Anointing for Healing
The act of imposing healing oils of gladness is ancient and prophetic (see Isaiah 61:3). To come to God for healing is an act of faith. Spiritual healing is not magic and it is not intended to substitute the healing that often comes from medicine and counseling. Rather, it is an offering of God's love that works in us to bring wholeness of body, mind, spirit, and relationships.
Wesley Church holds occasional healing services during Sunday morning worship services. People are invited to participate in the ritual of spiritual healing by coming to the Chancel rails. People are greeted by the pastor or lay assistants. Oil is then imposed on foreheads or forehands with the words, "Receive the oil of gladness to heal you in body, mind, spirit, and relationship in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit." The choice to participate is yours alone.