The Healing Prayer Institute
Holy Spirit and Healing
By Deacon Dave Pecot
how something, like the recently
formed Healing Prayer Institute, began to take form or shape.
The truth is that it simply began as a question to a spiritual
director. Two ladies, Judy Pamula
and Shannon Callahan, whose lives had been touched by the healing grace of God
ministered to them through a psychologist began to ask more and more questions
about the entire topic of healing. That
led them to Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida where they
were introduced to the simple fact that God heals time and time again through
ordinary people who believe
they are to pray for healing.
more they learned the more they began to get excited and wanted to share the
“good news” of healing with more and more people.
So they discussed what they were learning with their spiritual director
and he simply told them that this should not be simply two Shaker
Heights women learning
about healing. He told them that
they should share this with others. Their
spiritual director led them to Fr. Bob Franco
who discerned that if healing was to be the topic of intensive teaching then
it should be a unified coordinated
program for the diocese. The
Diocese Offices were contacted and Sr. Rita Mary Harwood agreed to oversee the
plans for the development of the Healing Prayer Institute.
it began to unfold and after several meetings not only did the Healing Prayer
Institute become a reality but it began to become apparent that God is exactly
who He says he is when he said “I am the God who heals you.”
God is the same yesterday as he today and will be tomorrow and God describes
himself, as the God who heals and God’s desire is that we come to know him
more fully then we are destined to know the God who heals.
We are all called to be disciples and through that call we are to “do the works of Christ and even greater works than these.” But how do we go about this? This quest led to the formation of The Healing Prayer Institute. A non-profit organization formed with the input and advice of the Diocese of Cleveland. It has committed itself to remaining faithful to the Teachings of the Church and is overseen by a Board of Directors. Its mission through a series of seminars, workshops, etc. extends the healing ministry of Jesus Christ in power through the Holy Spirit. Participants in the Healing Prayer Institute seminars and workshops will be admitted only after they have received approval of their pastors. Approval forms can be obtained by calling The Healing Prayer Institute at 216-371-2344.
Or visit the HPI web site at http://www.csnmail.net/~hpi/ for more information