Back in the early 1960’s, when I was five years old, I was diagnosed and bedridden with Rheumatic Fever. By the time I was eight years old, I was diagnosed and bedridden with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The doctors told my parents by the time I was ten years old, I would be a cripple from the Rheumatoid Arthritis with a defective heart from the Rheumatic Fever. My Irish Catholic Mother believed in the power of prayer and with her rosary in hand, asked everyone she knew to pray for me. A priest, named Fr. Schmidt, who was a cherished family friend, made a personal commitment to stop by our house every day to give me healing blessings at my bedside. Fr. Schmidt never missed a day, seven days a week, for many years, even when I went into remission from the Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Besides Fr. Schmidt’s daily blessings and my Mom’s worn out rosary, we found out that someone anonymously had put a newspaper ad in the classifieds of the Cincinnati Enquirer asking for prayers for my healing. Those classified ads continued on a recurring basis for a long time.
By the time I was ten years old, the Rheumatic Fever was gone, the Rheumatoid Arthritis was in remission and I had a healthy heart and limber joints. By the time I was ten years old, I was sneaking under the fence of a nearby pony field to run and hop on a pony to ride bareback through the pastures. That was after I walked a mile up and down hills to reach the pony field.
By the time I was ten years old, instead of becoming the crippled child with a damaged heart the doctors said I would be, I was a healthy child running free in the woods behind our house and chasing ponies with wild abandonment.
My Mother lovingly planted the healing seeds of those prayers within me, Fr. Schmidt fertilized those prayers with the nourishing Light of the blessings he provided daily. Many people I never knew, collectively prayed for my healing that the Universe heard and provided.
Never doubt the power of prayer. For they are the seeds for blessings to grow into healing miracles. I know this much for sure, I Am a beautiful bloom from the seeds of Healing Prayer.
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