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Hope in the Desert Episcopal Church
8700 Alameda Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87122
Prayer & Healing Service in the style of Taizé
Tuesdays, @ 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for quiet prayer and meditation; service begins at 7:30 promptly ending at 8:30 p.m.
School for Healing Prayer
Our goal is for individuals, churches, prayer groups and other Christian organizations to learn about healing prayer. There are four levels of learning – it is very important to take each level in sequence, as each levels builds upon the previous one. This is a time to learn about healing prayer.
Our program is based on The Christian Healing Ministry (CHM) of Francis and Judith MacNutt’s School of Healing Prayer. CHM was founded in 1980 as they sought to advance our Lord’s ministry of healing through prayer.
St. Chad’s Episcopal Church
7171 Tennyson NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87122
Thursday Eucharist Service
St. Chad’s offers a midweek Eucharist at noon on Thursdays. The service will be about 30-40 minutes long so that those who might be able to join us during their lunch hour can get back to work. On the first Thursday of each month, the service will be a healing service with the laying on of hands and anointing for the sick. Please join us on Thursday afternoons for this time of prayer and worship.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
431 Richmond Place NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Wednesday, Chapel Worship, 10 a.m.
With anointing and special prayers for healing.
El Santuariò de Chimayó
15 Santuario Drive
Chimayo, New Mexico 87522
Called “the Lourdes of America” (after the famous French healing shrine), El Santuariò de Chimayó in New Mexico is a place of pilgrimages. Scores visit the little adobe church daily, while thousands walk miles to worship there on Good Friday. Some carry heavy crosses, while others approach on their knees. Many come seeking a cure for their afflictions, scooping from a small pit in the church floor a reddish soil that they rub on afflicted areas of their bodies or even sprinkle on their food or brew in tea.
A Place of Miracles
It has been said that the discarded crutches, canes, braces, wheelchairs, and messages of thanksgiving that hang from the adobe walls in the prayer room are proof of the miracles of Chimayo. Still, while many people have left their crutches and walked away cured, the Church has never sought to officially confirm or deny any of the miracles.
It has also been said that the dirt in the “pocito” replenishes itself. Yet it is common knowledge that the dirt is brought in from surrounding hillsides and, though blessed by a priest, has no special power in and of itself.
What, then, should we make of these miracles? Do they really happen, or are they just imagined?
A small booklet published by the Sons of the Holy Family (caretakers of the Santuario) states; “Many written testimonies of favors granted have been received at the Shrine… Maybe (they) will help increase the faith (of) others, not in the mud of Chimayo… but in the love of God. A man from California wrote, ‘It didn’t cure me, but then it’s God’s will.’”
Many people come to Chimayo in search of miracles; some find them, some don’t. But they all share a love of God and believe that no matter what they have been told, God can and does work miracles. When he walked on the water, Jesus taught us that faith is a prerequisite to miracles, and he promised his disciples that wondrous things could be accomplished as long as their faith didn’t falter. Sometimes, however, the miracle is not the one that cures our tormented bodies; sometimes the miracle is faith itself.
Church of the Holy Cross
367 State Road 344
Edgewood, New Mexico 87015
Pray For Healing
Wednesday night Healing Services at 6:30 p.m.
The Church of the Holy Faith
311 E. Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Tuesday, 6:00 p.m., Taizé Eucharist and Healing Service. Located in the Church
St. Bede’s Episcopal Church
1601 S. St Francis Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Wednesday, 12:15 p.m., Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers