Jesus said “… Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14 cf. Mark 10:14, 18:16) Children must have been pretty important for Jesus to be quoted in three out of the four gospels. Indeed they are important and to be entrusted with children on this planet is one of the greatest honors that God gives to parents. We love them, we teach them, we discipline them and sometimes we must also witness their illness. That is when we pray the most for the children. Perhaps you need some prayers or Scriptures for a sick child. Take a look at these.
Prayers for a Sick Child
A Minor Illness
“Dear Heavenly Father, I entrust this dear child toYou as he/she suffers from what seems to be a (sickness name). Lord, I know (child’s name) is uncomfortable as he/she tries to rest. I also know that rest is so important to get beyond this minor sickness and to avoid progression to something more serious. Please give him/her the rest that they need. Lord, I lift (child’s name) up to You and know that You will perform Your perfect will for his/her recovery. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen”
A Chronic Illness
“Dear God, I pray for (child’s name) as he/she deals with this (specific illness) so often. I know You are the Master Healer and that You also provide times that are symptom free for this dear little one. Please comfort and protect this dear child during this hard time. Help them to know that they can come to You for the peace and health that only You can provide. Please be with the doctors as they continually study to find medicines and treatments that will comfort those that suffer from chronic illnesses. I leave this in Your precious hands oh God my Father. Amen”
A Severe or Death Threatening Illness
“Lord I come to You today to present (child’s name) to You. This very deadly sickness that is upon him/her is very sad to all who know and love him/her. I know that in times like this his/her Mommy and Daddy are in despair. Please keep them strong in You so that they can be a comfort to this dear little child. Please keep (child’s name) from being scared of what is happening all around him/her. I ask Your mercy so that pain would be minimal or nonexistence. I love this small and fragile little child. Bestow Your grace and peace to them and all who love them. I pray this in Jesus name, Amen.”
Healing and Encouraging Scriptures
God is Still on the Throne
Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. (Psalms 73:23-26)
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psalms 103:2-5)
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10)
Meditate Upon What You Know as Truth
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (Proverbs 4:20-22)
As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever. (Isaiah 59:21)
Even in the Valley
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise. (Jeremiah 17:14)
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)
God has a Plan
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14:1-3)
Even in the darkest of days our God is an awesome God and He will continue to bless us. Our life circumstances teach us and prepare us for times to come. I am reminded of this great passage, full of hope, from Paul:
Romans 5:3-5 “… but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”
Have you read this related prayer article?
10 Prayers for Help in Times of Need
Resources – The Holy Bible, King James Version, YouTube “Our God is an Awesome God” performed by Michael W. Smith, Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos. net
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Prayer for a Sick Child – God Who Cares and Loves Little Children
Prayer for a Sick Child
Loving Lord Jesus, You are the good Shepherd of the sheep and You are the One Who carries
the little lambs in Your arms and gently cares for those that are weak and afraid.
Lord it is so hard to watch a child in distress and feel helpless to aid them but
I pray Lord that You would safely carry this little child and tend to him/her as only You can.
I lift up this precious child to You and ask for Your healing power to permeate
through his/her frail body and return him/her to radiant health and strength.
Relieve all the symptoms of this unpleasant illness that have invaded this little body,
guard him/her against danger and may he/she respond to Your healing touch on his/her life.
Thank You that You are a God Who cares and loves little children and that
You hear and answer prayers. Keep this precious lamb enfolded in Your arms
and resting on Your bosom and raise him/ her back to full health I pray,
and we will give You all the thanks and praise for You alone are worthy. Amen
Bible Verses about Sick
Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water.
I will take away sickness from among you.
Exodus 23:25 | NIV |
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.
James 5:14-15 | NIV |
A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 | NIV |
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. 3 John 1:2 | NIV |
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3 | NIV |
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4 | NIV |
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy,
drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. Matthew 10:8 | NIV |
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Prayer for a Sick Child – God Who Cares and Loves Little Children