To promote healing and wholeness of mind, body and spirit through contemplative prayer, intercessory prayer, and laying on of hands.
Romans 8:38-39 Ė ďNo power on earth can separate us from Godís love. Not our sin, not any authority, not any spiritual force. Godís love is unshakable and can always be relied upon.Ē
The tradition of offering prayers for healing dates back to the very earliest days of the church and is rooted in Jesusí own ministry as a healer and in his proclamation of the creative spirit of God at work in our midst. Members of St. Gabrielís healing ministry seek to be used as instruments of Godís healing gift, conveying care and love for those who need support, are ill, or are in pain. Healing prayers are offered:
∑ During Eucharist on Sundays and other services
∑ At hospitals or home visits
∑ If desired, by appointment
∑ Through participation in St. Gabrielís prayer chain
Our foundation is contemplative prayer. Our training prepares us to focus prayerful attention in spoken or silent prayer and through the laying on of hands.
Our training is rooted in healing ministry teaching conducted under the knowledge and guidance of Francis Geddes. Francis has developed and taught Contemplative Healing, a practice of healing prayer, for the last thirty-two years.
Our belief is that wholeness and healing equally involve the physical body, emotional and spiritual aspects of the self.
We do not presume to seek a ďcureĒ through our own discernment, but pray with others to seek Godís greatest good for each unique person and situation.