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The practice of anointing for healing appears countless times in the Bible ? yet in many Christian traditions, anointing is seldom practiced today. But it is an essential rite that reminds us that God is firmly in control of all aspects of our lives. Anointing affirms and symbolizes our partnership with God, who is the true source of restoration and healing. Through the practice of anointing, we invite God to be part of the healing process for anyone who is sick physically, emotionally, or spiritually. Partners In Healing is a complete guide with all the resources you need to revive this ancient practice as part of a comprehensive ministry of healing. The biblical and historical background for anointing is investigated, and sample services and prayers are included, as well as sermons that can be used to introduce this ministry to congregations unfamiliar with it. There are also discussion questions and activities, making this an excellent resource for small group study.