Healed, Restored, Forgiven
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Many churches are developing their healing ministry. Besides the familiar forms - intercessions in church, sick Communions, visits to homes and hospitals - public services of prayer with the laying on of hands are increasingly common and growing numbers of people are being trained to minister to individuals through listening, counselling and inner healing. Healed, Restored, Forgiven is designed to be a companion for clergy and laity in local churches engaged in this ministry. A rich resource, full of gentle wisdom and realistic understanding, it provides prayers, readings and complete service outlines for use in a wide variety of pastoral situations. Simplicity and versatility are maintained throughout, ensuring that the texts may be easily adapted for use in any setting - formal or informal, large or small. Book jacket.
More and more churches are developing healing ministries, including services with anointing and laying on of hands, and training for lay members to minister in such situations. This liturgical resource, compiled by the main author of the Church of England's report, "A Time to Heal," includes prayers, readings, and liturgies that will be helpful to clergy, chaplains, pastoral assistants, intercessors, and all involved in the ministry of healing.
John Gunstone is well known as the author of the acclaimed Healed, Restored, Forgiven: Liturgies, Prayers and Readings for the Ministry of Healing and A Touching Place. He is a Canon Emeritus of Manchester Cathedral. A