The laying on of hands, sealing with holy oil (Holy Unction), and prayer is the outward sign of God’s promise to make His people whole. We have specific spiritual, emotional, and physical needs which the Lord desires to heal. Coming to Him in faith and expectation is the proper attitude of healing prayer. When people came to Jesus for healing, he often asked them, “What do you want me to do for you?” (Matthew 20:32)
It is good to get in the habit of asking specifically for healing in one or more of these areas when receiving Holy Unction. In so doing, we will discover the Lord’s specific touch in our lives. For example, one could ask, “for physical healing for my eyes,” or “for emotional healing” or “for the healing of a difficult relationship.”
Holy Unction is offered weekly at the Public Service of Healing, Fridays at 12:00 pm in the Chapel. It is also available upon request. Contact the Parish Office for more information.
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