Do I believe in Prayer. Lets just say I’d be dead today if I didn’t. Now I want to share a little about myself and my life and how I have learned to turn lemons into lemonade. Well the doctor only gave me 3 weeks to live almost 5 years ago and now not only am I still alive but helping others beat many diseases, just by telling my story and what I did to rise from the dead, so to speak. Yes, Prayer for Healing is truly the most important thing that saved me.
My wife left me and I lost 3 houses and a condominium on Riverside Drive in Windsor, Ontario. So I started drinking myself to death. Since I was into the poor me, poor me, pour me another one, I ended up with cirrhosis of the liver. My enzyme levels were off the charts in my blood tests. Normal levels are 40 to 60 and I was 3300 to 4400. Doctor Ziter told me l’m sorry Tom but you are dying. I estimate 3 weeks tops you have left. Since I was dying I started praying. I asked for God’s guidance and direction in life. I was introduced to a man named Chuck Debona who started giving me books to read on Natural Healing by Norman Walker and Jay Corich. So I quit drinking and started doing what the books said to do. Juicing, Colonics and Fasting and guess what. Here I am 5 years later in better shape and healthier than I have ever been in my life.
I have a weakness for Alcohol. Whether I was born an alcoholic or became one at the age of 12 when I took my first drink only God knows for sure. No I have not touched the fruit of the Vine for almost 5 years now. Why? Because when I take my first drink I cannot stop. My mind and my body craves more. I know it is my own personal demon so to speak so I don’t give “It” the opportuntiy to come out.
I have found Prayer and Meditation to be my strength in Life. My favorite saying is ” But for the Grace of God ” for sending wonderful people to help me in my life to recover from a deadly disease that wanted me dead. The disease of Addiction. You may say, but does God really exist? Does God really care? The answer to that is an emphatic Yes. He heard my prayers and he will hear yours to if you seek him. You may be asking is this a ” How to Prayer” ? In essense yes. Jesus said ” come unto me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take my Yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly and ye shall find rest unto your souls. ” ( Matthew 11: 28-30 ). Those are the words coming from the creator of the universe. If you don’t believe me, read Hebrews 1: 1,2.
I want to share two very important scriptures that I started to meditate on regularly as well as other scriptures that all helped me out. I want you to meditate on them for a while, meaning ponder them in your heart and consider what they mean. I call them Healing Scriptures.
The first is found in Jeremiah 29:11-13 where God states; ” For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for your harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me, when you seek for me with all your heart. ”
The second is this Isaiah 58:9-11 God says ” Then you shall call and the Lord will answer, you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am. If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places and make your bones strong and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail. ”
No I am not a religious fanatic but I am telling you what I did to beat my addictions. Yes I am sharing this with you since I was addicted to alcohol and addicted to gambling, so I know as one who has been there before and not as one who is just preaching but doesn’t practice what they preach. I have suffered from alcohol addiction, and gambling addiction, so I do have a leg to stand on when I share my experience, strength and hope with you as one who has suffered from addictions and learned how to overcome addictions. Yes prayer and meditation helped me extremely in my recovery which is why I am sharing it with you. Do you think that I have anything to gain by humiliating myself and sharing my deepest darkest secrets with you. Not at all, except for the sheer fact that I may help but one or two people along the way with my story. If you can relate that’s great, if not, just disregard what I say.
One of the greatest things that helped me was HOW ( Honesty, Openness, Willingness ) I was told to have Honesty, Openness, and Willingness in my recovery because it was then that I received the catclyst to my transformation and I started to change. If you want Healing Power in your life then you at least have to admit you have a problem and then be willing to change.
Do you want to change and are you willing to change, is the question I bring before you? Then start to Pray and start to Meditate upon his Word and he will change You. It’s a matter of trusting in the Creator of the Universe ( The Lord Jesus Christ ) to help you and guide you in this journey we call life.How to Prayer Meditating on God's Word. Meditation Prayer for Healing. Prayer for Healing. Healing Scriptures. Prayer to God