Are you facing a difficult disease, illness or malady and want to cry out to God for healing but don’t know what to pray? If you feel scared, alone, unsure of the future, or don’t understand how healing works, pray these words below in faith today! Below are four prayers for healing, an interview with Max Lucado explaining how we should pray for healing, and some of our favorite Bible verses on healing.
God tells us that through prayer, He can speak to us and use us to work miracles for His glory. When you use this prayer for healing you are coming to God completely surrendered and expectant to let His Holy Spirit work in and through you. I pray that you will find miraculous healing as you seek God’s plan for your life – His plan to prosper you and to give you a hope and future!
Table of contents
- 1 Here are Four Prayers for Healing you can use today to speak life and hope into your situation.
- 2 A Prayer for Personal Healing
- 3 How to Pray for Healing – Max Lucado
- 4 A Short Prayer for Healing for Friends
- 5 A Prayer for Healing and Grace
- 6 A Prayer for Healing Sick Family and Friends
- 7 Healing Bible Verses
Here are Four Prayers for Healing you can use today to speak life and hope into your situation.
A Prayer for Personal Healing
God, you know me so well. You created me. You know the number of hairs on my head, and you even know the thoughts conceived in my heart before I ever vocalize them. You’ve told us to come to you and ask for every need of life. You are Jehovah-Rapha, the God who heals, and you have the final word on my destiny, the number of years I’ll live and serve you on earth.
I’m coming to you today as your child, longing to hear from you and asking for your divine healing. There’s so much I don’t understand about life. But I do know that with one touch, one word, you can make me whole. Please forgive me of my sins, cleanse me of my unrighteousness, and begin your healing from the inside out.
I don’t always know what your will is Lord, especially in times like now, when I desperately seek your face. I offer you no promises, no bargains, no deals to exchange for my health. I simply bow my heart before you to tell you the desire of my heart: that I want to spend as many years as I can loving you here, loving others, and wanting to become more like you. However you choose to accomplish that is up to you—and okay with me. If you use doctors to provide healing, give them wisdom to know what to do. Regardless of how you accomplish it, the healing you give is always miraculous. And you deserve all the praise.
I absolutely believe you have the power to heal. You demonstrated that on earth, and you still heal in miraculous ways today. Even when my faith is weak, you say it is enough, and my love for you is strong. And I know you already hold my heart and life in your hands. It’s up to you. If I can bring you more glory through healing, then that’s what I ask for. That’s what I desire.
But if your answer is no, or not now, I know that your grace is sufficient for me. Ultimately, I want your will to be my will. I look forward to spending an eternity with you. But Lord, if you have planned still more for me to do here on this earth, I not only need and want your physical healing, Lord, but a thorough, deep-down cleansing and strengthening—a whole-hearted renewal of all that I am. Because all that I am is yours. Use this trial to strengthen me from a “what-if” faith to a “no-matter-what” faith. And no matter what, I choose to honor you and give you glory.
In Jesus’s name, Amen.
~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan
How to Pray for Healing – Max Lucado
A Short Prayer for Healing for Friends
Lord, your Word speaks promises of healing and restoration and I thank you for the miracles you still perform today. Today I claim those promises over my friend. I believe in the healing power of faith and prayer and I ask you to begin your mighty work in the life of my friend. Please reach down and surround my friend with supernatural peace and strength and give her the faith to believe that all things are possible for you. Protect her from Satan’s lies and discouragement and let her miraculous healing begin. Amen.
A Prayer for Healing and Grace
We confess our need for you today. We need your healing and your grace. We need hope restored. We need to be reminded that you work on behalf of those you love, constantly, powerfully, completely. Forgive us for trying to fix our situations all on our own. Forgive us for running all different directions and spinning our wheels to find help, when true help and healing must be found first in You. Forgive us for forgetting how much we need you, above everyone and everything else. We come to you and bring you the places we are hurting. You see where no one else is able to fully see or understand. You know the pain we’ve carried. The burdens. The cares. You know where we need to be set free. We ask for your healing and grace to cover every broken place. Every wound. Every heartache. Thank you that you are Able to do far more than we could ever imagine. Thank you for your Mighty Power that acts on behalf of your children. We reach out to you, and know that you are restoring and redeeming every place of difficulty, every battle, for your greater glory. Thank you that you will never waste our pain and suffering. We love you. We need you today.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen
~ Debbie McDaniel
A Prayer for Healing Sick Family and Friends
Lord Jesus, thank you that you love . I know that you hate what their illness is doing to them/me. I ask that you would heal this disease, that you would have compassion and bring healing from all sickness.
Your word says in Psalm 107:19-20 that when we call out to you the Eternal one you will give the order, heal and rescue us from certain death. In the Bible, I have read of miraculous healing and I believe that you still heal the same way today. I believe that there is no illness you cannot heal after all the bible tells of you raising people from the dead so I ask for your healing in this situation.
I also know from my experience of life on earth that not everyone is healed. If that happens here than keep my heart soft towards you, help me to understand your plan and help me to be excited about heaven.
God, I thank you that belongs to you and that you are in control of everything that happens from our first breath to our last sigh.
~ Wendy van Eyck
Read 11 More Prayers for Healing at Praywithme.com – Helpful guiding words for praying over physical, spiritual and emotional healing.
Healing Bible Verses
My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body.
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
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There are different types of healing mentioned in Bible verses–physical healing, emotional healing and spiritual healing. The Bible has scriptures touching on several aspects of health and healing. There is no formula on how to pray for healing but the bible does offer several scriptures that you can pray verbatim as prayers for healing. We just need to learn what the Bible has to say about healing and pray the scriptures for healing.
The following prayer is for physical healing against sickness and diseases. Prior to praying the prayer try to read and meditate on these scriptures below. They will help to build your faith.
James 5:13-15 “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.”
Isaiah 40:31 “Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Jeremiah 30:17 “I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the LORD, because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.”
3 John 1:2 “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”
Psalm 107:19-20 “Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.”
Psalm 103:1-5″Praise the LORD, my soul;all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul,and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
Proverbs 4:20-22 “My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.”
Matthew 8:16 “When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.”
John 6:63 “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.”
Luke 17:6 He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.”
1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
Mark 11:23-24 “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Here is your Healing Prayer for your Physical Healing
Heavenly Father, I attend to Your Word. I incline my ears to Your sayings. I will not let them depart from my eyes. I keep them in the midst of my heart, for they are life and healing to all my flesh. As You were with Moses, so are You with me. My eyes are not dim; neither is my natural vigor diminished. Blessed are my eyes for they see and my ears for they hear. “No evil will befall me , neither shall any plague come near my dwelling. For You have given angels charge over me . They keep me in all ways.” In my pathway is life, healing, and health. Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses. Therefore I refuse to allow sickness to dominate my body . The life of God flows within me , bringing healing to every fiber of my being. I am redeemed from the curse because Christ became a curse for me as your word says cursed is anyone who hangs upon a tree. The Blood of Jesus covers and protects me. It flows to every cell of my body , restoring life and health. My body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. I pray for a release the right chemicals and hormones. My body is in perfect chemical balance. My pancreas secretes the proper amount of insulin for life and health. Every cancer (name your illness) and abnormal cell is uprooted from my body now and replaced by cells perfected by the Spirit of God. I believe that by Your stripes Lord Jesus I am healed and will continue to walk by faith and not by sight until I see the salvation of the Lord. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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Of all the kinds of healing, physical healing is perhaps the hardest for us to really believe in; it is far easier to believe that prayer can lead to repentance or can change a person psychologically.
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Yet real physical healings take place regularly in the prayer groups I know. Often, a dozen or more occur at conferences when we take the time to pray for the sick.
So if you have the faith that the Lord still heals people as he did two thousand years ago, launch out and learn to pray for the sick. For, although physical healing may stretch your faith (have you ever prayed for a blind person?), it is also the simplest kind of prayer.
The Confidence to Launch Out. To pray for the first time requires courage. I used to feel very foolish, as if I were pretending to be someone special when I knew I was just an ordinary person. Who was I to pretend to be a great healer, to act like Christ? All this was, of course, merely false humility since, as we know, Christ himself instructed his followers to pray for the sick. Sometimes healing requires more courage than faith.
What a joy when we find that God really answers our prayers and heals the people we love! The praise of God spontaneously rises from our hearts. If you have confidence that Jesus might use your prayers to heal the sick, then there are just a few simple steps to learn. They are easy enough to remember; we do not need a graduate degree to learn to pray for physical healing.
I have missionary friends who are teaching the poor people of the barrios of Latin America to pray for the sick, and they report that about eighty percent of these unlettered people are healed or notably improved. There is no one method or technique that always produces results; God wants us to depend on him—not upon a technique. But there are some simple steps that flow out of the very nature of prayer for healing, and these I want to share with you.
Listening. The first step is always to listen in order to find out what to pray for. Just as the first step for a doctor when he meets a patient is to find out what to treat, so we need to find out what we are meant to pray for. A doctor is looking for a right diagnosis. In prayer for healing, we are looking for the right discernment.
We are really listening to two things: to the person who asks for prayer and tells us what seems to be wrong; and to God, who from time to time shares with us the true diagnosis whenever the person isn’t sure what is wrong.
When we listen in this way, the Spirit comes to enlighten us when we are in the dark about what to pray for. To some people this special knowledge seems to come in a very special way in the form of definite mental images or verbal impressions. To many of us, however, the knowledge of what to pray for comes in a very natural way, more like a simple intuition.
We may not be sure whether we are inspired by God or not; we learn by experience to sift out our intuitions and to find what works out in practice. Often, after I have followed what seemed to me a simple intuition about what to pray for, the person I was praying for has told me that I touched on those very things he had not directly mentioned but had hoped that I would pray for. When these intuitions work out time after time, you learn to trust that God is working through them.
In addition to listening to the person, we should also be alert to the promptings of the Spirit who may enlighten us, especially when we don’t know what to pray for. It is not healthy for us to be unduly problem-oriented and symptom-centered. In the abundance of Christ’s health and life, sickness will be overcome, in the brilliance of that light, darkness and ignorance will be dispersed.
Laying on of Hands. In actual praying for the sick, the laying on of hands is a traditional Christian practice: “They will lay their hands on the sick, who will recover” (Mark 16:18). Certainly it is not essential; if you feel that the person you are praying for would be embarrassed or would feel more comfortable if you stay at a distance, then by all means be sensitive to his feelings. But if it does seem right, there are several advantages that explain the New Testament practice of the laying on of hands.
In the first place, there does seem to be a warm current of healing power that often flows from the minister of healing to the sick person. Precisely what happens when we feel this current we are not sure, but it seems like a transfer of life-giving power. Jesus himself experienced this flow of power in such a way that he could sense it:
Now there was a woman suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, whom no one had been able to cure. She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak; and the hemorrhage stopped at that instant. Jesus said, “Who touched me?” when they all denied that they had, Peter and his companions said, “Master, it is the crowds round you, pushing.” But Jesus said, “Somebody touched me. I felt that power had gone out from me.” (Luke 8:43-46)
Often we experience this same transfer of power, occasionally like a gentle electric current, but more often like a flow of warmth. Whatever it is, it is often connected with healing. It almost seems like a transfer of life.
Some with the gift of healing talk about “soaking prayer” in which you just soak the person in a prayer of God’s love. In thirty years of praying for the sick, we have discovered that this soaking prayer where we spend time with a person and pray with the laying on of hands helps immeasurably. It’s like God’s radiation treatment: The longer the sickness is held in the force-field of God’s love, the more it shrinks, until it finally disappears.
The Actual Prayer. In praying for the sick person, we can be spontaneous and improvise prayer for healing. We can assume any posture that is most comfortable for us—sitting, kneeling, or standing—where we can best forget ourselves and relax and concentrate on the presence of God. We turn our hearts and minds to the Father, or to Jesus; we know that it is only through their love that anything will happen. After welcoming their presence and praising God, we then turn to the petition itself.
Most ministers of healing suggest that we be specific in our prayer, that we visualize as clearly as possible what we are asking God to heal. For instance, if we are praying for the healing of a broken bone we can ask the Father (or Jesus) to take away every infection, to stimulate the growth of the cells needed to restore the bone, and to fill in any breaks. Such a specific request seems to enliven our own faith, as we see in our imagination what we are praying for. It also stimulates the faith of the sick person as he listens and pictures in his own mind what we are asking God to accomplish in reality. This helps him become more actively involved in the prayer, even if he says nothing.
On the other hand, some of us—that includes me—are by temperament not very good at imagining things; it is much easier to leave the imagination out and just ask God—but in a very specific way—to heal the person.
With Confidence and Thanksgiving. For a long time, there has been a kind of tradition which led most of us to end all our prayers with the phrase, “if it be your will.” The idea behind it, of course, is that we don’t know God’s will, so we don’t have the confidence that everything we ask for will be given us. This is true. Yet, this addition—”if it be your will”—can weaken our prayer if it really means “I don’t believe anything is going to happen.” This is a far cry from the words of Jesus, “Everything you ask and pray for, believe that you have it already, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24).
If we believe that God answers our prayers always (not always as we think he will, but nevertheless always), we naturally will have a heartfelt desire to thank him. We can thank him even during the prayer: “I thank you, Lord, that even now you are sending you healing love and power into Bill and are answering our prayer.” Our attitude should be that of St. Paul: “There is no need to worry but if there is anything you need, pray for it, asking God for it with prayer and thanksgiving” (Philippians 4:6).
Francis MacNutt is cofounder of Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida. To read an excerpt from his latest book, The Practice of Healing Prayer (The Word Among Us Press), or for more information, visit our bookstore at wau.org.
Prayer for Healing of Physical Diseases, Depression and Strong Sadness
Sick, sad, confused, desperate, anxious, gloomy? Hurry up to the Healing Doctor, and ask him to help You. Hurry up to Jesus.
Jesus the healer
O Christ Jesus my Savior, you are a spiritual and physical doctor in the hours of pain, depression and strong sadness. I ask your Holy Spirit to grant me patience so that I will not rebel or grumble, and that I may know your son. I can receive your blessings even amid the sorrows of life.
Do not leave me and do not neglect me, Lord, approached me through your holy words, and consolation in your love for my troubled heart. Let these days of illness be an opportunity to bring me closer to you and teach me that you are my Savior, who by his pure blood can purify myself from the uncleanness of evils. Show me how I surrender myself to the will of your Heavenly Father, and give me the confidence that no one can snatch me from your hand. Amen. Prayer for Healing of Physical Diseases, Depression and Strong Sadness
– A prayer for the healing of a tired and suffering soul and Infected with diseases and depression
Jesus, thank you now for my soul, the effects of sin are rooted in them. So, I am agitated, sharp-tempered, short-tempered, weak. I have accumulated bad habits in myself, leaving the wounds difficult for me to love others. As implanted in the cruel experiences trailing fear and suspicion. O Jesus, clean my inner mind, shine your light in me; I touch the deepest depths of my soul, where the attachment to matters of matter is rooted in awakening anxiety and fear. I am free, and my spirit yearns more and more for thee. Prove my trust in you and in your word.
Jesus, I ask you to heal from the trauma that afflicts me as a result of the failures and desires that can not be realized. I am cured of the darkness that lies within me, and the healing of the wounds accumulated in my deepest depths. Give me to give you peace and live it in my own depths. I pray for people with mental illness and depression. Relieve their weight, balm wounds that cause them illness. Protect their children with heredity. Detect every schizophrenia in personality, every tension, every fear, every neurological illness or myself.
O Lord, heal those who have contracted the disease themselves because of the failure they have experienced in the family, school, or work. Keep away from them all thoughts of suicide, and free them from all tension. Jesus, be the master of ourselves. Healed those who practiced magic and astrology. Free them from the illusions of magic and read the future. Give them rest and peace. Trustworthy.
– With all humility, Lord, I put before you my sorrow, my pain and my sickness, and the problems that multiply these days. I come to you, Lord, and to me full of confidence in your love and your strength. You help me because you are the God who provides healing for every wound and the consolation for all sorrow and medicine for every patient and harmony for all adversities.
In your Holy Cross, we have revealed, O God of all disease and calamity, and we have emphasized, O Holy One, in our life we glorify and grant you glory and glory forever.
– Look at the whole Mother of God, praise to the misery of our hard bodies and heal the pains of our souls.
– You have made glorious things, O Mother of God, with the effluents flowing from your holy icon, we receive from you all blessings and blessings, O Queen of all, thank you to the mourners: Rejoice, O medicine that removes the sorrows of joy. Survive from death.
Prayer of the healing of the sick and the sinners, and bound up with the spirit of evil and weakness
Jesus, I have come for the sick and the sinners. So I pray, now you seek healing of the soul and the body. Jesus, you know that sin renders every human being, and destroys relations between people and with you. But in front of you, there is no sin left but erased, and no disease remains but fade in your healing word, and no wound remains but heals.
O Mary, my pure mother, I ask you to pray with my prayer, as in the wedding of Cana of Galilee. I will be able to receive blessings from the weak and the sick, and from myself. Amen.
A prayer to survive drowning in this world.
Jesus, you are aware of the tension in the world; a ship has installed every life. You are always present because your name is ‘Emmanuel’ ie God is with us. I ask you now to be resolved in my life, my fascination drowns. Look at the hardships and anxieties that beset my consciousness and my deepest decision.
Jesus, come to my own ‘boat’, I’m almost drowning. I hear my call and my mood is turbulent. I will wave the waves of death that beseech me, and thou shalt dwell. Say one word and calm my heart, and listen to your wonderful divine word. Jesus, come to my family ‘yacht’ and ‘ship’ of the world. Listen to our cry, extend your right and calm. O Lord, come heal my wound.
O Jesus, come to the lives of those who are living the ordeal, and addicted to the evil of drugs, alcohol, gambling, lusts and other bad habits, dwelling and stormy whims, and guide them to the right path, make them hear your voice that holds peace to all who listen to it. Jesus, you are present in the boat of my life. You are my God, and I worship and glorify you. You alone are the Lord Almighty, I believe in you and trust in you, and with faith, and trust I place myself in your hands. I pray for your love and your mercy, and with you and with your virgin mother, I declare: in health and sickness, success, failure in joy, sorrow in life, death now and forever.
Jesus, often in the act of good, often acted as I wanted, not according to your saying and your will, and it left me a deep wound. Free me from weakness and hesitation when I do not realize your will. O Mary, grant me grace so that my decision will be firm and firm. Help me stay honest and never back down. Prayer for Healing of Physical Diseases, Depression and Strong Sadness
– Prayer of repentance for sin
Jesus, I am repenting of sin, I am guilty of evil, false deceit, and hypocritical promises. Take off any heresy. Take away my weakness, my spending, the life of selfishness and pride. Take away every desire that concerns me about the will of the Father. I reject every spiritual weakness and weakness so that I dwell in my self. St. Mary, help me to defeat evil in my life.
– Prayer for healing of physical diseases
‘When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. ‘(Matthew 8:16-17). (KJV)
Jesus, heal my hands, I come to you with my physical pain and the dangers that threaten my body. Heal me from the pains that are eroding my body. (I remember your ailments) protect me from every disease. If your will is to carry the cross of the disease, I accept it and ask you to give me a blessing with love. Jesus, I also ask you to heal my family and my parents. (Mention their names).
Jesus, if the August’s wish is to be pain, I ask you to give them a blessing to carry a pain-loving cross. Heal patients, all patients in the world. A world of pandemics and incurable diseases. O Jesus, with the word, heal our diseases because you came to take it and let go. Prayer for Healing of Physical Diseases, Depression and Strong Sadness
O Heavenly Father, I thank you for having created me and saved me by your children. Thank you for giving me the healing of soul and body. To dispel the blessing of peace, love, reconciliation, and trust, and to appeal to my family, to the whole Church, and to the world. O Mary, seek forgiveness from the Father’s mercy for all that we need, soul and body. Amen.
Prayer for Healing of Physical Diseases, Depression and Strong Sadness
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