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Healing

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Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe in the charismatic spiritual gifts, including the gift of healing. However, Latter-day Saints do not withhold medical intervention to rely on spiritual healing; instead, they utilize both.

Prayer has the power to heal, as do the prayers of others in the sufferer's behalf. Prayers are said in every temple session for the sick and afflicted. These are not general prayers, but personal—the names of the sick are submitted to the temples by the concerned among the Saints.

Healing by the Laying on of Hands is done in proper order and by stewardship by priesthood holders. Though a priesthood holder might have a special gift for healing, he will not be called upon to heal, unless he holds proper authority over the person asking for help. This prevents the possibility of priestcraft or the development of a personality cult around the person with the gift.

See also Priesthood Blessings.

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