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Stories of Answered Prayer

Here are several testimonies from others who have come to us for healing prayer.

If you too have a story of answered prayer, we'd love to hear from you.  Please click here to download and print a leaflet for you to share your testimony with us.

 

I could feel the power of the intercessory prayer pulling me back to life

I was encouraged by friends to visit The Well in July 2014 for healing prayer. I had left hospital at the end of May after 4 months of aggressive chemo to save my life. I had 6 weeks left to live when I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. The third lot of treatment went wrong and I ended up in intensive care for a week, they were forced to operate though I did not have an immune system. I learnt afterwards that the medics did not expect me to live as my infection rates were so high. Five days later when they woke me up I knew I was going to survive I could feel the power of the intercessory prayer pulling me back to life.  My body had gone to the very edge of life but my spirit was very much alive.  I had some amazing intercessors standing in the gap for me.

When I came to The Well 6 weeks later I was facing the huge decision of whether to have a bone marrow transplant or not. Donors had been found and the QE specialist told me I only had a 30% chance of shaking the cancer off completely, if it returned I would be dead in months. I was very fearful of another course of brutal treatment of which 10% of the patients never make it through. I didn’t want my body taken down so low again, I knew what it felt like and the long walk back. 

I did not go for prayer specifically about the transplant but to my amazement God made it absolutely clear that I didn’t need the transplant he was going to take care of me. A huge weight of fear rolled off my shoulders. He was asking me to step out in faith like Gideon and go forwards one step at a time. He was going to give me the solid ground of faith beneath my feet. My physical health returned quickly and I looked healthier than I had done for a number of years. Emotionally and spiritually I wandered in a wilderness for many months coming to terms with what had happened. But in it all God was changing me and recalibrating me teaching me the disciplines of stillness and silence and my life was becoming a prayer, a listening to God. 

Since then I often come to the Well.  Early in my convalescence the Quiet Days and Listening To God conferences were a source of life and refreshment. Before each blood test to monitor my condition I come for prayer. Whilst I am in the prayer booth I feel a deep assurance of God being with me and that all is well. Each time my spirit is ministered to on a deep level and the presence of God is almost tangible.

It is hard to imagine how much harder the journey would have been without support and faith of The Well.  God gave the Prayer Team to me as a gift at a time of deep need both physically and emotionally.

Thank you Jesus for raising up this ministry to bring comfort to those who walk in darkness, to hold up the light of truth and hope, to shine in the hearts of many who walk through the valley of the shadow of death.  To proclaim and demonstrate that God heals today! 

                                                                                                                    

I continually thank God for His grace

I’d had a car accident and been off work for three months.

I had been suffering quite a bit of hip pain and then it aggravated an old injury in my back which had been hanging around for a few years.

The pain was quite bad and the week before I was due back at work I came to The Well for prayer.

In my appointment, they prayed first about the car accident and I hadn’t realised how scared I still felt about it. I confessed to this fear and then stood up straight for the first time in months and had a feeling of total freedom and joy!

Then they prayed about my lower back and I felt something shift a bit.

In the car going home I told my friend my back was fine. It was really exciting but I still felt a bit unsure whether it really was fixed and wondered why God had bothered healing me when He had so much to do.

When I got home I phoned a friend who has arthritis to tell her what happened as she was someone who knows what it means to even get half a day without pain.

I woke up the following morning and it was bad again but then I remembered Anne had said about the need to keep praying.

Over the next few days the pain came back a few times – only as niggles and not so bad as it was – but I would pray in the knowledge that God had absolutely healed me and it would go again.

It’s been really good to go back to work. I have gone back on a graded return but it’s been fine.

I’ve been looking in the Bible more and more and I feel I should be praying more for other people.

At Streams in the Desert we were praying for people with pain in their shoulders. I joined in praying for the woman in front of me. The lady had fibromyalgia but said her pain in shoulder and arm had gone completely after the third time we prayed. 

I can see now how important it is to have the faith to keep praying. I'm still getting some pain every now and again but when I pray in faith it goes again.

I continually thank God for his grace!   

 

My life feels turned around

OUR new born baby did not sleep well, and by eight months old she was still up around every hour in the night, sometimes every fifteen minutes, and I hadn’t slept longer than three hours in a stretch. I also had a three year old, and was struggling to cope with day-to-day life, on such a lack of sleep.

The GP diagnosed me with depression and offered me anti-depressants and counselling, and while I didn’t particularly want to go that route, I felt I had no option, as my state of mind was negatively affecting every area of our family’s life.

At Praise in the Park, [the annual summer event staged by Leamington Churches Together in The Pump Room gardens] I heard Anne Hibbert talking about The Well, and she mentioned ‘beginnings prayer’ for babies, and that it could help with sleep amongst other things.

The next day I phoned up, went in for an appointment, and amazingly was able to get a time for the prayer session a couple of days later.

Two lovely ladies prayed blessings over our baby for each month of her life while she was in my womb, confirming what development was taking place, and the intricacies with which Father God had created her. I found this in itself deeply healing, as having had fertility treatment I sometimes wondered if we had somehow tricked God, so this affirmation of His blessing and life-breathing goodness was wonderfully freeing.

There didn’t seem too much change initially. However, by the end of the week, she was back in her own room, in her own bed, and sleeping from around 10pm to 5.30am, maybe having one feed in the night . A month later, she goes to bed in her cot around 7pm and wakes up around 7am, with generally one feed in the night.

My gratitude to God and to The Well team is immense. My life feels turned around. I didn’t take the anti-depressants, and I know that was the right decision as it was so sleep related. I am awake, sane, happy, coping, and am enjoying my beautiful little girls. Thank you.

 

I am so much more at peace 

 WHILE visiting the UK for a few months this year (I am English but living abroad) I began attending The Well Quiet Days with some friends.

While attending these days the Lord began to show me that I had been harbouring some issues from my childhood with regard to never feeling loved by my mother (she also told my
younger sister she never wanted her,which hurt me too).

My mother used to leave me with a man who my parents were friends with and he abused me.
It was a complete shock when this came up as I felt I had completely forgotten about this but obviously the Lord knew it was still there and needed to be dealt with. This had caused me to have problems within relationships and within my two marriages. I was always seeking approval from people and even my children.

Since attending The Well over a period of weeks and discussing my problems with the wonderful volunteers and being prayed for by them I am so much more at peace with myself. I don’t need to look for approval from anyone now; I can just be me and know that I don’t need
anyone’s approval any more.

I know God loves me and that is the most important thing now in my life and this could not have happened without the prayers from The Well and Christ who strengthens me.
I thank the Lord for Anne Hibbert and her wonderful team of volunteers and that the Lord called them into this ministry. They are making such a difference in people’s lives and I pray
that people will continue to visit this healing centre and give them help and support in whatever way they can.

 

Proxy prayers answered

My grandson was born two months early and weighing 2lbs 4oz.

His mum had problems giving birth and there was great concern shown as he was very small and thin.  He stayed in the Special Baby Unit for several weeks being fed via a nasal tube.

On returning home feeds were 4 hourly, my family were worn out and anxious all  the time as he vomited his feeds back and cried a lot.

The hospital began to show concern when he was 6 months old as there was no weight gain, and a plan was discussed with my family for another nasal tube to be put in or to fit a tube via his abdomen.

A month later I had proxy prayers at The Well with a prayer team; they prayed for his physical well being and for him to stop  vomiting, and that he would be able to take his feeds, and gain weight in Jesus Name!  The team prayed for my family too. 

I visit my grandson every week and have seen the change in him, he is now taking his 4 hourly feeds, and pureed porridge every morning.  He has gained weight and looks healthy, very bright and alert, he is moving around too. 

My family are now less anxious and more peaceful, and great fun to be with. 

Praise Jesus, and thank you Lord for The Well.

 

Pain has gone - now I let God carry me

THE entire winter I’d been plagued with intermittent, very bad headaches, lasting for over a week and longer. More than a migraine - sinus problems thrown in - to be honest I was totally confused as to the cause, which obviously didn’t help either!

So I went to Soaking Prayer.

As I wrestled with trying to relax (again trying not to try!) I was distinctly aware of the picture I’ve
seen accompanying The Footsteps meditation. It was God saying, “Let me carry you!”

As I thought on this I knew the emphasis was on the “Let” so I said, “Okay Lord, I’ll let you”.
From then on I’ve made a point to rest every afternoon and from the start the headaches went.

 

New confidence and deeper joy

I visited The Well because there was a pattern of untimely death in my family tree.  Concern and anxiety were gnawing away inside of me.  I was recommended a Generational Appointment.  First there was an initial one where I shared my family tree.  Even just talking about my family and previous generations made me feel released and cleansed.

Next came the actual appointment where I was given a prayer to say sorry to God on behalf of my ancestors.  It was during this prayer that God did amazing things in me! I was not expecting that at all.  I feel like a 'skin of shame' has been totally removed from me and I didn't even know it was there!  I feel incredibly different, I seem to be able to breathe more deeply and feel a deeper joy inside of me.   I have a new confidence and I believe that God has heard the cry in my heart regarding concerns and patterns in my Family Tree.  I have a peace that was never there before.  Praise God for His healing and for The Well!

 

Blessed and grateful

Following the first of a series of ruptured ovarian cysts I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). I was very unwell and had many hospital visits. Then I came to a Streams evening on healing, together with some women from my church. I received prayer for my condition.

My doctors had already booked an ultrasound appointment for me, hoping to catch a further cyst before another very painful rupture. In the event, the ultrasound showed that my ovaries and womb looked totally normal and my left ovary had healed completely. My blood test came back as normal as well. So, not only has God healed me from PCOS (which, medically, has no cure), he has also healed me from hypoglycaemia. I feel so blessed and am full of gratitude.

 

I left feeling much lighter and happier

I'd like to say a big thank you to the Team at the Well for praying for me. When I came to prayer for healing in the morning I wasn't even sure what the problem was but felt very down and knew I needed help.  During the time with the Team, God revealed a lie that I had been believing and led me to the cross where Jesus told me that He didn't hold me guilty and he showed me that I'm free. The team then prayed for me gently in such a Holy Spirit-led prayer.  I was also given a beatiful prophetic picture that had been painted for me and this was also very encouraging. I left feeling much lighter and happier than when I came in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                              

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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