Prayer Ministry

Pathways of Light offers a Prayer Support Service, and I am so happy to be a part of that this year! 

I have been learning SO MUCH. 

The prayer ministers had a call today, and we were asked if we had any concerns or questions. I voiced my concern that people who requested a prayer from me would get upset with me if they did not “get their prayer answered” (read: receive the outcome that they wanted). 

Myron Jones is the leader of the Prayer Support Service right now, and her answer was so helpful. 

Basically, my involvement as a prayer minister is only to channel the words coming from Spirit. I don’t do the healing. I am not responsible for making the problem go away. I do not direct the prayer, or tell Spirit how to answer. I have no responsibility. My only job is to show up and be a clear channel. My only job is to stand beside them. 

You do not make yourself the bearer of the special gift that brings the healing. You but recognize your oneness with the one who calls for help. S-3.III.4:5-6

Myron shared a story from Helen Schucman’s life (that she read about in the Complete and Annotated Edition of A Course in Miracles) where Helen helped in a situation where she didn’t really need to help. Jesus told her that he could have performed the miracle without her involvement, but then she would have missed out on the healing that being involved gave her. 

I am called to this prayer ministry because there are miracles waiting for me in the prayer request I receive. 

I believe that this understanding–that I am not responsible for other people, for their experiences, for their prayers–is a miracle, and I am SO GRATEFUL! 

Do you have a prayer request you’d like to share? Submit yours here. Let’s join together and work some miracles! 

 

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