("Christ Healing the Blind," El Greco, 1570)
St. Michael Center for Spiritual Renewal has been surprised with the outpouring of support for its ministry. In a short period of time, we have over 21,000 subscribers and the number is rising rapidly. The last 90 days, there have been over 93,000 unique visitors to our website. We have been inundated with requests for spiritual assistance, especially with those who need deliverance prayers. In response, we have started a monthly live online deliverance prayer session.*
We have been more than grateful to God for the many healings that have already occurred, based upon the scores of emails we have received. Here are some typical responses [edited to preserve anonymity] from the previous sessions:
*"I felt as if I was being filled with the Holy Spirit. Thank you!"
*"I was healed from demonic obsession. I am looking forward to
inner healing next time."
*"I felt a sense of peace from the anxiety I have been suffering. Thank you!"
*"Peace beyond any human understanding."
*"I felt a sense of peace and God's love for me. Thank you."
*"I am sensing in myself greater strength and less lethargy.
I am looking forward to the next session."
*"A deep sense of peace and joy."
*"I’ve been struggling with what I have suspected was demonic
obsession/oppression for a long time, and I see signs after the session
that all this has disappeared… The next day, I felt positively angelic"
*"I gained immediate relief from some increased mental torment lately. This
is medicine for my soul."
*"My anger receded."
*"While the prayers were being recited..I just started crying uncontrollably.
*"I felt very moved and touched to the core of my being."
*"During the prayers of deep cleansing, I felt the consolation and loving
presence of Jesus. Tears streamed down my face and I'm not one who
is given to a lot of emotion. Thank you for much needed deliverance."
*"[I felt] contrition for my sins by crying."
*"I just wanted you to know that after [we] prayed to remove fear, sickness
and anxiety, I was filled with peace. Earlier on in the day…I was so
tired and ill…Praise God for his kindness.
One particular note caught my eye [used with permission]:
"Hi, I just wanted to write back to let you know that I attended the 2/21 deliverance prayer session. It was a huge blessing for me. I have been working on childhood trauma and neglect for a few years now, but there was a persistent suicidality that has been there since I was a teenager. I am now in my mid 40s. On top of that, just a sense of self hatred, hatred towards God, hatred toward acceptance that I haven't been able to shake, even after a lot of prayer. It feels like all of that was stripped away after the session the other night. That persistent negative voice in my head is gone. When negative thoughts come up, I can talk to them much more normally and with kindness to myself. I also found myself able to say that I love God and Jesus. I wanted to give it a few days to make sure this is real. The last two times I had gone to RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults to become Catholic), I had locked up, not talked to anyone, and then felt suicidal afterward. Last night, I actually managed to talk to a couple of people. There was some awkwardness there with my social skills [being] rusty, but the focus was on Catholicism and joining the Church at Easter. Thanks to you and thanks to God for this help. It's really a blessing."
I asked this person about the decision to become Catholic. Here is the response: There were a number of things that led me to decide to join RCIA. I had lost my faith but listening to my Catholic friends got me interested in it again....It seemed like God had been drawing me more and more.
It appears that God has healed this person from intense negative self-thoughts and mental torments, which were probably demonic obsessions. Others have reported similar healings. While God is always generous and Jesus continues to heal, I believe our world is now in a special time of grace. God's grace is being poured out in unique abundance during these troubled times.
We at SMC are grateful for your encouragement and support. Thank you! And we give thanks to God for the superabundant time of grace in which we now live.
*The next session is 7pm Eastern USA time, March 28th. You will soon be able to register at www.catholicexorcism.org.