The Power of Healing Prayer in action
The Well has helped thousands of people since it first opened its doors in February 2004. As a result we have received a great many testimonies which encourage others who need help as well as the Well Team itself. Below are a few for you to see from those who have experienced the healing power of prayer for themselves, first hand. These are ordinary people who have had an extraordinary experience.
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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 would like to thank the Well and my personal intercessors for healing ministry.
I attended for a personal prayer time on 12 April 2017
I had been suffering from macula oedema in my right eye since September 2016. This probably arose from radiation damage during radiotherapy following the successful removal of a skull tumour in September 2014.
God is good and a leading ophthalmologist sought treatment for me, even though it was hard to set up because there seemed to be no clear pathway to support the treatment of people with macula oedema caused by radiation damage. This was because there were so few of us nationwide.
The treatment involved monthly injections into the damaged eye. Between September and November 2016 there was some degree of healing before injections.began. However from November 2016 to April 2017 scans showed a worsening of the condition each month.
We had a lot of prayer support from family and friends and carried on in faith despite the worsening of my vision. In April I was given the option of receiving another injection or going onto monitoring only, given my eye’s lack of response to treatment at that time.
I feel that God gave me wisdom and I asked for another injection. That was on 11 April and the day after I had an appointment for personal healing prayer at the Well.
The two prayer intercessors who welcomed me and my husband were very kind, wise and godly in their approach and their healing ministry was rooted deeply in God’s word. I also knew that they would keep my personal details in confidence, something I have not experienced with all intercessors.
They prayed graciously for my physical healing and for the removal of any psychological and spiritual blocks that might hinder healing. There was a sense of peace.
The May monthly consultation at the Eye Hospital did not run. However my vision was tested by the nursing and scan teams on 28 May 2017. At this point I had had no medical treatment since 11 April but I had had intercessory and healing prayer. My reading chart result had improved by two or more lines praise the Lord!
In Sept 2016, my Dad was sadly diagnosed with cancer of the gullet. My Dad sailed through the first lot of chemo and was well prepared for the operation planned in the early part of 2017. Whilst the procedure was extremely invasive and was not with-out risks, everything went according to plan. The surgeon was thrilled with the results and confirmed that all the cancer had been removed and there was no trace of it spreading anywhere else. This was indeed excellent news.
Post op could not have gone better. Slow but steady progress was being made and a bright future was once again before him. However, at around three months in my Dad started to experience problems and was
immediately admitted for further tests. Nothing conclusive could be found but due to his low immune system, pneumonia was soon upon him. This was a real blow and where the battle began. More tests, more confusion and as the weeks turned to months my Dads health started to fade quickly.
Finally, after much back and forwards to the hospital we received the devastating news that the cancer was back but this time it was terminal.
My Dad and I had spoken and deeply debated faith for over a decade. He would call himself a cynic, insistent on a humanist funeral and had no time for religion what-so-ever, whilst always respecting others beliefs. As his life was drawing to a close and with the encouragement of one of the Well prayer team members, I took him to The Well under the guise of what have you got to lose? To my surprise he agreed. After his session had finished we sat at the back of the church without saying a word. Eventually he broke the silence by saying it is all about the power of prayer. In the car on the way home he revealed that the prayer team had identified that he was in turmoil that he was encouraged to pray for release from it. He confirmed that this was indeed the case and that he harboured such anger and bitterness towards the medical profession who he believed had let him down.
Sadly, this was not uncommon for my Dad who had a long history of holding un-forgiveness.
Unbeknownst to me, Dad had taken this insight from The Well seriously and had clearly pressed into it at a very deep level. The last time I saw my Dad before going into hospital, he sat me down and explained that he now wanted a Christian funeral. He told me that he had written out his entire service to include the hymns, prayers and even the vicar he wanted to conduct proceedings. He also informed me that he had forgiven his best friend that he had fallen out with some 18 months earlier. I was naturally thrilled and asked him a simple question, ‘Why?’ His reply was equally as simple, ‘Because I believe.’ He didn’t need to say anymore as I could see it in his eyes and I heard it in his voice.
Of course I would have loved my Dad to have been healed of cancer but as Anne put it to me; I put it to you in this short testimony. Death is the ultimate healing in Christ Jesus. My Dad lived his life really well but thanks to The Well – He died really well too. THANK YOU!
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