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.
More Healing Scripture
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It’s been a medical nightmare. My mom has been in and out of the hospital, for pneumonia that could, and should, have been prevented. She is back in again as of tonight. I, meanwhile, have been feeling exhausted, depleted, and tied up in a knot with anxiety and fear. And after a full week of fighting sickness, I got sick enough that I am now on antibiotics. I’ve decided that what I need to do now, for both my mom’s and my sake, is to stay put and take care of myself and pray and heal and send love and positive healing energy to my mom. On that note, I’m asking everyone in the world with positivity to share, to send some my mom’s way. Please pass it on. I believe in the power of prayer. I have seen it work for her before.
I thank you, Heavenly Father, for opening my eyes today. You have blessed me with another chance to breathe again. You have surrounded me with people who are always there for me. I thank you for health and strength and for your daily guidance in my life.
Deuteronomy 23:14 For the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you.
Heavenly Father, my heart reaches out to the single moms. Please help and guide them. Protect them from evil. Bless them with the necessary finances so they can take good care of their family.
May they be able to sustain their children’s needs with love and guidance throughout their lives. Each and every day, fill their cupboards with food and their closets with clothes. Fulfill their daily needs.
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Dear Heavenly Father, I ask that you lift up every single mom who is struggling right now. I believe your love is everlasting and faithful.
Have mercy on these independent moms and their children. Send them help from Zion and fulfill their requests. Let an abundance of the fruits of the Holy Spirit pour out to them and their families.
Touch the hearts of all who come across them. Use them, heal them and allow them to heal others through your power of healing.
Increase their finances so they can afford their food, clothing, and shelter. Fill them with love and compassion so that they can allow be an example for their children and lead them to you.
Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
In your unfailing love, deliver them from their anxieties, loneliness, troubles, and pain. Show them your loving kindness, for you are worthy. Break every chain in their lives and bind and cancel out every lie and contract from the enemy. You did not die in vain, Lord. You are great!
Prosper these single moms in whatever they do, water their seeds and continue to allow them to flourish. Allow them to take refuge in you. Shield them with your wings. Keep their lamps fueled with fire and a door open that no man, devil or demon can close.
Surround them with your army of angels and let these angels be their protective shield as well. Command your angels to guard them each and every day in their homes as well as on the streets. And with your sword, block off every attack from the enemy.
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Blessings of the Holy Spirit
Let your Holy Spirit fill their hearts and set a guard over it. Let the Holy Spirit also guide them in areas of their lives where they need answers or comfort. Bind, cancel and remove all people from their lives who are harmful for their walk with you.
Direct their paths and keep them from the hour of tribulation. It will bring great joy to my heart to see these single moms and their families and friends rise up in the clouds on the day of your return and enter your gates with thanksgiving as you crown them with your love and the reward of your everlasting kingdom.
Thank you, Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit for everything you have done and also your angels up in heaven who I love. I know you have heard my request and it has arrived to you. Immediately pour out your blessings, in your faithfulness, deliver us.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
And Lord, tonight as they lay their head down to sleep take all her anxieties and pain away and replace it all with your peace. Lord, please give them peace of mind and help to renew their mind to forget all the pain in their heart, in Jesus name, Amen.