Group prayer for healing

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!

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

Dear God,
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 – Helpful guiding words for praying over physical, spiritual and emotional healing. 

Healing Bible Verses

Proverbs 4:20-22
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.

Psalm 107:19-20
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. 

Jeremiah 17:14
Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. 

Mark 5:34
He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

James 5:16
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. 

More Healing Scripture

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group prayer for healing

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This prayer for healing was composed and used by Kathy Melville when she needed a cancer healing prayer while undergoing chemotherapy.  It can be used as a prayer for cancer patients, a prayer for those suffering chronic illness, a prayer for those undergoing long recovery periods or can be used as a healing service prayer for groups.

Prayer for Healing

Heavenly Father, as the week comes to a close I rest assured in your blessings.  You provide peace and I stand on your promises. For you have not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7.   

We are open and receptive to your mighty healing presence and power. Like a theta wave you awaken in us, healing forces, connecting us to your constructive, creative, powers which reside in us.

For God so loved the world that he sent his only Son, Christ Jesus. Those who believe in him shall not perish but shall have eternal life. John 3:16. We press forward with courage and boldness and we accept you as our Savior, Almighty Redeemer. We accept your spiritual authority over our lives and life itself on earth and in heaven.

No one has power over the wind to restrain the wind, or power over the day of death. Ecclesiastes 8:8. You parted the seas, revealed your name to us—Yahweh, I am who I am, from a burning bush.  Provided manna in the wilderness and guided your people day and night.

Who is like you Majestic in holiness, Awesome in splendor, doing wonders? Exodus 15:11.  Your presence is with us now and always, releasing our innermost being to recognize that we have an inheritance with you. In Christ our inheritance is the gift of the Holy Spirit. We receive the power of your spirit to create in us a clean heart, that we may be pleasing to you. 

We ask that you fill us with your grace and mercy. Draw near to us that we may stand in your presence. In your presence there is freedom and deliverance.  You made us alive together with Christ-by grace we have been saved through faith and this is your precious gift. Ephesians  2:1-8     

As we walk with you, through all our challenges this week, bless us with wisdom, and strength to keep trying, knowing that all things are possible through you.    We trust you to comfort us and restore us to perfect peace.  We cast out anxiety, excuses, shame, thoughts of unfulfillment, distress, fear and any circumstances which restrain us from completing your perfect will.

Forgive us for any sins which have caused us to depart from you.  Forgive us for any doubt or unbelief; I believe you are the Healer, Mighty Counselor and Physician.

Release in us joy and peace. For you have promised a river that flows from your temple, overflowing with healing. Ezekiel 47:1-2.  You have promised a fountain of living water that refreshes the deepest part of our being, restoring our relationship with you.  Perfect health is continually restored.

We praise you Father for who you are, and our living hope in Christ Jesus!  I give thanks for harmony and health.  Going forward, I recognize that I must renew my mind daily, rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, be obedient like a child, not conformed to the desires I formerly had in ignorance.  Love one another deeply from the heart.  Seek truth and wisdom.  

We ask this believing with all our hearts that health and vitality is the precious gift you give to us now. We praise and rejoice that our bodies are responding with strength, wholeness and perfect health.  This is your will, my Divine heritage, thanking you in advance for answering our prayer.


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Prayer when cancer reoccurs

Copyright Kath Melville 2012.  All rights reserved.

Dear all,

I would like to share this beautiful video of an example of how we organize a group prayer for the healing of bodies and minds in roman-catholic Paris-based church Saint Nicolas des Champs. Each Thursday evening since approximately 20 years around 1000 people come from Paris & France… and sometimes also from the rest of Europe and the rest of the world. During this prayer, the Lord gives many blessings, healings and miracles.

If you have other testimonies on how you organize such a group prayer in your city it could be interesting.

In Christ,

Prayer for Protection and Healing

 Heavenly Father, I praise and thank you for all you have given me. Please cover me with the protective, precious blood of your Son, Jesus Christ, and increase your Holy Spirit in me with His gifts of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, hunger for prayer, guidance and discernment to help me know your will and surrender to it more completely.

Father please heal my negative emotions and any wounds in my heart and spirit. Send the sword of your Holy Spirit to sever and break all spells, curses, hexes, voodoo and all negative genetic, inter-generational and addictive material, past, present or to come, known or unknown, against me, my relationships and family, finances, possessions and ministry. Father I forgive and I ask forgiveness for my sins and failings and I ask that my whole person, body and mind, heart and will, soul and spirit, memory and emotions, attitudes and values lie cleansed, renewed and protected by the most precious blood of your Son Jesus Christ.

In the name, power, blood and authority of Jesus Christ I bind and break the power and effect in or around me of any and all evil spirits who are trying to harm me in any way and I command these spirits and their companion spirits in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit to leave me peacefully and quietly and go immediately and directly where Jesus commands them and never again return to me or my family.

            Dear Holy Spirit please fill up any void in me to overflowing with your presence and great love. All this Father I pray in the name of Jesus Christ by the guidance of your Holy Spirit. Amen

A Prayer for the Family

 Lord Jesus, I ask you to touch and bless all the members of my family. Pour out your life, your love and your joy upon each and every one of us. Protect my family from all harm – physical, spiritual and emotional. Send your Holy angels to be with us as we go through the day.

Forgive me if I have rashly judged any member of my family. Replace my judgment with compassion and understanding. If any family member has hurt me, help me to forgive them with love and compassion. If I need to say something to someone by way of correction, please show me how to do it so that it leads to healing and a better relationship. Give me the grace to listen calmly to any corrections directed at me.

Show me the blessings that have come to me through my family, and give me the love, discipline and humility to pray for them as often as possible.

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for my family. Immerse us with the power of Your Holy Spirit. Fill our minds with Your light; fill our bodies with Your health; fill our wills with Your guidance; fill our hearts with Your compassion; and above all, fill us with Your own love for people, and for Your creation. Make us like Jesus in every possible way. Amen.

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