Spiritual Counseling

COVID-19 Update

Although the IOG’s Prayer Health & Spiritual Counseling Committee is not taking requests for in-person visits during these unprecedented times, they are praying daily for all and adding individual requests as they are received. You may still email prayer requests 24/7 to the Committee at iog_phscc@yahoo.com.

You are also welcome to join the congregational prayer in unison, 3x’s daily at 9 am, 3 pm, and 9 pm. Lastly, the Committee has an open prayer line each Sunday at 2:45 pm, when you can call to request live prayer. Dial 1-563-999-2090 access code 758514# to submit your request. The Elders will begin praying promptly at 3 pm. Please remember to mute your phone during the prayer.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Prayer, Health and Spiritual Counseling Committee of The Israel of God is to follow the steps of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, “…preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people” as it is written in Matthew 9:35 KJV

About Us

John 14:6-7 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

John 15:5

John 5:17

John 5:19

Luke 6:27-28 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

Phillipians 2:5-6

How We Minister

The Prayer, Health and Spiritual Counseling Committee will gladly visit your home, hospital room, or meet with you at The Israel of God whenever requested. Just as we are commissioned to do!

“Is any sick among you? 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” James 5:13-14

IOG class praying

Jesus – Our Role Model

John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

John 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

John 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

Phillipians 2:5-6 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God


  • The Lord's Prayer

    Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

  • A Psalm to Remember

    Psalm 34

    1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
    3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
    4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
    5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
    6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
    7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
    8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
    9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
    10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
    11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
    12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?
    13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
    14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
    15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
    16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
    17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
    18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
    19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
    20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
    21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
    22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.


And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint (Luke 18:1)

Why should we pray? Who or what should we pray for?

  • Prayer
    • Strength

      Psalms 18
      1 I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
      2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
      3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

      Psalms 27
      1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
      4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.
      5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

    • Wisdom & Understanding

      Deuteronomy 4
      6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

    • Healing & Faith

      Mark 5
      25And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, 28For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. 29And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. 30And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? 33But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. 34And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

      Hebrews 11
      1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

      Psalms 107
      20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

    • Deliverance

      Acts 12
      4And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

      Acts 16
      9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. 10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavored to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to precach the gospel unto them.
      25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

    • One Another

      James 5
      13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14Is any sick among you? 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: 15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

      I Timothy 2
      1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

    • Example Set By Jesus

      Luke 6
      12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. 13And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

      The Lord’s Prayer
      A Psalm to Remember

  • Health

    How Does Our Service to God Directly Relate to Our Health and Well Being?

    It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. Proverbs 3:8

    Jeremiah 46
    11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use many medicines; for thou shalt not be cured.

    Proverbs 3
    1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
    7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

    Exodus 15
    26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

    The Ten Commandments
    Exodus 20:1-17

    Dietary Law
    These are the foods the Lord says we can and cannot eat as it is written in Leviticus 11:1-47.

  • Counseling

    Whether there is trouble in your life — be it your job, husband, wife, children, finances or even the world, always remember to turn to the Lord.
    Phillipians 4:6-7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus

    • Family


      Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

      1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.


      Peter 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
      1 Corinthians 7:3Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.


      Eph 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

      Jeremiah 35:18-19

    • Job

      Colossians 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

    • Finances

      Proverbs 3: 9 Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase; 10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

      2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

      Luke 6:38

    • The World

      Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

      John 17:14 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

      John 17:17, 20

      The Word of God

      Psalm 119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

      Proverbs 4:22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

    • The Word of God

      Psalm 119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

      Proverbs 4:22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Our Committee Members


Jim Norwood

Nathaniel Shackelford

Frank Wheeler


Jose DelGado 

Azariah Israel

Lynn Lee

Herman Watkins

Bural Wilkerson

Ric Woods


Willa Craigmiles

Traci DelGado

Nicole Dildy

Paulette Grant 

Marie Israel

Harriette Lowry

Malinda Wheeler

Merri Wilkerson

Jackie Woods

Lorraine Davis

Dawn Haley

Anita Norwood

Cynthia Norwood

Debora Walder

Angel Williams


Contact us with your questions, concerns or prayer requests.

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