Did you ever notice while listening to the Word being preached or reading the Bible that Jesus didn’t pray for the sick, he just simply healed them? He went right to what was needed to be done. He knew that He already had the Power of God in Him to equip Him for the task at hand. (Should I really call it a task, that is.) The question is, do you realize the Power within you to do the same? Or are you one of those who continuously beg God to do a thing in your life?
Luk 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Jesus led us into what we call “The Lord’s Prayer” but that wasn’t anything specific. He was just showing us the “how to” and not expecting us to reverberate the exact wording. We are to uplift our Father in Heaven first and then speak our hearts to Him. Still, it wasn’t a “prayer for the sick and/or shut in.” Everyone that approached Him for healing asked or touched Him and He would either ask, “Do you want to be healed?” or He made mud and spittle for their eyes, healed blood diseases, or rose them from the dead, etc. He didn’t even pray for Martha and Mary when He rose His best friend Lazarus. He didn’t pray for Lazarus!
My question to you is, “Why do we pray for the sick instead of showing up to touch them and tell them to pick up their beds and walk?” Soooo, are prayer groups really necessary? Are they really causing people to pick up their beds to walk? Yes, prayer helps but if Jesus didn’t ‘depend’ on it, we don’t have to either. Faith requires action. Get activated. If you have to turn on the lights in your home, do you call the power company and tell them to come flip the switch for you? You already have the power.
Get up, get out and touch somebody or speak the Healing Word to and over them. Amen.