A few days ago a friend told me about a Bible teacher in the 1800s
who had an unusual way of dealing with people who came to him with
various spiritual problems. After listening to them, he would pray for
their faith to be healed.
“Lord, Margaret is struggling right now with many questions and many doubts. She feels overwhelmed by all that she is going through. Heal her faith, Lord. Repair that which has been broken by these painful circumstances. Restore her faith so that she can trust in you and know the joy of the Lord again.”
The idea of praying for the “healing” of one’s faith strikes me as entirely biblical. Faith is not an immovable object, like a giant brick wall. Faith may be strong or weak, it ebbs and flows, it grows or shrinks, it flourishes or it fades away. And since true faith is a gift of God (Ephesians 2:8-9), we have every right to ask our Heavenly Father to heal our faith and make it strong once again.
So I commend this prayer to you. Pray this for others. And when you feel weak, pray it for yourself.
“Heal my faith, Lord.”
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About Dr. Ray Pritchard
Dr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 27 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 37 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law--Leah and Vanessa, and two grandsons--Knox and Eli. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
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