10 Days of Prayer in the Hospital – by Zac Page

lightstock_140581_small_bhpThe 10 Days of Prayer this year, for Templeton Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church in Templeton California, was an incredible blessing. Not only did members participate and grow closer during our daily prayer times, but almost every night, friends from other denominations joined our prayer fellowship. The Holy Spirit was at work. However, amidst the blessings, there was a sad note as one of our members, Zedina, was forced to spend the majority of these 10 Days of Prayer in the hospital.

Not long after she was admitted, some of our church members, as well as my wife and I, went in to the hospital to see her and pray for her. While there seemed to be no immediate answer to our prayers at that time, as a result of that visit and prayer with Zedina, we got to meet and pray with other patients that were there. One of those ladies, Josie, was her roommate. As a result of seeing Zedina’s faith and the love of her church family, Josie actually came to one night of 10 Days of Prayer and then to church the following Sabbath.

However, Zedina’s case seemed to be worsening. A few days later, upon Zedina’s request, we returned to the hospital to do an anointing. It was Wednesday evening and she was in a lot of pain.

As we came into Zedina’s room that evening, she shared how she’d been convicted during her hospital stay that she needed to surrender all to God and really put everything before Him. While the pain was not gone, relief flooded her soul.

Surrounding Zedina, we opened our Bible’s to James 5 then we knelt and began to earnestly pray. As we prayed, Zedina began to feel something happening inside her body. By the time we finished our time of prayer, she sat up, got out of bed and told us, “I will be right back.”

Within a few minutes we knew a miracle had happen. She had been in the hospital for 10 days. The doctors had been doing everything that they knew to do, but nothing was working. They were preparing to do surgery. However, instead of going to surgery, she was able to go home the next day.

Sometimes God heals our physical maladies immediately, but other times it may take time, or, if He wills, that healing may not happen until the second coming. But one thing we know, there is one prayer that He will always answer—and that’s the prayer for deliverance from sin.

In Desire of Ages we are told, “In some instances of healing, Jesus did not at once grant the blessing sought. But in the case of leprosy, no sooner was the appeal made than it was granted. When we pray for earthly blessings, the answer to our prayer may be delayed, or God may give us something other than we ask, but not so when we ask for deliverance from sin.” (p. 266).

Zedina may continue to experience trials, even challenges with her health, until Jesus’ returns but there can be no doubt that the greatest miracle which happened as a result of our prayers was her deliverance from sin as she surrendered her all to Jesus.

Zac Page, pastor of the Templeton Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church, Templeton, California.

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  • Sharon

    Hallelujah! Glory be to God! Amen for a powerful testimony.!

  • khethiwe

    Amen God help us to hold on to your goodness in all situations

  • Wojtek Janiuk

    Praise the Lord

  • Fungai Sakaike

    Amen! Our hope is in you Lord!

  • Gloria Mosha-Onchiri

    Amen what a powerful testimony of the power of prayer and anointing by standing on the word of God.Thank you for sharing this miracle.Praise the Lord!

  • Arlene

    Psalms 103
    1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
    2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
    3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
    4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
    5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

  • PNB

    These testimonies encourage me in my walk with our God. God bless Zedina in body mind and spirit. May the seed planted in her hospital roommate’s Josie’s heart grow and result in a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.
    – Peter Nigel

    • Evelyn Walcott

      Amen

    • MARDCDE

      Amen!

  • Derek Morris

    READ THIS QUOTE AND GIVE THANKS TO GOD
    “Christ has empowered His church to do the same work that He did during His ministry. Today He is the same compassionate physician that He was while on this earth. We should let the afflicted understand that in Him there is healing balm for every disease, restoring power for every infirmity. His disciples in this time are to pray for the sick as verily as His disciples of old prayed. And recoveries will follow, for “the prayer of faith shall save the sick.” James 5:15. We need the Holy Spirit’s power, the calm assurance of faith that can claim God’s promises.”—Ellen White, The Review and Herald, June 9, 1904.

    Please pray for another revelation of God’s power today as we film four programs for Hope Sabbath School. With thanks and prayers.

    • Eding Sevilla Dela Cruz

      Amen Pastor Derek!

    • Eding Sevilla Dela Cruz

      Amen! What a wonderful and powerful testimony of how God put in everything under His care. Thank you Lord for giving us an assurance that you will never leave nor forsake us. Amen.

    • jenjenialso

      Praying for the Holy Spirit to guide all of you as you film Hope Sabbath School lessons

  • Janet Williams

    “Beloved, I pray that in every way you may prosper and enjoy good health, as your soul also prospers.” -NASB. Bless the Lord! Amen.

  • Vlasta Hitzgerová

    Thank you pastor Zack for your testimony. It’s a great encouragement. Although, I know that in my case (a disabled with secondary progressive MS, and severe osteoporosis) healing will not happen until the second coming, I praise the Lord and thank for my parents who take care for me. The pastor who baptized me told me that maybe the Lord can use my disease to bring my parents to Him.

    • Evelyn Walcott

      Keep the faith my sister God is an on-time God

      • Vlasta Hitzgerová

        Thank you, Sister Evelyn. In fact, I have no other choice than trusting the Lord, and waiting for Him.

    • mona

      God bless you Vlasta dear for sharing your life. I pray Jesus will ever be at your side to comfort you ,and give you the strength and courage to keep going . The Lord bless you and keep you,
      The Lord make His face to shine upon you Vlasta,and be gracious unto you.
      Amen.

      • Vlasta Hitzgerová

        Thank you Mona.

    • Onaolapo Ajibade

      “My grace is sufficient for you,” God told Paul. He is saying the same to you sister Vlasta.

      • Vlasta Hitzgerová

        Thank you Pastor Ajibade. The Lord is merciful and gracious and I learned to thank Him for the “light affliction, which is but for a moment”, and
        that works “a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2Corinthians 4,17).

    • Rosalia

      There’s nothing impossible with Him

  • John Hersom USA

    Zac, Thank you for that powerful testimony. About 6 months ago my wife passed away. During her illness she was anointed twice. Her first time right after a major operation with ovarian cancer. She went though her chemo and radiation treatments. For over a year we believe that the Lord was healing her but about this time last year her cancer returned so fast this time it was in her bowels. Sheryl was anointed again in May of 2016. August 15, 2016 she in now awaiting His Second Coming. Our testimony is this we both praise the Lord and the blessings of the returning of the cancer.We knew for about 6 months that she would not recover from it but we did rejoice that He gave us the strength to face this trial in joyful obedience. 2016 was the best year of my life as I saw the faith of my wife. Thank you

    • Eding Sevilla Dela Cruz

      Amen.

    • Rhonda Alleyne

      John, your story of faith and love, immediately increased my faith. This is deep and so powerful. Let God be praised.

    • Letty Kaltonga

      Whao…I am so blessed…God bless you till Jesus comes when we all get together to meet our loved ones and to be together with our LORD. Amen.

  • Marilyn Fletcher

    Powerful testimony. We serve a mighty great God!

  • jenjenialso

    Powerful testimony! Thank you for sharing. God is so awesome and our greatest healing and blessing is the forgiveness of our sins. May I always surrender to my Lord, Creator, and Savior

  • Elaine

    God’s word is true;” If (I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me)Psalm 66:18 When we/I give Him all, then He can do His work.