Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Gift of Healing...Jenny and Mark's Story of Infertility

Has God ever laid someone who is sick on your heart for you to pray for them? If so, you may have the gift of healing.

Have you ever had the urge to get up and lay your hands on someone in church who has come forward for prayer for an illness or injury? If so, you may have the gift of healing.

The spiritual gift of healing is an interesting gift. As with all Holy Spirit gifts, it is given by God for the glory of God. When a person has the gift of healing it's not like you can go to the hospital and heal everyone there. You heal who God wants you to, when God wants you to, and how God wants you to. The gift of healing is not one of my primary gifts, but it is a gift God has given me upon occasion to do His will. That is the story of Jenny and Mark.

Jenny and Mark had been dealing with infertility for 7 years. They had been to numerous doctors and had been through many medical treatments to no avail. They were telling me about their journey one day when God spoke in my ear, "I am going to heal her. She is going to have a child by this time next year." So I told Jenny and Mark what God had just spoken to me. He crossed his arms and got mad. She started crying.

I asked them if it would be OK if I pray over Jenny. They agreed. So I laid my hands on her and prayed something similar to this:

"Father, in the name of Jesus, we ask you to heal Jenny's uterus, ovaries and Fallopian tubes. God you created Jenny to be productive, for her womb to produce children. Father, she and Mark have done everything to no avail. So Father, we are asking you to fix the problem. In the name of Jesus, we speak fertility health into Jenny. Father, make right what disease has rendered useless. Bring forth life from Jenny and Mark..."

Anyway, I prayed over this couple for 20 to 30 minutes, just speaking what the Lord placed on my heart. I encouraged Mark to pray similar prayers over her every night until Jenny got pregnant. I prayed for them every time God laid them on my heart, usually at least once a day.

So, three months passed and I got a call from Mark. "We are pregnant." I celebrated with him over the phone. For some reason I knew it was going to be a daughter, I told Mark. I prayed with Mark over the phone for God to keep his daughter healthy and viable for a full term pregnancy. He was so excited about God answering our prayers.

Their daughter is now 6 years old, but I remember praying for them like it was yesterday. She is bright, a light everywhere she goes. She is as beautiful and smart as her mother and has a passion for life like her daddy. God is good.

Do you have any stories of God miraculously healing someone? Please share your story.


  1. Stories such as this make my heart smile. There is nothing more beautiful to me than stories of God's love being poured out on to those who need healing.