The intended context of my original question was: should we pray for (a) healing, or (b) the manifestation of healing. As indicated by bible references, God has told us that we are and were healed by the stripes of Jesus;however, we still hear people pray for healing. So my question is should we pray for the manifestation of the healing rather than the healing since we have been told that we are and were healed by the finished work of the cross?
I'm sorry that I did not convey the intended question in such a manner to make the distinction between healing and the manifestation of it. However, thank you so very much for your comments.