We’ve heard of the stories of Peter walking down the street and people getting healed. He never did pray for them, though the people had faith that he was a man of God filled with the Holy Spirit. They knew the Apostle was close to God and sowed into healing and reaped healing. So can God heal without prayer?
“People brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.” – Acts 5:15-16
Recent stories of God healing without prayer
I’ve heard about many different church services where people would get healed just by being in the congregation. The stories continue to grow, along with my personal experiences. God does have a sense of humor, and He wants us to expect more of His goodness with faith. We are to carry His presence in us, as we are the temple of the Holy Spirit! This is why others get healed being in His presence. It has nothing to do with the man of God, but what is inside!
In the Bible, the cases that people got healed without Jesus or the disciples to pray for them took a step of faith most of the time, but not always. The woman who touched the hem of Jesus’ garment got healed without prayer. The crowds that put the people in the street to catch the shadow of Peter, also got healed without anybody praying. So do you think these things still happen? One of God’s Generals, John G. Lake, prayed for a rock and said, “Any who touch this rock will be healed” as he had no more time to pray at that particular moment. Another example, John G. Lake would stand by the door of the church, and people would fall out in the presence of God then stand up healed. It didn’t matter if they knew John was a man of faith or not, it was the Holy Spirit shining through his life!
I have many of my own experiences where people got healed without laying on hands or praying. The first time I witnessed this was with a man who’s shoulder got pulled out of the socket. I watched as he pulled his shoulder out while swimming. I went over to help him by the pool, and then shared stories about how God heals. In about 10 minutes, he starts saying, “Dude, my shoulder is healed! For real Justin, it’s healed!” Then he told me that normally it takes 3 days just for the pain to leave, but experienced a healing without even praying and was totally healed! There has also been a small handful of people who were healed while I’m worshipping God on the guitar. Who said I have to be a good singer to bring His presence? The Bible is true, that you reap what you sow. Reap into God and God will come out of you, including all the fruit of the Spirit that is cultivated! Be sure what you sow will benefit you and others for God’s Kingdom, not just your wallet.
God wants to use you as well, even if you consider yourself an average Joe! That is actually what is on my mind the most. How can I turn other believers into doers and not hearers only?!? I don’t have a special anointing. I just do what the Bible says, and it works! You’ll never disappoint God for having too much faith. Who cares if somebody doesn’t get healed the instant you pray for them? Don’t give up, just believe the Scriptures and be a son of obedience. No reason to be afraid of men, as God’s thoughts regarding us matter most!
God heals many without prayer today!
More recently, I’ve witnessed legs growing to their normal length before even praying for them. Not as radical as John G. Lake or Apostle Peter, but surely that day is coming. Last week, 6/13/2013, a friend of mine said he’s right leg is short by an inch. Sure enough, when I looked at his leg it was shorter by an inch. Then I handed my phone to his wife so she could record the healing. When I asked him to put his legs out straight again, it had already been healed! He said, “I could feel it growing”. Then it happened again the following Monday. I checked the length of somebodies legs before praying; I just watched as it grew! To be honest I have a lot of faith for legs to grow. Maybe that is why it’s so fast and common for me to experience. I don’t know, but I tell you, that walking by faith is the most liberating thing we can attain to! No worries, and nothing but trust in God for Him to guide us through this journey of life. Yes, God can heal without us praying, because He is good! He’s also a show off, and I love Him more for it!