In 2010 a study was conducted on the efficacy of the laying on of hands in healing prayer. The study was conducted in Mozambique where Christian missionary Heidi Baker works with the sick.
Twenty-four subjects who suffered problems with their vision or hearing were selected. Those ministering prayed over the subjects laying hands on them. If the subject reported an improvement but not complete healing, prayer was continued.
Of the twenty-four, one person reported no improvement. Three had to be excluded because of problems with their initial screening and were unable to participate in follow-up interviews. The remaining eighteen experienced restoration of auditory or visual function.
I don’t know why some people, even people who pray fervently for healing, do not get healed. Some people say that they didn’t have enough faith. That’s garbage. Whether or not we are healed has nothing to do with our own strength or lack of it. We just have to live by faith that God acts for our own benefit. The God who sent His Son to the cross to pay the price for our sins will not fail to act in our best interests.
Harris, Victoria. 2015. Holy Spirit 101. Arise Worship Ministry.
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