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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My name’s Gary. Through The Well’s ministry, God dramatically transformed my life.
|Growing up on a Manchester council estate surrounded by drugs, crime and violence, I was constantly fearful. I rebelled, resorting to alcohol, drugs and crime to drive the fear away. At fifteen I went to prison. When I came out, I tried to change. I moved home, hung out with good people, got counselling – but I always ended up back inside.
I heard about Jesus and how he could give me a new start whilst at a Christian rehab in Coventry. But after rehab I just went back to my old ways.
Finally I cried out to God to save me. Within days I lost all desire to do drink and drugs.
I got baptised and went to live in Royal Leamington Spa with some Christians I’d met in Coventry, and started going to church.
That’s where I heard about The Well.
I’d given up drink, drugs and crime, but was still struggling with fear and longstanding issues. So I decided to give The Well a try.
The Well was the family I had never had. I felt welcomed, loved and accepted. They prayed for me and shared encouraging Scripture and I felt God’s powerful presence and love.
After a few prayer ministry sessions, the fear that had haunted me all my life began to lift.
I started volunteering at The Well, helping set up for events. Through this, God helped me develop a sense of dignity and self-worth.
All my life, I’d worked the benefits system, but now God gave me a deep desire to work. It’s not easy getting work when you have a criminal record as long as mine. The Well helped me apply for a position as a caretaker for a local church – my first ever paid job at the age of twenty-eight!
|Since then, I’ve got a diploma, worked with adults with mental health issues and become an evangelist. I’ve also bought a house and married Ania, a beautiful woman of God.
Currently, I manage a café and a team of volunteers for a charity that helps the homeless, ex-convicts and drug addicts. I use my life experiences to help them get back on their feet. And I’m about to start studying for a theology degree at Bible College.
I’m so grateful to God for saving and healing me, and to The Well for believing in me and helping me.
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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.
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 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 beautiful 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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