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 10 Prayers for Healing you can use today to speak life and hope into your situation.
- 2 1. A Prayer for Personal Healing
- 3 2. A Short Prayer for Healing for Friends
- 4 3. A Prayer for Healing and Grace
- 5 4. A Prayer for Healing Sick Family and Friends
- 6 5. A Prayer to Heal the Hurt
- 7 6. A Prayer for Forgiveness
- 8 7. A Prayer for Those Who Feel Wounded
- 9 8. A Prayer to Heal a Struggling Relationship
- 10 9. A Prayer for When Time Doesn’t Heal a Broken Heart
- 11 10. A Prayer to Heal from Depression
- 12 How to Pray for Healing – Max Lucado
- 13 Healing Bible Verses
- 14 Renew My Mind, Body and Soul
- 15 To Heal a Friend
- 16 A Prayer for Healing a Loved One
- 17 A Prayer to Jesus for Healing
- 18 A Prayer Against Disease
- 19 My Lighthouse of Hope
- 20 A Prayer for Doctor’s Wisdom
- 21 A Prayer to Ease Pain
- 22 What does the Bible say about healing?
- 23 Prayer Request: Post Your Own “Prayers for Healing”
- 24 Recent prayer requests…
- 25 See a Problem?
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
What are you praying for healing over today? Join our large praying community in the comments below and experience the power, hope and healing that comes when you allow others to cover you in prayer.
This article is part of our larger Prayers resource meant to inspire and encourage your prayer life when you face uncertain times. Visit our most popular prayers if you are wondering how to pray or what to pray. Remember, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us and God knows your heart even if you can’t find the words to pray.
Prayer for Healing
Prayer for StrengthPrayer for ProtectionMorning PrayersGood Night PrayersShort PrayersThe Lord’s PrayerSerenity PrayerA Birthday PrayerSinner’s PrayerPrayer for ForgivenessPrayer for Guidance
Now available is our new Daily Prayer devotional! An easy way to find start your day with prayer, read today’s prayer and sign up to receive by email.
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.
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.
Prayer Request: Post Your Own “Prayers for Healing”
If you’d like, you can post your prayer below so the PrayWithMe community can help pray with you.
Rules for Posting: All prayers are posted publicly through to this site. Don’t use full names or any other identifying information that you wouldn’t want out on the web.
Don’t post with ALL CAPS, and try to use proper spelling and grammar.
If you can, help pray for others and post comments of support.
Recent prayer requests…
Tap below to see prayers from other visitors to this site.
- Miracle healing Prayers- Praying for a very close friend Phil H Jesus touch him with healing through holy spirit have the Cancer leave his body Phil and I… …
- Prayer for Healing- Please Lord, I am asking for complete healing today. I ask that you cast out the disease taking over my heart, mind, and body. I… …
- Prayer for my daughter Jenna – her broken heart from a relationship- Could you please pray for my daughter Jenna, her boyfriend broke up with her and she is very depressed and sad. One reason he might… …
- Jasmine- Please pray for my elderly dog Jasmine. She has been blessed by the lord with good health to be 15 years old. She fell off… …
- Healing- Please pray for Yesenia she gave birth to a stillborn baby 4 years ago and finally was able to get pregnant again and delivered a… …
- Pain- Please pray for painful knees. Especially the one on the right. Hope for healing and the wisdom to do what is best for my health.… …
- Healing- My chest hurts more like burning, fungus burns chlorine taste in throat i pray that the Lord has mercy on me to heal me front… …
- My son Alex- Please pray for my 32 year old mentally ill son, Alex. Pray that God heals his brain. I just want my old son back. I… …
- Healing from body odour- I need healing from this chronic body odour, I tried to use supplements and soaps but no luck. …
- Restoration of Left Eye- Humbly request intercessory healing prayer for restoration of my left eye. May the Light of Christ shine upon you and bless you with His love.… …
- Miracle healing for my mom- My mom has been suffering from intense pain caused by arthritis. I believe that no sickness is above our Lord and I would like to… …
- Afraid- To have good outcome from surgery. …
- Healing- Hi Brother/Sister My niece Soumya is 26 years old. She has been getting chronic headache for the past 2 years and it’s getting worse. She… …
- Healing , Faith ,Wisdom- Please pray for me I have just found out that I have a deadly disease I feel lost I do not have anyone to tell… …
- Healing and deliverance- I am asking for prayer to be delivered from the evil spirit which has been tormenting me for many years. It is right around my… …
- Husband’s Healing- Please pray for the full healing of my husband’s throat. He is in a lot of pain from an emergency procedure. …
- Healing- Please pray that by the power of the Holy Spirit my body would be healed of collagenous colitis and osteoporosis. Thank you so much! …
- Healing- Please pray for Dom and Sam. To heal their unhealthy bodies. Thank you. …
- Healing- Please pray for healing of Racquelle’s body all she needs healing of; & all to go well at doctor’s appointment for my husband JW tomorrow;… …
- Heal me- Please pray that the spot is benign. …
More prayers posted in: Healing
Rate this book
See a Problem?
We’d love your help. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of Prayers That Heal the Heart by Mark Virkler.
Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Be the first to ask a question about Prayers That Heal the Heart
· 48 ratings · 7 reviews
Dec 16, 2013 Bob Flores
did not like it I am surprised this book has had so much praise and acclaim. I love the ministry of inner healing. As a matter of fact, the main part of my library is made up mostly of these type of books and I love gaining more insight and tools with which to help others, but I have to say I would not recommend this book to anyone. The author places so much importance on the prayers given and the fact that he never received deep healing until he got the prayers just right. If I have to pray a prayer just right I am surprised this book has had so much praise and acclaim. I love the ministry of inner healing. As a matter of fact, the main part of my library is made up mostly of these type of books and I love gaining more insight and tools with which to help others, but I have to say I would not recommend this book to anyone. The author places so much importance on the prayers given and the fact that he never received deep healing until he got the prayers just right. If I have to pray a prayer just right or it won’t work…I would be in big trouble! Bottom line is the power resides in the one I am praying to and not the words with which I am praying. When I place that much faith in the words and having to say them in the proper sequence and order to be healed, that is called witchcraft and what I will have done is boiled the healing process down to an incantation. The power of healing is with Jesus and Jesus alone! His word says that I don’t even know how to pray and that His Holy Spirit will do that on my behalf. So I just need to make sure the needs are brought to Him. The issues of generational sin, vows and inner decisions, soul ties, deep woundings and demonic influence are not overcome by a specific type of prayer, but now that I have the knowledge of these things I can bring them to the great Physician and ask that do what only he can do in these areas. These type of prayers are only guidelines – please don’t put your faith into words.
I know this author has had an amazing ministry and i don’t want to speak against anyone who may be anointed of God. I would say though to be careful reading this book and ask God to highlight what you should and should not take from it. There are much better books you can read on the subject that are not deceiving in this way.
…more Dec 08, 2017 Robin
it was amazing
I love that this book offers prayers that will help with healing your heart.
I read this book with interest and I noticed two developing opinions as I got deeper into each chapter. If this book was only this man’s expressed theology I would feel very sad for him and would aid him if I could do so but on the other hand he’s an international speaker spreading these thoughts around the globe and I find that to be as reckless as a person with a communicable disease taking no precautions. It’s for this reason scriptures warns us that few should be teachers and the reason bein I read this book with interest and I noticed two developing opinions as I got deeper into each chapter. If this book was only this man’s expressed theology I would feel very sad for him and would aid him if I could do so but on the other hand he’s an international speaker spreading these thoughts around the globe and I find that to be as reckless as a person with a communicable disease taking no precautions. It’s for this reason scriptures warns us that few should be teachers and the reason being is that the judgment is that much more magnified.
Two standard elements that he projects is repentance and prayer and no Christian can argue against those tenants of the faith. But what he does with those truths I take issue with. Take for example is introduction that he has a successful ministry that takes him around the globe for more than a decade, most would see this as a sign of accomplishment but then he learns through his mother that his grandfather was a mason and he’s now brought low by a generational curse. So are we to understand that your ministry or you personally is like a car driving for more than a decade doing just fine but then one day you realize all this time you’ve been driving with the parking brake on? That’s not biblical whatsoever.
Consider Ezekiel 18:
He will not die for his father’s sin; he will surely live. 18 But his father will die for his own sin, because he practiced extortion, robbed his brother and did what was wrong among his people.
It was already stated that a man was not going to be held accountable for the deeds of his ancestors but if that’s not sufficient let’s consider the New Testament 2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
Why put yourself under new bondage? Christ’s blood is a perfect sacrifice for all and it is ushered in when we accept him as Lord.
As to the rest of this book , without writing one of my own here I can only say that as a pastor for more than twenty years and having read the bible many times I found some of his teaching as though I’ve never read the bible seriously or in entirety once in all of those years. An example of this is the 21 prayers he recommends putting to memory. Where on earth did you get that from? Or the list of ailments on page 182- if your lungs bother you it is grief if your small intestine is the issue it is due to being gullible. I only know these things through Chinese medicine and New Age teachings but I see none of this in the Word of God.
My best suggestion is to read more of the bible and less of these books that only lead to confusion. …more Used as a bible study, it is quite a contemplative and in-depth read. It is also an interactive study that is well worth the effort to take the time to complete, process, and apply.
Personally, I gained a lot not just from reading it, but from completing the activities and spending the time to draw closer and more intimately in my faith and walk with Jesus as a result.
Very practical,but a little dry.
Authoritative prayers that heal, renew & strengthen your inner being are prayers based on the Word of God.
Prayer and the Word of God are perhaps the most powerful offensive weapons that we believers can wield against our enemy (Ephesians 6:17-18).
This is what the apostle Peter tells us in 2 Peter 1: 3-5:
By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvellous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises…
(New Living Translation).
God Himself is the source of the victories that we are thirsting for. He is the mighty One who can give us our much needed breakthroughs.
In fact, God has already given us the power and the authority to wield His weapons against the enemy.
Where does our power and authority come from?
- God has already given us the authority when we receive Him into our heart as our Saviour. This is positional authority that comes from being a child of God. This gives us the legal right to use power supplied by the Holy Spirit.But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:1.
- God has already given us the authority to tread upon the enemy:Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. Luke 10:19
- The authority that is in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have been given the legal right to use the name of Jesus in our prayers. Authority in the name of Jesus is recognised in the spirit realm.
… God elevated him to the place of highest honour and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
- We receive power through the Holy Spirit.
… you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere… Acts 1:8
The Word of God comes from God Himself and that is authority in itself.
His Word are His promises to us. His promises are His revealed will for us who believe in Him.
Thus confessions and declarations of His Word from our mouths are powerful and authoritative to break the stronghold and bondage of the enemy that has held us captive.
Such authoritative prayers will certainly release healing, renewal and strengthen our wounded spirit, soul and body.
In faith we declare these prayers and then wait upon Him to release His breakthrough and healing according to His sovereign power.
Does He answer prayers? Yes, He does. Every time. Even a “No” is an answer.
Does He heal? Yes, He does (Psalm 103:3).
Does He heal everyone? Yes, He does.
Some receive His healing instantaneously. Some, progressively. However some are only healed and delivered completely by going into His presence. Why?
Everything in a believer’s life happen according to His sovereign will and purpose. For He has a plan for each person that trusts Him.
Only He knows the reason why He does what He does. But it is always for the best of His children and their situations.
Does He love all of us? Yes, because He made each one of us. He sent Jesus to die for all of us (John 3:16).
In the next few pages, you will find prayers for different specific needs:
- Lordship Prayers
- Breaking Free from Lies About God
- Declarations of What God Has Done
- Declarations of Who I Am in God
- Some Blessing Prayers
- Prayers for Those with Wounded Spirits
- Prayer for Physical Healing
- Prayers for Breaking Free From Temptations, Wrong/Negative Thoughts, Negative Emotions, Sexual Stronghold, Fears…
If you know God and trusts in Him and walk according to His promises, then putting your faith in God, use them as a guide in your prayers for those who have need of them.
If you would like to, you can use them to bless yourself too.
Be blessed to be a blessing!
THESE PRAYERS CAN:
- Revive and strengthen your inner being
- Restore, build and strengthen your faith in God
- Enable you to appreciate God more
- Change your perspectives of God, self and others
- Enable you to recognise and identify with your true identity in God
- Renew your vision, purpose and meaning of life and ministry
- Add new zeal and fresh spiritual fervour to your walk with God
- Build you up to be more authoritative in your own prayer life
- Heal your inner being
- Weaken the hold of the enemy in your life
- Break the resistance of your flesh
- Sharpen your spiritual discernment