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Hello my name is Helena and I attended the healing service last night at St. Joseph and John’s in Strongsville.
I arrived after the gospel reading, around 7:30. I had attended the healing service at St. Colette in Brunswick last year. I also attended the class to pray with people. And so I was familiar and comfortable with your service.
My intentions were for inner healing of generational abuse, physical and sexual and emotional. I wanted to let go of the hurt, anger, shame and those ugly felines of hate, for everything and everyone. I also wanted to be healed of the pain and swelling and compromised mobility of my hands due to Rheumatoid Arthritis. My blood pressure has been escalating. It was 155-85 that day. So I wanted that healed also.
I placed myself in the presence of God and the love of the people at the church. I placed all the people who had abused me into the side of Jesus on the cross. And I just sat and trusted and believed in the love that was there .
I left before the words of knowledge and wisdom.
But.... when I got home I noticed my hands were not swollen, I had no pain and I was moving my fingers easily.
Then the surprise came in the morning when I took my blood pressure! 128-76!!
Yep!!!!! And I felt completely different inside!! So light and airy and free. My mind is so clear, my heart doesn’t hurt and I don’t feel the weight of the past following me around .
I truly thank God, I truly accept the sovereign love of Jesus , and I am so very grateful to all of you for being Christ
Nellie Just wanted to share that I attended the healing service there this Sunday and got prayed with for several things. I had been feeling pain and stiffness in my shoulder blades going across my back for more than a week. The people there kept saying that if you don't feel anything that it was alright because sometimes you notice something the next day. Well that night I slept fine and I have had no pain and only minimal stiffness ever since PRAISE GOD! God is so good. While I was there I was saying to the Lord that I didn't really feel anything different (except for leg pain that went away!) but I thanked Him for whatever healing he was doing that I couldn't see. Thank you Lord Jesus!
This is a simple story, but just now a student (named Mary) was walking around with a boot following bunion surgery, which is pretty invasive. I got that prompting from the Holy Spirit, so I asked her if she wanted prayers for her foot. Mary said her mom needed them more. I replied, that I understood, but what about for you? She said ok. The pain in her foot was around a 4. We prayed, and you know what happened - her pain totally vanished. Gone. She was dumbfounded.
After we prayed the first time, Mary felt peace, so we prayed for more. The second time, her pain decreased, and she was freaked out. I asked if she wanted to continue, and she said, "No, this is good enough. My pain isn't that bad, my mom's is." I then said, "You know, if your pain disappears after prayer, won't that strengthen your faith in the power of prayer for your mom?" She agreed. Now the coolest thing was that I invited Mary's friend to pray with her also. When I said, "Let's keep praying until the pain goes away," her friend was jumping up and down, saying, "Yeah! Yeah! Keep praying!" So we did, and after the third time of prayer, the pain disappeared. Her friend said that she didn't want to see Mary in constant pain.
They both left with big smiles on their faces. And Mary is now going to try to convince her mom to come to St. Paul's in March. Praise God!
Hem of His Garment is a new healing ministry which Peter's Shadow helped to get started in Irwin, PA
Jan 17, 2020
Last night I attended The Night of Healing Service at my parish, St. Agnes Church, in North Huntingdon. My friends were talking about it weeks in advance and with a busy schedule, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to make it. Somehow, the schedule cleared and I walked into the church at 6:25, prepared to receive healing. I wasn’t disappointed.
There are so many things in our fast-paced lives that need healing whether it’s physical, mental, financial or spiritual. As was pointed out by one of the amazing speakers during the service, “we often come to God with requests to heal family and friends instead of asking for ourselves…” And so, while I came to lift other hurting people in my life, last night, I felt a strong pull from the Holy Spirit to ask…for myself.
The wonderful people, who have committed to the “Hem of His Garment” ministry, are people who you know. They are friends and family members in the Diocese. To witness these folks surround someone who is hurting and to watch them lay their hands on and pray for someone is very emotional to see. Especially if you are the one they are lifting in prayer.
One of the first points the speakers covered was the issue of forgiveness. Personally, I have learned that you often have to forgive someone who never asked for your forgiveness. It’s easier to forgive someone who tells you “I’m sorry”. Not so much, when the other person believes wholeheartedly that they are right and then walks away. They asked us to bow our heads and pray that God reveal any unresolved hurts we were holding onto and that this would begin the process of healing through forgiveness. I felt a flood of warmth come over me that I could never explain in words. Things that I had forgotten about, injustice I had seen happen to someone else and judgements I had made began to come to mind. It felt like those instances were being lifted off of me in layers. I couldn’t believe that I was remembering some of those things and then releasing them. All I could think about was how sad it was that I had carried these little things this long. I thought about how it must feel for someone to carry very heavy burdens of unforgiveness around with them daily for years.
As the evening progressed, I felt pain flowing out of my body. Things I took for granted, assuming I’d just have to live with, melted away. I could feel the hands of three girlfriends I truly love and those touch points on my arms were burning. There was no coincidence that those three ladies were in the church last light, let alone sitting all around me. We all saw the powerful healing of Jesus. We all were asked to raise our hands and our voices…to speak directly to the pain, the injustice, the unfairness, unforgiveness, the lack, the anxiety. And to command, in the name of Jesus that it be gone. So we did.
The night was reverent and prayerful. It was peaceful and I highly recommend that anyone who is feeling overwhelmed in any way attend this service. In God’s presence, along with a few hundred of my closest friends, three and a half hours flew by. I left my church with other people who had the same great feeling. Imagine all of those people going home and transferring the joy of the Spirit by touching the ones they love at home. Healing happens, miracles happen, forgiveness and restoration happens.
Thank you to all who are bringing this much needed revival. Thank You Jesus.
I also have an update from Denise. She continues to have no pain from the condition we prayed for during the Night of Healing. She has a doctor's appointment later this month and will keep us informed. Since that night, she has also received a healing in her right hand, which we did not pray for that night. This is key for her since her business centers around refinishing furniture and kitchens for her clients. Lastly, I heard from another friend who owns a salon in the area. She has multiple clients who have been talking about the healings they have received since the Night of Healing. Mostly their faith has increased, their desire to pray intensified, and they are evangelizing through their sharing out in the community. The Lord is healing our bodies, minds, and hearts as He brings His children closer to His merciful and loving heart. May we have sustainability as we continue in this ministry.
Have a blessed day,
I entered the afternoon with an open mind and hopefully clean heart, having just gone to confession as we prepared for the afternoons service. Something was moving me during the praise and worship songs, surrendering to a few rounds of tears and choking up at times. My expectations were heightened during Fathers homily. As we moved into the preparation for healing and Father talked about Forgiveness and our need to remove any and all blockages, things started to stir. Having been to many Healing services I have spent that time forgiving others, but this time I was not able to think of anyone I needed to forgive. Whether I heard a voice I'm not sure, but somehow it seemed to say "Why not ask for forgiveness for yourself", and so I did. To say the Spirit wrecked me, is an understatement, I poured out my heart to the Lord, and myself, it was as though He was speaking thru me. Through the tears, I felt the release, I felt His love for me, I felt my love for me. For some He waits, and waits patiently, but when we are ready, he never holds back. Thank You Jesus! John, St. Ambrose, 1/19/2020
November 21, 2019,
Terry was prayed over at St Hilary two weeks ago. (11/6/19) She has macular degeneration. Immediately after prayer she noticed a brightness in the Church. Yesterday she went to the eye Dr. and he agreed she was healed because both eyes showed significant improvement in vision. Praise God and thank you Father Bearer and healing team! Sent by Nancy
After struggling with infertility for over 3 years and seeking multiple treatments my husband and I decided to attend a healing service, partially for me, and partially for my grandfather who was in the hospital in critical condition (medically induced coma) at the time. When Fr. Bearer began calling out the illnesses I thought how it would be cool if he called out infertility or something like it. When we got to the second time of calling out ailments the first one he mentioned was “cysts on the ovaries” and I knew immediately it was for me. The reason we hadn’t gotten pregnant yet was due to my Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (aka lots of cysts on your ovaries). I was SHOCKED at how specific this was and after leaving I told me husband that I knew it was for us and we were going to get pregnant. Almost exactly two weeks later I found out that we were expecting, and we are getting ready to welcome TWO baby boys to our family in November. Additionally my grandfather, who spent weeks in intensive care has made a full recovery and is back to living on his own and doing amazing!
Brigid, August 2019
I had a prostatectomy for prostate cancer in 2010. Over the past nine years my PSA levels have been monitored by my Urologist. These levels should be fairly low, but there are always traces of PSA in your system. Recently my PSA level had spiked at a level 16. I attended a healing service at St. Bernards and recently at St. Hilary. My last PSA reading had dropped from a high of 16 down to 1.6. My Oncologist will continue to monitor my PSA levels but I firmly believe that being prayed over at the Peter's Shadow healing services has brought healing. I would ask for your continued prayers as I add them to mine for all those who suffer from prostate cancer.
Tim November 2019, St. Hilary
Came with pretty severe intestinal distress almost every day with dairy and soy. After this experience this has not happened. I have been eating cheese, ice ream, etc. with no problems. Also came with a very wounded heart and while praying with some people from Peter's Shadow after the service God spoke to my heart through a word of knowledge and I experienced some inner healing as well. Jill, September 2019
I had been having pain on my right side for quite some time. That night my pain was at a level of 60%. After two people prayer over me, the pain was gone. After the pain was gone, it was like the pain wanted to return, but it was blocked. The pain has not returned. Beth M, Immaculate Conception NoHP August 2019
Peter’s Shadow Testimonial
On August 23, 2017 I went for my annual physical exam, a CT scan showed several large tumors were in my abdomen. I visited a colorectal surgeon who, after examining the CT scan said it looked like a form of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and ordered a biopsy to confirm.
On Sept. 25 the biopsy results confirmed that I had a form of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma called Follicular Lymphoma.
A PET scan (complete head-to-toe scan) was taken on Oct. 2 which would identify any cancer within my body. That evening before the PET scan results were announced, Jim T called and asked if I could come to church at 8 PM so that the Peter’s Shadow healing team could pray over me… During the healing prayer and laying on of hands, I felt a deep calmness and even a warmth within my abdomen!
On Oct. 5, 2017 I had my first meeting with my Oncologist who prescribed a rather aggressive chemotherapy regimen for me called R-CHOP. This would entail treatments every 3 weeks for a total of 6 treatments. On Oct. 11, a bone biopsy was taken to see if there was any cancer in my bone marrow.
My first chemo treatment occurred on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Praise the Lord that I had no side effects. My last chemo treatment was scheduled for March 12, 2018; each treatment would progressively result in greater and greater fatigue. On Mar. 6, and prior to this last treatment, Jim T again invited my wife Mary Ann and me to be prayed over by the Peter’s Shadow team. Even though I was feeling tired and lightheaded I went to the Day Chapel at 7 PM to be prayed over by the Peter’s Shadow team. The experience of healing was awesome and I felt an unburdening and joy. Clearly the presence of the Holy Spirit was evident.
It is now August 2, 2019, almost 2 years since my cancer was first diagnosed as stage 3-4. The last CT scan showed total elimination of almost all cancer occurrences within me and very significant shrinkage of the largest tumors! I am prayerfully optimistic that those too will be of little consequence when all my treatments are completed early next year, 2020.I am ever grateful to the love and prayer support of the church community, friends, family and especially the Peter’s Shadow Healing Prayer Ministry for the power of their prayer in my healing process.
I have been cured of VERTIGO. It's been so debilitating, that for example I couldn't drive over high level bridges. I felt my heart pounding after being slain in the Spiritas four team members (and my best friend, who encouraged me to seek healing) prayed over me. Actually, falling backward should have brought on an episode, but didn't. ... When I got home, I tried various triggers, but remained "normal." I even dared to sleep on my right side... Woke up refreshed & joyful. 100% cured, thanks be to God.Annie, May 8, 2019 - St John of the Cross
After the healing prays over me (pictured in the blue shirt in your card) my numbers for my lymphoma and cold Agglutinin Disease were perfect. Praise Jesus.Jim, IHM June 2018, received May 2019
Healing Testimony April 8, 2019
A middle aged man, Michael, went for a check up with his doctor and they found significant amounts of blood in his urine. The doctors believed kidney stones to be the most likely cause. This made sense to Michael, because he experienced intermittent back pain over the past two years or more. The next day, Michael approached a team member of Peter’s Shadow for prayer. During that time of prayer, Michael noted that he felt a lot of heat, not warm, “his entire torso felt very hot”. During that prayer, the team member prayed a command “In the Name of Jesus Christ, every kidney stone in this man’s body be crushed and pulverized and go.” The team member also prayed in tongues, and Michael reported that he could feel each word of that prayer language through his body. Two days later, he went back to his doctor to check his urine again and received a CAT Scan. The doctors called Michael with good news and a surprised tone of voice. They reported that they found no blood in his urine. They had tested his urine only three days prior, and it would be highly unlikely for that change with that hypothesis of kidney stones. The doctor also told Michael that they expected to find kidney stones, but instead saw what looked like “dust particles” in his system. They could not explain this and told him that the particles were so fine that he would most likely pass them without pain. The doctor told him that she discussed this with two other medical professionals, because the results of the last batch of tests did not make sense compared to the first. This was truly a gift from Jesus to Michael who believes that Jesus crushed those kidney stones to dust by the prayer of command of the team member. Jesus’ Name is powerful! Let us go forward in praise of Jesus who is risen and alive in His love for us.April 2019
"I am so blessed to be walking tall, standing without shaking, reaching up with renewed ease. My back is healed; my arms are healed; my legs and foot and ankle are healed. The Lord is renewing my mind and transforming my life."Louise, June 2018
“I have had pain in my shoulder with limited movement and pain in my back and Mary Beth, Mary Margaret and Bob prayed over me and shoulder was significantly healed! Praise Jesus for healing me and my mother’s back pain as well! My range of motion hasn’t been great for years!! I am so grateful for these blessings and for this wonderful group of people serving Jesus through this ministry.Helen, March 17, 2019 at IHM after 10AM mass
Debbie, Joe's sister, was experiencing problems that had the symptoms of anywhere from indigestion to a heart attack on Sunday evening. They took her to the hospital and it was decided after a dye stress test, that they would do a stent surgery on Tuesday morning because it indicated 100% blockage in an artery near the heart. We put her on the SFO prayer tree. Yesterday about 4 PM Joe went to the hospital and prayed over her with blessed oil, and in Jesus name prayed for her to be healed. This morning when they went in, instead of 100% blockage in an artery near the heart, the catheterization showed that her arteries were as clear as that of a 20-year old. Praise His Holy Name.Bill, October 2018
Thank you for telling me about the healing service. I wanted to tell you that I believe that God healed my neck. I have had nagging neck pain for about 30 years, that required me to constantly adjust and stretch my neck several times a day, and when I was at the service, I was healed. I wasn’t really sure at the time, but while father was talking, I felt this very subtle popping in the back of my neck. But I have been to soooo many healing services over the years, and have never experienced a physical healing. So I was not fully expecting anything to happen. After feeling the popping, I still had pain in my muscles, so that is why I didn’t really say anything. My muscles are still a little tight (heck after 30 years, I would expect them to be), but they are gradually improving. It is the bones where I am no longer feeling any pain, and I no longer have to constantly pull on my head to reduce my pain. That is the difference.Marna J, October 2018St. Francis de Sales Night of Healing Prayer
I had a chronic headache for years and it left and then my neck was loosened and I can move it all around now.St Bernard Night of Healing Prayer
My back pain went awayMaurice April 2019St Bernards Night of Healing Prayer
My wrist, which I broke on August 1, 2018, has never been free of pain until last night. It was one of the "words" and Father Bearer said left hand,but my husbandsaid stand up for that. I'm so glad he did because now I only feel a very slight amount of pain. Praise God for his healing mercy!Lori, April 2019 St Bernard, Night of Healing Prayer
GOD HEALS BACK PAIN
Hey guys, Sending a short note of encouragement as you continue your wonderful works of healing. Never in the past three years has my back pain dwindled. It has been a trying time of chronic pain and white knuckling through the pain and suffering as a way to enter more fully into the broken body of Christ physically and in the mystic sense with the work I do (church).
Since being prayed over on Sunday by all of you, my back pain has gone from 8 to 4. I’m not sure what the Lord is doing other than I believe I’m on the verge of true and healing because of the way the Spirit moved through all of you to reveal to me the work God wants me to do with my heart. I’m also hesitant to type this in fear that the decrease in back pain may not be long lasting. I know that fear is from the enemy though. Selfishly, I ask that you please keep me in daily prayer for complete restoration and healing in mind, body and spirit.
Is is normal to see healing over the course of time instead of instantly?LF - private prayer Sunday March 10, 2019
I had a broken foot and was in a boot, and my other foot was about to break. My pain was at an 8. After prayer it was at a 2. I am amazed. Derek2/10/19 Night of Healing Prayer, St Luke, Lakewood
Hello, Just a note to say thank you for the blessing and help with my knee on Feb 17, 2019. While you praying over and with me I could feel the warmth & energy and that feeling stayed with me throughout the day. Additionally, I noticed that this week my mood and spirit has been lifted. Thank you for sharing the blessings of the Holy Spirit and helping with needs I did not even know I had! May each of you be blessed as you bless others! Peace, Angela
I attended the healing service to stand in for my son who was too sick to attend. My focus was entirely on him that night, but a few days later I realized that Jesus had healed my TMJ.Christine, March 2019 St Martin of Tours, Night of Healing Prayer
The word was healing of spines. I claimed the healing - my back felt warm and the pain went away. I was able to stand on both feet evenly. I felt NO PAIN. When I came to the service my back was a 7-8 level of pain. I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease.Elaine, March 2019Walsh University, Night of Healing Prayer
When father Jacob spoke a word of knowledge for a left hand the pain in my left hand and thumb joint went from a 6 to a 0.Rose Ann, April 2019St Bernard, Night of Healing Prayer
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Praise be Jesus Christ - now and forever!
I am going to send the Praise Report via this email - that way I can type the WHOLE event the way it happened.
My husband, Paul, has a blood cancer that was treated a number of years ago by his oncologist with a course of treatment of systematically drawing off a pint of blood. (His red blood cells make his blood too thick.) That worked for a time, but in his most recent blood check by his Primary Care physician (about five weeks ago) his “numbers” were in the very high range again. (Paul asked him if there was a possibility that chemo would be used for treatment. His PC doctor said it might be a possibility.)
So he made an appointment with his Oncologist for Thursday, March 14th.
We wanted Paul to get covered in prayer as much as possible BEFORE his oncologist’s appointment. He had the Anointing of the sick (a few weeks ago), had friends praying over him and for him, and we wanted to go to a healing service.
Peter’s Shadow was scheduled for a Healing Service at St Martin of Tours in Valley City on Wednesday, March 13th and one on Thursday, March 14th at Walsh University in N. Canton. Thursday would have been after his appointment, and although we understand there are no “time constraints” with the Lord, we had hoped he could go to the Healing service before Thursday’s doctor’s appointment. BUT, Wednesday, the 13th was out of the question for Paul to attend. He had a father’s class to teach at the pregnancy center.
However, as I thought and prayed, the Scriptures kept coming to me. There were people in the Bible who asked for healing for people who were NOT physically present with Jesus. AND THEY WERE HEALED! So, I thought since Paul & I are married - the two shall become one - why couldn’t I go to the Wednesday night Healing service in his stead! I could go and “be” Paul!
So, Paul went off to teach the Dads at the pregnancy center and I went off to pray at the Peter’s Shadow Healing service at St Martin of Tours, Valley City.
The prayer service proceeded in the usual fashion - praying, praising & worshipping - with Fr. Jacob Bearer as the leader of the service.
Then it was time for Father to give the “Words of Knowledge” - what he and the team had received in prayer from God as to what Jesus wanted to heal that night. He instructed us that if the “Word” was what we had come to be prayed for, we should stand. So, the first Word that Father gave was, and I quote, “Jesus wants to heal cancer.” I quickly stood up! Then within a few seconds Father said, “in the blood”. Then a few seconds later, he said, “And he’s a doctor”. By this time I was just about jumping up and down and ready to scream for joy, amazement, thanksgiving and praise! I knew right then that Paul had been healed!!!!!!
You see, my husband, Paul, had been told he has cancer; of the blood...but our Good Jesus wanted to make sure we understood - He was specific to say, “and he is a doctor”!!!! You see, My sweet husband IS a doctor (a retired dentist)!!!!!!!
ALL PRAISE AND GLORY BE GIVEN TO JESUS CHRIST NOW AND FOREVER!!!!!
THANK YOU DEAR JESUS!!!!
I texted Paul before I drove home that night and told him to cancel his oncologist’s appointment!
The next day, he went to the oncologist’s appointment. The first thing Paul asked him to do was to draw blood on him again so that he could see the hemoglobin numbers. The doctor obliged. The doctor came back in and showed Paul that his numbers were down ONE WHOLE POINT - a significant lowering considering they are marked by tenths of a point. Then he said to Paul, “No treatment necessary. Have your blood checked again in a year.”
PRAISE BE TO GOD!
We are in AWE! We are so thankful!
GOD IS SO GOOD!
PS: Paul & I attended the Peter’s Shadow Healing service the next evening, on Thursday, March 24th at Walsh University to give Praise and Thanksgiving to God!
The above Praise Report is from me, Cathy, as I witnessed on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 and what Paul told me about his doctor’s appointment on Thursday, March 14th.
The following is Paul’s addition to the Praise Report: (in his words)
ANOTHER healing that I have received and am grateful for is the major change that happened to me in my understanding that Jesus WANTS to heal us! My thought process up to this point in time was that I should “offer it up” for my family, friends, etc. After prayer with my wife, reading Dr. Healy’s book on healing and praying before the Blessed Sacrament I had a change of heart. I truly realized Jesus wants us to be healed - Spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Therefore, I understand that I can evangelize to family, friends and others about Jesus’ love for us and what he wants to do for us. The gifts He wants to give and the gifts He wants us to give to others.
Thank you, Jesus!
Dan came to the night of healing prayer with his wife. He is an older gentleman, maybe 80’s. He came to the night of healing prayer with a cataract in his right eye. He sensed that the Lord was going to heal him that night and stated, during his testimony, that he heard God speak to him that promise. He even told his wife he would be healed. He would have needed cataract surgery without the healing. "While father was praying I told my wife that the Lord spoke to my heart that He wanted to heal my right eye cataract that I had for 5 years. "
During the time of words of knowledge, without any word of knowledge for cataracts, he was healed. When the time for testimony opened, he moved to the front of the church to witness. No word was given about eyes or cataracts. No hands were laid for healing of his eye. Papa God sovereignly removed the cataract from his eye. He was able to read the words on Mike’s black polo with his right eye during his witness.
What an amazing testimony of Jesus moving the heart of his beloved in faith, and then healing through faith in the word. Amen.
Dan, April 2019(Dan read the lettering on my shirt in front of everyone ! Mike) St Bernard, Night of Healing Prayer