Sunday, August 8, 2010

Anointed Prayer Cloths

Anointed Prayer Cloths

Acts 19:11-12
Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them (NKJV).

Anointed prayer cloths are a point of contact, uniting the faith of the recipient and the giver of the prayer cloth to see prayer answered.

Prayer cloths are a tangible and visible reminder of the power of God for the salvation of loved ones, healings, deliverance from oppression and evil spirits, financial breakthrough, and for other situations requiring a miracle from God.

There is no magic in a prayer cloth. It's not meant to be a fleece. Put your faith in God, not the prayer cloth, to heal you or for prayer to be answered.

However, a prayer cloth, when it's prayed over, can be a carrier of the anointing and many people experience healing or answered prayer.

Likewise, a tangible transference of the anointing takes place through the laying on of hands, being anointed with holy anointing oil, or partaking of Holy Communion.

The effectiveness of an anointed prayer cloth is based on faith in God. Through faith, the tangible transfer of God’s miracle-working creative power flows into the life of the recipient and births a miracle.

The use of the prayer cloth is dependent on the faith of those who prayed over it and the faith of the recipient. However, the effectiveness of the prayer cloth is not necessarily dependent on the faith of the recipient.  It works better if the two parties both have faith, but all it takes is for at least one party to have faith.

Related Scriptural Passages of Transferable Anointing

A residue of God’s glory and power can reside in clothing, handkerchiefs and aprons, hair, oil, water, through a person’s shadow, wine or juice, through music, etc.

1.   The woman with the issue of blood who touched the hem of Jesus’ garment was instantly made whole.

“And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. For she said to herself, ‘If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.’   But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well. And the woman was made well from that hour” (NKJV).  Matthew 9:20-22

2. When Jesus and His disciples crossed over to the region of Gennesaret, those who touched the hem of Jesus’ garment were made completely whole.

“When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret. And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent out into all that surrounding region, brought to Him all who were sick, and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well” (NKJV).  Matthew 14:34-36. (Cross reference is Mark 6:56.)

3. When Peter walked through the streets of Jerusalem, people brought their sick so that his shadow would pass over them so that they would be healed.

“… so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them” (NKJV).  Acts 5:15

4. Acts 19:11-12 says that God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: so that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

5. There is transferable healing power in anointing oil.  However, it says that the prayer of faith will save the sick.

“Is anyone among you sick?  Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven” (NKJV).  James 5:14-15

6. There is a transference of spiritual gifts and anointing for a particular ministry office through the laying on of hands. 1 Timothy 4:14: “Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership”.  And 1 Timothy 5:22: “Do not be hasty to place your hands on anyone to ordain him …”

7. The Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion) contains a transferable Presence of Jesus Christ.  If it was symbolic only of Jesus’ suffering and death, then if someone partakes of it unworthily, then he or she would simply be missing the point.  But in the early church in Acts, there was a blessing or a curse (and in some cases, sickness or pre-mature death) associated with taking Communion. 1 Corinthians 11:23-34.

8. Water can be a carrier of God’s healing power.  A healing angel would stir the waters of the Pool of Bethesda.  The first one to touch the water would be made completely well. 

        “Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.  In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.”  John 5:2-4

9. Some people have been healed when a prayer shawl (Tallit) was wrapped around them. The fringes represent all the laws and commandments of God. The prayer shawl speaks of God’s covenant with His people. All of the promises in the Word of God belong to us, including the promises for healing, wholeness and finances.

There is no magical power in a hem of a garment, an apron, handkerchief, or a person’s shadow.  The effectiveness was in their act of faith.  However, there was a transference of anointing that took place.

The person who receives the prayer cloth should carry it with them or pin it to their clothing.  If that is impractical, the cloth should be placed in a close location to where the person spends most of their time.

Prayer cloths can be used with or without the knowledge of those the prayer is intended for. 

If you have received an anointed prayer cloth, have confidence that the prayers prayed over it are still at work.  But don’t put your trust in the cloth itself, rather put your trust in the God who answers those prayers.

Modern Day Examples of Anointing in Clothing and Other Articles

Pastor Benny Hinn said that when God’s anointing comes upon him when he ministers healing, that it feels like electricity is flowing through his body (and sometimes he is slain in the Spirit because of being overwhelmed by God’s power). After the meeting is over with, the anointing stays on him for about five hours before lifting.  However, anointing virtue stays in his clothes for up to ten days.

In one small service (less than 200 people) where Pastor Benny Hinn was ministering (I saw this myself), a lady came to be prayed over who had excruciating back pain.  She was literally crying because the pain was so bad.  Benny took off his coat and told her to wear it, and so she did.  Within a few minutes all the pain had left and her back was healed.  He never did lay hands on her or even pray for her.  A residue of anointing coming from his body got into his coat, and healing power was transferred to that lady.

God can use other articles as transferable anointing, even candy such as M&M’s.  Kenneth Hagin Sr. was ministering in a service one day, and a lady approached him and asked him if he would pray over and anoint a bag of candy so that she could give it to her sister who was in a mental institution who was insane.  At first, Kenneth Hagin was taken aback, as he had never prayed over something like candy before.  The lady said that she had tried sending prayer cloths to her sister, but the nurses would intercept them and throw them away and her sister would not receive the prayer cloths.  So she thought that she would have her sister’s favorite candy prayed over, and the nurses wouldn’t know any better.  So Kenneth Hagin took the candy and put it in his pocket.  After the service he handed the candy back to the lady, and she gave the candy to her sister.  When her sister ate the candy, within a period of days her sister’s mind was completely healed and restored. 

At a Charles & Frances Hunter meeting, they felt that the Holy Spirit directed them to have everyone bring their wallet to the front and lay it on the altar (it was not a fund raising technique or anything gimmicky).  The Hunter’s anointed all the wallets and prayed for financial prosperity to come and that the people’s wallets would be made full.  In the weeks following the meeting, there were all kinds of testimonies of people receiving financial breakthroughs. 

Science has proven that there is tangible healing energy in music (especially worship music). When music is played (whether melodic or disconcordant music), a transferable energy takes place which is felt by the recipient.  The person may feel good or bad, or feel better or worse, depending on the type of music played. 

Scientists have also discovered that musical chords or notes produce laser rays of light when played.  The light is invisible to the naked human eye, but in scientific studies they have special machines that detect the light and show its color.  For instance, the key of G (the solitary note G all by itself) or the chord of G (which is G, B, D) produces green light.  Other keys produce yellow or red light.  Each key or chord produces different colors of the rainbow.  Sound waves, light and colors penetrate through the body and affect us tangibly.  In medical science, they use light or radiation techniques to treat illnesses (although the treatment has its drawbacks).  Eye surgeons use laser technology to correct vision.  Heart surgeons have new laser technology to do heart or artery surgery.

Anointed prayer cloths are available from this ministry free of charge. The prayer cloth is 4.5" x 5" with Isaiah 53:5 and my website address printed on it. Please email me at and let me know the quantity of prayer cloths you would like to receive (up to 10 prayer cloths). Be sure to include your mailing address. I will send prayer cloths to anywhere in the world.