Prayer for encouragement and 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.
Amen.
~ 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

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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prayer for encouragement and healing

The topic of encouragement especially when centered around religion is intricate. Beloved—here, we explain with details how prayer and encouragement come together to form our topic for today called “Prayer of Encouragement”.

Motivational Quote: Be like Barnabas the son of encouragement

Ask for the definition of encouragement and you’ll get a cliché like “Encouragement is the action of giving an individual support and it can be called motivation”. Regardless of the words and language you use though, God completely understands you. Now, how can you define encouragement as a child of the Lord? You can define it as the motivational speech that our Father (God) gives us through the ambience of his all-encompassing energy. It encourages and guides us in all the actions we’re to take in life. An example of what we mean is in the Book of Exodus. Specifically, Chapter 17, verse 11.

 It says “As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.”

In the verse above, God used Moses as His vessel to encourage the Israelites and as seen from the verse above, they won when God encouraged them. And likewise that, you will also win whenever God encourages and fights your battles for you.

How to fully use these prayers

2 Chronicles 30:22

“Then Hezekiah spoke encouragingly to all the Levites who showed good insight in the things of the LORD So they ate for the appointed seven days, sacrificing peace offerings and giving thanks to the LORD God of their fathers.”

The Holy Church of Sepulcher advises you to always use short morning prayers as breakfast every day like the Levites in the verse above.

This Prayer of encouragement is for who?

Your prayers of encouragement might be for your friend(s), a job, your day, family, love interest, Church, etcetera. Essentially, this prayer is for anyone and everyone you can think of (yourself included). Why is this so? We all simply need a pat on the back. This reassures us of our existence and importance in life. And if you ask us, there’s no one better to encourage/reassure us than our Creator Himself—Lord, Jesus Christ. In acknowledgement of that, here are the beautiful motivational prayers that you can use daily (morning, noon, and evening). 

Prayer of encouragement in your faith

Father Lord God, the mightiest of the above and the divine creator of all. We firstly want to thank you for the past days we’ve lived—how you kept us far from harm’s way and sheltered our family. We also want to thank you for uplifting us when we were in doubt of your power and we hope you’ll continue to do so. Lord, like every day, we ask you to renew our faiths in you and never let us waver from our path to Your Kingdom. We will not, by Your grace, fall to any temptation and we’ll stand valiantly as Your sons and daughters in the face of sin. We thank you for the opportunity to have this prayer this morning/night and we exalt your name.

Amen. 

Prayer of encouragement for a friend

Lord Jesus, I have a friend who’s in need of your help. He/she has been discouraged due to one issue or the other and is now suffering from depression. I’m concerned about what he or she will do if left in this state so I pray you uplift and rejuvenate his/her spirit oh Lord. Father be with him/her and solve his/her problems because it’s within your power to do so. You’re the omniscient and omnipotent God who delivered the Israelites from the hands of the Pharaoh. You know what she’s passing through even more than him/her. So, I pray Lord Christ, that you grant him/her the necessary strength and support to pull through these circumstances. Thank you for this miracle oh Lord and we appreciate the upcoming testimonies—in Jesus Name I pray.

Amen.

Prayer of encouragement, support, and strength for the family

God, as we stand before you today as a congregation, we pray for the sake of this family. We hope, oh Lord, that you empower us with your support and be our pillar of strength. Lord Jesus, we want you to encourage this family as a whole in our times of need. We’re absolutely nothing without you but we’re everything when we stand with you. So, Jesus, be with our souls and once more, give us encouragement in the form of peace, unity, and blessings.

Prayer of encouragement to start the day

Heavenly Father, I thank You for the grace You granted me through the night. You paved a good day yesterday and I worked with Your blessings on me. But now, today is a new day Lord and I need your divine favour. So, as Your presence uplifts me and Your words provides courage when needed. I likewise ask for Your encouragement in our faith to You—so as to be before You tomorrow and talk once again with Your divine being. Thank You for hearing us today—we glorify Your name. Amen. 

Prayer of encouragement for healing

Father God, Your divine touch is needed in our lives. A simple touch of the hem of Your garment by the woman in Matthew 9:20 completely healed her of her ailment. We pray not to touch Your garment only Lord. We want You to embrace us and encourage our body, soul, and mind to heal in Your divine shelter. You are the most divine in all of Heavens and we need You to take charge. Exaltations we’ll give after our miracles oh Lord—thank You for our answered prayer, Amen. 

Bible Verses:

Main Verse: Therefore comfort one another with these words (1 Thessalonians 4:18).

The Words:

Psalm 16:8

I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

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.

1 Corinthians 4:16

Therefore I exhort you, be imitators of me.

Isaiah 35:3-4

Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. Say to those with anxious heart, “Take courage, fear not Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you.”

Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

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by Raphael (Chapel Hill, NC)

Saint Jude, I do believe in faith and have the tenacity to continue to pursue my goal(s) of becoming a dentist. I’m working and I do have responsibilities–to include attending school on a part-time basis to complete my requirements for graduate school.

Saint Jude, I feel all alone. I do not get any encouragement from my family, but only from a few friends. I sometimes feel discouraged and no longer want to continue. To me, perseverance is the key. But it would be a great feeling of having my family give me support and that “extra” push that I so desperately need.

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