Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.
I am an elder beginning my third year of my first term and I have never heard this topic mentioned in our elder meetings. In fact, I haven't seen it mentioned in any of the blogs on this network. I don't know about you, but these verses bring up a lot of questions for me. The verses don't imply that only certain elders have this gift of healing. Does this mean that I should be able to heal someone as long as I pray and have enough faith?
I'm curious. Have any of you as elders prayed over someone, anointed them with oil and as a result, they were healed? If so, what was it like?