SVHR OPEN HOURS are February 17 from 11am – 1pm and 7pm – 9pm
February 17 Notes
Earlier this month, the teaching to the Prayer Team came from notes from the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder conference with Mike Hutchings of Randy Clark’s ministry. Most people connect PTSD with war veterans. We learned that PTSD can affect many different kinds of people who have witnessed various types of trauma. Every person who’s been involved with a violent crime, or seen physical abuse done to a loved one, or been through a traumatic event can benefit from healing prayer.
After the brief teaching, we were led to pray trauma prayers with over 70% of the people who came for prayer. People shared their stories from past marriages and work scenarios, and war. When we asked if they wanted us to pray the trauma off of them, they all replied, “Oh yes.” The Lord seemed to bring a new level of peace with the prayers. The prayers visibly had impact.
GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS
A man came in last Open Hours for prayer for his lungs. God gave the prayer ministers a word about playfulness and joy being his strength. He thought this was nice, but he really wanted to see how prayer would help his lungs. After the prayer, and as the team gave him their notes, one prayer minister looked again at the fish she had drawn. The fish represented freedom and love to the drawer. The fish had bubbles coming out of the fish going up on the side of the piece of paper – representing air being released from lungs. It seemed the Lord knew in advance about the need for the lungs being able to breathe.
In one appointment, the team received beforehand, the verses in Joshua regarding the walls coming down around Jericho. The team asked if the man knew the story as they were sharing what God had shown them. He remembered something about the story from Sunday School classes in his childhood. The team asked him when the last time he had been to church was. He replied, “50 years ago.” Praise God he is coming for prayer at the invitation from a friend and learning afresh about God and open to experiencing God’s healing power.
One woman came for prayer about some deep hurts from the past, and back pain. The picture image the team saw in advance was dancing hippos. The issue that came up was broken relationships. The woman was ready to forgive the people that had hurt her. This forgiveness prayer brought the woman much peace by the end of the appointment time. The back pain was better. The team believes God will do more healing work over time.
One woman came seeking direction with her career. Ahead of time, the team got three verses. Phil 4:8 says to be anxious about nothing. Duet 31:8 reads, “And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” Psalm 40:1-3 reads, “I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth—praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord.” Psalm 37:23-24, reads, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand.” The prayer team said she may stumble, but never utterly fall as God has her by the hand. The woman was greatly blessed by these verses. And she was blessed by the prayers.
AT the PTSD conference, Mike Hutchings talked about the fact that when he prays for veterans, he starts with a word from his heart spoken on behalf of America’s unvoiced gratitude. He takes the time to thank each veteran for their service.
Thank you for your service to our country.
Thank you for the sacrifice you gave.
Please forgive our country for not thanking you.
It was not right, and it was not fair.
What you gave was not in vain.
He said that many times veterans have not heard these words and they are powerful. Many prayer ministers look forward to saying thank you for the sacrifices we know American men and women have made, and not known who to say it to. God is arranging these appointments.
Since many of the veterans from wars come home from the battlefield and then struggle, we learned that it is important to break a sense of responsibility. We ask God to break off of them a battlefield mentality and revert to civilian responsibility. They are invited to hand over to Jesus any additional burden about the men and women still fighting, knowing He knows better than we can know, what to do with this responsibility. We break off any “horror” that comes against them over and over again, in the name of Jesus.
Please send whatever the Lord shows you in a dream, or a word or a nudge. Even the seemingly quick prayers for God to minister His healing touch during our Open Hours is a big help. The team can always feel when this is happening.
THANK YOU TEAM!
Thank you for coming to the Healing Rooms to pray. By having so many of you available to pray on full nights, it allows for people to pray without feeling rushed and for the Healing Rooms to finish up on schedule.
Thank you for our faithful day time team. We are able to pray for people who could not come during evening hours with family responsibilities and other obligations.
It remains our privilege to see God touch people through prayer at the Silicon Valley Healing Rooms.
Blessings and strength to each member of our team,
Stephanie Shoquist, Susan Mitchell, and Cathy Railton
Silicon Valley Healing Rooms
557 Hyannis Dr.Sunnyvale CA 94087
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1st & 3rd Tuesdays (February 17, March 3 & 17, April 7 & 21)
11 am – 1 pm open hours
7 pm – 9 pm open hours