It is available to all adults (over 18 years of age) who, for safeguarding reasons, have the capacity to consent to our terms & conditions.
The healing team member/members on duty will check the answerphone on an hourly basis and attempt to get back to you within an hour and a half of your original call.
You will be asked if you are aware of the terms & conditions related to our service and consent to them. If so, you will be offered prayers for spiritual healing, if not, the healing team member will tell you about them and get your consent before proceeding.
If you prefer to speak to someone of a different gender or to a specific ministry team, you will be advised (having consulted our weekly duty rota) when that might be possible and invited to call again.
All members of the ADORE healing team are skilled listeners, experienced and gifted in spiritual healing, have received the appropriate safeguarding training, and ADORE checks for the necessary DBS clearances on an annual basis.
Each healing session will probably be between 10 to 20 minutes in duration. The team member might decide to spend longer or suggest a second session if it is felt to be appropriate.
It is important that those requesting this service feel comfortable with members of our team, however, we feel it is also important to discourage over dependence on individuals and remember it is the Lord who does the healing, we are merely the conduit of God’s love.
In order to protect the privacy of our team members they are not allowed to share their private phone numbers and they are required to block them when responding to the requests left on the ADORE answerphone. Therefore, please expect a call with a withheld number on the day of your request.
Your request will be logged, but no telephone conversations will ever be recorded. Confidentiality is crucial for all users of this service. However we must abide by Church regulations and our Safeguarding Officer will be informed of all relevant safeguarding issues particularly if there is any risk of self-harm, or danger to others.
We abide by the safeguarding guidelines laid down by the Catholic Church and the Catholic Safeguarding Association.
If the healing team member feels you need some other form of specialist help, they will signpost you to where you can get it, however the decision to follow this advice will be yours.
Once you are aware of these terms and conditions your decision to proceed will be viewed by ADORE as your acceptance of them.
For more information about healing, follow the link "What is Healing Prayer?"
For full details of the safeguarding and guidelines we abide by, follow the link "ADoRE Healing Guidelines".
ADoRE Prayer Ministry
ADORE (Alton Day Of Renewal) has been gifted by the Holy Spirit with a Ministry of healing and renewal prayer for over 46 years. Our team members are called by the Lord to use the charisms they have received, to the glory of God and the building up of his Church.
Telephone prayer ministry
We are pleased to offer a confidential* prayer service over the phone. Our experienced and trained prayer ministers will pray with you for your needs - including healing of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual problems; renewal of faith; and Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Receiving direct prayer can be so much more powerful than normal intercessory prayer.
* Please note that we must abide by Church regulations and our Safeguarding Officer will be informed of all relevant safeguarding issues particularly if there is any risk of self-harm, or danger to others.
How does it work?
Telephone (NOT text) our dedicated ADORE answerphone number 07579 824523. Leave ONLY your name and telephone number and we will call you back within 90 minutes (during open hours) from a withheld number. More details under Terms and Conditions below.
When is it available?
After the streaming of our online, monthly ADORE Saturday meetings, 1.30 - 4.00pm.
Also on weekdays (Monday to Friday) 10.00am - 4.00pm. Closed at weekends.
"At the last ADoRE meeting it was mentioned someone with a painful left knee should contact the Prayer line. I did and was prayed with. I believed the Lord would intervene....He did. A couple of hours later and the pain has gone. Thanks be to God. You can use my cure as a testament of God's love and goodness"- Carol Mayes
We cannot guarantee instant answers to prayer. Although we believe that God does heal, we cannot presume to tell Him how and when.
The Catholic Church teaches: "The Holy Spirit gives to some a special charism of healing so as to make manifest the power of the grace of the risen Lord. But even the most intense prayers do not always obtain the healing of all illnesses." (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1508)
ORIGINS OF ADORE TELEPHONE MINISTRY
Read the article by Jenny Osterfield about how she started the ministry.HERE