HOW TO GIVE A SPIRITUAL FOOT WASHING

 

The most important thing to remember if you decide to offer spiritual foot washing as a service is that you treat the process with honor, love and respect. It states in the bible that we should carry on spiritual foot washings in John 13 V 15 “For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you” The whole purpose of the foot washing is to refresh the person’s spirit; but in this process I have found that by doing the foot washing my own spirit is somehow refreshed. When we humble ourselves to honor our fellow man by washing their feet and saying prayers for them we are also blessed. Like everything else no two workers will do a spiritual foot washing the same way. There is no right way or wrong way to do a foot washing. I think each worker lets the spirit guide them in their work. One thing that I think we all agree on is that the basin must be a metal pan or tub. Plastic basins shouldn’t be used. I’m sharing the way I conduct a spiritual foot washing as a guideline, for those who have never done a foot washing and would like too. Like everything else I write this is not written in stone; take what information you can use and leave the rest alone.

Some workers use a spiritual soap and fresh water when they do a foot washing. When I was young I remember our church having a foot washing. The lady who did the foot washing added rose oil or rose water to the fresh water. I remember it smelled like roses. When I first started doing foot washings I only used fresh water; over the years my style has changed. One thing that has never varied is the blessing of the water and the use of white towels. I always bless the water in the Name of God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. I also always ask that God remove all things that need to be removed from the person and to fill them with his cleansing and healing power.

Most of the time I use salt, bluing and a little van van oil in my water or I will use holy oil. There have been times when I have used an herbal wash. Once I have my water ready I pray over the water, then I place the clients feet into the basin. I was taught to wash downward from the knee to the feet. I prefer to use my hands for this so I can pick up any energy on the person. I pray the whole time I am washing their legs and feet. I’m not going to tell you what to pray. Prayer is very personal and should come from your heart. When I feel the time is right I remove their feet from the water and place them on a white towel, I then dry their legs and feet; while repeating my prayers. I then dress their knees and feet with oil, all the while praying. I have been blessed with the gift of lying on hands, so I will dress the heart area with  conjure oil, the forehead and the back of the neck. I then place my left hand on their forehead and my right on their neck and pray for them to be healed if they are ill and to be given power where they are weak. This is my basic foot washing technique, unless spirit leads me to do something different.