When you have prayed a lot to God for healing and nothing or very little has happened
This is often a sign that there is more you need to know and do that you probably did not know and therefore could not do. You will know of it in the Healing of Families Seminar, and you will be able to do it at the end of the Seminar, and then you will go home and simply wait for the Heavenly Father's healing to descend on the members of your family one by one while you follow a simple prayer process and watch
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We went to the seminar on March 16th, 2018 and my sister had an accident in Canada that left her with severe headaches, my mom had both eyes with poor vision and she needed surgery, my uncle couldn’t close a business deal and he had been struggling for years, and I have heart problems along with hypertension. So today after almost 5 months, my sister’s headaches are under control and the doctor said that they were going to be there the rest of her life, my mom got eye surgery in both eyes, my uncle was able to close a business deal and it seems that business will be booming again, and my cardiologist lowered the medication and I feel better. Plus my mom, my sister and I are going to be consecrated to the Virgin Mary on August 15th. Father’s Yozefu seminar changed our lives.
- From M.R. G.
The Healing Of Families Seminar
Your family is beset with problems. That is to say, it is a normal family. Since you are a believer in God you have most certainly prayed to God about many of these problems. And maybe you have had the joy of answered prayer for some, some respite for others, but there are still those problems that don't seem to go anywhere! Your image of God is seriously shaken because you don't understand why He doesn't seem to hear you on these particular issues. Your voice feels like a cry in the desert.
This serious issue is addressed in a truly fresh and inspired book, “The Healing of Families”, by renowned author Father Yozefu-B. Ssemakula, who hails from Uganda, and is now ministering in the U.S. based in the Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese. His in-depth book is filled with powerful prayers to cleanse and heal your family.
Fr. Ssemakula presents a simple, effective, and powerful prayer method for freeing you and your family from problems you have prayed about for a long time without results, including health issues. Through Father’s inspired book and seminar you will learn to distinguish between the true Cross of Christ that we have to carry for our salvation, Mt 16:24 (necessary suffering), and the false Cross, which is a simple captivity and oppression of God’s children, LK 4:18 (unnecessary suffering). God never wills evil and pain for us at any point in our lives. Evil and pain are interruptions of God’s plan for our lives Jer 29:11, even if good can be extracted from them. 1 John 4:8 tells us: “God is love.” John 10:10 states: “I came that they might have life and have in abundantly.” God’s will is always good. When things turn out bad for us, it can never be the will of God.
In Baptism, God pre-equipped us with all the tools we need to effectively deal with the majority of our problems. In reading Father’s book or attending a Healing of Families seminar you will understand how to use the tools of your Baptism to end recurrent problems in your lives.
Fr. Yozefu-B Ssemakula
Father Yozefu - Balikuddembe Ssemakula (A.K.A. Fr. Joseph) was born in 1964 and ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1993 in Kampala, Uganda.
He is currently a priest of the diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, USA; and he does the Healing of Families ministry worldwide with the permission of his Bishop.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Urban University, Rome; a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Institut Catholique, Paris; and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Notre Dame University, IN.
Father Joseph has been involved in healing prayer ministry for families for over 10 years in the United States and has obtained wonderful results for individuals, couples, and families of those attending his seminars.
Over the years, Father Joseph has also been invited to conduct the Healing of Families Seminars in over 30 countries of the world.
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Here are answers to some common questions about The Healing Of Families.
Why take Healing Of Families Seminar?
We are created by God in families, no one is naturally born without parents, without family. God created us attached to our families to ensure the best possible chances for our survival and be able to grow up and make it in life. He intended to bless us automatically through our natural families, that blessings infused by Him in them may simply go down our lines of descendants, and this is happening. However there is also something else happening: satan also discovered this plan of God to bless us for all through life, and he bugged the system by implanting sin into it. And so as blessings are being transmitted in your family, non-blessings too get transmitted. The Healing of families seminar will enable you to detect where this is happening in your particular family, and will show you how to deal effectively with it, pulling it out of your family for good!
Must my whole family go to attend it?
The amazing thing in this healing prayer is that no, not all your family must attend. Obviously, the more people of your family that can go to he seminar the better, it enables you to discover the enemy's traps in your family easier and quicker as you can discuss your family history while you listen to the teachings. But also one person does effectively represent the whole family regardless of whether the absent members of the family are aware of the seminar or not, or would be willing to attend it or not. This is the amazing grace of God in this prayer. Just one member of the family can bring freedom to the whole family through this prayer.
It must cost a lot of money to do so much good to so many people of my family all at once, must it not?
No. Fr Joseph does these seminars free of charge. You can always give a donation if you so wish. However, be sure to bring a dollar with you so you can take home the follow-up prayer card/pamphlet to this seminar after he has explained to you how to use it.
How can I find dates and locations of future "Healing Of Families" Seminars
You can easily find upcoming seminars listed under the "Events" tab of this website where all scheduled seminars are posted and continually updated. The "Healing of Families" seminars are not done on a regular basis, so it may take some extra effort to find one near you. As vital as it is, Fr. Joseph is not currently able to do this powerful healing and deliverance ministry full time.
How do I know I have a need to attend this seminar?
When you have prayed long about something to God and nothing or very little has happened. This is most often a sign that there is more you need to know and do that you most probably didn't know about and therefore could not do. You will learn of it at the seminar, and be able to do it by the end of that very day, and later go home and simply wait for the healing to descend on your family members one by one as you do the simple follow-up prayer and watch!
Can one who has not been able to attend the Healing Of Families seminar yet use this Healing Of Families prayer card?
Yes. Even we refer to it above as the "follow-up prayer", it can also be used by one who hasn't had the opportunity to go to the seminar yet. It is also called an 'emergency prayer' in praying for tough problems of someone, personal or familial.Thus praying right about those issues will begin to bring some respite to the situation but which may not be permanent. A complete overhaul of the situation will most often happen at the seminar as so much of the praying process involves understanding exactly what is going on in your life and in the life of your family, which you wil discover as you listen to Fr.Joseph's teaching.
What materials do I need to attend the seminar?
Bring with you writing material for your notes, and a Bible. You will also do very well to visit the website of Christian Healing Ministries, (CHM), Jacksonville, Florida, to pull off two useful tools: the Family Tree Preparation questionnaire, and the Occult Sheet questionnaire. Coming to the seminar with these two already completed will save you a lot of time and give you an opportunity for deeper reflection on whatever else may be going on in your, and your family's, life - all necessary material in order to go through this seminar well and with much profit.
What exactly is Fr.Joseph's new book on Healing of Families about?
If you have been having doubts about this prayer this is one very good book to read! In his compelling new book, Fr.Joseph explains and shows you how God arranged our human life on certain specific systems, both physical and spiritual systems. Sometimes you will find people disqualifying generational healing prayer as not being Catholic. But when speaking about systems of human life, of what religion are they? Or what religion is human nature as made by God? We have all to gain to know how we were made, and for each bit of ignorance we pay a price. Think in the medical world, for example, how many people lost their lives in the long past because knowledge about a certain disease was still deficient? And each time knowledge of the human biological system advanced more and more lives were saved. We have not only human biological systems to learn about but also human spiritual systems. The case in point is one of them. One basic system is our family system, which has both bodily and spiritual components. They were given to us by God as the best way He could arrange human life for the utmost good. However, it is because we don’t know enough about these fundamental systems sometimes, that the evil one takes advantage of us in them, infiltrates them and turns then around to work against us. And because they are fundamental, when the evil one invades them he causes fundamental problems, and sometimes fundamental damage. In fact that is why he goes for them, in order to have a considerable negative impact on our lives. This is why often people pray long and hard about certain issues in their lives and the lives of their families and exactly nothing happens. And it is not because God is not willing. God Himself says: “ My people perish for lack of knowledge”, (Hosea 4:6). In Fr Joseph’s book the systems that are relevant to this family healing prayer figure as The Five Cardinal Points. Complete with more than 30 pages on only Scriptures, (Chapters 10 and 11), this is a compelling 340-page book. We do not forget also the Lord’s promise of the Holy Spirit who will keep teaching us all through ( Jn.16:12-13). It is a resource that not only will put your final doubts about generational healing to rest, but will enable you to immediately begin preparing to pray effectively for the healing of your family system because it can heal. For it is not the evil one, but Jesus, who came to save us, that has the final word about our daily lives – if we want it. Below is the table of contents of the book: TABLE OF CONTENTS Acknowledgments Introduction CHAPTER 1: Human Healing and the Human Spirit. Healing and Freedom. Why Does God Heal? Our Choice for Satan. CHAPTER 2: Suffering and Our Image Of God. The Parable of the Talents. John 10:10. Unnecessary Suffering. Necessary Suffering – The Cross. The Suffering of the Saints. The Punishment of God. Jesus and Temporal Punishment. If It Is Not Punishment, Then What Is It? The Will of God. Does Nature Sin? CHAPTER 3: The Healing of Families Prayer and My Story. My Story. The Case of Joe. CHAPTER 4: The Five Cardinal Points and Knowing Your Enemy. The Five Cardinal Points: 1. We are created of both a physical and a spiritual nature. 2. We are created attached to other people. 3. Our most important and fundamental choices in life are made for us by others. 4. There is power in our spoken words. 5. There is power in the Name of Jesus. Knowing Your Enemy. CHAPTER 5: Introducing the Access Points. First Access Point: Unforgiveness and Childhood Trauma. CHAPTER 6: Second Access Point: Unhealthy Relationships with Our Friends. CHAPTER 7: Third Access Point: Occult Involvement. CHAPTER 8: Fourth Access Point: Family Bondage. Saddam Hussein and Sons, and Derek. At the Doctor’s. The Ant in a Room. How Do You Know a Problem Is from a Family Bondage? How Do Bondages Come into Families? Praying for the Dead. CHAPTER 9: The Stymied Impasse. CHAPTER 10: Scriptures. CHAPTER 11: Generational Sin and Generational Confession. An Example of a Generational Confession in Daniel 9:1-19. Baruch. Cautions. Family Bondages and Eternal Salvation or Damnation. CHAPTER 12: Christ, Our Way Out. Seven Steps to Freedom. CONCLUSION. FAMILY HEALING PRAYER SERVICE (A paraliturgy). APPENDICES: I – Unforgiveness and Trauma List. 2 – Unhealthy Relationships List. 3 - Occult Involvement and Inventory. 4 – Family Bondage: Preparation of Family Tree. 5 - Breaking a Satanic Seal. 6 – Freemasonry Effects and Release Prayer. 7 – The Quick One. 8 – What do you do if you will never get to a seminar for the Healing of Families? ?
How do I easily tell the difference between the two editions, given that they have an identical cover?
Look at the book price on the back cover. The First Edition has $19:95, the Second Edition has $20:00
I have finished reading the book. Now what?
Congratulations for finishing the reading of my book! One step closer to salvation! Don’t be surprised if while you read the book you felt, saw, or thought rather curious things were happening around or with you. That is a very common occurrence with many readers of this book. And “weird” as those things, whatever they are, may be, they are a good sign. It would seem someone is getting really worried because he is seeing you getting "too close", as now you are no longer in the dark as to his secret operations. He begins to want to detract you, to make you focus your attention elsewhere. Therefore once one has read this book and finished it like you have, we normally recommend that you begin a daily practice of saying the protection prayers on pages 339 and 340. To your usual morning prayers add the Starting protection prayer, and to your usual evening prayer add the Ending protection prayer - everyday - these will contain the attacker. Then begin to work in earnest now to prepare your family prayer. Use Appendices 1-4 for that. Prepare your four corresponding sheets, one for each of the four appendices which represent the four access points of the evil one into our lives which you now know very well. Once that is done you are ready, either to go to a seminar that Fr.Joseph is conducting somewhere, or to pray at home, or with a group of other people who want to pray this way for their families. The prayer can be done in two ways: 1/ Using the Paraliturgy prayer 2/Using the Quick One - in Appendix 7. Both prayers obtain the same results of freeing your family. And you begin both prayers with the Starting protection prayer on pg 339, and end both of them with the Ending protection prayer on page 340. But the paraliturgy is best done when you are more than one person. Each person prepares the prayer for their family, and then at prayer one person leads the prayer taking the P/L part while the others answer. One doesn’t need to read anything off their sheets aloud. At each stage of the prayer simply put the relevant sheet on top of the pile and simply place it in front of you. Both the Father, and satan know very well what you wrote in there, and neither can say you don't know what you are talking about - especially satan, our enemy, who tries to duck out of your firing line with excuses - not this time! But where the paraliturgy prayer requires it, where indicated either by blanks ----- or a parenthesis referring you, at that moment go to your sheets and mention those things/names only mentally, not aloud. Then also after that the prayer leader can have someone of the group lead him/her to pray for his/her own family as well. Two people can also do this, leading each other in turns. Husband and wife, for example, can do it perfectly. If all the people doing it are of the same family then they don't need to exchange roles after that, as the leader's family is the same family that all the led were praying for. The Quick One is the ideal prayer for praying about your family when you are alone. This is what is explained thoroughly in Appendix 8, how to use it applying it to the material that you have prepared from your family's situation - the four sheets. But some people have said that while still using the Quick One they found that some prayers in the paraliturgy were so expressive of what they wanted to say, so they would pick out prayers here and there while using the Quick One! Fine! Why not? The Quick One simply gives you the opportunity and the freedom to go about this prayer at your pace, and you can put in as many things as you want, and why not some things that you like from the book? Note that you can say the Quick One once in 5 minutes or in 3 months! In the first instance you just gave a minute or so to each step, in the second instance you gave a month to each step. it just depends on the amount of time and thoroughness you have and want to give it at any given moment. One may say the Quick One twice between putting on one's shoes and leaving the house. But one can also do a week's retreat with it, putting a couple of days for each step. It would be great if you can have especially that first big prayer process for your family accompanied by a request for a Holy Mass celebrated for your family. Ask your priest to pray for your family, on or around the day of your prayer. You will see many of the fruits of that Mass, for the now obvious reason that you know from your reading, summarized in that illustration on page 243.
I have done the prayer at home, or have been to Fr.Joseph's seminar for the Healing of Families. Now what?
Designed as a personal prayer, The Quick One works best as the follow-up prayer to the thorough prayer you have done for the healing of your family, whichever of the two you used – the paraliturgy or the Quick One itself; - or the seminar – which uses the paraliturgy. The difference this time is that you won’t have to be as thorough as you were the first time. The Quick One handles very well too those issues that the Holy Spirit will begin to gradually remind you of which you forgot to put in your first prayer, you simply fix them in as they come to your memory and take them through the three steps. Or you can be repeating some of those issues you feel have been the hardest to break in your family, those that have caused most damage and pain, just as they come to mind. Nothing prevents you from doing the paraliturgy prayer again after a while, if you feel like it, writing only those things you feel drawn to write up again. It all depends on what you are observing is going on in your family. If you feel some issues need to be put "on the fire" again throw them in. But life is going to begin to change right in front of you. Put some steady prayer life, however little, in your life too, but steady meaning you don't miss it. Your usual morning and evening prayers should be there every day. To your morning prayer add the Starting protection prayer, to your usual evening prayer add the Ending protection prayer. Say the long St Michael prayer at least three times a week for your family- more if you can, but at least 3 times. This steadiness will give you a basic spiritual warfare background that satan can’t play much with. But good as spiritual warfare prayer is, it does not replace your prayer relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit! That is the ultimate relationship you want to protect! That is the relationship that gives us ultimate protection against any evil, here or hereafter. And it is the relationship that satan targets to destroy so we become prey to him. It is in order to protect that relationship that you say the spiritual warfare prayer at all. However they remain prayers aimed at the enemy not to God! So they only keep satan away from it (your relationship with God) but don’t make it grow in itself. Especially, spiritual warfare prayers say absolutely nothing to God about how we want to love and serve Him in the world. They say nothing of our response to His word which is what He is always straining His ear toward us to hear what we have to say about it, for our life or non-life begins right there. That’s why you have to actively put something positive in place after all this fighting off of the evil one. What eventually ultimately keeps him off and away is when the spot has God in it. Therefore don't let a day pass without reading something of the word of God. And here we don’t mean the listening to the word of God which you do when you may go to daily Mass, for example. No, we mean you taking the Bible at home and reading something from it, however little, but on a daily basis. It is very important to learn to go to the sources of God’s word yourself. It is not like listening to it. Both actions, listening to it and reading it, are good and important but serve different purposes. Now, this is working on building a living relationship with God! See again what is said on this point on pages 34-35 of the book. It is also known from the lives of the saints that the mere reading of the word of God was a strong weapon against our enemy. Jesus, of course, you remember, fights off the daring temptations of satan just by using the word (Mt 4:1-11). But all this begins by our knowing that the word! If we don’t know God’s word we don’t know the God who wrote it. And as you now very well know it is there that our problems begin: lack of knowledge (Hos 4:6). And keep those good old prayer devotions you’ve treasured over the years, keep the Rosaries going, the novenas, the litanies, your Holy hour, etc… All these work on the God-relationship building line. Don’t replace them, just add to them the spiritual warfare prayers so they can get to do their intended work with the least obstruction from satan. You do these little things then just watch how grace will come down in lumps over your home. You will wonder where you have been all this time up to now!!!
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What other prayers does Fr.Joseph recommend to go with these prayers for the healing of Families?
The prayers that have proved very useful and powerful especially in those situations that linger on long after the healing of Families prayer, are the prayers of the devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus. Be sure to get the prayer booklet for these prayers that comes out of Tallahassee, Florida - USA: www.PreciousBloodInternational.com
The combination of these two prayer formats, The Healing of Families Prayer and the Precious Blood devotion has proved super effective in our experience.
Does Fr.Joseph's book have an Imprimatur?
No, it doesn't have one. And the reason is that his former bishop (during the time when his book was first published) didn't think it needed one. Imprimaturs are required for books on the doctrine of our faith, things we must believe as part of our faith; prayers we must say in order to ensure our communion of faith with the entire Catholic Church worldwide. Instead, varieties of spiritual reading books about prayer and spirituality are books the faithful can pick and choose as they wish, pick this or that if they want or drop it if they don't want it, and pick what speaks to them instead. You are probably familiar with the great spiritual writers like Henri Nouwen, Thomas Merton, and people like that. They have written great books but which don't carry imprimaturs; they are about ways of expressing faith but which ways are relative, not doctrinal and not dogmatic. Books on healing and healing prayer are of the same nature, one is not forced to pray for healing if they don't want or feel like, it is relative. They can still go to Heaven without healing. But specifically books about healing prayer if they are good they speak for themselves; take it, read it, and do it, if it works then it is worthwhile, if it doesn't work most probably one never even gets to hear about it.... It is that quick to determine their value. Unlike many other spiritual writings in our faith, this particular kind of literature immediately shows its worth. Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa has been the preacher of the Papal Household for over 25 years, and has written a lot of books on healing and even on the Holy Spirit. But with the incredible number of Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops, and even Popes, that he knows and that know/knew him, none of these books of his carries an imprimatur, for the same reason explained above, they are not doctrinal. Another thing that is helpful for parishes before they invite Fr. Joseph to do a seminar in a given parish, is the long list of parishes in different dioceses and countries he has already been invited to, as it appears on this website. In each of those dioceses the Bishop first checks out with Fr. Joseph's Bishop in Pensacola who the priest coming is. And it goes without saying that if Fr. Joseph is not in good standing, he simply would never get the invitations… His book is always available to the organizers who read it before they invite him.
Can I replace my spouse who isn’t interested in this prayer by breaking his/her family bondages for him/her?
No, you cannot replace your spouse in their spiritual authority in their own family to disengage their family's freewill where it was engaged. If you want to help people TEACH people; so teach them about what is going on so that they can take their own responsibility about whatever is going on in their family to undo it.
But otherwise, of course nothing prevents anybody from praying for anybody in the world! And that’s called prayer of intercession, in fact it is all we always knew up to now, and it has it’s own validity and effectiveness, it’s just not the same kind of prayer as the HOF prayer which superiorly has a much higher rate of effectiveness because of the “spiritual authority” involved. By spiritual authority we mean the fact that one prays from within a family system which they “fully own” given that they are part and parcel of it: body and spirit of it, attachments in/to it, decisions in it that have shaped this person’s life, etc. One cannot share to that depth a spouse’s life. By the time people meet to get married, even at age 16 if they will, each of then is already “fully formed” in their own family system – it’s "too late" as it were. They are who and what they are already … A good sign would be: if I marry into a family with diabetes, do I catch it? No! Why? Because it belongs to the family of my spouse not to mine. But can my child get it? Yes! Because that is “her” family! You realize that the limitedness of human language makes us say the same word - "oneness" with a spouse but it quite means different things depending on the context. We wish we would have different words to designate the different types of oneness that there can be, but helas not ...!
A very good practical way, however, that has proven itself effective in this prayer is to go through this prayer process with your child whom you share with your spouse. The child brings the absent spouse’s side of the family on board the prayer …, and often with very visible results. The child equally holds both parents’ families …, just like you do with both your parents when you go through this prayer…
Can I go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and make a Generational Confession?
There is nothing like a generational confession in the sacrament of reconciliation. The sacrament of reconciliation clears us of personal sin, of personal guilt; and it is meant only for that, not the sin of our families. For the sin of our families we may only carry its consequences, not the guilt. Read in the Catechism of the Catholic Church about this sacrament in section 1422 and following. I don't confess the sins of others in my sacrament of confession.
The prophet Daniel’s and Baruch's generational confessions that Father Yozefu refers to in Chapter 11 of his book were more like public confessions than anything – in fact, they were written for everybody to see, and that’s how we know about them today. You don’t write down your personal confession and send it to the press, do you? And that “public approach” to generational confession is what we do in the paraliturgy at the end of the book. Those prayers make us do exactly what Daniel and Baruch did.
Father Yozefu also mentions in his book, on page 222, a privileged moment for us today, provided by the Church, for the public confession of the sin of our society, that according to him we don’t make full use of, which are the communal penitential services during the seasons of Lent and Advent. We should more resolutely go to these penitential services because the sins in our society necessarily affect us whether we like it or not – we are part of our society. St. John Paul II used to speak of “structures of sin” in human societies, which no single person is directly responsible for but for which everyone in that society pays the consequences. What’s the point of claiming our innocence if we are paying the price anyway through suffering sins’ consequences that spread out all through the society in which we live?! And if those who commit them (where we can say so) don’t bother to repent at least let us do it because we know better. This is what pushes the prophet Daniel to do what he did in his prayer for repentance to God—he knew better, and showed it.
I bought the Healing of Families CD, but it's blank!
It is not blank. It is in MP3 format and most probably the players you are using don't play MP3s. The MP3 format, a very compact format, is the only available way by which that one CD can hold 9 hours of audio as it does. Otherwise to put all that audio in a more ordinary format that plays on all players would require 15 - 16 CDs. So please do find a player that plays MP3s and you will be fine. Your car player may or may not play MP3s, depending on which player the manufacturer gave it. Your desktop computer will play it depending on how new the computer is. But your laptop, even an old laptop, will always play it. Conversely, you could also peel the files off using your computer and burn many ordinary CDs which you can play anywhere.