Streatham Healing Rooms are open on Sundays throughout the year, except in August, over the
Christmas and Easter periods and when there is a Bank Holiday adjacent to the weekend. Prayer is available for anyone seeking healing – whether their needs are physical, emotional or spiritual.
Visitors should arrive between 6.20pm and 7pm to register, and will then be seen as soon as possible by a small team of pray-ers, normally 3 people. The visitor can be accompanied by a friend or relative if they wish, and anyone under 18 must always have a responsible adult with them. The prayer team will ask for some basic information about the visitor and their need, and will also ask God for words of knowledge and wisdom. Prayer sessions generally last around 20 minutes, and afterwards visitors are free to continue in prayer or take time to rest in God's presence. Any received prophecies are given to them and they are encouraged to give their testimony if they feel able to.
Streatham Healing Rooms, located at Streatham Baptist Church is part of a world-wide network which started in Spokane, Washington. It was inspired by the ministry of John G. Lake (1870-1935) who had a healing ministry at the time of the flu pandemic of 1918. From 1915 to 1920, Lake ran 'Healing Rooms', a healing centre in Spokane and documented over 100,000 healings in just five years.
In 1999, the Healing Rooms in Spokane were opened by Cal Pierce on the same site. The vision was to encourage and develop healing rooms around the world. There are currently 1,026 Healing Rooms in 45 nations. A particular format has been encouraged which includes churches working together, a neutral site open to the public, volunteers from churches, and equipping for healing.
The theology of Healing Rooms understands that healing is found in the atonement, drawing on verses such as Isaiah 53:4,6. Healing the sick is also part of the Great Commission, as set out in Mark 16:15-18.
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