Checklist to help you recognize if you would benefit from
Soul Healing Prayer
(From Rita Bennett's book, "Emotionally Free" , ( p. 54-55) + a few alterations.)
1 Were you greatly embarrassed or ridiculed when a child or young adult ?
2. Can you see a pattern of hurtful events beginning early in your life, each building upon the other ?
3 Do you have difficulty recalling anything about your childhood ? Is it a total blank ?
4. Do you wish you were someone else ? Do you dislike yourself ? Do you wish you had never been born?
5. Do you dislike the opposite sex, or your own sex ?
6. Do you have a learning disability such as dyslexia, which was not diagnosed in
childhood ? Do you, or did you, have another kind of limiting handicap?
7. Are there habits ("besetting sins") that control you ?
8. Do you have unreasonable fears ?
9. Do you often find your reaction to something said or done is far beyond the
10. Do you have a recurring memory of a past hurt ? Does it still trouble you to think
about it ?
11 Are there people you can't forgive ? Do you have trouble asking other people to
12. Do you have overwhelming feelings of guilt ?
13. Do you find it nearly impossible to admit making a mistake ? Do you usually look
for someone to blame for what goes wrong in your life ?
14. Do you have a nearly continuous feeling of anger inside ? Are you usually critical
in your remarks or thoughts about others?
15. Do you go on compulsive overeating or drinking binges ? Compulsive undereating
16. Do you have a fantasy world you escape into ?
17. Are you obsessed with sexual thoughts or fantasies ?
18. Do you have a physical illness that has no known cause ?
19. Do you suffer from depression frequently, or over long periods of time ?
20. Do you have frequent nightmares, or troubling recurring dreams ?
21. Do you have physical or mental exhaustion from wrestling with inner problems ?
Do you have difficulty sleeping, or do you want to sleep too much ? ( There are
physical causes also)
22. Are you extremely restless, " on the go" constantly ? Unable to sit and relax from
time to time ? (There's a difference between a healthy "drive " and being driven. )
23. Are you a workaholic ? Do you feel guilty if you aren't doing something
productive ? Are you always striving for the approval of others ? Do you always
feel like you never do enough?
24. Were you an adult before you ever felt loved by another person ?
25. Do you often compare yourself with others and end up feeling inadequate and
26. Do you have a constant need for physical affection , or do you not like to be
touched at all ?
27. Do you have a deep sense of inferiority ? Do you feel unloved, unapproved of ?
Do you have a nagging feeling of never being good enough or able to please anyone ?
28. Do you have a hard time being consistent in your spiritual life ?
29. Is it hard or impossible to believe God loves you or approves of you ?
30. Do you find it difficult to give and RECEIVE love ?
If you answered yes to some of these please go to Amazon.com and order Rita Bennett's book "Emotionally Free" so that you can see how to get free from the effects of abuse...then find someone(s) that you can trust to help pray for you that knows how to pray for Inner Healing. Draw near to God and HE will draw near to you. HE LOVES YOU immeasurably, and HE will set you free if you surrender to Him and worship HIM.