prayer warrior
n. A person who prays for someone who is ill in an attempt to alleviate or cure the disease.

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"A mild-mannered Catholic who has spent the past 30 years devising an intensive healing technique he calls 'soaking prayer,' [Francis] MacNutt, 72, claims that his ecumenical Christian staff of 'prayer warriors' has helped bring about cures for hundreds of people, of everything from depression to cancer, using prayer sessions that can last for hours or even days."
—Hampton Sides, "Faith Is an Experiment," The New York Times

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