Brother David Jardine will be doing three teaching sessions on the important topic – How to Pray for Ourselves.

These will take place in the Chapel of Unity in St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast on Thursdays, November 7, 14 and 21 from 8 pm to 9.30 pm.

It is a way of praying that involves welcoming the Holy Spirit to flow into every part of us, especially into any areas of our body that need healing.  If you remember that the Holy Spirit is the most powerful force in the whole world this way of praying brings a great blessing in body, mind and spirit.

What it involves is either sitting in a chair or lying down on a bed, closing our eyes, relaxing our bodies completely, taking a few minutes to focus on Jesus, welcoming the Holy Spirit to flow into every part of us (this is the main part of the prayer), and then finish off praising God by faith that He is responding to our prayer and bringing healing. All of this lasts about 20 or 30 minutes.  It is a very gentle way to pray.

David Jardine recommends that people who need it can pray this way once, or even twice, every day in their own homes.

We have a number of people coming to our ministry’ he says ‘who are suffering from serious illness, and they are making good progress.  What seems to be the key with these people is, first of all, their motivation.  They really want to get well.  Secondly, they have caught a vision of praying for themselves, and they practice it every day at home.’

Many people find it difficult to pray for themselves.  Here is an opportunity to learn how to do it in an effective way.  Each evening David Jardine will do a teaching, take questions and comments, and then lead people in practising this way of praying.

They will be three very blessèd evenings.  There is no charge for the course, but on the final evening there will be an opportunity to make a freewill offering.

If you are unwell please think about coming to learn more about this important dimension of healing.