in whatever manner He sees fit, whether in “normal” fashion or through a miracle. Our salvation itself is miracle. We were dead in sin, but God entered our lives and made us new creatures (2 Corinthians 5:17). That is the greatest healing of all.

Source:
https://www.gotquestions.org/gift-of-healing.html

Prayers For Marriage Restoration – Men

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for leading _____ and I to acknowledge our offense and feel our guilt, and that we seek Your face in our affliction and distress, and that we seek and require You earnestly. Hosea 5:15
Thank You that the purpose for which You tore us apart was to make us return to You, so You could heal us and bind up our wounds, and that You are now reviving and restoring us so we may live in Your presence forever. Hosea 6:1-2
And thank You for saving us from distress when we call out in trouble. Thank You, Father, for sending Your Word, and for healing our marriage and rescuing us from destruction. Thank You for Your unfailing love and for Your wonderful deeds. Psalm 107:19-21
And thank You, Lord, for Your kindness, tolerance, and patience with us, and for the time You give us to turn from our sin. Romans 2:4
And that we listen to You and will live in security, with confident trust and without fear of harm or evil. Proverbs 1:33
I rejoice, Lord, and give You praise and honor that _____ and I love each other and will live together in harmony with sympathy, compassion and humility, and that we inherit blessings because we do not return evil for evil or insults for insults, but respond with blessings instead. 1 Peter 3:8
And that we live by the Spirit and do not gratify the desires of our sinful nature. Galatians 5:16

I thank you Lord, that I live with my wife in considerate understanding and respect for my role as her husband and that my prayers will not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:7
And that she happily submits to me as her husband and the head of her as Christ is the head of the church. Ephesians 5:22-25
And I praise You that everything we have been through has not quenched her love for me, and neither have floods or rivers washed it away. Song of Solomon 8:7
And that she does not feel harsh, bitter or resentful toward me because I love her, as my own body and as Christ loves the Church. Ephesians 5:25-28
And I thank You that our life is blessed with the rewards of fidelity and that _____ rejoices in me as the husband of her youth. Proverbs 5:17-18
And that she longs to kiss me because my love delights her. Song of Solomon 1:2
And that I will always satisfy her, that she is forever captivated by my love.
Proverbs 5:19
I praise Your holy name that I belong to my lover and wife and that her desire is for me. Song of Solomon 7:10
And that You bless me, Lord, by surrounding me with favor, as with a shield, and give me favor in _____’s eyes above every other man on earth. Psalm 5:12
I praise You, Lord, that I am her husband forever by the marriage vows we made before You in righteousness, justice, unfailing love and compassion. Hosea 2:19
And that You have made us one in flesh and spirit, that You are a witness to our marriage covenant and that I am her companion and husband. I thank You that she will not break faith with me as her partner and the husband of her youth, and that You will receive her offerings with pleasure. May she also guard herself and her spirit by not breaking faith with you because You hate divorce and You hate it when a man or woman covers themselves with such violence. Malachi 2:13-16

Thank You, Lord, that _____ never forgets Your teachings and that she keeps Your commands in her heart, and that Your Word is working in our marriage, and she will not be deceived by the persuasive words of the adulterer who would lead her astray or be seduced by his smooth talk. Proverbs 7:21
And that wisdom enters her heart, and knowledge is pleasant to her soul. I thank You that discretion protects her and that understanding guards her. Proverbs 2:10-11
And I thank You, Lord, and give you all honor and glory, that the gates of hell will not prevail against us or our marriage because we are Your Church and Jesus said the powers of hell could not conquer us. Matthew 16:18
Therefore, we will inherit a double portion in our marriage as You repay and restore what the locusts were sent among us to destroy. Joel 2:25
And I praise You for giving us Your words and wisdom, and that our marriage will overcome all adversaries because the enemy cannot contradict or resist them.
Luke 21:15
And for giving us everlasting joy and a double portion instead of shame, and that instead of disgrace, we will rejoice in our inheritance. Isaiah 61:7

I praise You, Lord, that _____ will once again acknowledge You and that You won’t let anyone take her out of Your hands even if You take away her prosperity and expose her, and put an end to all of her celebrations because she forgot You. And I thank You, Lord, for alluring her back by leading her into the desert and speaking tenderly to her while she is there. I thank You for restoring what was lost and for transforming our valley of trouble into a gateway of hope. I give You all praise and honor that she will return to me and give herself to me as she once did, and she will call me her husband and be happy with me as before. And that she will forget all about other lovers and that their names will never again be spoken. Hosea 2:8-17
Thank You, Lord, that Jesus redeemed me from the curse of the law by being made a curse for me. Galatians 3:13
And I thank You that ____ and I are reconciled to You through Jesus, by His blood shed on the cross, and that we are reconciled back to each other despite anything we’ve done to each other in the past. We are now presented holy before You without blemish and free from accusation through His death. Colossians 1:20-22
I give You praise and honor, Lord, that no weapon formed against our marriage has prospered, and that You are proving every voice raised against our reconciliation wrong because this is my heritage as Your child and it is Your vindication for me. Isaiah 54:17

I praise You, Lord, that Your grace is sufficient for me as I stand for the restoration of my marriage, and that Your power is made perfect in my weakness and that the power of Christ is in me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
And I am strong and courageous, not afraid or discouraged because Your power is greater than the power of Satan and all who do his work. 2 Chronicles 32:7
I am so thankful that You are watching to make certain that Your Word is fulfilled and that You are performing it in our marriage. Jeremiah 1:12
And I praise and thank You, Lord, for keeping forever the promise you have made concerning me and my home and for doing as you promised so that Your name will be great forever. O Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to me. You have said that You will build a home for me and that it pleases You to bless my marriage so it will continue before You forever. You have spoken, and with Your blessing, my home and marriage will be established with blessings forever. AMEN. II Samuel 7:25-29

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Prayer for standing husbands

Dear Lord, You know my heart is broken, that I have a troubled spirit, and a longing for Your comfort and the answers I seek during this time of despair. So I thank You for Your Word assuring me that from the very beginning, You created my marriage as a one flesh covenant relationship, saying that what You joined together, no man or woman should separate, and that You hate divorce. And thank You for Your promise to heal my broken heart, and bind up my wounds, that You will comfort me as I mourn, and that You will bestow on me a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. Thank You, Lord, that instead of shame or disgrace, I will rejoice in my inheritance, that I will inherit a double portion in my life, and that everlasting joy will be mine, as You restore my marriage, which Satan came to destroy. I thank You that in accordance with Your Word, I can approach Your throne of grace with confidence and receive mercy and grace to help me in my time of need.

Thank You for Your promise that all things are possible with You, Lord Jesus, and that You, and You alone, will give me peace that transcends all understanding. Thank You for the assurance that no wisdom, no insight and no plan can succeed against You. And thank You for having ________’s heart in Your hand, and for directing her heart like a watercourse wherever You please. Thank You for assuring me that she can not plan or understand her own way because You are the one who determines and directs her steps.
Please teach me how to express my faith in love because Your Word tells us that unfailing love is what everyone desires. And I ask You, Lord, to work in me to will and act according to Your good purpose, to make me the husband You want me to be. I believe You and I am Your disciple. I want to understand and live according to Your teachings because then I will know the truth and the truth will set me free. Thank You for Your Word, which is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. You are my refuge and my shield, so I put my hope in Your Word.

Since faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen, please show me how to live by faith and not shrink back so You will be pleased with me because I know it’s impossible to please You without faith. And thank You for Your promise that whatever I ask for in prayer and believe, I will receive. Please teach me to walk by faith and not by sight because Jesus said that according to my faith it will be done to me. So, Lord, I ask You to please give me the faith and patience necessary to inherit all that You have promised.

Father, always remind me that I’m not to live by the standards of this world and that even though I live in the world, I can’t wage war as the world does. The weapons You give me to fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds and are mighty to demolish arguments and every pretension that set themselves up against the knowledge of You, my God, and the covenant of my marriage. So please help me take captive every thought and make it obedient to You, Christ Jesus. I will not be afraid, for You are with me. I will not be dismayed, for You are my God. Thank You for strengthening me. Thank You for helping me. Thank You for upholding me and the covenant of my marriage with Your righteous right hand. Thank You for making anyone who is incensed against me and the sanctity of my marriage as nothing; that anyone who contends with me or wars with me and comes to destroy or put asunder my marriage is as nothing, as a nonexistent thing, because You, the Lord, my God, hold my right hand and tell me to “Fear not, I will help you.”

Teach me to ALWAYS rest in the confidence I have in You because Your Word tells me that it will be richly rewarded. Help me persevere so that when I have done Your will, God, I will receive what You have promised. And help me keep Your commandments and do the things that are pleasing in Your sight so I can receive whatever I ask from You, including the restoration of my marriage.

I boldly ask for faith enabling me to speak to mountains and make them move, and confidence and assurance that nothing is impossible. Thank You, Lord, that I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me, and That with You, nothing is impossible, including living my life full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; even during this time of trouble, which Your Word assures me You will turn into a gateway of hope. And thank You that Your Spirit intercedes for me, Your saint, in accordance with Your will, and that You are working all things together for my good because I love You and am called according to Your purpose. I thank You and praise You, Lord, that Your thoughts and plans for me and my family are for our welfare and peace and not for evil, which give me hope in our final outcome. And I thank You, Lord, that I can be still and know that You are God and that You will be exalted in all the earth and in heaven, and in the restoration of my marriage.

And thank You for the comfort of knowing that even though my wife may have other plans in her heart, from You comes the reply of the tongue, and that the Words that come out of Your mouth do not return to You empty; that they will accomplish what You desire and the purpose for which You sent them! And thank You for the assurance that You honor and uphold the covenant of our marriage that was made when You witnessed our marriage vows, and that YOU will defend it against the treachery of unfaithfulness, divorce and remarriage.

For all this, I ask and give thanks in the most precious and powerful name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

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Prayer For Standing Wives

Dear Lord, You know my heart is broken, that I have a troubled spirit, and a longing for Your comfort and the answers I seek during this time of despair. So I thank You for Your Word assuring me that from the very beginning, You created my marriage as a one flesh covenant relationship, saying that what You joined together, no man or woman should separate, and that You hate divorce. And thank You for Your promise to heal my broken heart, and bind up my wounds, that You will comfort me as I mourn, and that You will bestow on me a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. Thank You, Lord, that instead of shame or disgrace, I will rejoice in my inheritance, that I will inherit a double portion in my life, and that everlasting joy will be mine, as You restore my marriage, which Satan came to destroy. I thank You that in accordance with Your Word, I can approach Your throne of grace with confidence and receive mercy and grace to help me in my time of need.

Thank You for Your promise that all things are possible with You, Lord Jesus, and that You, and You alone, will give me peace that transcends all understanding. Thank You for the assurance that no wisdom, no insight and no plan can succeed against You. And thank You for having ________’s heart in Your hand, and for directing his heart like a watercourse wherever You please. Thank You for assuring me that he can not plan or understand his own way because You are the one who determines and directs his steps.
Please teach me how to express my faith in love because Your Word tells us that unfailing love is what every man desires. And I ask You, Lord, to work in me to will and act according to Your good purpose, to make me the wife You want me to be. I believe You and I am Your disciple. I want to understand and live according to Your teachings because then I will know the truth and the truth will set me free. Thank You for Your Word, which is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. You are my refuge and my shield, so I put my hope in Your Word.

Since faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen, please show me how to live by faith and not shrink back so You will be pleased with me because I know it’s impossible to please You without faith. And thank You for Your promise that whatever I ask for in prayer and believe, I will receive. Please teach me to walk by faith and not by sight because Jesus said that according to my faith it will be done to me. So, Lord, I ask You to please give me the faith and patience necessary to inherit all that You have promised.

Father, always remind me that I’m not to live by the standards of this world and that even though I live in the world, I can’t wage war as the world does. The weapons You give me to fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds and are mighty to demolish arguments and every pretension that set themselves up against the knowledge of You, my God, and the covenant of my marriage. So please help me take captive every thought and make it obedient to You, Christ Jesus. I will not be afraid, for You are with me. I will not be dismayed, for You are my God. Thank You for strengthening me. Thank You for helping me. Thank You for upholding me and the covenant of my marriage with Your righteous right hand. Thank You for making anyone who is incensed against me and the sanctity of my marriage as nothing; that anyone who contends with me or wars with me and comes to destroy or put asunder my marriage is as nothing, as a nonexistent thing, because You, the Lord, my God, hold my right hand and tell me to “Fear not, I will help you.”

Teach me to ALWAYS rest in the confidence I have in You because Your Word tells me that it will be richly rewarded. Help me persevere so that when I have done Your will, God, I will receive what You have promised. And help me keep Your commandments and do the things that are pleasing in Your sight so I can receive whatever I ask from You, including the restoration of my marriage.

I boldly ask for faith enabling me to speak to mountains and make them move, and the confidence and assurance that nothing is impossible. Thank You, Lord, that I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me, and That with You, nothing is impossible, including living my life full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; even during this time of trouble, which Your Word assures me You will turn into a gateway of hope. And thank You that Your Spirit intercedes for me, Your saint, in accordance with Your will, and that You are working all things together for my good because I love You and am called according to Your purpose. I thank You and praise You, Lord, that Your thoughts and plans for me and my family are for our welfare and peace and not for evil, which give me hope in our final outcome. And I thank You, Lord, that I can be still and know that You are God and that You will be exalted in all the earth and in heaven and in the restoration of my marriage.

And thank You for the comfort of knowing that even though my husband may have other plans in his heart, from You comes the reply of the tongue, and that the Words that come out of Your mouth do not return to You empty; that they will accomplish what You desire and the purpose for which You sent them! And thank You for the assurance that You honor and uphold the covenant of our marriage that was made when You witnessed our marriage vows, and that YOU will defend it against the treachery of unfaithfulness, divorce and remarriage.

For all this, I ask and give thanks in the most precious and powerful name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

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Healing and keeping prayer

Heavenly Father, I thank you for loving me. I thank you for sending your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to the world to save and to set me free. I trust in your power and grace that sustain and restore me.

Loving Father, touch me now with your healing hands, for I believe that your will is for me to be well in mind, body, soul and spirit. Cover me with the most precious blood of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. Cast out anything that should not be in me. Root out any unhealthy and abnormal cells. Open any blocked arteries or veins and rebuild and replenish any damaged areas. Remove all inflammation and cleanse any infection by the power of Jesus’ precious blood.

Let the fire of your healing love pass through my entire body to heal and make new any diseased areas so that my body will function the way you created it to function. Touch also my mind and my emotion, even the deepest recesses of my heart.

Heal the hurts and pains and all the wounds that I have in my life. Saturate my entire being with your presence, love, joy, and peace and draw me ever closer to you every moment of my life. And Father, fill me with your Holy Spirit and empower me to do your works so that my life will bring glory and honor to your holy name. I ask this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Source:http://www.robertcantonministries.org/prayer-healing.html