Healing: drawing closer to God

Praying for healing can be a joyous, expectant task. But at times it might seem heavy, even fearful, because we think we are having to pray against something that threatens us. And the fear comes from mistakenly thinking that successfully destroying this “something” rests on our shoulders.

This fear fades, though, as we realize that our only need is to lean on God’s love, understand Him better, and let His truth and love heal us. It’s never really us against a disease. It’s simply us drawing closer to God.

In our desire to be free of suffering, we often turn to God more wholeheartedly, wanting to understand divine Love’s supreme care for us and our perfection in Love. Gaining such understanding involves going into the closet of prayer and shutting the door, as Christ Jesus told his followers to do. Once the door is shut, he said, then “pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly” (Matthew 6:6).

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