Prayer for a Newborn
This powerful prayer could be prayed from the time a couple realize that they are pregnant. Share this with parents and grandparents. Take it to every baby shower. Include it in baby gift packages. What effect would we see if every child was bathed in this kind of prayer?
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Father God, we come before you, the Creator of the Universe, the Creator of ________.
We bless you and praise you for the works of your hand. O God, you are mighty and full of wisdom. You have sent forth your Spirit and have created _______.
And we agree with you that _______ will change the face of the earth, as she changes the world of each of us who loves her. We thank you that you have given life to ______ and we welcome her. We speak to her and tell her she is loved and supported on her journey.
We speak to her and tell her of the wondrous deeds of her Creator. _____, the God of all Creation has formed your inward parts; He is weaving you in your mother’s womb. We give thanks to God for you are fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are God’s works and your soul knows it very well. Your frame was not hidden from God when you were made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. God’s eyes have seen your unformed substance and in God’s book is written all the days that have been ordained for you, when as yet there has not been one of them.
Father God has clothed you with skin and flesh and knitted you together with bones and sinews. He has granted you life and lovingkindness. God’s care is preserving your spirit. The Lord who made you and formed you in the womb will help you. Do not fear.
The word of the Lord comes to you, ______, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you are to be born I am setting you apart; I appoint you as a prophet to the nations.” But God, who has set you apart by the miracle of creation within your mother’s womb, now calls you through His grace. He is pleased to reveal His Son, Jesus to you that you might preach Him among your family.
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 is a prayer 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!
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.
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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 is an inspirational author, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus who loves to encourage others heart to heart. She has written 11 books and over 1700 other articles, greeting cards, and other inspirational pieces. Her daily devotional Daily in Your Presence is available for delivery through Crosswalk.com. You can find out more about Rebecca at www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com.
Additional resources for praying for healing
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.
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.
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Imagine – for one painful moment – that your doctor said, “Your daughter will never survive.” Just a couple weeks ago, a new father and mother heard these words. Does the prayer for healing work?
They didn’t have enough money to afford an operation for their newborn so they were forced to go to a community hospital in this third world country here in the Philippines. Many times people go to quack doctors because of expenses. Instead, go to a Christian with faith and give your healing prayer requests to God together!
Prayer for Healing for a Dying Baby
The parents were of age, and they had tried for 8 years to have a baby, and neither of them could stop crying. While witnessing to them, God spoke to me, “Their baby girl is going to live”. Then I told them this before I ever knew the baby was dying, nor did I know it was a baby girl. This is a very common situation here in the Philippines for people to die, because they don’t have money for a simple operation. The whole time I had a translator and wasn’t too concerned with the baby’s condition, GOD HEALS ANY SICKNESS! We lead the father and mother to Christ, and then proceeded to pray for their baby…
The baby looked premature, and sitting in a little box with oxygen pouring in. I noticed the entire time we were there that the baby never stopped crying. Though her health may have been bad, JESUS IS ABLE! We prayed and nothing drastic happened, but I had peace that we did exactly what God wanted us to do. Even though the baby was still crying, I knew God was working on her. I told the mother that her baby is going to live and she does not need to worry. She told us that if her baby lives, she would come to our church and give her testimony, as it would be a miracle!
The next Sunday, our team member who translated for me, got a text message saying, “My baby was released from the hospital! Praise God!” That baby is a walking miracle. There is no difference if you’re dying. GOD IS ABLE!
Watch this video of God healing all sorts of sickness, INCLUDING the deaf!