Cath Lab Transport
I transport many patients from small hospitals to larger ones for special procedures. One of the most common procedures is a coronary angiogram for patients having chest pain. The place where this procedure is done is called a cath lab.
Despite the fact that she was wearing a hospital gown, our patient managed to keep her appearance tasteful. She had on fresh eye shadow and lipstick and her ebony hair was neatly combed. As we loaded her on the gurney I noticed a gold cross dangling from a chain around her neck. “That’s a beautiful cross you’re wearing.”
“Oh thank you. I wear it as a reminder of God’s faithfulness to me during the hard times I’ve been through.”
“I know exactly what you mean,” I replied. “I’ve been through years of difficult times myself and He’s been so faithful to me.”
“I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have Him,” she said. “I’m so blessed to have a family who is lifting me up in prayer right now.”
“Well, then you won’t mind if I pray for you,” I said.
“Oh, I would just love that.”
I placed my hand on her left shoulder. She said, “Oh, do you want to start with my bad shoulder?”
I began laughing. “I’m sorry. I didn’t know you had a shoulder problem. By any chance do you have a torn rotator cuff?”
“No, I have bursitis. My shoulder hurts all the time.”
I gently placed my hand on her shoulder again. “I command bursitis to leave right now in the name of Jesus. Spirit of pain, get out now.” I asked if she felt any changes.
“Well, it feels wonderful! It doesn’t hurt at all.”
“Isn’t God just awesome?”
“He’s been so good to me,” She replied with a smile.
Since she had just been healed of bursitis, I wanted to go for something a little bigger. She had been admitted to the hospital for breathing problems related to heart failure. She’s lived with diabetes for many years. I wanted to see if we could get everything healed.
“You know, since God already healed your shoulder, I was thinking maybe we should try to get the rest of you healed. Can I pray for your heart to be healed?”
“I would love that.”
I placed my hand on her newly healed shoulder. “Holy Spirit, I ask you to bring your power upon this woman and I bless your work of healing in her body. Heart, be healed. Pancreas and liver be healed. Lungs, be healed in the name of Jesus.” I asked again if she felt any different.
“I feel at peace,” She replied.
“That’s the Prince of Peace letting you know that He’s working on your healing. I should probably tell you about something before we get to the hospital. Once you’re healed, the symptoms may return. If you notice you’re healed one day and the symptoms come back, don’t be worried that you were not healed. Your healing is real, but healing is a battle and sometimes spirits of pain and sickness will try to make you think you weren’t healed. Refuse to receive the symptoms again and tell those demons to leave. You may have to do it more than once.” She seemed to understand.
“By the way, this is something any believer can do. You saw how I commanded pain to leave, right? Well, you can get people healed the same way I did. It’s so easy anyone can do it.” She was excited to learn anything I could share with her.
We arrived at the hospital and wheeled her inside. She gave me a warm hug before she got off the gurney and I introduced her to the cath lab team.