One rule I’ve learned over the years for successful spiritual healing is that it’s not sufficient to pray for one’s own health. One needs to pray for the health of their neighbor too to keep oneself healthy.
We do not live in a bubble. We live as members of God’s expansive family, and what we accept as true for one family member, we accept as true for all family members, including ourselves.
With rampant Covid fears circulating in public consciousness, it’s important to our own health to see the truth about our neighbor too. It’s not okay to go about one’s business and ignore what is happening around the neighborhood. As a neighborhood fire can jump from house to house, fear would seem to jump from house to house too. But it can be stopped with conscientious prayer.
Be proactive with your prayers for the safety and health of your neighbors. They are all children of God and have Christ to protect them from contagion and suffering.
The more we collectively know the truth about everyone’s relationship to God and see each family member in the love and care of God, the more that truth will be felt throughout our neighborhood and have a beneficial effect. These prayers not only bless our neighbor, but they also bless us by keeping our thought in a good healthy spiritual place. Everyone is benefited.
“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them” (I Timothy 2:1, NLT).