I injured myself at work in September 2014 and have been unable to work, drive and lots of other things since then. The diagnosis from the Chiropractor and GP was a disc protrusion in my lower back (slipped disc), causing sciatica and neck pain going into my head, shoulders and arms.
I spent the first couple of months lying down with ice packs for half an hour every hour, then the other half an hour walking around trying to warm up.
I was prayed for at every opportunity I could by various people over this period of time and was trusting God in the situation completely.
In January two weeks running I went out for prayer and it got worse, but I was still trusting God. On January 25th 2015 I started a just water fast. On the 7th day of the fast at the Sunday morning meeting I was prayed for by a group of people and the pain seemed to ease a little, I woke up on Monday morning with no pain. Praise God
On 4th February 2015 at the wider leaders meeting, I had a pain in my neck going into my head and shoulders, Simon Holley spoke about someone with a sore neck so I was prayed for and the pain immediately left.
I have been pain free since then and am able to return to work when my sick note is up 23rd February 2015. I am returning in a new position in the office on a temporary basis and am praying for a permanent position in that role.
Praise God for His grace and mercy towards us.
“As a child growing up in the east end of London in the 50’s I had constant ear infections which eventually led to complete deafness in my left ear. As a Christian I believed in a God of healing and frequently asked people to pray for my hearing to be restored, but nothing happened.
In the Bible there are many events recorded where Jesus would meet with people and command sickness to go and people were healed. As a child of God, filled with the Holy Spirit, I began to pray that the spirit of deafness could not remain where the spirit of Jesus was living in me.
After 2-3 weeks of proclaiming this statement, God answered my prayer and restored complete hearing to my left ear.
Thank you Lord!!!!”
I had been experiencing terrible pain around my left knee for about a week and was really worried, but didn’t tell anyone. Then, on Saturday 24th January, I came into Eden Centre for the church prayer day. It got to a point where I became very uncomfortable and had to kneel down, supporting myself with one of the stools all through the rest of the prayer session as my knee hurt so much.
After the prayer session, I left Eden Centre and realised the pain around my knee had vanished as I walked out of the main door. I ‘trotted’ all the way to the town centre to do some shopping, but wondering if it was really true!
I desired to be healed, but somehow wasn’t too sure if the pain was gone for good. Back at home, I kept musing over the whole scenario. My main issue was the fact that I did not at any time [knowingly or wilfully] pray about it. At one point, I wanted to share the testimony, but held back; I wanted to be sure it was REAL.
However, on Sunday my heart got pricked. Towards the end of the service, I could no longer hold back and went to meet Mark where he was and briefly shared the story with him.
It’s been an AMAZING story of full RECOVERY. And God did it without me even asking!