Healing sessions come to Croftfoot
The minister of Croftfoot Parish Church believes the new healing sessions being held at the church can provide a helping hand for the local community.
The sessions will take place every Friday afternoon, and are aimed at helping anyone who’s under pressure, burdened or feeling depressed, as well as those suffering from sickness of any kind.
Anyone visiting the church will be offered tea or coffee, during which time a couple of trained team members will be praying for God’s guidance prior to meeting with a person.
They will then listen to the person’s request, in privacy and with confidentiality, before praying for healing in Jesus’ name.
Croftfoot minister Rev Robert Silver is glad to have brought the sessions to Croftfoot.
He said: “Healing Rooms Scotland have been established for about 12 years, and it was started by the Reverend Stephen Anderson.
“He’s a friend of mine so I’ve been involved with it over the years in a sense.
“We’ve had a Healing Rooms committee over the years, and what having the healing sessions will provide is a space for people to come and receive a prayer in the name of Jesus. “It’s completely confidential and free.
“There’s been many people who’ve been helped by it across Scotland, and beyond, so it’s something I’m very glad to have brought to the church.
“I contacted Robbie Morrison, who now runs Healing Rooms Scotland, and he immediately wanted us to go ahead with it.
“He was delighted for us to go ahead and get involved.
“We’ve run the healing hour at Croftfoot previously, and that was successful, so this takes that forward more.
“People will share private things and it’s essential that it’s confidential - although it’s not therapy it is somewhere where they can talk about things.
“There’s absolutely no charge, so it’s just there to help people.
“Those of us who’ve been involved would say that we’re not waving a magic wand and solving every problem, but people can always benefit from prayer and from having a place to go.”
It should be noted that anyone attending the Healing Sessions should not stop taking prescribed medication or to cancel doctor/hospital appointments because of it.
Meanwhile, the church are planning to expand their services later this year.
They are currently looking at having both a traditional and alternative services on Sunday from around August onwards.
The Healing Sessions take place from 1.30pm through until 3pm every Friday at Croftfoot.
There’s been many people who’ve been helped by it across Scotland”
Helping Hand The minister of Croftfoot Parish Church believes the new healing sessions at the church can provide a helping hand for the local community