Holy Unction—or healing and the laying on of hands—is a sacramental rite in the Episcopal Church.
The prayer book explains Holy Unction best in the prayer after the laying on of hands:
As you are outwardly anointed with this holy oil, so may our
heavenly Father grant you the inward anointing of the Holy
Spirit. Of his great mercy, may he forgive you your sins,
release you from suffering, and restore you to wholeness and
strength. May he deliver you from all evil, preserve you in all
goodness, and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
We ask God's healing and mercy. Notice that the healing is not only for physical healing but also spiritual healing.
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. we have a healing service with Holy Eucharist.