Last updated: January 4, 2018
Prayers for healing can illustrate firsthand the incredible power of prayer. Through prayer for the sick and poor in health, we can find comfort in the most trying of times. Use these prayers, and keep them in your heart so they can remind you of God’s nearness.
The following prayers have been curated by pastors and clergy, while some come from rare, out-of-print prayer books.
God has been in the business of answering prayers for healing for a long time. Use these prayers as examples, and submit your own public prayer request at the bottom of this page.
- 1 Renew My Mind, Body and Soul
- 2 To Heal a Friend
- 3 A Prayer for Healing a Loved One
- 4 A Prayer to Jesus for Healing
- 5 A Prayer Against Disease
- 6 My Lighthouse of Hope
- 7 A Prayer for Doctor’s Wisdom
- 8 A Prayer to Ease Pain
- 9 What does the Bible say about healing?
- 10 Prayer Request: Post Your Own “Prayers for Healing”
- 11 Recent prayer requests…
- 12 Here are 10 Prayers for Healing you can use today to speak life and hope into your situation.
- 13 1. A Prayer for Personal Healing
- 14 2. A Short Prayer for Healing for Friends
- 15 3. A Prayer for Healing and Grace
- 16 4. A Prayer for Healing Sick Family and Friends
- 17 5. A Prayer to Heal the Hurt
- 18 6. A Prayer for Forgiveness
- 19 7. A Prayer for Those Who Feel Wounded
- 20 8. A Prayer to Heal a Struggling Relationship
- 21 9. A Prayer for When Time Doesn’t Heal a Broken Heart
- 22 10. A Prayer to Heal from Depression
- 23 How to Pray for Healing – Max Lucado
- 24 Healing Bible Verses
Renew My Mind, Body and Soul
Lord, I come before you today in need of your healing hand.
In you all things are possible. Hold my heart within yours, and renew my mind, body, and soul.
I am lost, but I come to you with grace.
You gave us life, and you also give us the gift of
infinite joy. Give me the strength to move forward on the path you’ve laid out for me.
Guide me towards better health, and give me the wisdom to identify those you’ve placed
around me to help me get better.
In your name I pray, Amen.
To Heal a Friend
Think, o God, of our friend who is ill, whom we now commend to Your compassionate regard.
Comfort him upon his sickbed, and ease his suffering. We beg for deliverance, and submit
that no healing is too hard for the Lord, if it be His will.
We therefore pray that You bless our friend with Your loving care, renew his strength,
and heal what ails him in Your loving name.
Thank You, Lord.
A Prayer for Healing a Loved One
All our times are in Thy hand.
All diseases come at Thy call, and go at Thy bidding.
Thou redeemest our life from destruction, and crownest us with loving kindness and tender mercies.
We bless Thee, that Thou hast heard prayer, and commanded deliverances for our friend and
Thy servant, who has been under Thine afflicting hand.
He (or she) was brought low, but Thou hast helped him (her).
May he (she) not only live, but declare the works of the Lord!
As Thou hast delivered his eyes from tears, his feet from falling, and his soul from death,
may he daily inquire:What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits towards me,and
resolve to offer unto Thee the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and to call upon the name of the Lord.
May we ever remember that recovery is only a reprieve and
that some day we will go to our rest in the Lord.
May we therefore secure the righteous path and live with eternity ever in our view.
A Prayer to Jesus for Healing
Dear Lord, You are the Just judge, Holy and True. You are the Most High God. You give us life.
You hold all power in your hands.
You are the Mighty one from God who carries the world, and is ruler over all the earth.
You Oh Most Blessed One are the giver of life. In you are only good things.
In you is mercy and love. In you is healing of the nations.
In you is freedom of worry and freedom of pain.
Lord Almighty, You loved us so much. You were sent from your Father,
sent to save us from destruction. We truly can never make it to Heaven without the help of Jesus the Son,
who was sent to earth to help us.
You, Lord are full of mercy and grace, please forgive us for our faults.
Lord Jesus, in you all healing is performed. You Lord are the miracle worker.
In your Spirit, your gift of healing is alive. In you Lord we can put our trust that you can heal us,
and protect us from the enemy, and death of our soul.
You, Lord are miracle worker for the sick, and for the lost souls.
You, Lord forgive us and save us from condemnation. You cleanse us and make us born again new.
You give us a clean heart full of peace. You Lord are the Light.
In You is all truth. Your way Lord is the way to Heavenly Hope.
Your hands Lord created the universe. You Lord are the True giver of Life.
Every child is a miracle of Life. Life rests in Your Hands.
Wrap us as a close knit family, draw us near to you Lord, and bind us with your Loving Hands.
Let us be drawn closer to You. You are the Vine, dear Lord and we are the branches.
You carry all knowledge and all power. You Lord are our medicine. Your Words Lord are Truth and Life.
Help us put our trust in You. You Lord are the greatest physician.
You heal, You protect, You care, You love, You are kind, You are patient,
You are thoughtful, You are strength. You Lord are our Creator.
You know our thoughts, our sighings and our cryings and every hair on our head.
You are Wonderful and make all good things for us. Heal us Lord, if it be Your will.
A Prayer Against Disease
Lord, Your scripture says that you heal all diseases and whoever believes in You will not perish but have an everlasting life. Strengthen me, Lord, in this time of illness. Sustain him as he lays sick in his bed. When You were on Earth, you did all things good and healed all kinds of sickness.
You healed those who had diseases. You died and rose for our sins and that we may have eternal life, Lord. I believe in my heart that You are here with us today and that with Your most holy power will remove all sicknesses and evils that roam the earth. Let it be done in Your glory, Lord.
We praise and glorify Your name, Amen.
My Lighthouse of Hope
Most gracious and loving Father, I want to thank You for all the blessings Youve given me, my family and friends and all those I hold dear.
Thank You Lord for giving me another day to see the beauty of your creations. You know the state of crisis that I am in now Lord. I want to be of use again to You, Lord. In the time of my hospitalization, You Lord remain as my rock and my anchor.
You stand as my lighthouse giving me hope. I pray Lord that you will heal me soon.
In Jesus name, Amen.
A Prayer for Doctor’s Wisdom
Dear Lord, Guide my doctor’s hands and give him wisdom.
Show him the way and help him to heal me.
I put my faith in you and the medical professionals that you have brought to me.
A Prayer to Ease Pain
Almighty Father, Thank you for your love, grace and mercy. I pray that my discomforts will turn to comforts, my pains to gains, my deprivation to more blessings, my losses to profits, my tear to smiles, my sorrows to pleasures, my illness to wellness, my debts to credits and my dreams to realities.
As the scripture said “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” And he “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
I trust in you Lord and in you alone to heal me with any form of skepticism towards blessing that you will be employed upon me. I trust, Lord, that this agony and suffering that is only in my head, will come to end and positivism will shine upon me as I read, hear, study and preach the truth in the Bible.
What does the Bible say about healing?
“Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he binds up; he shatters, but his hands heal.”
“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospelof the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.”
“And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spoke unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.”
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous man is effective and has great strength.”
Often times, it is good to look towards the scriptures for truth and understanding of this world. Click here to read more Bible verses about Healing or Life.
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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 10 Prayers for Healing you can use today to speak life and hope into your situation.
1. 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
2. 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.
3. 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
4. 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
5. A Prayer to Heal the Hurt
Father, help me get my focus back on you. I know I need to stop dwelling on my hurts and frustrations. Help me be faithful in prayer and put my hope in you. May the Holy Spirit guide and comfort and strengthen me. In Jesus’ name, Amen. ~ Living Free Every Day Devotional
6. A Prayer for Forgiveness
Dear God, I’m sorry for my sin. I ______________ (what you did), which was a sin against you, as well as a sin against __________ (who you hurt). Please help me turn from this behavior. I will begin ________________ (how you’ll change) instead of what I have done. Please forgive me and help me to grow in my relationship to you and _________, whom I’ve hurt. Thank you for your love and mercy. Thank you for forgiving me and choosing to forget my sin. In Jesus’ name, Amen. ~ Sue Schlesman
7. A Prayer for Those Who Feel Wounded
Dear God, We feel wounded, betrayed, and brokenhearted. We wonder sometimes if we can ever fully recover from the deep hurt we feel inside. Thank you that you know what we’ve been through and the struggles we still carry. Help us to forgive. Help us to let go. We know that we can move forward with you in peace and freedom. We pray for those who have hurt us right now, and ask for your power to work mightily within their lives. We leave them in your hands and find our comfort and strength in your spirit.
Thank you that you understand all that we’ve faced, that you see and you care. We ask that when the enemy taunts us with lies and tries to bring up the hurt of the past, you would silence his voice and allow us to walk free. We bring you all the stuff that he would use to try to trap us or stop us – the pain, the past, the mistakes, the struggles. And we lay it at your feet, again. Thank you for your healing, for your grace, for your hope. Thank you that you have set us free and will not waste the pain that we’ve carried. We look forward to the greater good and purpose you will bring through this struggle.
We love you Lord, we need you, we trust you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Debbie McDaniel
8. A Prayer to Heal a Struggling Relationship
Dear God, I struggle in my relationship with ______. I need You to give me wisdom on how to love ____ well. You are my shield and defender. Show me how, when and where to erect boundaries in our relationship. I believe You are my healer and I trust You to guard my heart and mind. I need Your specific directions on how to interact with ______.
I want to love _____ with a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (1 Timothy 1:5) I forgive ______ for hurting me and forgive me for ______. Help me to love ______ courageously. Fill me with Your truth and compel me to fearlessly tell the truth with love. Let Your perfect love cast out all of my fears related to our relationship. I surrender what I think our relationship should be. Please transform it so that it honors You. In Jesus, I pray. Amen ~ Jennifer O. White
9. A Prayer for When Time Doesn’t Heal a Broken Heart
Lord, please heal my broken heart. Fill me with the peace and joy I know can only come from You during this hard time. Walk closely beside me during my journey to healing and recovery that I know is possible through Your power alone. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Tracie Miles
10. A Prayer to Heal from Depression
Lord, it seems as if my world has collapsed, hurling me into a deep, dark pit. I come to you in complete surrender. I am desperate for you, helpless and afraid. Please lift me out of this pit and show me the way, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen ~ Mary Southerland
How to Pray for Healing – Max Lucado
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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I have spent most of my life searching for “IT,” trying to answer those oh-so-big questions like “Who am I?” and “What am I called to do?” Coming up with answers to these questions, while balancing motherhood, career, friendships, and more can feel impossible.
Do you ever spend so much time taking care of everyone else that you forget to take care of yourself?
Without the time to think about answers to those oh-so-big questions, we find ourselves feeling sad, unworthy, and unloved. I felt that way for years. Fear and self-doubt flourish when we don’t care for our spiritual needs. When life throws us curveballs, we tend to grip the reins even harder, trying to keep control. We let our fear paralyze us and steal our peace.
Do you ever feel like you are barely keeping your head above water?
Stop! Just stop. Stop treading water. Take the Lord’s hand, climb out of the survival mentality, and start thriving! You are not ordinary; you are chosen. I want to encourage you to break out of this earth-curse system and to step into God’s . He will help you ride those waves of circumstance with a smile on your face and joy in your heart.
(link: text: You can have peace) if you can see life through God’s perspective. He has a purpose for your life that includes confidence, prosperity, love, and fulfillment.
The Key to Emotional Freedom
Emotions can be scary things, especially sadness and fear; they make us vulnerable, and that is not a great feeling. Trust me, I’ve been there. Let me tell you something I’ve learned. Usually, the harder we fight it, the further and faster we fall into depression. (link: text: If we have the courage to face our fears), we open ourselves up to God’s amazing healing, and we come to know the truth: we are God’s beloved, NO MATTER WHAT! God’s love and forgiveness may be hard concepts for you to understand, especially if your parents were not very loving and accepting, but they are God’s free gifts that are available to you.
Emotional wounds are not life sentences. Sadness is not our enemy. It can be a sign telling you there is an area that needs healing. If you let fear steal your joy, how can you give to others? How can you have a peaceful life? How can you have healthy relationships?
I want to arm you with tools that will help you receive spiritual healing for your emotional wounds, tools that will help you silence the enemy’s voice that tells you, “You are broken.” God will heal your hurting heart!
Surviving is not God’s plan for you; God will help you win your spiritual battles. He has a purpose for you. He wants you to thrive.
Learning to Forgive Yourself
How can you receive God’s love and all His blessings for your life if you don’t love yourself? I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can be my own worst enemy. For years, I didn’t feel “good enough” if my performance wasn’t perfect. Self-esteem, or lack of, is one of the biggest obstacles I see in women. Their values are tied up in what they do, and what they have or don’t have. They have forgotten who they are in Christ. (link: text: Low self-worth leads to depression, anxiety, addiction, and unhealthy relationships.)
You may have been raised by a mother who had the very same beliefs and feel helpless to undo patterns that have endured for generations. You may feel lost and bound in shame because of past decisions, (link: text: like I did years ago.)
How do I turn self-hatred into confident self-worth?
- Step One: Realize that you can’t fix these things. God is the one who will fix it!
- Step Two: Give yourself to God, and He will wash away your sin and teach you a new law.
- Step Three: Sit in His presence. God has so much to tell you.
I “GET IT” and “IT” didn’t come by buying a new cosmetic or purse or hiring a trainer so I could look like a Hollywood star. It came when I received God’s love into the depths of my being, and it saturated my soul. It remains the greatest intimacy I have ever known. And it never stopped! It’s still working in me today.
God wants to bless you with emotional healing and reveal His amazing purpose for your life.
Learning to Forgive Others
How do we forgive what we can’t forget? (link: text: What do we do when we get out feelings hurt?)
First, we need to understand that forgiveness is not easy. Anger is usually our first response. Our hot-headed warrior, pride, comes out to defend our honor with guns blazing, but pride and forgiveness cannot coexist because the foundation of forgiveness is humility. I know it takes great courage, strength, and humility to forgive. Many times, I have been humbled by how important forgiveness is.
As my husband, Gary, and I started seeing great fruit in our lives, we were able to pay off debt and buy land to build a house on. Shortly after we began construction on our home, we discovered some of our close friends did not share in this joy with us. They were bothered by our success and had been spreading rumors about us. I had a choice: I could harbor bitterness against my friends, or I could choose to love and forgive them.
Unforgiveness gives the enemy a fast track into your life; we stop the Lord’s blessings when we harbor offenses. Holding on to hurt is the past crippling you in the present!
Our culture encourages us to reach for anger when we are wronged. There are countless movies about revenge and getting even. While I realize that we all experience pain, I want us to stop the cycle of hurt and anger. God tells us to do something totally different: (link: text: turn the other cheek.)
Realize that people who are quick to anger and have unforgiveness are often people who are hurting. The saying goes, “hurt people, hurt people.” Your forgiveness is a demonstration of God’s forgiveness and unconditional love, and it might just be the thing that will soften a hard heart.
Trading in Negative Thoughts for a Positive Attitude
As your sister in Christ, I want to help you build your self-worth! I want you to feel supported, encouraged, uplifted, and loved. God wants you to prosper, but success depends on your thoughts. This is key! When you learn to think right, you can think your way to success. Right comes from “righteousness.” In other words, it is God’s way of doing something. You can think your way to success in every area of your life, and that is what God wants for you!
The enemy tells us, “No one loves you. Something is wrong with you. You are broken.” I know these lies very well, and burying them doesn’t make them disappear. If your inner voice is a source of judgement, rather than support, you need to retrain your mind and (link: text: stop toxic thoughts from ruining your life.) To do this, you need to stop focusing on the struggle and fix your eyes on the promise.
When you put goals in front of you, you can live more deliberately. Ask yourself:
What are three ways I am already blessed?
What do I want my success story to look like?
I know it’s hard to think positive when it feels like you are drowning in failure. In our social media obsessed culture, it is easy to feel unsuccessful and unworthy. The platform is designed to make us compare ourselves to others, but your success will look different than others.
You are not broken! There is no such thing as a hopeless situation with God.
Let go of discouragement, pain and hurt; renew your thinking and God will give a fresh vision for your life! God never gives up on you. God has plans for you that you can’t even imagine!
Faith is the Key to Spiritual Healing
It was never God’s intention for us to live in a world filled with pain and suffering. But after the Fall, Adam and Eve stopped reveling in God’s creation and were reduced to merely surviving the day while fighting various thorns and thistles. Everywhere I turn, I see this earth-curse system wreaking havoc. For people who are living in the earth-curse system, their compasses are broken. They have no sense of who they are in Christ, and they rely on the culture to tell them. They reach for Band-Aids for their self-esteem: clothes they can’t afford, invasive cosmetic procedures, and more. Millions of dollars are spent on advertising to tell us how we can look better, feel better, and be better.
Is that new shade of lipstick going to be give you peace? No! It might give you a moment of happiness, but that feeling quickly fades.
(tweet: There is no such thing as a hopeless situation with God.)
Our culture is a false god that makes empty promises to fill the void inside our hearts. Those gimmicks fall short of God’s perfect plan for your life. He is the Master Designer, and He will show you who you are and what your purpose is. (link: /archives/get-your-hopes-up text: Get your hopes up!)
He will fill the void with His eternal love. Isaiah tells us “The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail” (Isaiah 58:11, NIV).
God Has a Purpose for Your Life
Are you stuck in the vicious defeat and repeat cycle?
Are old emotional wounds keeping you from pursuing new dreams?
God will restore your dreams if you dream with Him, not apart from Him.
I want to encourage you to envision a better tomorrow. God wants to help restore your joy. He wants you to prosper in all areas of your life! Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) tells us “For I know the plans I have for you … plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Is that new shade of lipstick going to be give you peace? No! It might give you a moment of happiness, but that feeling quickly fades.
(link: text: Don’t let the enemy stop you!) I chose to break the vicious defeat and repeat cycle. I chose to replace negative emotions with positive thinking, and my life completely changed! Every time you choose to respond to life’s surprises with an attitude of gratitude, you are one step closer to the Promises of God. Choose to renew your mind and submit your will to God. Your better life is calling. It’s time to move into your destiny!
Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
Physical pain, weather chronic or short term, can be debilitating and stressful. Pain can distract you from work, family, and your hobbies leaving you feeling helpless or defeated. When medication isn’t enough, or it isn’t something you want to use, there is another way to help release some of the pain. Turn to God! Prayer can help you release some of the frustrations and depression associated with the pain. God wants you to turn to him when you need strength, and physical pain is no exception!
Here are seven prayers to get you through the pain you are feeling; so that you can see the glory that God has ahead of you. He has a plan for you.
Prayer for Reoccurring Pain
Lord, I feel worn down by reoccurring pain I have. It makes every small thing feel like a big deal. Please help me to manage this illness and continue to find time to rest and treat the pain. Most of all Lord please touch the area of discomfort and bring healing. Please flood the inflammation with warmth and bring the swelling down. Come release the muscles that are tight and bring your restoration. May my waking hours be restful and my sleep be peaceful.
I ask all this in the name of Jesus, my Savior and my friend.
Prayer for a Friend in Pain
I wish I could take away their pain. It is so hard to see them suffer and not know how to help. So I came before you God, our restorer, and our redeemer. I know that you took their pain upon yourself when you died on the cross. So I ask in your name for healing for them. Come now in the power of the Holy Spirit and restore this child of yours. I pray they no longer have to bear this weight on their shoulders. I pray that they also look to turn themselves to you during their time of struggling.
Prayer for Pain to Vanish
I know only you can help this pain vanish away. I plead for peace and serenity as I fight off the pain I am feeling. Send your hand down to me and fill me with your strength. I cannot take this pain any longer without your help! Release me from this hold and restore me. I trust in You to give me the strength to get through this. I pray that the pain will be gone! It will not hold me down because I have the Lord on my side.
Prayer for Accepting Help
Please fill me with trust to listen and work with my doctors, to believe that they have my best interest at heart, and give me strength to not take my frustrations out on them. Accepting help isn’t always my strong suit, and I come to You now asking for assistance during this time. I don’t know all the answers and I never will. You put people in my life and direct me to those who can help me. Please let me accept them and be healed from this pain. I know that you are working through them to help heal me. I pray that I remember that always.
Thank You Prayer
Thank you for this amazing, beautiful and strong body you have given me. I know my body is a temple designed by you. During this pain I am feeling, I will stay positive in knowing you have a plan for me, and I was given this body for a reason. No amount of pain will ever divert me away from you. I thank you for looking after me, and I lift up my gratitude as you wrap your healing arms around me. My body and mind are strong because I am a part of your team. I will always have the holy trinity working through me.
Prayer when You Need Strength
I simply cannot take this pain anymore. It is overcoming me like a powerful wave and taking all my energy to handle. Please anoint me with strength! I cannot get through this without you, and I turn to you in my time of need. I surrender myself to you. Please send your hands down to heal me! The smallest amount of movement is rendering me catatonic and I am feeling alone and helpless. I reach out to you today because I need comfort and a friend. I need rest. Nothing you lead me to is too hard for me to handle. I can get through this with the strength you give me.
In Jesus’ Name We Pray,
Prayer for Child’s Pain