Gods prayers for the sick

Prayers for the Sick For a Sick Person

O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need: We humbly beseech thee to behold, visit and relieve thy sick servant N. for whom our prayers are desired. Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations of the enemy; and give him patience under his affliction. In thy good time, restore him to health, and enable him to lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory; and grant that finally he may dwell with thee in life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

or this:

Almighty and Eternal God,
You are the everlasting health of those who believe in You.
Hear us for Your sick servant (N…)
for whom we implore the aid of Your tender mercy,
that being restored to bodily health,
he may give thanks to You in Your Church.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

or this:

Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the Sick, we turn to You in this time of illness. O dearest Comforter of the Troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with Your gentle love, and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden. Dear God, we place our worries in Your hands. We ask that You restore Your servant to health again. Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge Your holy will and know that whatsoever You do, You do for the love of us. Amen.

Prayer for the Sick

Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed. Amen.

or this:

Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ.
Rest your weary ones.
Bless your dying ones.
Soothe your suffering ones.
Pity your afflicted ones.
Shield your joyous ones.
And for all your love’s sake. Amen.

Psalm for the Sick

O Lord, in your anger punish me not; in your wrath chastise me not. For your arrows have sunk deep in me; your hand has come down upon me. There is no health in my flesh because of your indignation; there is no wholeness in my bones because of my sin. For my iniquities have overwhelmed me; they are like a heavy burden, beyond my strength. Noisome and festering are my sores, because of my folly. I am stooped and bowed down profoundly; all the day I go in mourning. For my loins are filled with burning pains; there is no health in my flesh. I am numbed and severely crushed; I roar with anguish of heart. O Lord, all my desire is before you; from you my groaning is not hid. My heart throbs, my strength forsakes me; the very light of my eyes has failed me. For I am very near to falling; and my grief is with me always. Indeed, I acknowledge my guilt; I grieve over my sins. Forsake me not, O Lord; my God be not far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation. Let me know, O Lord, my end and what is the number of my days, that I may learn how frail I am. A short span you have made my days, and my life is as nought before you; only a breath is any human existence. Hear my prayer, O Lord, to my cry give ear; to my weeping be not deaf! For I am but a wayfarer before you, a pilgrim like all my fathers. Turn you gaze from me that I may find respite, ere I depart and be no more.

Taken from Psalms 37 and 38

Prayer for a Sick Friend

Dear Lord, You know my friend/family member so much better than I do. You know his/her sickness and the burden he carries. You also know his heart. Lord, I ask you to be with my friend now as you work in his life. Lord, let your will be done in my friend’s life. If there is a sin that needs to be confessed and forgiven, please help him to see his need and confess. Lord, I pray for my friend just as your Word tells me to pray, for healing, and for your will to be done. I believe you hear this earnest prayer from my heart and that you will do according to what you find best. I have faith in you, Lord, to heal my friend, but I also trust in the plan you have for his life and his sufferings. I ask that you look with mercy and grace toward my friend. Nourish his spirit and soul in this time of suffering and comfort him with your presence. Let my friend know you are there with him through this difficulty. Give him strength. And may you, through this difficulty, be glorified in his life and also in mine. Amen.

Prayer for the Sick and Seniors

All praise and glory are yours, Lord our God. For you have called us to serve you and one another in love. Bless our sick today so that they may bear their illness in union with Jesus’ sufferings and restore them quickly to health. Bless those who have grown old in your service and give them courage and strength in their faith. Lead us all to eternal glory. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

For Recovery from Sickness

O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to your servant N. the help of your power, that his sickness may be turned into health, and our sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

or this

O God of heavenly powers, by the might of your command you drive away from our bodies all sickness and all infirmity if this be according to your will. Be present in your goodness with your servant N., that his weakness may be banished and his strength restored; and that, his health being renewed, he may bless your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For a Sick Child

Heavenly Father, watch with us over your child N., and grant that he may be restored to that perfect health which it is yours alone to give; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

or this

Lord Jesus Christ, Good Shepherd of the sheep, you gather the lambs in your arms and carry them in your bosom: We commend to your loving care this child N. Relieve his pain, guard him from all danger, restore to him your gifts of gladness and strength, and raise him up to a life of service to you. Hear us, we pray, for your dear Name’s sake. Amen.

Before an Operation

Almighty God our heavenly Father, graciously comfort your servant N. in his suffering, and bless the means made use of for his cure. Fill his heart with confidence that, though at times he may be afraid, he yet may put his trust in you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

or this

Strengthen your servant N., O God, to do what he has to do and bear what he has to bear; that, accepting your healing gifts through the skill of surgeons and nurses, he may be restored to usefulness in your world with a thankful heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Strength and Confidence

Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your sick servant N., and give your power of healing to those who minister to his needs, that he may be strengthened in his weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Sanctification of Illness

Sanctify, O Lord, the sickness of your servant N., that the sense of his weakness may add strength to his faith and seriousness to his repentance; and grant that he may live with you in everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Health of Body and Soul

May God the Father bless you, God the Son heal you, God the Holy Spirit give you strength. May God the holy and undivided Trinity guard your body, save your soul, and bring you safely to his heavenly country; where he lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

For Doctors and Nurses

Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the study and practice of the arts of healing, and to the prevention of disease and pain. Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit, that by their ministries the health of the community may be promoted and your creation glorified; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thanksgiving for a Beginning of Recovery

O Lord, your compassions never fail and your mercies are new every morning: We give you thanks for giving our brother N. both relief from pain and hope of health renewed. Continue in him, we pray, the good work you have begun; that he, daily increasing in bodily strength, and rejoicing in your goodness, may so order his life and conduct that he may always think and do those things that please you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayers for use by a Sick Person For Trust in God

O God, the source of all health: So fill my heart with faith in your love, that with calm expectancy I may make room for your power to possess me, and gracefully accept your healing; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In Pain

Lord Jesus Christ, by your patience in suffering you hallowed earthly pain and gave us the example of obedience to your Father’s will: Be near me in my time of weakness and pain; sustain me by your grace, that my strength and courage may not fail; heal me according to your will; and help me always to believe that what happens to me here is of little account if you hold me in eternal life, my Lord and my God. Amen.

For Sleep

O heavenly Father, you give your children sleep for the refreshing of soul and body: Grant me this gift, I pray; keep me in that perfect peace which you have promised to those whose minds are fixed on you; and give me such a sense of your presence, that in the hours of silence I may enjoy the blessed assurance of your love; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

In the Morning

This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus. Amen.

Prayers to the Saints for the Sick Consecration of the Sick to Mary

O kind and good Mother,
whose own soul was pierced by the sword of sorrow,
look upon us while,
in our sickness,
we arraign ourselves beside you
on the Calvary where your Jesus hangs.

Dowered with the high grace of suffering,
and hopeful of fulfilling in our own flesh
what is wanting in our sharing of Christ’s passion,
on behalf of his Mystical Body, the Church,
we consecrate to you ourselves and our pain.
We pray that you will place them
on that Altar of the Cross to which Jesus is affixed.
May they be little victims of propitiation for our salvation,
for the salvation of all peoples.

O Mother of Sorrows,
accept this consecration.
Strengthen our hopeful hearts,
that as partakers of Christ’s sufferings
we may also share in his comfort now and for evermore.


Prayer to St. Gerard for a Sick Child

St. Gerard, who, like the Savior, loved children so tenderly and by your prayers freed many from disease and even death, listen to us who are pleading for our sick child. We thank God for the great gift of our son or daughter and ask him to restore our child to health if such be his holy will. This favor, we beg of you through your love for all children and mothers. Amen.

Prayer to St. Camillus

O glorious Saint Camillus, special patron of the sick and poor, thou who for forty years, with truly heroic charity, didst devote thyself to the relief of their temporal and spiritual necessities, be pleased to assist them now even more generously, since thou art blessed in heaven and they have been committed by the Holy Church to thy powerful protection.

Obtain for them from Almighty God the healing of all their maladies, or, at least, the spirit of Christian patience and resignation that may sanctify them and comfort them in the hour of their passing to eternity; at the same time obtain for us the precious grace of living and dying after thine example in the practice of divine love. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father.

Prayer to St. Peregrine for Sick Relatives and Friends

O great St. Peregrine, thou who hast been called “The Mighty,” “The Wonder-Worker” because of the numerous miracles which thou hast obtained from God for those who have had recourse to thee, thou who for so many years didst bear in thine own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more; thou who wast favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal thy affliction, ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of these sick persons whom we entrust to thee. (Pause here and silently recall the names of the sick persons for whom you are praying.)

Aided in this way by thy powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy. Amen.

Prayers to St. Jude for Special Intentions

St. Jude, glorious apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the person (who betrayed our Lord) has caused you to be forgotten by many, but the true Church invokes you universally as the Patron of things despaired of. Pray for me, who is so miserable; pray for me, that I may finally receive the consolations and the succour of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (ADD YOUR PERSONAL REQUEST HERE), and that I may bless God with the Elect Throughout Eternity.

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be Adored, Glorified, Loved and Preserved throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, please pray for me. Saint Jude, Worker of Miracles, please pray for me. Saint Jude, Helper of the Hopeless, please pray for me. Amen.

O most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, people honor and invoke you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, for I am so helpless and alone. Please help to bring me visible and speedy assistance. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (state your request) and that I may praise God with you always.

I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you by publishing this request. Amen.

Holy Saint Jude, Apostle and Martyr, Great in virtue and rich in miracles, Near kinsman of Jesus Christ, Faithful intercessor of all Who invoke your special patronage in time of need. To you I have recourse from the depths of my heart And humbly beg to whom God has given such great power To come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition, In return I promise to make your name known And cause you to be invoked. Saint Jude pray for me and all those who invoke your aid. Amen.

Prayers to St. Jude for Physical Healing

St. Jude, you witnessed the healing power of our Lord Jesus. You saw his compassion for the sick and dying. You yourself touched the sick, shared the sorrows of the mournful, and encouraged the despairing. You received this authority and healing power to work wonders, to cure the incurable, to make people whole. We ask you to intercede with our brother, Jesus, to send his saving grace to heal the sickness and suffering of N. to uplift his/her despondent spirits, and to instill hope in his/her hearts. Amen.

St. Jude, through prayer you praised God for the wonderful works of Jesus. You asked God for the strength to meet the challenges of your apostolate. You put your trust in God’s mercy, believing firmly that God loved you and understood your joys and sorrows, your hopes and fears, and your triumphs and failures. You understood that nothing is impossible for God. I ask you to pray for me now before the Most High so that I too might be filled with God’s saving power, understand God’s will for me and faithfully place myself in God’s loving hands.

St. Jude, you remained faithful to our Lord, even unto death. You gave your life so that others might live. You endured physical pain and emotional abandonment. But you gladly joined your sufferings to those of our Savior, Jesus, and thus shared in the redemption of the world. I ask you now to intercede with our brother, Jesus Christ on my behalf, so that I too can find strength in the face of my suffering. Help me to trust in God and put my life in his hands.

Litany of St. John of God

Lord, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.

Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary,
Pray for us.*
Saint John of God, who art our Father,*
St. John, who from thine infancy manifested such tenderness for the unhappy,*
St. John, faithful worker from thy youth,*
St. John, who didst understand the state of the poor and needy,*
St. John of God, who didst receive this name from the mouth of Our Lord,*
St. John, Man of Mercy, vowed to all kinds of good works,*
St. John, to whom God has confided the poor and little,*
St. John, who didst give liberally and with joy,*
St. John, who didst deliver the poor and save the destitute,*
St. John, feet of the lame,*
St. John, eyes of the blind,*
St. John, father of the needy,*
St. John, help of orphans,*
St. John, protector of virgins and widows,*
St. John, consoler of the afflicted,*
St. John, champion of the oppressed,*
St. John, physician for all complaints,*
St. John, joy of the sick,*
St. John, consolation of the dying,*
St. John, refuge of the miserable,*
St. John, furnace of charity,*
St. John, lover of chastity,*
St. John, meek and humble of heart,*
St. John, martyr by desire,*
St. John, model of patience,*
St. John, victim of penance,*
St. John, triumpher over demons,*

St. John, who didst merit the special assistance of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and of St. John the Evangelist,
Intercede for us.**
St. John, whom the Archangel Raphael often visited and helped,**
St. John, who didst expire on thy knees holding the crucifix,**
St. John, on the day of Judgment,**

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:
Have mercy on us, O Lord.

Pray for us, O our Father, Saint John of God.
That we may become your faithful imitators.

Let us pray:

Lord Jesus Christ, Who didst grant to Blessed John of God, our Patriarch and Thy faithful servant, so abundant a charity toward the poor, that he devoted himself to their service in becoming their Father: grant that we may serve Thy suffering members with a charity which may merit for us the reward of being united for ever in Heaven with Thee, our Divine Head, Who livest and reignest with the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost for ever and ever. Amen.

O glorious Saint John of God! Full of compassion and tenderness for the afflicted! Thou, who as a reward for thy charity, didst merit to minister to Jesus Christ under the appearance of a pilgrim: obtain for us the grace ever to see Jesus Christ in the person of our neighbor, so that we may be found worthy to receive the eternal bliss promised to those who serve the Divine Master in the person of the sick. Amen.

Prayer for a Sick Person Near Death

Almighty and Everlasting God, Preserver of souls, who dost correct those whom Thou dost love, and for their amendment dost tenderly chastise those whom Thou dost receive, we call upon Thee, O Lord, to bestow Thy healing. that the soul of Thy servant, at the hour of its departure from the body, may by the hands of Thy holy Angels be presented without spot unto Thee. Amen.

A Short Recommendation to God

Into the hands of Thy unspeakable mercy, O Lord, I commend my soul and body; my senses, my words, my thoughts, and all my actions, with all the necessities of my body and soul; my going forth and my coming in; my faith and conversation; the course and end of my life; the day and hour of my death; my rest and resurrection with the Saints and Elect. Amen.


God’s word is extremely powerful in overcoming illnesses that plague us. In an effort to give you the most relevant scripture, we have provided Prayer For The Sick in two forms. The first form is for people who are saved. The second form is for sickly people who are not saved or perhaps you are not sure about their status of salvation.

Prayer For The Sick (Who Are Saved)

Prayer For The Sick (Who Are Saved)Father God Almighty who sits in heaven on high, we love you and adore you and thank you for the abundant promises you have given us through Your Holy Word and through the act of salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Father because of your perfection, love, grace, and mercy, you gave us Jesus our direct access to you Father God. Because of You and Jesus’s sacrifice we have possession in the Earth of everything you said in the bible. Father God we believe your Word. We believe every consonant, vowel, punctuation to be your inspired word for us. We believe your word to be spirit and that through Jesus’s deeds, your love and your word that whatever we, as saved Christians confess with our mouths is true.

Proverbs 4:20-22
“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 (Lit. medicine) to all their flesh.”
And Father, we know that your word never returns void.

Isaiah 55:11 says
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

So Father we thank you for that. And although we know Jesus paid the price for our sins, we still must confess our sins to you so that we may be forgiven. So today Father I am asking for forgiveness of anything I have done to displease you. And I am forgiving those who have wronged me or my loved ones. Father God I ask that you help me to walk away from temptation and that my heart, mind, and soul are pure (pure to receive the abundant blessings such as healing). And Lord God, I am standing in agreement with you as a saved Christian and steward of your kingdom, that I AM HEALED! For your word says

Mark 11:24
“Therefore I say to you whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
Deuteronomy 7:15
“And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you.”
Mark 16:17-18
“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name . . . they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
Psalm 34:19
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.”
Jeremiah 30:17
“For I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, saith the Lord.”
Jeremiah 33:6
“Behold, I will bring you health and cure, and I will cure you, and will reveal unto you the abundance of peace and truth.”
Psalm 103:2-3
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who heals all thy diseases”
Exodus 23:25
“So you shall serve (worship) the Lord your God and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.”
Luke 10:19
“Behold, I give unto you power (authority) to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Isaiah 41:10
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

I believe you Lord God, for you are Lord Alone. You reign supreme. I love you and Jesus. I declare victory over this ailment. It is done. The battle is won. In Jesus mighty name! Amen

Prayer For The Sick (Who May Not Be Saved)

Father God, we love you so much. You are so perfect and so kind. God, thank you for everything. Thank you Father for blessing us even when we are not saved (for your love, mercy, grace, endures forever). We know that we are not worthy but that you have offered these gifts because you are Alpha and Omega. There is noone like you. You are our provider, our comforter. You give us strength in the midst of our sorrows. Thank you for never turning your back on us. Thank you for never forsaking us. Thank you Father, for Jesus Christ. And thank you Jesus for carrying out the will of Father God, even though you yourself were tempted, you did not fall to sin. Father God we ask that you touch either the person reading this prayer or the person for whom this prayer is being read. Touch their hearts so that they know you are real. Touch them with love and support that they won’t be able to handle. They will have to say there is a God supreme (the God of love, grace, mercy no matter the condition). Father God, we ask that anyone who is not saved be led to salvation. Help them to see that perhaps their ailment, their affliction is an opportunity to get one step closer to you. Help them to see that your word says that the only true access to you is through Jesus Christ. Lord God, help them to submit to your love. Help them to understand that without accepting Jesus Christ as your begotten son who came to earth to die on the cross for our sins, was resurrected to be in heaven with you so that all of us could have eternal life spiritually, that without the acceptance of Jesus as Lord and Savior they are not saved. They will not live eternally spiritually. Help them to understand that they will not see their loved ones when it is time for their spirits to leave their bodies if they do not accept you and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. But father, even if they do not, we are standing here today on their behalf. We will intercede for them, for they may be too sick to do so. So Father God we know that through Jesus Christ’s stripes we are all healed. We also know that your word is like no other. For your word is true and powerful. So we stand on behalf of anyone sick that they are HEALED in Jesus mighty name. We know that your word can not return void. So we use it today to declare and decree that satan must go NOW! In Jesus name. Satan you must go now because this house, this dwelling place, this body is a house of the most High God and you, Satan, must go. No weapon formed against us will harm us. In Jesus name. See Satan we know who we wrestle against, flesh and principalities. But By the Blood of Jesus, you must go. NOW! You will leave this place, we cast you out Satan. We rebuke you in the mighty name of Jesus. For God’s word says in:
Jeremiah 30:17
“For I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, saith the Lord.”
Isaiah 54:17
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment YOU shall condemn. This is the heritage (birthright) of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the LORD.”
Jeremiah 33:6
“Behold, I will bring you health and cure, and I will cure you, and will reveal unto you the abundance of peace and truth.”
Mark 11:24
“Therefore I say to you whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
Luke 10:19
“Behold, I give unto you power (authority) to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Mark 16:17-18
“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name . . . they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
Isaiah 41:10
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
1Thessalonians 5:23
“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Romans 8:31
“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us”
Matthew 7:7-8
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
I John 5:14-15
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”
Psalm 41:3 (Amplified Version)
“The Lord will sustain, refresh, and strengthen him on his bed of languishing; all his bed You will turn, change, and transform in his illness.”
Psalm 103:2-3
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who heals all thy diseases”
Psalm 107:19-20
“Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.”
Psalm 121:7-8 “The Lord shall preserve (keep) you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul (life). The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth and even forevermore.”
Mark 11:22-23
“And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
Isaiah 57:19
“I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.”
Job 22:26-28
“For then you will delight in the Almighty, and lift up your face to God. You will pray to Him, and He will hear you; and you will pay your vows. You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; and light will shine on your ways.
Nahum 1:7,9b
“The LORD is good, astronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him…. He will make an utter end of it. Affliction will not rise up a second time.”

Father God I believe everything your word says. Thank you for always being there in my time of need. Thank you for never forsaking me. Thank you and Jesus for everything. I love you in Jesus name. Amen



Are you suffering from illness right now? Do you have loved ones in the hospital because of sickness right now? God is with you and He has a plan for us all. This plan also involves us praying to Him in times of need. Here are 6 prayers you can pray for the sick.

It Came Out Of Nowhere

Father in Heaven,
You know the news I just received, for You know everything. Father, be with my dear brother in Christ. He just had a seizure and is on the way to the hospital. Only You know what is going on right now, Lord, and I pray that my friend may be healed of whatever is going on. Lord, I pray that this will be the only seizure he will have. Father, be with his wife and children. I know they are scared right now. Give them peace through this, Lord. You are the Great Physician, and I know Your hand is in this. I love You! Amen

It is so difficult to see a child sick. Take it to God in prayer.

Way Too Young

O Lord,
My baby boy is only 2. He has been diagnosed with cancer. Father, I don’t know how to handle this and this is more than I can handle. Father, I don’t want to live here without my son! Please, heal him! Lord, give the medical staff the wisdom to pinpoint the exact places to eradicate this disease from his body. Please, Lord, don’t let the cancer spread! Please, heal him! I am in a pit of despair and anguish over this. Lord, I need You now more than ever. I love You! Amen

The Dark Is Light To You

Blessed Father,
I am in utter darkness right now. Lord, the doctors don’t know what is wrong with me. I am scared. Lord, I love my husband and children. I am not ready to leave yet. I want to see many more joyous Christmases with them as we celebrate Jesus’ birth together. Father, please show the doctors where to look and what tests to give me. Lord, I want so badly to hold my children right now and I can’t! Please, heal this disease that has plagued me. Father, I miss being in my home with my family. I am thankful for the hospital staff with me and I pray that Your will be done in this. I love You, Lord! Amen

Everyday Sickness

I am in awe of all of the blessings you have given me! I thank you for my family and most of all for Jesus, my Savior! Father, please heal me quickly of this cold. I can’t breathe at night and I am not getting any sleep. Father, allow me to rest so I can feel refreshed and ready for tomorrow. I am drained when I come home from work and I just want to sleep. I want to spend time with my family but I am physically exhausted. Lord, I pray for a swift healing, so I can get back to loving on my family. I love You! Amen

My Grandpa

O Lord,
My grandpa has been one of the biggest influences of my life here. He read me stories about Jesus when I was very little. I have so many fond memories of him and he has been a solid example of Jesus to me. Lord, he is not doing well and I am fighting back the tears daily. Lord, I’m not ready for grandpa to leave for heaven. Father, if it is Your will, I pray that you would heal him. Father, You know what is best and I am at Your humble mercies. Please, if at all possible, heal my grandpa and allow us one more Christmas with him. I love You and I need You! Amen

The Poor and Malnourished

O Lord,
My heart goes out to all of the people in poverty stricken countries. Lord, countless numbers of men, women, and children die for lack of food and water. They are plagued with diseases and are in utter anguish daily. Father, I don’t know what I can do for them, but if there is something please show me! Lord, my heart breaks for those that need the bare necessities of life. Father, please be with those in need in those countries. Heal the sick there and help them find food. Lord, do You want me to take a missions trip? If so, I will because I know You will be with me. Lord, be with the poor and powerless and bring them out of the sickness they are in. I love You! Amen


I hope and pray that whether you are sick or someone you know is that God is with you. He hears your prayers and He has the power to heal. Pray to Him! Give Him your concerns! May God continue to bless you as you live a life worthy of the calling.

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Apr 19, 2012

Writing a verse-by-verse commentary has one serious disadvantage. It is inevitable that at some point a commentator would come upon a passage that he cannot teach from experience. I always try to teach what I have learned by experience, and not merely by Bible study and revelation. If I have “walked it out,” then I can teach with confidence, because I then believe that my view has been confirmed by the double witness and proved by experience.

Today, I have come to James’ teaching on prayer for the sick. I have some experience in this matter, but not enough to truly speak comfortably on this topic. It is something that I am still learning, and I am waiting on the Lord to see more divine healing in my ministry. Since our last conference in Manassas, VA a few weeks ago, I have been encouraged to see some movement in this area.

I understand that certain people have special spiritual gifts in this area (1 Cor. 12:9), but I read in James 5 that the elders of the Church are also called to pray for the sick. It is hard for me to believe that elders must all be endowed with the special gift of healing. It seems to me that their authority over sickness is more general and yet obviously includes the call to pray for the sick and expect to see people healed.  

James 5:13-16 says,

(13) . . . Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praises. (15) Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord, (15) and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

In June of 2004 a woman came to my office who was oppressed by evil spirits. These had caused many physical and psychological problems, dating to her early life when her parents had dedicated her to Satan as part of a high-level Masonic ritual. When I took authority over that evil spirit and cast it out, a great weight lifted from her shoulders. Then I prayed for her healing as well. Her deaf ear was healed, and she was suddenly no longer color blind.

She had had these problems for 27 years, but went away rejoicing. Later that day, after she had eaten supper, I learned that for the first time in 27 years she was able to eat normally without spilling food everywhere. She showed me her heavily-stained placemat with the round clean spot in the middle where her plate would sit. No longer would they have to sweep the floor after each meal, for now she could put the food in her mouth without spilling.

When people have sickness that is caused by spiritual forces, it is quite easy to heal. All one has to do is to cast out those evil spirits, and the diseases easily leave with them. I have seen this other times in the past. But to pray for healing from a disease not caused by an evil spirit is something that is largely beyond my experience.

I recall once being engaged in spiritual warfare for nearly a full week. This did not involve demonic possession per se. I was out of town during that time, and did not realize that my wife back home had become very sick as soon as the warfare began. When the warfare was complete, and the battle was won, my wife was suddenly healed completely. She had borne the main burden of the battle without my knowledge, and this ended the moment the battle was won. This could be seen as an example of healing that I have seen personally, but it, too, was through extraordinary circumstances.

I have yet to see a personal example of clear and dramatic healing apart from group prayer. Though I expect this to change at some point soon, I would appreciate your continued prayer for me and this ministry, that we would be fully equipped to do the work that lies ahead.

Certainly, I have seen people healed when they called for the elders of the Church to pray for them and anoint them with oil. I have even participated in those group prayers. Such examples are important and helpful, but it is not the same as seeing results from one-on-one prayer.

James 5:15 says that the prayer of faith will not only restore and heal the sick but also “if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.” What is the connection between sickness and sin? Once again, we must turn to the Gospel of Matthew in order to understand what James meant. We read in Matt. 9:2-7,

(2) And behold, they were bringing to Him a paralytic, lying on a bed; and Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, “Take courage, My son, your sins are forgiven.” (3) And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This fellow blasphemes.” (4) And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, “Why are you thinking evil in your hearts? (5) For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise up and walk’? (6) But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”–then He said to the paralytic–“Rise, take up your bed, and go home.” (7) And he rose and went home.

There is little doubt that James had studied this passage many times and that his words in 5:15 were his own commentary on the Gospel account. All sickness is rooted in Adam’s sin, and the world condition has only gotten progressively worse since then as unforgiven sin has accumulated over time. Christ’s death on the cross resolved this root problem, for we read in 1 John 2:2,

(2) And He Himself is the expiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

Isaiah 53:5 prophesied,

(5) But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed.

Peter, who was James’ close associate, wrote in 1 Peter 2:24,

(24) and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

Jesus healed on the basis of His own death on the cross–even before He went to the cross. We look back on that historic event, and this is the basis of our call to pray for the sick. In other words, His death on the cross paid the penalty not only for Adam’s sin, but for all the sin of the world, as John tells us. This gives believers authority to heal the sick.

As agents of Christ in this world, we also have the authority to forgive sin. It is not that we ourselves forgive sin, but rather that we do what our Father does, and we speak what our Father speaks. If we are spokesmen for Him, then we are called to give voice to His verdicts that come from the throne of God. If we have the ability to hear His voice, then we not only have the right, but also the responsibility to speak what we have heard.

This responsibility is mandated in the law itself, which commands witnesses to testify in the divine court (Lev. 5:1). It is the same law by which the apostles overrode the injunction of the Sanhedrin in Acts 4:15-20. Thus also, in this matter of healing and forgiveness, as well as in any other matter where we have truly heard the voice of God, we are required to bear witness to Him by speaking His words and doing what we see Him do. I have experience in this area of law, but less experience in its application to healing. Nonetheless, I know that it is applicable.

The key seems to be that the words we speak cannot be our own words, nor can the deeds be our own. They must be the words and deeds of Jesus Christ Himself operating through us by faith and through the power of the Holy Spirit.


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