International evangelist Alan Ames’ ministry has seen him conduct healing services in more than 40 countries, but he says the Mass is the greatest healing prayer of all. Source: The eRecord.
The Perth man recently held a healing service at Subiaco Parish with Mass celebrated by Subiaco Parish Priest Msgr Kevin Long and concelebrated by Fr Richard Rutkauskas.
At the conclusion of Mass, Mr Ames explained to the congregation how the evening’s healing session would take place.
“Healing begins in the Mass,” he told the 100 people gathered. “It’s the greatest healing prayer of all,” Mr Ames said.
“The healing [tonight] is there – my prayers only compliment the Sacraments. The healing doesn’t come from me – it comes from the Lord, from Jesus.”
Mr Ames said his story began in 1993, in a hotel in Adelaide when, during a business trip at the age of 23, he experienced a terrifying moment spiritually.
“I felt as if I was being strangled, as if I was going to die,” he recalled. “It was in that moment that I felt the urgent need to pray the Our Father and, in desperation, I began to pray it.”
At the time he was not going to Church, but with the help of prayer, he was able to work through that spiritually challenge.
It was the beginning of a new spiritual experience that continues to this day; he discovered that he had been given the gift of intercessory healing through prayer (by the laying on of hands).
It was also during that time that Mr Ames met with now Emeritus Archbishop Hickey, who was supportive of his experience.
“I spent a long time with him and explained my situation and he gave me his support and encouraged me to go out and talk about what was happening,” Mr Ames said.
“He appointed a spiritual director for me, and it was very wise. Within about three months, the priest became my strongest supporter.”
Emeritus Archbishop Hickey supported Mr Ames for 17 years, with his successor, Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB and Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton continuing to support the ministry.
Works of healing and prayer come to Subiaco (The eRecord)