I was introduced to the Teach Mhuire Praying Community through my good friend Mary. I had been out of work with severe back pain and after further investigation showed I had two vertebrae out in my back, I was told I would be unable to work for the foreseeable future and would be bedridden for 2-3 months.
I was also taking a huge amount of painkillers as the pain was immense. During this time my friend put my name forward for me to join the prayer text ministry. I recovered slowly and after 3 months was able to return to work.
However after a lot of physiotherapy I still had pain in my neck and shoulder but as I was able to get on with my life and I accepted that this would be the norm. I was still prayed for weekly on the prayer texts and every time I saw my name mentioned I thanked God for the people good enough to keep me in their prayers.
My friend and I decided to attend our first Healing Mass in July 2011. Usually when I go to Mass I offer it up for somebody else but on this occasion I decided that tonight was my night! I asked God to please heal the awful pain in my neck and shoulder. As the Mass progressed and especially when everyone held hands and praised God together I felt a “tingling” sensation on my neck. I left the Mass that night with no pain and have been pain free ever since. For weeks afterwards I kept waiting for the pain to return but it didn’t and I couldn’t believe that God had answered my prayers. Thank you everybody who prayed for me and with me.
I now know and believe in the power of Prayer. I tell anyone who will listen about my healing. Many are sceptical but most are intrigued and I have been asked on many occasions to pray through the Teach Mhuire Praying Community for different intentions.
I feel extremely blessed to be part of such a wonderful community of people and I thank God every day for you.