absent healing

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absent healing

Also known as distant healing, this is healing at a distance. Sometimes this forms part of faith healing (also called spiritual healing).
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Pastor Rich Cobb from Monmouth will speak and answer questions about the faith and lead a prayer for the sick.
Those who accept the validity of prayer for the sick believe it centers on asking God for the relief of suffering and recovery from illness.
Father Bossuet anointed the princess's forehead and the palms of her hands with holy oil, and said the traditional prayer for the sick and dying.