Traditional healers and feedback to the Church about them
There is a category of traditional healers, use of Church symbols, Christian symbols and prayers from the Orthodox prayer book. It is known that practicing occultist indifferent to God, his interest is not communion with God, and earthly covetousness, achieved a magical action. These healers I will say that greed they have and that they are treated by turning to God.
The phenomenon that formerly occurred in the villages, and now distributed via the Internet and advertisements in the media, became almost universal. Very often on message boards among message type apartment in Blagoveshchensk and you can see ads of healers. But if they deserve trust and whether to trust them?
Reviews about Church folk healers, healing prayer
If witches are afraid of humans intuitive, folk healers inspire trust icons and prayers. What is this phenomenon? As it seems, this type of healing is irrefutable from the point of view of Orthodoxy. But remember a good Russian proverb: “all is Not gold that glitters”. If someone speaks about himself: “I’m praying”, then it should be treated with caution. Strictly speaking, no one can treat the reading of prayers . Because in true prayer we turn to God, because prayer implies that messagecallback and about whom he asks to act God, so in true prayer we commit into the hands of God himself and the one who pray.
So, it is not appropriate to the expression itself (or the idea): “I’m praying”. Prayer is not a tool to manipulate others, but only humble request . supplying to the fore the will of God about the person. So in the Church each litany ends with the cry: “ourselves and each other and the entire abdomen to Christ our God”.
So that cannot by itself read prayers to change the physiology of another person. A healing act can only by the grace of God, and we humbly ask Him to submit if He wants to, healing. God helps those, whom he deems useful, and because the reading of the prayer rule is no guarantee of receiving the request.
However, the visible effect in cases of such healers cannot be denied. I gave an example. A man who always lived in the village, were infected with horsehair; before reaching the critical position, he turned to well-known in his village to the grandmother. She set a simple rule: at the dawn with him was in a certain place and recited “hail Mary” a certain number of times – and the disease has passed. It is difficult to judge without knowing specifically these people that was in this case – prayer request, crowned with a merciful response of God, or psychic closed with a prayer rule. But the difference in the resemblance of high. It is important to feel a thin line. It is one thing when in case of dangerous illness of near Orthodox Christians decide to pray about it – pray together or individually. There is in the Church a special prayer in which we ask God for health. “Pray for one another to be healed” (Jas. 5: 16), – it is told in Scripture. In Church people sing prayers for the health of soul and body, is the sacrament of extreme unction (Holy oil), thanks to which many have risen from a bed of the most serious illnesses. Of great importance and personal prayer, taking on a special prayer asking the Lord about healing. Here everything is clear: we pray God for the recovery of the patient, and, if it does not contradict the will of God and will benefit the patient, the Lord heals or alleviates his condition.