I've come to learn that oils have been used for prayer and consecration since the beginning of mankind. Only in the modern age have we lost sight of this sacred, ancient practice. Yet James 5:14 reminds us: Is anyone among you sick... let elders pray over him, anointing him with oil.
It's time to renew the practice of prayer and anointing with oil.
It should be practiced in the church. It should be practiced at home. Prayer and anointing with oil should be our first instinct whenever someone is sick or hurting. It should be used when we ordain or dedicate people or even places, just as Moses anointed the tabernacle with oil.
What if we started practicing the ancient art of anointing one another with oil?
How would God use that act of faith?
In the spirit of renewing the call to prayer and anointing with oil,
I have begun this practice at home with my husband and children. And, alongside a full measure of Scripture and prayer, my Holy Yoga students all receive a special anointing with oil at each of my Oil Pray Love Yoga
classes. I have tangibly seen what a physical and emotional blessing takes place even during this brief moment of anointing prayer.
How about you? Will you consider trying what ancients have practiced since time began? Contemplate how you might participate in this restorative method. Step out in faith. See what happens.
Let me know how I can encourage or train you in the sacred art of prayer and anointing with oil.