Our world, often more than it realizes, has a crying need for healing. This book tries to discern the problem before something falls apart, or even crashes. Such an aid to all people provides healing, not just for the needed individual, but also for our society and culture. Healing Prayer is a necessary aid to all who guide others into a life of prayer. It is especially meant for spiritual directors and pastors. The first four chapters describe personal experiences of healing mystical prayer from women and men who have reflected upon their time praying through the Spiritual Exercises, a spiritual classic authored by St. Ignatius Loyola. The remaining chapters discuss the implications of healing prayer, practical mysticism, everyday prayer and discernment, Ignatian spiritual direction, and more. With the hope of encouraging regular biblically-based prayer, this work invites both general readers and pastoral leaders into personal reflection that can enhance their understanding of discernment and healing as spiritual gifts.
Praise for Healing Prayer:
“This book masterfully encourages the reader to become a practical mystic and become aware of his or her own interior affective movements and engage in a daily 'heart to heart' conversation with Jesus. This book is a blessing to all who read it.”–Christina Lynch, Director of Counseling Services at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary
“Fr. John Horn's extraordinary gifts and experience as a spiritual director are evident here. By carefully guiding us through the examination of 'case studies,' he provides us with the occasion to become more sensitive to the forces at work in our souls, especially the healing power of the Holy Spirit.”–Ralph Martin, President of Renewal Ministries
Book size: 5.5 x 8.5
Imprimatur: Most Reverend George J. Lucas
Published year: 2013