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How to Start a Local Healing Prayer Group
By Mary Kretzmann, Director of the Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry
Thank you for your interest in starting a local healing prayer group using the sacred techniquesas taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. We can provide you with the tools you need to get started:
Ananda Healing Prayer Council
Sample Healing Prayer Request forms
Divine Will Healing
Healing Affirmations in AUM
CD, or the Mantra CD or the AUM CD; or
by Mary Kretzmann
Suggested Format for a Healing Prayer Service
We suggest a one-hour healing prayer group once a week, however, you can set the scheduleaccording to what works for your group. At
we meet once a week, for an hour or more. Other prayer groups might meet one evening a month for 60-90 minutes. It is largelydetermined by the energy and commitment of the group, but in all Ananda communities, somegeneral healing prayers are said at the end of daily meditation, whether in groups, or asindividuals. In general, we have seen that meeting once a week allows the prayer group to growin depth and healing power.You can stay in touch with your group via group e-mails, both for meeting times, and for prayersregarding emergencies for those connected to your group (including their close friends andrelatives). This builds a compassionate group spirit, especially if you only use it sparingly.
Arrange chairs in a semi-circle in front of an altar with pictures of the Masters. Thesemi-circle allows the group to be connected both to each other and to the altar, but you canarrange them in straight rows if you prefer. Light one or more white candles on the altar.
Invocation to the Line of Gurus:
The invocation is the most important part of the service for we are asking the presence of
God, Christ, Guru
to guide us and bless us in our healing efforts.
Divine Mother, Heavenly Father, Friend, Beloved God. Jesus Christ, Babaji Krishna, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Sri Yukteswarji, beloved Guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, we humbly bow at Thy feet. Fill us with Thy Healing Light that we may share Thy blessings with those in need. Lord, give us Thyself, that we may give Thee to all!
If the group is not familiar with the
line of gurus, you can adapt the invocation: