SVHR Open Hours Feb 20, 2018

SVHR OPEN HOURS February 20, 2018

11am – 1pm and 7pm – 9pm

February 20, 2018


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This weekend is known as President’s Day weekend. No matter what our personal opinions and thoughts are about our President and his family, and our Vice President and his family, we are called to pray for our leaders so that it may lead to quiet and peaceable lives for everyone in the land. Let us take time this weekend to do this.  If you’re not happy with something, turn it into an open ended prayer request and see how God will answer your prayer. Perhaps we can all agree to pray for lawfulness and not lawlessness.  We ask God for a peaceful way to listen and care for our fellow Americans.


“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men. For kings and all who are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and reverence (1 Timothy 2:1-2, NKJV).”


Feedback from our last Open Hours…

Story:  One woman came in with 3 ailments, all of which included pain, and 2 prayer requests.  We prayed for one of the areas of pain first and she felt heat all over that area of her body.  The pain went down to 1 and the swelling went away completely.  Then we prayed for another part of the body and that also experienced heat and the pain went down to 0, and the stiffness wasn’t there when she tried to bend this part of the body.  Then we prayed for the 5 year old pain that hadn’t budged.  She felt heat all over her body and into the particular area.  The pain went down dramatically.  It was still going down as she left the appointment.  Praise God.  She is a nurse by profession, so she said she had had to overcome her scientific mind, which said healings don’t really happen.  She laid this mindset down before coming to the appointment and before we prayed. The team didn’t know this.  They simply prayed and the heat went up and the pain went down.  The woman left amazed at what God was doing in her body.

Q:  How was your experience today? 

“Really good.  The  both were great communicators and prayed wonderfully.”

“Good.  I’m glad I came.”

“Received a great word.  Very encouraging and blessed”

“Amazing! I felt the Holy Spirit at work.”

Q:  What did God do for you during your time at the Healing Rooms?”

“Make me feel special and to cast away fear/anxiety.”

“Reinforced for me that God sees me as His adopted son and is pleased.”

“God filled me with strength, courage, and faith in His healing and plans for my future so that I can glorify Him and draw closer to Him.”


Katie Souza often prays for healing by asking for the “glory light” of heaven to come into a person’s body.  As this happens, people get healed at both the physical and the soul level.

Souza bases this on Malachi 4:2. The Amplified version reads, “But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness (meaning Jesus) arises with healing in His wings and His beams…” The word “beams” means there are beams of light.  The word for “healing” in the Hebrew is marpe which means, among other things, to be sound of mind. The mind is part of our soul.  It comes from the Hebrew root word, raphe, which means to be healed of your personal distresses.  So, the deeper meaning of this scripture is that Jesus Christ, the Sun of Righteousness, arises with healing for our souls that cause us to be sound of mind (marpe) and to be healed of our soul wounds, our personal distresses (rapha) through His wings and His beams of light. 

This helps to explain why physical and soul health are often linked.  When one isn’t right, clues are often in the companion component.  The Lord is capable and interested (and sometimes determined) to heal all parts of who we are. Our prayers that ask for the glory light go deep in asking Jesus, the Healer, to do all that needs to be done.  We praise Jesus that His goal is complete healing.


Please pray for the team members.  We had a lot of people unable to attend last time, and also traveling.  The good news is that every appointment (morning and evening) had powerful results.  Praise God!


Last Open Hours saw the team numbers dwindle a bit.  We didn’t have enough people for a Soaking Room minister in the morning.  Two visitors ended up offering to help host, which was lovely. Two visitors left without any prayer. 

In this season, there are challenges.  It’s time to rise up and war.  The good news is that we can expect to see victory when we press through the challenge.  One of our visitors said he didn’t feel well on the day of Open Hours.  He had had a headache.  But he said he really wanted prayer and came anyway.  He said the minute he walked through the doors, the headache went away completely.  And the words the team member had for him completely confirmed something significant the Lord has been doing in his life.  He was very glad he came.     

See you Tuesday!

Let heaven come down,

Stephanie Shoquist and Donna Maranon

Silicon Valley Healing Rooms

First Presbyterian Church of Santa Clara

2499 Homestead Rd. Santa Clara, CA

on the corner of SanTomas and Homestead



Open Hours: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays February 20, March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17.

Open Hours: 11 am – 1 pm and also 7 pm – 9 pm. 

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