SVHR Newsletter 18 November 2104

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.  Psalm 100:4
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Psalm 100:4

SVHR is OPEN November 18 from 11am – 1pm and 7pm – 9pm

Congratulations to the SVHR Team members.  The Lord is honoring SVHR by bringing to us people with some incredibly serious and painful chapters in their lives so that we can join with these precious loved ones in prayer.  The adjectives used to describe some of these appointments are “intense” and “heavy.”  All true.  We get to see a small snapshot of what people in our society are bringing to God in prayer.  We recognize right away that we have very few answers.  As we take things to God in prayer, we see the beginning of His answers to these people.  Less often, but so enjoyably, as people return to share their stories as they continue in their journey, we see God consistently address the long-term prayer requests by resetting the steps.  We love to hear “progress reports” as God turns circumstances around in people’s lives.

Last Open Hours we had the privilege of setting up two prayer stations in Spanish.  We have also had prayer appointments conducted in Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese) as well.  Thank you Lord for people who have multiple language skills.  It allows us to pray for people in their native language of origin.


One man who has come multiple times has seen changes in his body and gotten a “cancer free” diagnosis.  He is bringing more requests, big and small, to the Lord in prayer.  All of this is being done in the context of praise.  Praise for the victory points, AND praise in the middle of the current issues.  Praise often goes before the answer to the prayer request.  There are some people who offer a “Thank you” to God if they got the answer they wanted to their prayer with the phrase, “Praise God.”  If they don’t like the way things are going, they don’t see the need for praise.  In contrast to this thinking,  praise is the consistent lifting up of His abilities and character in the midst of the ongoing trial.

One man who struggled with insomnia returned to share that he is sleeping well through the night!  We give God the glory for this answer to prayer.

One woman came for pain in her shoulder blades from a previous injury several years ago.  She felt God re-align something in her shoulder during the prayer.  Equally important, she felt peace at a deeper level as the team members prayed.  They saw a picture in advance of Jesus giving her balloons of every color. When she let them go, they floated to heaven with her prayer requests.  They were unlimited.


“You will forget your trouble…as water gone by.” Job 11:16 NCV

No matter how bad things look, always remember the words, “it came to pass.,” not to stay.  Life doesn’t stand still;  there will always be challenges.  Don’t let them throw you for a loop.  Instead use them as opportunities to grow.

Although it’s hard to believe at the time, “You will forget your trouble and remember it…as water gone by.”

One devotional writes,  “To forget isn’t to develop amnesia.  It’s to reach a place where the misery is pulled from the memory like poison is removed from an insect bite.  Once it’s gone, healing is inevitable.  The memory will become as ‘water gone by.’”


Reminder to intercessors to send along (email or text) whatever verses or phrases or picture images the Lord gives you as you pray for SVHR.  We read them in the Team Soaking time and then also share them to bless many of our visitors.

God stands ready to give us His peace for our burdens as we pray and He comes alongside us to walk with us and carry our burdens for us.  Ask for His gift (and promise) of peace in the midst of the burden.


We live is a fast-paced Silicon Valley.  God knows there is a cost to making this ministry a priority. He can supernaturally give back time to people as they align their schedules with His.  He does this in ways that don’t make sense in the natural.

Thank you for being on the team and coming to pray.  Even if you can only stay for a specific time, it is appreciated – especially on busy days.  God knows in advance who is coming and He nudges the people to come accordingly.  Your experience and victory are powerful to bless the people you pray for.  Come and lend your faith.

To His glory,

Stephanie Shoquist, Susan Mitchell, and Cathy Railton

Silicon Valley Healing Rooms, Sunnyvale CA


1st & 3rd Tuesdays (November  18, December 2 & 16, January 6 & 20)

10  am soaking,  11 am – 1 pm open hours

6   pm soaking, 7 pm – 9 pm open hours

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