Is it possible for prayer to heal deafness today? See for yourself… [Video]

We love sharing stories that defy human logic. Especially stories that prove—once again—that “nothing is impossible to God.”

Ready to be inspired? Then watch this amazing story, as told by Christian Science Chaplain Dave. It features a man serving time in a California State Prison who has been deaf in one ear for many years. And now isn’t.

In fact the doctors at the prison pronounced the man’s hearing to be perfect in the once deaf ear. And the man is now happily able to join, and communicate with, the general population as a result.

How could something as improbable as this happen when there is no human remedy for deafness available? In a word, prayer.

In this man’s case his prayers did not involve speaking words to God…but rather listening deeply to God. And then hearing God. It was “hearing” God that made all the difference. But let Chaplain Dave tell you the story. It’s not very long. But it’s definitely worth your time.

You know we produce these video interviews with our Chaplains not only to showcase their amazing stories but to lift your spirits and inspire you too. And we fully expect these monthly videos to encourage you to turn to God and there find guidance, peace and yes, even healing.

We’ve also just released our second video interview in our new “Interfaith Series.” In this series we interview people of all different faith traditions who are ministering to people in our prisons and jails. It’s our way of building bridges and opening constructive dialogue among those of differing faith traditions.

In this installment we interview Walt Opie, Executive Director of the Buddhist Pathways Prison Project, Inc., headquartered in Sacramento. Buddhism is one of the world’s oldest religions with much wisdom to share. Walt and his group are doing much good in the prisons. And we hope you enjoy what Walt has to share.

As always we invite you to feel free to leave a comment or tell your own story. We really do love hearing from you.

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12 thoughts on “Is it possible for prayer to heal deafness today? See for yourself… [Video]

  1. Cathryn Rathsam Reply

    Thank you, Dave, for being the Christly presence in our prisons! I’ve been listening to the book The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr. Love his revelation that it’s all about “Original Goodness–not original sin”!!!

  2. Norma Jean Young Reply

    Chaplain Dave, one can see how dedicated you are, and how much you love your work as Chaplain, for JOY is written all over your face! How blessed you are to be able to go into the prison system and share the message of Christian Science — which is available to everyone — that God made man perfect, and this perfection is here and now — not in some future galaxy or human mind set — for as Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is within you.” This man listened, heard the message, and realized his oneness with his Father-Mother God, and saw it evidenced in his life. Your job as Chaplain is a necessary one, and much appreciated by all of us with whom you shared this video. Thank you so much for sharing your joy with us!

  3. Jeanine Reply

    Isaiah says it so eloquently “thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it”. Awesome testimony & proof of God’s constant care. Thank you for sharing, Chaplain Dave!

  4. Kris Reply

    I can only imagine how different, how improved this man’s thoughts must be today, compared to the man he was who entered the prison system. He now hears God’s healing messages and this will free his life and his future, as the Truth freed his body.

  5. Susan Hesse Reply

    Thank you, Dave, for your heart-lifting story. I, too, have been diagnosed as “nearly deaf” for over half my life, (and, also, like your inmate, I have almost always been thrilled about the prospect of getting new shoes). Your wonderful story reminds me that I am spiritually (in fact) graced with perfect hearing now.

  6. Karen Rippberger Reply

    Thanks Dave. You’re doing good work. And thanks to the innate, too, for allowing you to share with us.

  7. Wanda Reply

    Excellent. Thx so much for telling us about this. I was born deaf and been wearing hearing aids all my life. This gives me some hope.

  8. George Birdsong Reply

    What a beautiful example of God’s love expressed. Thank you Dave for your inspiring healing testimony of God’s grace in prisons.

  9. Evelyn Brookins Reply

    Thanks for this moving testimony and evidence that God creates only harmony.

  10. Jan in Rio Rancho, NM Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful healing, Dave! As Clementine asked, shouldn’t this be the normal and natural result of spiritual study, and certainly of listening to God? God is so good, and loves each one of Her precious children.

  11. Clementine Suiffet Reply

    Thank you Dave! Why shouldn’t healings like this be considered normal and natural? I love how practical prayer is. It’s not just hoping. It’s knowing, seeing, hearing what is already there- the fullness of God’s abilities in each of us.

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