I had been suffering from backache for some years and in 2012, an unbearable burning pain progressed to my hips, thigh and knee which rendered me incapable of getting out of bed or to walk normally.
I was admitted to hospital and treated for pain without any improvement and after 5 days, I was discharged without finding out the cause of my problem. In January 2013, I sought a second opinion where an MRI revealed osteoarthritis with nerve compression and was again treated. The pain and burning sensation continued and I could not stand for longer than 10 minutes at a time.
Friends from church visited to pray bringing holy water from Lourdes and dried rose petals from the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Sungai Batu. For three days, I prayed and drank the holy water and water mixed with the rose petals while applying it to my troubled areas. Amidst all these actions, I began to sense that ‘something’ was happening to me soon after.
The following day, as I have been doing for the past 10 years, I prayed the Divine Mercy chaplet at 3pm. As I completed the prayer, I stood up for a few minutes to say St Faustina’s prayer, ‘At the feet of Christ in the Eucharist’. I uttered to the Lord that I will come into His presence and closed my eyes. At that very moment, I heard the Lord say, “My child, you are healed.” The voice was clear, audible and very, very real. I fell onto the edge of the bed.
As I was resting there in the Spirit, the Lord said, “Give praise to me always and say my prayer without fail.” He then told me that my neighbour, in hospital undergoing a caesarean section for premature labour and for whom I had been praying, was going to be fine.
I opened my eyes and prayed a special prayer, ‘To Mother of God’ and then started singing. All of a sudden, I was standing and I could put my leg forward! I actually walked out of my room to the alter without any effort, where I continued to praise and thank God.
With joy in my heart, I called my family and friends to share the good news of my healing. I gladly fulfilled the vow I made to Our Blessed Mother for her intercession by taking a bouquet of roses to the chapel in Sungai Batu. I thank our Lord for his powerful healing hands over me as I continue to be faithful in prayers to the Divine Mercy.
Parish: Church of Divine Mercy (Penang)