2 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Allow Any Pastor To Lay Hands On Your Head While Praying For You
Last Sunday, I attended a church service in which despite the COVID-19 rules, the pastor of the church, while praying for the sick, laid his hands on them.
It common among many of today’s pastors to lay their hands on the head, especially forehead of those they pray for during deliverance, blessing, and anointing prayers.
Laying on of hands on people’s head during prayers may seem harmless, but it could be dangerous.
Although the Bible commands the disciples of Jesus to lay hands on the sick and pray them to get healed, it does not mention laying the hands on the head or forehead.
Beside head or forehead, there are other parts of the body that hands can be laid on during prayers.
A few Bible verses where the disciples of Jesus laid hands on people include:
“And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.” (Mark 6:5)
“Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.” (Luke 4:40)
“And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.” (Luke 13:13).
“Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.” (Acts 6:6)
“And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him. (Acts 28:8)
*All Bible verses quoted here are from King James Version.
In all of the aforementioned Bible verses, there is no where it is stated that hands were laid on people’s head or forehead. So, for your safety, don’t allow any pastor or man)woman of God to lay hands on your head or forehead for the following reasons:
1. You may be at the risk of contracting infectious diseases like the COVID-19.
2. Not all pastors are true men of God. Some pastors are into occult practices. So, When such pastors lay their hands on your head, they could cast some spells on you or take away your glory.
Actually, it is not necessary for pastors to lay their hands on the heads or foreheads of those they pray for. A pastor can pray for you from a distance without touching you.
If the pastor must touch you or lay hands on you, he or she could do that by holding your hands or touching your shoulders as you can see in the following photographs: