Spiritual Gifts


Acts 3:1-10 • Acts 5:12-16 • Acts 9:32-35 • Acts 28:7-10 • 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28



A Holy Spirit-empowered ability to provide supernatural restoration of health and wellness to those suffering from physical, emotional, or spiritual illness.


Common Characteristics

  1. An ability to pray, touch, or speak words that miraculously bring healing to the mind or body
  2. A desire to pray and care for those who are ill or distressed
  3. A deep sense of empathy and compassion for those who are suffering
  4. A strong commitment to prayer
  5. A desire to use healing as an opportunity to share the truth about the love and grace of God
  6. A trust in God’s ability and willingness to work outside the natural law
  7. A warm or tingling sensation in the hands while praying for those who are sick
  8. A particular conviction and confidence in the power of God
  9. A willingness to direct all glory and credit away from yourself and toward God


Ways to Grow in Christ’s Likeness

  1. Understanding that healing happens at God’s discretion and not simply at your will
  2. Listen and obey carefully the directives of the Spirit
  3. Recognize that until God’s kingdom comes in fullness, healing at best is only temporary and not intended to evade death
  4. Pay attention to root causes of illness that may need to be addressed (ex. psychological disorder, spiritual oppression, self-destructive patterns that need to be confessed, etc)
  5. Rely on the Holy Spirit on not on trying to manipulate God through word or prayer formulas
  6. Acknowledge clearly to those you pray for that lack of healing doesn’t mean lack of faith
  7. Recognize that not all illness is a sign of sin or evil at work
  8. Encourage the use of professional medical help as appropriate, in addition to prayer
  9. Reject all opportunities to use your gift for personal gain

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