“Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.”
Everyone, at one time or another, needs some sort of healing. The New Testament Church experienced those needs, and God gave His formula for divine health.
First of all, you must come in an attitude of submission. Calling for the elders is a means of recognizing and respecting God-ordained authority, which is your covering and protection. God is looking for people with a willingness to do anything. Remember what Naaman had to do to be healed of leprosy which, initially, made him very angry. (Read II Kings 5:1-19)
Secondly, you must have faith that your healing is spiritually promised. “And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” (James 5:15) “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us.” (I John 5:14)
Finally, you must sincerely, honestly, and openly repent of all faults, or sins. Make yourself accountable to God’s leadership. Effectual, fervent, persistent prayer gets answers. (See James 5:17.)
“Jehovah-rophe, my Healer, thank You for healing my lonely spirit, my sin-sick soul, and my diseased body. I am all Yours today – complete in Jesus’ Name. Amen.”