Sunday, August 02, 2009

Praying for healing??

As some of you may know, pretty much my entire footy season of 2009 has been non-existent due to a recurring hamstring injury. I've torn or 'twinged' it like 7 times already... Ridiculous.

Anyway, have been trying to think of as many alternate forms of physio type treatments as possible, as I've been doing everything right each time, but just coming up no good.

I have been praying about it a bit, but know of some people who do the whole praying for healing gig all the time, and was wondering whether I would go see them. It's bad terminology and sort of bad theology, but they are kinda 'prayer specialists'.

Anywho, I totally believe God can and does do that kinda thing sometimes (why and when is another question) but I have been a little retiscent to really spend a chunk of time praying about it.

I'm not exactly sure what it is, or why, but I just don't feel 100% comfortable with it. It's not like I have this image of God that can only heal ever so many people at a time, but I do wonder if there are more pressing things I should be praying about...

Like when there's people with seriously life debilitating illness', shouldn't I be praying for them rather than myself being able to play footy? And the same could be said of the millions of people living in material and spiritual poverty around the world, clealry those things are much more important than me running around for Tyabb.

I wonder if perhaps that's what this is all about, about needing to put it all in right perspective, about getting over myself and looking at the world around me first, about not being so consumed with my own little problems.

Maybe if I get that perspective right, then, and only then, should I spend a bit of time praying for my hamstring to heal...

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Randle Bond said...

Few thoughts
+Is being injured preventing a mission you think God is calling you to?
+Is not investing so much time in footy enabling you more time to invest in other ministry areas or opening up more time in your calendar to spend with God? (I recall you've noticed a change of direction in your Huddle)
+ Is our ultimate aim physical healing? prob not

owl said...

Read James 5 a couple of times. The Lord responds to the faith of believers, in accordance with His will.

Joe said...

Not being able to play footy is clearly a big deal to you, otherwise you wouldn't be praying/blogging about it.

If you're happier when you're healthy and able to play footy, than you're more likely to be a compassionate person and help others in need.

Don't feel guilty about putting yourself first. Especially when it comes to praying, which is a personal interaction between YOU and GOD. You should be praying for yourself. Praying for others out of a sense of obligation or guilt may seem more commendable, but it's not really honest, in my opinion. You'd be much better off getting your self right first before you worry so much about others in need.

HOWEVER, praying can give you a "God's-eye perspective" on things, as Phil Yancey says, which means your own problems might not seem so daunting to you any more. If that's honestly where you've gotten to, then that's a good thing. At the very least, praying has helped you to worry less about your problems.

But if not being able to play footy is something that continues to distress you, then do everything you can to try and fix it. If praying is your last resort, give it a go!

Personally, I too struggle with praying for healing or help with personal problems, but it's not so much a guilt problem as it is a belief problem. I just have a hard time letting go of all the doubt and questions to fully give in to asking for help from my imaginary friend. I actually envy people who are able to do that sort of thing.

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Hey...I read this and just wanted to leave you some input. At my church my Pastor has been teaching a series on the power of prayer. Here are two main points I wanted to tell you:
1. Prayer can change things
2. No prayer is too small
Moses' prayed and saved the Israelites from God's distruction when they wroshiped the idol. God wants a relationship with us which means praying/talking to him about anything.

So yes I would suggest praying about it as well as anything else waying on your mind or heart. Because you may be surprised to see God's response.

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