CALL THOSE THINGS: An Honest Talk About the Power of Prayer

IMG_4145I was still semiconscious lying in bed this morning when the thought, “I’d love to write a book if I had something important enough to say,” went through my mind. That thought jarred me awake, and I smiled. It was the answer I’d given people many times over the past few years who kept saying to me, “Why don’t you write a book…you should write a book!” Hey, I don’t have to give that excuse ever again, thanks to God!

A year ago I was still far away from having that book in me.  Next week I’ll be on the one-year anniversary of a doctor slamming me with an announcement that I was diabetic. I was wrestling a host of other illnesses too: chronic fatigue that got worse with each passing year, unexplained nausea every single day, digestive issues, anxiety; plus, difficulty falling asleep, but then I slept too much and yet it was never enough, not to mention other nuisance and personal maladies.  The fatigue and the wrecked concentration it caused was debilitating, but the diabetes diagnosis was the last straw. I got flaming mad every time I had to take that pill or stick my finger.  The anger was legit, but it changed nothing…I was still sick, and being sick was at the forefront of my mind.  Especially after that diagnosis!  Every little twinge or blip on my radar from then on, I would imagine it was something else the diabetes was doing to destroy my body.  I wanted to just stop feeling bad all the time, period–but I was frankly too tired to put up a fight.  I would ask God to heal me every day; but other than that, I had no real prayer strategy because that required energy I didn’t feel I had.

I was in a thick fog, a trap of Satan.  For the first time, I’m sharing with you that this also is a milestone of about a year back, when I gave our pastor notice of intent to leave employment if I didn’t have a major turnaround by the end of last year.  My work was so compromised, I knew remaining would not be good for the church.  He said, “We will just trust God!” and did not accept my offer to train someone to replace me.

A distress call from a friend, Peggy Scarborough, last April prompted me to seek Scriptures to pray in agreement with her for a sudden health crisis. Her need was so dire that I went into “grasping for straws” mode. A single prayer point evolved into about 8-9 pages of Scriptures to which I had attached prayer confessions–something over which she and several of us who were in prayer for her would be able to agree. When these prayers resulted in a turnaround for her, she encouraged me to research for other illnesses. I kept at it here and there, and then the Lord opened up an opportunity in June for me to lock away in a hotel room, alone and with no tv or distractions, and pen 12 more chapters that would complete CALL THOSE THINGS. The Lord has since then given me even more prayers to add to that list, which I publish as I get them here on my blog, https://callthosethings.wordpress.com/

When I uploaded the last of my manuscript to the publisher, I was still dealing with these issues but had newfound encouragement in what I had mined out of the Scriptures. I kept confessing these prayers over myself.  By July 1 I had eliminated every prescription drug I was taking. No more Metformin, Zoloft, Zofran, Carafate, Zantac, and the over-the-counter sleeping pill. Long before summer was over, every symptom that plagued me (some for years) was gone. I was healed….I AM HEALED!  The most difficult to release in faith was the anxiety medication; it had become a crutch in the transition into menopause with its anxiety and mood swings–but God was faithful and He remains faithful!  Seven months later, I am still off all those medications and I feel like a different person altogether–no blood sugar roller coaster, no nausea, and I can get by many days on LESS than 8 hours sleep–not 10 or 12 or 14!  GOD is the One who did this for me when His Words became my words and my confession.  Absolutely no other explanation for it. A cool bonus:  All the health issues that a doctor would blame on a need for weight loss got healed before a single pound came off.  Yes, I’m still trusting for and working toward that goal too; but God let my healing come in advance, so that no one could say that I got well because I got rid of the excess weight!  God didn’t gauge my level of healing on how much I deserved it or how good a steward I’d been with my body–He responded to faith in His Word, pure and simple.  Now that I’m well, He’s teaching me to use vitamins, good nutrition, and natural remedies like essential oils to maximize my health…but none of these can claim the title of Healer!  Jehovah Rapha (God my Healer) is the One Who stepped in and brought the healing that changed my life forever.  And He loves you no less than He loves me!

I can’t and won’t tell you that if you buy my book you’ll be able to ditch all your meds and never again need to be under a doctor’s care.  (I would recommend no such thing unless you feel prompted of the Lord to do so.  Honestly, I laid my own meds aside because I felt the gentle assurance from God that it was time. It was time to put into practice what He had birthed in me during this investigative process. If I ever need a doctor’s care in the future, I have no qualms about seeking medical assistance.  I’ll go.)  What I CAN tell you, however, is that if you will dig your heels into the Word of God for yourself, there is life-affirming, health-giving substance that can transport you right out of the ditch you feel you’re trapped in with your body, soul, and spirit.  At one point I felt it’d be better to just never wake up again than to have to keep trudging through day after day of feeling bad all the time.   Oh, I don’t think I really wanted to die, necessarily; I was just so weary of being weary!

Also, I didn’t write CALL THOSE THINGS as a substitute so people wouldn’t have to pray on their own; but rather, as a teaching tool. I also wrote these prayers to help those who’ve exhausted all the knowledge they already have on how to pray for their healing. I know what it’s like to be so overwhelmed that you don’t know what to ask. I know what it’s like to have an emergency that leaves your mind too cluttered to pray more than, “Help me Jesus!” When Dana was beside himself in pain with kidney stones this past fall, I was so emotional that I wasn’t being very focused in my prayers for him…and I pulled up this book on my phone, right there in the emergency room, and began praying the prayers the Lord had given me months before. It felt so faith-bolstering to have all those kidney Scriptures already indexed. And God helped Dana as he lay there and agreed with each prayer point that I read over him.

One of the most satisfactory comments I’ve heard on several occasions goes like, “I didn’t know I could even ask for something like that!”  God’s so much better than we credit Him.  What a joyful revelation when at last we get that!  It’s His WILL that we walk in health.  He’s not sitting up there sprinkling “sick dust” on selective ones of us, to make us humble or teach us a lesson or punish us.  Jesus didn’t endure those stripes on His back so that He could turn around and give us the diseases He suffered and bled to free us from.  It’s my prayer that if you’re reading this, you are considering investing in this prayer manual. It’s not a read-once-and-pass-it-on kind of book. It’s a reference to go back to again and again for yourself, for your loved ones, and to keep yourself focused whenever you feel tempted to relent to the enemy’s attack on your body. You don’t have to just accept it! Know God’s will for your best life…and if you need help, consider ordering CALL THOSE THINGS for yourself.

Dry Bones, Hear the Word of the Lord! (Bible-Based Healing Confession Over Disorders of Bones/Joints)

xray-humanSon of man, can these bones live? I know that Ezekiel 37 passage is a vision concerning the rebirth of the nation of Israel; but I want to share a healing confession based on Ezekiel 37. You and I are going to target arthritis, joint/disk/connective tissue issues, crippling diseases, and pain-causing diseases in your framework. Confess the Scriptures and believe that you’re about to see a change. (I may add this to the bone and joint chapter of future reprints of CALL THOSE THINGS.  Pray with me…AND SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! Lord, use this prayer to unlock healing and let us hear testimonies of what You are doing in lives!)

1The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” FATHER, YOU ALREADY KNOW THE CONDITION OF MY BODY; BUT YOU ALSO KNOW WHAT YOUR WORD IS CAPABLE OF DOING WHEN MY BODY DOESN’T COOPERATE. YOU ARE ASKING ME IF I BELIEVE MY BODY IS CAPABLE OF REGENERATION. YOU’RE NOT ASKING THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY WHETHER MY BONES CAN LIVE AGAIN…YOU’RE ASKING ME! I ANSWER BACK TO YOU, LORD, “YES! MY BONES CAN LIVE!” I AGREE WITH YOU IN PRAYER, LORD, AND I LINE MY CONFESSION UP WITH YOUR WORD. WITH YOU, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY SINCE MY HEALING HAS BEEN ALREADY PURCHASED AT THE CROSS! THANK YOU FOR SOME REVERSALS, REGROWTH, AND REGENERATION THAT LEAVES MY DOCTORS SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS AND HAVING TO ADMIT THAT THIS HEALING CAME STRAIGHT FROM YOU.

4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’” THANK YOU LORD, THAT EVEN THOUGH MY BONES MAY HAVE BEEN ACHING, LOSING DENSITY, LOSING CARTILAGE, OR BECOMING ARTHRITIC, YOU ARE HOVERING OVER ME AND BREATHING LIFE BACK INTO THEM! YOUR BREATH IS CAUSING OXYGEN-RICH MARROW TO FORM IN MY BONES RIGHT THIS SECOND…AND THAT MARROW IS POURING HEALTHY, LIFE-FILLED, BRAND NEW BLOOD CELLS INTO MY BLOODSTREAM! MY BONES ARE TURNING BACK TIME TO WHEN I WAS MUCH YOUNGER. I AM LIKE CALEB IN THE BIBLE, AND I SAY THAT I HAVE NOT LOST ONE OUNCE OF MY STRENGTH. I AM WELL-ABLE TO TAKE MY MOUNTAIN FROM THE ENEMY! TENDONS, JOINTS ARE REGENERATING AND GETTING RIGHT AMOUNTS OF FLUID, AND DISKS ARE RE-INFLATING IN MY SPINE! BONE SPURS ARE DISSOLVING, AND TORN LIGAMENTS ARE RE-ATTACHING AND BECOMING STRONGER THAN BEFORE MY INJURY. THERE IS A LOOSENING OF MOVEMENT. ANY DIAGNOSIS IN MY CHART THAT HAS THE WORD “DEGENERATIVE” IN IT IS NOW REVERSED, IN JESUS NAME. I THANK YOU FOR INCREASED FLEXIBILITY AND RANGE OF MOTION WITHOUT PAIN! THANK YOU THAT I AM BEGINNING TO SEE AND FEEL A CHANGE AT ONCE; THANK YOU FOR CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR WORD IS ALREADY AT WORK IN MY BODY. WHETHER YOU BRING MY HEALING GRADUALLY OR IN A “SUDDENLY” MOMENT, I TRUST YOU AND I THANK YOU FOR EVERY INCREMENT OF IMPROVEMENT!

7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. THANK YOU LORD, THAT THIS CHANGE IN MY BONES ISN’T JUST IN APPEARANCE ONLY; THERE REALLY IS LIFE COMING BACK TO THEM! BLOOD CIRCULATION IS IMPROVING IN MY EXTREMITIES. MY HANDS AND FEET AND LIMBS AREN’T COLD AND NUMB, NOT ACHY OR TINGLY. THANK YOU THAT I AM NOT “EAT UP WITH CANCER;” I AM NOT “EAT UP” WITH ARTHRITIS. TO THE CONTRARY, YOUR WORD IS EATING UP THE CANCER AND THE ARTHRITIS…GOBBLING IT RIGHT UP EVERY TIME I LET YOUR WORD COME OUT OF MY MOUTH! IF THERE IS ANY MALIGNANCY HIDING IN MY BONES, THANK YOU FOR THE IMMEDIATE DEATH OF THOSE ABNORMAL CELLS. THANK YOU THAT PERFECTLY HEALTHY CELLS ARE SPRINGING UP AT ONCE WHERE COMPROMISED CELLS WERE GROWING. CANCER AND ARTHRITIS AND ALL OTHER “GROWING” DISEASES ARE FORBIDDEN TO KEEP SPREADING NOW. I HAVE APPLIED THE BLOOD OF JESUS LIKE A SUPERNATURAL WEED KILLER TO ALL THOSE DISEASES. THEY NO LONGER GET TO CHOKE THE JOY OF LIVING OUT OF ME. CANCER AND ARTHRITIS CELLS HAVE LOST THEIR ABILITY TO MULTIPLY…THEY ARE DYING OFF AS WE SPEAK! HEALING, HEALING, HEALING IS MINE!

9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. THANK YOU LORD, FOR CAUSING A QUICKENING TO COME IN MY WEIGHT-BEARING BONES. I CAN STAND, WALK, MAINTAIN MY BALANCE, EVEN LIFT AND CARRY WHAT I NEED TO. THANK YOU FOR STRENGTH RISING ON THOSE WHO WAIT ON YOU! YES, LORD, I AM PART OF YOUR VAST ARMY. MY BONES ARE NO LONGER VERY DRY! MY PURPOSE IS NO LONGER DEAD AND SCATTERED. EMPLOY MY HEALED BODY FOR YOUR PURPOSES IN THESE LAST DAYS…YOUR ARMY IS INCREASED BY ONE RIGHT NOW! I AM OUT OF THE INFIRMARY AND READY TO REPORT FOR DUTY, SIR!

11 Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. 14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’” THANK YOU LORD, FOR CAUSING MY LATTER DAYS TO FAR SUPERSEDE MY FORMER DAYS. YOU WILL USE ME IN WAYS THAT I WASN’T EVEN ABLE TO BE USED WHEN I WAS MUCH YOUNGER. THANK YOU FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO TESTIFY OF YOUR GOODNESS, TO LAY HANDS ON THE SICK AND TO SEE THEM RECOVER JUST AS YOU’RE CAUSING ME TO RECOVER NOW!

Bible-Based Healing Confessions Over Headaches

headacheWe don’t read a great deal in the Word about the headaches specifically, but they are certainly a part of the curse (which, incidentally, His children have been made free from, when we embrace and walk in covenant with our God). One miracle I can call to mind instantly is in II Kings Chapter 4, where Elisha raised the Shunammite woman’s son back from the dead after the child died with terrible pains in his head. Perhaps migraine, aneurism, heat stroke…we don’t know exactly what proved fatal for that boy; but we can surmise from that account that God is well-able to cure not only a headache that feels like it could kill us…but also whatever the root cause behind it might be.

Exodus 34:8 – And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped. FATHER, IT’S NO WONDER WHY THE ENEMY WOULD TRY TO RATTLE ME WITH A HEADACHE. YOU PLACE GREAT VALUE ON THE HEAD. IT IS THE SEAT OF OUR SOULS, THE ORIGIN OF OUR THOUGHTS. IT’S OUR SYMBOL OF AUTHORITY. JUST AS THE PRIEST WOULD PLACE HIS HAND ON THE HEAD OF THE ANIMAL TO SACRIFICE FOR SINS OF THE PEOPLE, TO TRANSFER THE SINS TO THE ANIMAL, LORD, I KNOW THAT THE HEAD IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN SIN AND SALVATION FOR ME.  IT GOVERNS MY DECISION-MAKING.   PLEASE, PLACE YOUR HAND ON MY HEAD, FATHER, AND TRANSFER OUT THE CAUSE OF MY PAIN IN JESUS’ NAME. DRAW IT OUT OF ME, FOR JESUS HAS ALREADY BECOME MY SACRIFICE. I BOW MY HEAD TO YOU AND WORSHIP, EVEN WHILE I WAIT FOR THE PAIN TO SUBSIDE, I BOW THIS SEAT OF MY AUTHORITY TO YOU IN SUBMISSION. I HUMBLE MYSELF BEFORE YOU WHEN I AM WELL, AND ALSO WHEN I AM IN PAIN. THANK YOU FOR HEALING ME OF THIS HEADACHE, O LORD!

Psalms 23:5 – Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.   FATHER, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING THE ENEMY TO WATCH AS YOU ANOINT MY HEAD WITH OIL AND CAUSE MY CUP TO RUN OVER WITH YOUR BLESSINGS!  I WILL FEEL LIKE ENJOYING THE FEAST OF YOUR GOODNESS BECAUSE MY HEAD IS ANOINTED AND ABSORBING YOUR HEALING POWER.

Psalms 140:7 – O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.   THANK YOU, FATHER, FOR COVERING MY HEAD IN THE DAY OF BATTLE.  TODAY THAT BATTLE WOULD CAUSE DISTRESS IN MY HEAD BY PAIN AND CONFUSION, BUT I RECEIVE STRENGTH FROM YOU AND I ALSO RECEIVE RELIEF FROM PAIN, TOO.  THE DEVIL MAY BE TRYING TO WAR AGAINST ME, BUT I AM WARRING RIGHT BACK, IN JESUS’ NAME, AND I’M COVERED!

Psalms 141:5 – Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.   THANK YOU LORD, FOR RIGHTEOUS COUNSEL WHICH SPEAKS TRUTH INTO MY LIFE.  WHENEVER I SUBMIT TO THE AUTHORITY OF GODLY COUNSELORS AND TO YOUR WORD, IT’S AN ANOINTING OIL ON MY HEAD.  MY HEAD IS NOT BREAKING, IT’S BEING HEALED, IN JESUS’ NAME!

John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. FATHER, ALTHOUGH THIS HEADACHE HAS BEEN ATTEMPTING TO ROB ME OF MY PEACE, I CLING TO YOUR PEACE, AND I FORBID EVEN SICKNESS TO TAKE IT FROM ME. I RELEASE ANY WORRY, STRESS, TENSION, AND FEAR WHICH MIGHT BE AGGRAVATING THE SYMPTOMS, AND I COMMAND PEACE TO REIGN IN MY MORTAL BODY NOW, IN JESUS’ NAME! PEACE, PERFECT LOVE, DRIVE OUT ALL FEAR AND DOUBT WHICH OPEN THE DOOR TO SICKNESS AND DISEASE. I GIVE THANKS TO YOU, LORD,  AS I FEEL THE TENSION RELAXING IN MY BACK, SHOULDERS, NECK AND HEAD. THANK YOU THAT THIS PEACE IS ALSO CALMING MY STOMACH FROM ANY NAUSEA AND MY NERVES FROM FEELING A WRECK. I AM FREE FROM THE CURSE!

Jonah 4:8 – And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live. FATHER, THANK YOU FOR HEALING ME OF HEADACHES CAUSED BY BRIGHT LIGHTS, HEAT, AND BAROMETRIC PRESSURE CHANGES. THANK YOU AS WELL FOR HELPING ME TO RELEASE NEGATIVE EMOTIONS THAT OPEN ME UP TO SUFFERING. IF I AM HARBORING UNFORGIVENESS, A GRUDGE, HURT FEELINGS, HATRED, PREJUDICE, OR ANY OTHER EMOTION THAT DISPLEASES YOU, I RELEASE IT NOW AND ASK YOUR FORGIVENESS. I DON’T WANT TO GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT—THAT’S EVEN WORSE TO ME THAN HAVING THE HEADACHE. PLEASE, REVEAL TO ME WHEN MY ACTIONS WARRANT REPENTANCE AND TRUE CHANGE!

1 Samuel 28:2 – And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head for ever. FATHER, I PUT YOU IN CHARGE OF MY HEAD TODAY. MAY YOU BE THE “KEEPER OF MY HEAD” FOREVER, BECAUSE IT IS IN THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE WHEN YOU ARE KEEPING WATCH OVER ME. THE HEADACHE DOESN’T HAVE PERMISSION TO REIGN OVER MY HEAD AND MY THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS, BECAUSE YOU ARE IN CHARGE!

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. LORD, I ASK YOU FOR WISDOM TO REVEAL ANY FOODS, DRINK, CHEMICALS, PRESERVATIVES, ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES, EYESTRAIN, OR OTHER FACTORS TO ME NOW. I EMBRACE YOUR WISDOM, AND I WILL USE WHATEVER WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE YOU SEND INTO MY LIFE TO EQUIP MYSELF FOR PREVENTION OF FUTURE HEADACHES! I AM NOT THE VICTIM ANY LONGER OF MY ENVIRONMENT, BUT I AM PROACTIVE TO MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES. I THANK YOU FOR HONORING MY HEALTHY CHOICES, AND FOR SURPASSING EVEN MY DILIGENT EFFORTS WITH YOUR HEALING POWER.

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; THANK YOU, GOD, FOR PROVING OVER AND OVER AGAIN THAT I CAN TRUST YOU EVEN WHEN I DON’T HAVE A GRIP ON WHAT’S GOING ON. I DON’T FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT OPENS THE DOOR TO SICKNESS, AND I DON’T ALWAYS FORESEE AN ATTACK OF THE ENEMY—BUT OH, FATHER, YOU DO! I TRUST YOU TO BRING THE MANIFESTATION OF THE HEALING ALREADY MADE AVAILABLE TO ME BY THE ATONEMENT.

Jonah 2:5 – The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.  THANK YOU FATHER, FOR HEALING ME FROM HEADACHES WHICH FEEL LIKE A TIGHT BAND AROUND MY HEAD.  YOU ARE PROTECTING ME FROM ANY LONG-TERM DAMAGE.  IF MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS HIGH, OR IF FLUID RETENTION OR OTHER HEALTH FACTORS ARE CAUSING MY HEAD TO HURT, I THANK YOU FOR TAKING CARE OF THOSE OTHER CONDITIONS AS WELL, WHETHER THEY BE KNOWN OR HIDDEN.

Psalm 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. FATHER, I COMMIT MY HEALTH, MY PLANS, MY HABITS, MY AFFECTIONS, AND ALL I HAVE TO YOU. I GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO REARRANGE WHATEVER IN MY LIFE IS CAUSING ME TO HAVE SICKNESS OR COMPROMISED HEALTH. THANK YOU FOR TAKING CARE OF ME AND FOR CAUSING HEALING TO BE EVIDENT, AS I REMAIN COMMITTED ONLY TO YOU.

Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. JESUS, I CAN BELIEVE! YOU’VE SHOWN ME TIME AND AGAIN THROUGHOUT THE WORD THAT MY GOD CAN BE TRUSTED! ALL THINGS REALLY ARE POSSIBLE TO ME BECAUSE I CHOOSE NOT TO BE SKEPTICAL ABOUT THE ENDURING POWER OF MY HEAVENLY FATHER!

Jeremiah 32:27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? FATHER, YOU ARE EVEN GOD OF MY FLESH. YOU AREN’T JUST TAKING RESIDENCE IN MY SPIRIT MAN; YOU ARE ALSO IN EVERY CELL OF MY BODY, EVERY ORGAN, EVERY BREATH, EVERY DROP OF BLOOD. NOTHING IS HIDDEN INSIDE MY BODY—NOT EVEN DISEASE—THAT YOU CANNOT DISCOVER AND ANNIHILATE IF NECESSARY. I TRUST YOU TO HEAL THIS HEADACHE AND WHATEVER IS CAUSING IT. YOU ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN ANY ASPIRIN, ANY PAIN PILL, ANY THERAPY. I TAKE THE BLOOD OF JESUS AND APPLY IT TO THE PORTALS OF MY MIND. I APPLY IT TO SINUS CAVITY, MY BRAIN, MY BRAIN STEM, MY CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, AND ALL THE VERTEBRAE THAT MAKE UP MY SPINAL COLUMN. I RECEIVE HEALING AND ALIGNMENT IN ALL THE AFFECTED AREAS. IN JESUS’ NAME, I DECLARE THAT THERE IS NO ABNORMAL CONSTRICTION OR DILATION OF BLOOD VESSELS, NO TUMORS OR GROWTHS, NO BLOCKAGES, NO PINCHED NERVES, NO IMPINGEMENTS OR CRIMPING, OR BULGED DISKS, AND THERE IS NO MORE TENSION IN MY NECK MUSCLES. THANK YOU FOR OPENING UP MY SINUSES AND HEALING ME OF ALLERGIES. THANK YOU FOR DISSOLVING THE CAUSE OF THIS HEADACHE LIKE A SNOWBALL ON TOP OF A STOVE! IN JESUS’ NAME, I SEE THAT HEADACHE BEGIN TO MELT AND EVAPORATE. THERE IS NOTHING TOO HARD FOR YOU, O GOD!

John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” FATHER, AS YOUR CHILD I’M NOT EXEMPT FROM ATTACKS BY THE ENEMY, BUT I AM SAFE IN YOU! THIS HEADACHE IS AN ATTACK ON MY WELL-BEING AND MY HAPPINESS; BUT I WILL NOT DESPAIR. JESUS, YOU OVERCAME THE WORLD, AND I AM IN YOU. I REAP THE BENEFITS OF YOUR TAKING THE KEYS OF DEATH, HELL, AND THE GRAVE! THANK YOU THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS PROVIDE AN OUTLET FROM THE TORMENTS OF THE WICKED ONE. THIS HEADACHE TOO SHALL PASS!

Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. THANKS, PAPA GOD, FOR PERFECT PEACE AS I RELEASE THE FRUSTRATIONS OF THE DAY INTO YOUR HANDS. MY HEAD MAY HAVE BEEN HURTING, BUT MY MIND IS FIXED FIRMLY ON YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE THE SOURCE OF MY HEALING! I TRUST YOU AND I WAIT CONFIDENTLY FOR THE HEALING TO MANIFEST, IN JESUS’ NAME.

Romans 8:17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. JESUS, WE HAVE THE PROMISE THAT IF WE SHARE IN YOUR SUFFERINGS, WE MAY ALSO SHARE IN YOUR GLORY! I DON’T KNOW THIS FOR A FACT, BUT I IMAGINE THAT NOT ONE PART OF YOUR BODY WASN’T HURTING TERRIBLY ON THE CROSS—INCLUDING YOUR HEAD. YOU SUFFERED ALL THINGS THAT WE HAVE, YET WITHOUT SIN. YOU ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO HAVE A BAD HEADACHE! YOU LOVE ME ENOUGH TO SHARE YOUR HEIRSHIP WITH ME…AND THE HEALING THAT COMES FROM BEING IN COVENANT WITH OUR FATHER. THANK YOU!

2 Corinthians 1:5-6 For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. THANK YOU FATHER, THAT YOU ARE LIBERAL IN YOUR BLESSINGS TOWARD ME. I MAY SUFFER IN THE FLESH FROM TIME TO TIME, AND I MAY HAVE PAIN IN MY BODY, BUT YOU ARE DOLING OUT MORE THAN ENOUGH COMFORT TO CONSOLE ME AS I WAIT FOR THE PAIN TO SUBSIDE. THANK YOU THAT YOU CARE FOR MY NEEDS, AND THAT YOU REWARD ME FOR PATIENTLY LOOKING TO YOU FOR MY HELP.

Psalm 71:20 You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth. LORD, THANK YOU FOR RESTORING ME FROM EVEN MY WORST SICKNESSES AND PAIN. I WILL NOT ALWAYS S BE HURTING LIKE I AM IN THIS MOMENT…THERE IS A REST IF I WILL CONTINUE TO CONFESS YOUR WORD AND BELIEVE. I TRUST YOU TO WORK ALL THINGS FOR MY GOOD! THIS HEADACHE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO PASS.

Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. FATHER, I CAST THE BURDEN OF THIS PAIN, AS WELL AS ANY WORRIES I MAY HAVE, UPON YOU. I CLIMB INTO MY PAPA GOD’S LAP AND ALLOW YOU TO CRADLE ME AND COMFORT ME WHILE I AM IN PAIN. YOU WILL NEVER ALLOW SICKNESS AND PAIN TO PLUCK ME OUT OF YOUR HAND! THEY CANNOT SHAKE ME OUT OF YOUR PRESENCE.

Psalm 103:2-3 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases. I BLESS YOU, FATHER, FOR WHO YOU ARE AND ALL YOU’VE DONE FOR ME. THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME TO LOVE ME AND HEAR MY CRIES FOR HELP. THANK YOU FOR FORGIVING MY WORST SINS, EVEN THE ONES I HAVE COMMITTED MORE THAN ONCE. THANK YOU FOR HEALING ALL MY DISEASES. EVEN THIS HEADACHE HAS TO GO AWAY BECAUSE YOU HEAL ALL MY DISEASE.

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. FATHER, I MAY DEAL WITH MY SHARE OF AFFLICTIONS, BUT I AM NOT CHAINED TO THEM! YOU DELIVER ME OUT OF EVERY SNARE, TRAP, ATTACK, AMBUSH; EVERY ACCIDENT, ILLNESS, ATTACK ON MY FAMILY, ATTACK ON MY CHARACTER, ATTACK ON MY FAITH. NOTHING ESCAPES YOUR WATCH OVER ME! IF THE ENEMY DARES TRY TO SLIP ONE PAST YOU, HE WILL HAVE TO WATCH IN VAIN AS YOU RESCUE ME. THANK YOU THAT NOT EVEN PHYSICAL PAIN IS BEYOND YOUR CAPABILITY TO DELIVER.

Psalm 30:2 O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you restored my health. THANK YOU, LORD, FOR PAYING ATTENTION TO MY CRIES FOR HELP! YOU DON’T DESPISE ME FOR BEING WEAK AND NEEDY, BUT YOU HAVE GREAT COMPASSION ON ME WHEN I AM HURTING. THANK YOU FOR RESTORING MY HEALTH AND FOR HOLDING MY HAND AS I WAIT FOR THE PAIN TO SUBSIDE.

Psalm 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. THANK YOU FATHER, THAT YOUR WORD GIVES ME LIFE. I AM NOT ONLY COMFORTED AS I BATTLE THIS HEADACHE, I HAVE THE ASSURANCE THAT IT IS ALREADY HEALED BY THE VICIOUS STRIPES JESUS BORE ON THE WAY TO CALVARY’S HILL. HE GAVE HIS LIFE, I NOW HAVE LIFE. THANK YOU FOR HEALING THIS HEADACHE AND ALL MY AFFLICTIONS!

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