Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Mediating the Healing Love of God


Explanation: God is the healer. The love, grace, power, and presence of the Lord are what heal. We are the mediators, the presence through which God’s love flows. As intercessors, our task is to be as open as possible to God’s presence in our lives and through our lives to others. We become a vehicle of God’s grace to the other person. However, first we must connect with God, so that Christ’s love may become alive within us.


1. Take several deep breaths and relax.

2. Sit in a comfortable position which you can maintain easily without having to shift around.

3. Turn your attention and awareness to God – Abba, Jesus and/or the Holy Spirit.

4. Ask God to pour the Holy Spirit and the divine love of Jesus deep within your heart and mind.

5. Feel the presence of God’s love filling your heart.

6. Feel the presence of God’s love expanding in your chest, like a well, a spring of living water bubbling up from the depths of your heart.

7. Simply sit in the awareness of divine love permeating your very being, saturating every breath you take.

8. Let the love of Jesus slowly radiate out, filling every cell in your body.

9. God loves you. You are precious in the sight of Jesus. You are created in God’s image. You become one with the love of Jesus.

10. As your prayer times comes to an end, praise and thank God in whatever ways you choose.

11. Offer yourself to be an instrument of God’s love to the glory of God – Amen

There is no right or wrong way to do this exercise. As best as you can or feel able, give your heart to Jesus and set your intention to receive God’s love. Leave the rest to the Holy Spirit. Spend at least 5 minutes each day resting in God’s love.

© Hawley Todd TSSF, Episcopal Healing Ministry Foundation,

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