Explore the meaning, wording, and ritual of the prayer of anointing, and understand how it signifies receiving the Holy Spirit’s power in Christian belief.
What are the words of the prayer of anointing?
Bless this oil and sanctify it for our use. Make this oil a remedy for all who are anointed with it; heal them in body, in soul, and in spirit, and deliver them from every affliction. Father in heaven, through this holy anointing grant N. comfort in his/her suffering.
What does it mean to pray for anointing?
Anointing indicated receiving the Holy Spirit and being set apart for the service of God. This Old Testament understanding of anointing needs to be recognized and emphasized when applied to the sick.
How do you pray for the Holy Spirit anointing?
Holy Spirit, thank You for giving me the anointing of the Holy Spirit. You gave it to me the very moment I connected with Jesus Christ, the truth of God. Give me diligence and faithfulness in developing and deploying the anointing You’ve placed on me.
What does it mean to be anointed by God?
To be anointed by God is to be filled with all the fullness of God so that you can faithfully do his work in this world. “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence” (2 Peter 1:3).