- Why do ‘If it be Your will’ prayers demonstrate a lack of faith?
- How do we know healing is God’s will?
- Do we need special permission to heal the sick?
When we pray for the sick, we should step into the moment with great boldness and faith, because our confidence rests on the revealed character and heart of the Father. He loves that person so much, and hates sickness way more than we ever could. Our standing orders from Jesus include, “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.” (Matthew 10:8)
This means that, when confronted by sickness, our default posture is to bring healing – because God’s will is to heal. There are times when this doesn’t happen – which we talk about in the video – but our focus today is on building your faith and starting expectation into one of compassionate expectancy that the Father truly loves to heal and set people free.
In this video, watch as Hannah and Alex share why they believe that adding in qualifying clauses such as ‘If it be Your will’ are actually hugely counter-productive.
Decide now to ban the phrase ‘If it be Your will’ when praying for the sick! See what difference that makes – in terms of outcomes, boldness and faith.
And please feel free to post below your broader thoughts on this topic.