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 Four Prayers for Healing you can use today to speak life and hope into your situation.
- 2 A Prayer for Personal Healing
- 3 How to Pray for Healing – Max Lucado
- 4 A Short Prayer for Healing for Friends
- 5 A Prayer for Healing and Grace
- 6 A Prayer for Healing Sick Family and Friends
- 7 Healing Bible Verses
- 8 Prayer for healing, strength, and protection
- 9 How you should pray for healing, strength, and protection
- 10 Prayer for healing
- 11 Prayer for strength
- 12 Prayer for protection
- 13 Scripture prayer for healing and strength
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
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.
~ 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
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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Prayer for healing, strength, and protection
People face all sorts of problems every day. There are times when problems turn into real unfortunate events and happenings. And sadly, there are moments when nobody is there for you when you need help. But this is our own conception: that nobody is there to help us. God is there and we need to pray for healing, strength, and protection. We need to talk to Him in order to get help.
God is watching us and takes care of us. He sends Guardian Angels to protect us here, on Earth. We are not alone. There are no seconds of our life when we are alone. That is only what those who don’t have faith in God’s powers think. But did you know that even these people that refuse to believe in the existence of God, have critical moments in their life when they start to pray? They start to pray in their own manner because they don’t know how to pray and ask for God’s help. God helps them anyway from that moment on because their prayers are a sign that they reached the right path. They saw how hard it is to live without God. They wanted help and the only one who could help them was God.
God appreciates when someone that has taken a wrong path comes back to Him. God loves that person even more than before.
Some people pray to God every night before they go to sleep. They pray for healing, strength, and protection, but do they pay attention to the fact that sometimes we could just be thankful for all we have, instead of asking for more?
It’s good to know that every prayer should end with “Thank you, God, for all the good things in my life because they make me happy and loved and thank you also for the bad things that I went through because they made me stronger and they made me see how good You are!”
God loves us equally. We are all His beloved children. But we should not take this for granted and we should learn how to pray. We should know what to ask and thank for in a prayer for healing, strength, and protection.
How you should pray for healing, strength, and protection
Before all of these, you should take into consideration that you should find a quiet place where you can pray. You should clear your mind and you must think only of the fact that you will have a conversation with Him.
With your soul full of trust and with your mind full of God and the Angels, kneel down and you will feel a warm presence. Your Guardian Angel will kneel down too next to you. Start your prayer with “Thank you God for listening to me!”, whatever you want to pray for. Your Guardian Angel will make the connection between you and God and the prayer will be heard by God.
Be sincere when you pray! Open your mind and your soul and tell God all the things you did. Even if they are bad, even if they are good. God knows everything, but you have to confess all to prove to God that you want to be healed and to be saved by His great power and love.
What is a prayer?
A prayer is your conversation with God. That is why you must be sincere in everything you ask and everything you tell him. A prayer for healing, strength, and protection is our direct line to heaven. A conversation with God should never be a bother for you. I have heard people say they wouldn’t spend their little spare time to talk to God because they prefer to do something else instead.
Have you ever ask yourself if God wants to spend his time listening to us? His unconditional love for us is huge and He makes time at every hour and moment in a day and in our lives to listen to us. We should make time to talk to God.
Pray with worship and reverence. We should thank God for all He did for us.
Pray for healing, strength, and protection and get God close to you. Thank Him for all in your life and especially thank Him for your Guardian Angel you have next to you because his mission is to watch you and take care of you.
Psalm 99:5 says: “Exalt the Lord our God! Worship at his footstool, for He is holy!”
Colossians 4:2 says about prayer: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
Jeremiah 33:3 tell us about prayer: “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
Psalm 18:6 teaches us what the real meaning of a prayer for healing, strength, and protection is: “In my distress I called to the Lord; /I cried to my God for help. /From his temple he heard my voice; /my cry came before him, into his ears.”
The Bible tells us that the only mission of a prayer is to connect us to God, to tell Him sincerely about our soul and our life, to thank Him for what He gave us, good or bad, and to listen to His answers.
Prayer for healing
Pains are everywhere. There are pains in our soul, our mind, or in our body. There are moments in our life when our heart hurts so much. There are moments in our life when we suffer from an injury or our mind is full of bad thoughts. We need to be healed, that is why you should know a prayer for healing.
Psalm 107:19-21 says “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress. He sent out 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 mankind.”
Cry to the Lord in your trouble, He will save you. We should all cry to our Lord when we are in trouble. No matter who your God is, pray to Him because He will save you.
A prayer for healing will always be heard by God. He is ready to save us. He is there waiting for us to turn our faces to Him and to ask Him for help. Because even a man that doesn’t believe in God will do it at a hard moment in his life. And that means that God is his only hope. That is the moment when a man that doesn’t believe in God will start to believe in Him. And that itself is an important healing gift that God sends to us.
Psalm 147:3 tells us that “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
A prayer for healing is often the only thing that we need when we want to be saved from all the hard things that come to our life.
Prayer for strength
A prayer for strength is welcomed when we realize that our strength is not always enough for all the things we want to do. We cannot get through some of the hard situations in our life if we don’t have strength, and sometimes human beings simply don’t have enough of it.
That’s why I advise you to pray to God to give you strength and power to overcome all the obstacles in your life. Maybe you want to raise a child and you face some problems in this beautiful journey of raising a baby. Maybe you discover he has a disease, or maybe you face a moment when you don’t have enough money, you lose your job or you just can’t handle the situation, especially if you are both young parents.
Do you know how many young parents give birth to a beautiful child, but don’t have the money and the strength to get through all of the problems?
Do you know how many young couples choose not to have a child because they don’t feel prepared or they feel they don’t have the strength for such a responsibility? They needn’t feel this way if they call on God for help. Those young parents who called on God for help and sent Him a prayer for strength, they made it and they now have a beautiful child that can go to a good school and, in addition to this, they found the power and the strength to get a good job or to start their own business.
They didn’t do it all alone. God was there when they prayed for strength. God was there to help them and to give them the power to get through it all.
Remember that God is the best friend, father, and confidant we could have.
Take a look at Psalm 119:28: “My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your word.”
Isaiah 40:31 says: “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Psalm 46:1: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
God should be our refuge no matter if there is good or bad in our life. We should talk to God always.
A prayer for strength should sound like this: “Please, God, my savior, I need Your healing; help me to fill myself with strength and power for the hard times that will come.”
Prayer for protection
Everybody needs to be protected from the bad things that happen in life. I know a story about a child who grew up in an orphanage. She had nobody and she had no money when she had to leave, but her thought, every day, was a prayer for protection: “Please, God, protect me from bad things and give me strength to overcome this period. Protect me from unhappy events and take care of me because you are the only one who can help me!”
She had no money, no job and her only thought was to ask God for protection. Every day, this was her prayer. Because she was a beautiful, smart girl.
A prayer for protection was all she had. I was surprised and I was delighted to find out months after this that she got a job in a company and they gave her an apartment to live in. She developed her skills and she earned more and more money, then she bought herself an apartment.
She tells everybody now that she was protected by God all that time, and she is still protected by God. She sends God a prayer for protection every day. She has God in her soul and in her mind and she tells that without His love she couldn’t do anything.
Psalm 32:7 says that “You are my hiding place; /you will protect me from trouble/ and surround me with songs of deliverance.”
Exodus 14:14 tells us that “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
Psalm 9:9: “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”
A prayer for protection will always work with a prayer for healing and a prayer for strength. We should know that God means all of these: healing, strength, and protection. We should thank God every day that he is watching us and takes care of us.
A prayer for healing, strength, and protection will always be heard by God if we truly trust in His powers. A prayer for healing, strength, and protection will always be the best remedy because it means we talk to God: a remedy for the soul and mind.
God is waiting for us to ask him something. God listens to us every day. It doesn’t matter where you are: in the car, on the bus on your way to school or the office, at home or at your job, maybe on vacation. God wants us to trust Him. It is more important than where you pray. A prayer for healing, strength, and protection will be welcomed by God if you put all your faith in it. This is what God expects from us: faith.
A prayer for healing, strength, and protection will work if you have faith
Have faith and all good things will come to your life!
Have faith and God will heal and protect you!
Have faith and God will give you strength to keep doing what you want to do!
Ask God for help and He will help you!
Have faith and talk to God in a prayer for healing, strength, and protection! But don’t forget an important thing: thank Him for all He gives to you. Thank Him for who you are, thank Him for what you have, thank Him for always being there when you need Him.
Sometimes, a prayer for healing, strength, and protection needs a prayer for thanks for all the good things God gave you and all the moments God helped you. A prayer for healing, strength, and protection won’t work if you don’t trust with all of your heart that God will help you.
Keep God next to you. Feel His warmth when you call on Him and ask him in a prayer what you need. Let Him be in your soul and your life will be more beautiful. Turn your face to God and see the signs He sends to you. Trust Him and love Him.
Kneel down with your soul and listen to your heart. You will hear the words of God telling you that sometimes you need to send him a prayer for healing, strength, and protection. Every human being needs help and needs to be protected and only God can do it properly.
Be strong and call on God’s help! Pray and have faith in God, love Him and talk to Him, with the Archangels and your Guardian Angel. They are our best friends from the Celestial World that can help us no matter what is happening.
They hear our prayers and they have the power to heal us and to give us strength, while they protect us from all the bad things that could happen to us.
They show us the right path in life and they guide us to thinking positively, to see the beauty in all things around us, to forgive and to love.
Therefore, in your prayer for healing, or maybe for strength, or even for protection, tell God, the Archangels and your Guardian Angel that you are thankful for all you have. Tell them that you are thankful for the good people in your life and for the fact that they are there when you need them the most.
Send your prayer for healing, strength, and protection to God and thank him for being there for you.
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Do you, or someone you know need prayer for healing and strength? Cancer has attacked me in the past, so I know what it means to lack strength and need healing.
The promises of God are the best medicine available. I’m thankful for the doctors and surgeons who helped me fight a debilitating illness, but the real battle was fought on my knees and in my mind more than anywhere else.
Exodus 12 relates the story of God’s deliverance of the people of Israel from Egypt after 400 years of oppression. Each Israelite household killed a lamb and placed the blood of that lamb over the doorpost of their home.
When the angel of death passed through the land to kill each first-born in Egypt, he passed over the houses of the Israelites because death had already visited the home as evidenced by the blood on the doorposts.
Interestingly, when the Israelites left Egypt there was not one feeble person among them. All the sick men, women, and children, and even the elderly, had been healed.
He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes (Psalm 105:37 KJV).
Scripture prayer for healing and strength
We who know Christ Jesus also live under shed blood. The Passover foreshadowed the deliverance that Christ brought for us when he died on the Cross.
All the promises of God become mine to claim as part of the New Covenant found in my relationship with Jesus (see 2 Corinthians 1:19-21). They are yours too.
Psalm 105:37 is one of my favorite promises to pray for myself and for those who are experiencing debilitating illness. My prayer goes something like this:
Lord, you made a blood covenant at Passover with the people of Israel when they painted the blood of a lamb over their doorposts. The angel of death passed over their homes because death had already visited them. That blood brought deliverance and healing to each of them. The people left Egypt the next day and there was not one feeble person among them.
Like the Israelites of old, I stand upon a covenant bought by blood—the blood of Jesus. That blood is placed over the doorpost of my life. I ask, Father, for you to fulfill your promise to me of that blood covenant, and deliver me from the oppression of sickness and weakness.
I remind you, Lord, that not one feeble person was among those that escaped Egypt, and, like them, I ask for health and strength for my body and mind according to Psalm 105:37—”You brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.”
Based on your promise, Lord, I command weakness and sickness to leave my body. Feebleness does not reflect the Lord Jesus, and it is not to be a part of my life. I will walk in health and strength according to your Word.
Thank you, Father, for in 2 Corinthians 1:19-21 you have already said “Yes” to all of your promises for me, and I agree with those promises by saying “Amen.”
Which Scripture promises do you pray when illness attacks you or those you love? Please share them in the comment section below, as I know others would appreciate them.
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Most of all I hope you will use the Scriptures as prayer for healing and strength. Grace and peace to you,
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Most of the times, the pressures and situations of life push you to the corner where darkness resides and takes away your soul in the dim alley. When you lose your energy and lack your motivation that is where the Strength prayers help us out. It takes us from being helpless to hopeful and make sure that we move forward. The words of wisdom from strength prayers, Lord make sure that we regain our power and hope and fight all the harmful and evil things. It makes our fears vanish and keeps our convictions strong.
For all the struggles we go through and the overwhelming things that hover over us, prayers of strength make sure that the God comes to our rescue, rediscover our lost strength and inspire us do be the best at our worst and strive towards good things even when the currents are against us. The Lord sustains what is hopeful and shows us the light taking us out of the obscurity and making our beliefs stronger. Prayers of strength motivate us, encourage us and boost up our spirits so that we can face every difficult situation in life like a warrior. It spreads the positive aura around us and our loved ones making us much more powerful and tougher.
Philippians 4:13 says, “I am able to do all things through the one who strengthens me.”
Every person on the face of the earth needs to be strengthened. Not every person realizes this. Blessed is the person who recognizes their need for God and the strength which He provides. If you are this person, the one who needs the strength of the Lord, then visit this section for scripture that inspires and prayers that are sincere in their requests before the Lord.