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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 offered in every temple endowment 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 may 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.

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ also believe in faith in the healing power of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord told the people gathered at the land of Bountiful: “I see that your faith is sufficient that I should heal you.”3 Nephi 17:8 Elder Richard G. Scott said, "Faith in Christ means we trust Him; we trust His teachings. That leads to hope, and hope brings charity, the pure love of Christ—that peaceful feeling that comes when we sense His concern, His love, and His capacity to cure us or to ease our burdens with His healing power. . . . I know that the Master loves you and will heal you according to your faith in Him."[1]

See also Priesthood Blessings.

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