Healing Prayer

Be surprised by the power of healing prayer.

God’s Idea for Restoring Body, Mind and Spirit

What if you never expected miraculous healing was possible but were surprised when it actually happened, or by the way in which it happened? And what if you found out that, all along, the Bible had principles for healing prayer that we could apply to our lives for restoring body, mind, and spirit?

Join authors Maxie Dunnam and David Chotka in their unexpected journeys of discovery that healing prayer is God’s idea, not a human concept, and that He invites us to intercede for healing in our own lives and on behalf of others. Prayer, including healing prayer, is one of the greatest activities in which Christians can participate with God to fulfill His purposes. God wants us to pray as an integral part of our relationship with Him and as a vital aspect of our life of faith.

This intriguing book covers such topics as:

  • Eight ways healing prayer is misunderstood
  • Healing prayer: what does the Bible say?
  • Medicine, miracle, and mystery: how they interrelate
  • Why and how we pray for healing
  • The role of compassion in healing
  • Christ’s forgiving and healing presence within us
  • How to prepare yourself for prayer

Healing Prayer includes accounts of God’s power to heal today, and it provides guidance for how to organize a prayer team in your small group, church, or denomination.

Above all, this book shows that it is God who initiates healing prayer. Our part is to respond to His instructions and leading as we pray. All He asks is our openness to Him. Read this book and you, too, may be surprised by the power of Healing Prayer.

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About the Authors

Dr. David Chotka

Dr. David Chotka is the founder and director of Spirit-Equip Ministries, an organization designed to help people grow in the spiritual disciplines one small step at a time (www.spiritequip.com).

He serves as the cochair of the Alliance Pray! Team (APT—the prayer mobilization team of Christian and Missionary Alliance Canada) and, for more than twenty-five years, has taught prayer principles and equipping both nationally and internationally. In his role with APT, Dr. Chotka was the principal author of the Transform Prayer! Course—a resource that has been translated into French, Mandarin, and Cantonese (www.alliancepray.ca).

In addition, he has been a lead pastor for more than thirty years and has preached in seventeen countries to crowds large and small, teaching on such topics as “Healing Prayer,” “Prayerful Discernment,” “Spiritual Gifts and their Use,” and “Unearthing the Depths of the Lord’s Prayer.”

He is the author of Power Praying, Sifting Our Discerning, and 50 Days of Prayer: Discerning the Voice. Dr. Chotka has four earned degrees, including a master’s degree in biblical studies from Regent College in Vancouver and a doctoral degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

He lives in southwestern Ontario, Canada, is married to Elizabeth, has two adult children, plays the piano for fun, and lets his fourteen-pound dog take him for a walk from time to time.

Dr. Maxie Dunnam

Dr. Maxie Dunnam is minister at large of Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. He has a doctoral degree in divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a master’s degree in theology from Emory University. During more than sixty years of ministry, he has served as pastor of rural, suburban, and urban congregations.

Apart from pastoral assignments, he has served as world editor of The Upper Room and president of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. During his tenure on staff at the Upper Room, the Walk to Emmaus and the Academy of Spiritual Formation were begun. For the ten years he served as president of Asbury, the school pioneered the use of technology establishing a virtual campus and a second geographical campus in Orlando, Florida.

In his role as minister at large at Christ Church, he cohosts a weekly television program, and he represents and champions the expansive missional outreach of the congregation, including his commitment to public education, which he believes is the civil rights issue of this century. Maxie has a passion for assisting ministers in their spiritual growth, especially those who are planting faith communities among the underserved.

He is a prolific writer, having authored more than forty books, including The Workbook of Living Prayer, which has sold more than a million copies and has been printed in six languages. Dr. Dunnam and his wife, Jerry, an accomplished artist, have three children and four grandchildren.


“‘What He did, we will do.’ This book is full of stories that will encourage your faith and embolden your prayer life.”
— Rev. Dr. Carolyn Moore

Founding Pastor, Mosaic Churcb

“A deeply personal, story-based approach to the Beatitudes that is unlike any other you will ever read. JourneyWise is filled with unflinching frankness, unforgettable characters, evocative moments, and provocative meditations.”
— Dr. Rob Reimer

Author, Soul Care and Spiritual Authority

“This book creates anticipation and inspires imagination. Boldly calling followers of Jesus Christ to be agents of God’s healing touch to the nations.”
— Rev. Dr. David Hearn

Former President, Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada