Jesus prayed, I prayed, and neither of us were answered: How to pray for healing

God healed my sister, but not my mum..

Revised December 2017

I’ve written about prayer in Why we need to make up our minds about prayer and Why we should pray for healing from chronic illness. I’ve asked whether the Bible promises to answer prayer in Why praying for healing is tricky.

Now it’s time to answer the question: what should we pray?

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Why praying for healing is tricky (dealing with ‘troublesome’ Bible passages)

I used to hate passages like these with a hot, furious passion..

Updated December 2017

As I’ve wrestled with the concept of prayer and the reality of chronic illness in my life, I’ve discovered a Big Tricky Question.

I can’t ignore it any longer.

I’ve written about prayer in Why we need to make up our minds about prayer and Why we should pray for healing from chronic illness.

But the Big Tricky Question keeps niggling at me. It’s this:

Not everyone who prays is healed. So what do we do (as Christians and/or as Watchers) with the parts of the Bible that promise immediate healing?

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