Prayer should be part of the treatment and recovery plan when you or a loved one is sick or injured.
Thank you, Lord, for hearing this prayer and helping me as I face this injury. I trust in you and submit to your will, and I know that you will never forsake me. Please give me the strength and discipline to persevere through my treatment and recovery, and the wisdom to participate constructively in my own treatment. Please guide the doctors in their care for me, and please bless my friends and family as they support me through this challenge.
The healing prayer above can be customized as needed. For example, you can replace “injury” with “illness” or with a more specific description of the problem. And if you are praying for someone other than yourself, you can replace instances of “I” and “me” with the name of the person you are praying for.
Prayer can be an immense help and comfort in times of illness and injury. If you, or someone that you care about, is facing a serious illness, disease, or injury, do not neglect to pray earnestly for healing and recovery. Fear and doubt in such times is completely natural, but you should not let despair overwhelm you. As Jesus told his disciples, you should “always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1).
Do not doubt that God has the power to heal the sick. “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people” (Matthew 4:23). And do not doubt that “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer” (Matthew 21:22). Remember that “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (James 5:16).
You should work closely with your doctors and take an active role in your own treatment and recovery. Take medications as prescribed, don’t skip or delay needed appointments, and work diligently in needed therapies. But also pray regularly. Use this challenging period to build your relationship with God, and trust that God will hear your healing prayer.
As Proverbs 3:5-8 says: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”
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Please pray for the needy and the very poor;. the homeless and those who are hungry ;millions of people are staving in a country which is so flourish, lord help us to know that it is good to help the poor and the needy; be your neighbour friend, lord i pray that it will be a good winter, my body soul and mind aches for the homeless; lord may you warm their path, help me that i may help even one homeless person,bless all the children of the world keep them safe i pray.
May god bless all of us and open our minds and hearts so that we can help each other; regardless of who they are; remember blessing has no color; god bless us all.when some one cries for help dont look the other way; we are all god;s people; you may be in a good position today but you never know what tomorrow brings; always remember that god is our keeper.
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Question: After surgery, a relative can barely move, doesn’t have his balance, lost his hearing in one ear, and cannot speak properly because of loss of muscle control in his face. While he is in the hospital, they are having him urinate into a bottle, and he cannot take a bath. What is the ruling on his 5 daily prayers? Can he perform them without the full movements and facing Qiblah? Does he have to make up prayers that he could not properly complete? Also, can he pray even though he is not in a state of Wudu? Some of the medication is so strong, I would think it might fall into a category of being intoxicated (e.g. morphine). Can he pray in that state?
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are well, insha’Allah.
May Allah give him a full, quick recovery, insha’Allah.
Intoxication and the Prayer
If he is intoxicated such that he is speaking irrationally or if walking he would sway (due to high dosage and the effect of it), it would not be valid to pray.
If he cannot perform the ablution (wudu), he should perform the dry ablution (tayammum). The dry ablution (tayammum) can be performed with a small stone. No dust is required. Please see:
Performing Tayammum if Paralyzed
If he is unable to do this, he can pray without doing either (wudu or tayammum). Though, in such a case, he would simply perform the motions of the prayer (without the recitations) due to the inviolability of the prayer and its time. This is very easy and could be done in less than a minute.
Facing the Qibla
If he cannot face the qibla himself, then the responsibility of this would too be lifted. However, if it is reasonably possible for him to ask someone to turn him towards the qibla, that would be optimal, though not necessary.
If he can pray with head movements — by moving the head slightly for the bowing (ruku’) and slightly more for the prostration (sujud) — it would be obligatory to do so. When lying on the back, this is generally facilitated by having the head propped up with a cushion or the like.
If he cannot pray with such head movements, the prayer will not obligatory upon him, nor will he have to make up the prayers (if they exceed five prayers).
Please also see: The Sunna way of Praying when Injured or Unable to Stand
And Allah alone gives success.
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani