Have you experienced having broken or wounded relationships? Do you want God to heal those relationships?
Every person is unique and created differently by God. Each of us has a distinguishing mark, quality or characteristic in our body, temperament or personality make-up, mindset, habits, inclinations, and choices. No two persons are created exactly the same even identical twins. As such, we carry ourselves differently and approach things and life accordingly.
Inside the basic unit of the society which is the family, the married couple relate to each other as husband and wife. Out of this covenantal union before God, they produce offspring. Parents relate in a certain way to children and vice versa. Depending on the spiritual maturity and character of parents, they rear, nurture, and nourish their sons and daughters in the ways they were raised up by their own parents. They have a set of beliefs, guidelines, and standards in enacting discipline and instilling good moral and spiritual values to their kids.
However, as their children reach a transition called adolescence, more often than not, they act out and rebel against their parents and family for one reason or another. Relationship between parents to children is affected. If left unresolved, the son or daughter will reach adulthood and build his own family having a wounded relationship with father or mother or both and worse yet, with other siblings.
Either the husband or wife within the marriage life will encounter problems perhaps with the health, career, finances, or personal struggles within. Relationships will be challenged as each spouse struggle to remain or leave the marriage. Divorce, legal separation or annulment is the result of marital conflicts. Each in turn re-marries repeating cycles of pattern that last a lifetime.
Relationships with relatives, in-laws, and extended families are also severed as hurting people hurt people. Causes of relational problems include the areas of money or inheritance, legal conflicts, jealousy, envy, greed, miscommunication and misunderstanding, breached confidences, gossip, slander, conspiracy, division, abuse (verbal, physical, sexual included), sickness, shame, dignity, honor, and generational /family issues.
Every individual attended school, contracted work or built up a business. Relationships developed within these spheres can also be wounded with another set of causes or reasons. It can be competition, favoritism, performance-orientation, success drive, crab mentality, violations inside contracts or mere misunderstandings among students, classmates, teachers, employers, employees, clients, and contractors.
When we step inside the church or ministry, relationships among believers, ministers and church leaders, co-workers and attendees are not also perfect. Usually inside the Christian circles, the conflicts are because of sins, judgments, accusation, condemnation, self-righteousness, spiritual arrogance, questioned integrity, controversial doctrines and disciplines and immorality, among others.
Friendships created since childhood until later age are not exempted from wounding. In fact, the most painful of all relationships is the one where lies, betrayal, loss, abuse, and desertion between friends took place. Even Jesus Himself was betrayed and left by His supposed to be loyal disciples and friends.
If you have experienced wounded relationships, there is still hope for you. God is still in the business of redeeming and restoring relationships.
The first step towards healing broken relationships is to reconcile with God by accepting His Son Jesus into your life as Lord and Savior. When He has entered your heart, He can help you heal the first relationship you need to start with—with Father God.
Get to know Him through His Word and His presence. Establish a deeper relationship with Him. When you set your heart and relationship at right with God (vertical relationship—you and God), He will fix and heal your wounded relationships (horizontal relationship – you and others)
As you commune with God day by day, He will heal your own wounds. Once you are healed and made whole, you will be able to pray about your broken relationships. Humility, sincere forgiveness, and wholehearted love are needed to be released to those who offended you and those you have hurt.
List down the names of each person and the issue or concern related. One by one through prayer, forgive, release, and declare a special blessing for each of them. Ask God also for forgiveness for your sinful reactions for their offense or sin. Remember not to blame, complain, criticize, judge, condemn, belittle, uncover, or curse them but just speak blessings to them.
Forgiveness does not depend on feelings if we want to forgive them or not but true forgiveness is an act of the will. We may truly forgive but do not force yourself to forget what happened. Do not re-live or contemplate on the painful memories. Ask God to remove the pain, trauma, shame, grief, terror shock associated with it.
You will know that you have truly forgiven if when you are reminded of the person and your heart will not throb so hard and you will not feel any agitation, irritation or untoward feelings. You will not even rehearse their litany of offenses. And when faced with that specific person, you are able to look him in the eye and feel light or normal towards him.
At this point, you need not approach each person you had problems with in the past. Allow God to change his heart and continue on praying and blessing him.
If you reached a point that you are then ready to face each person, strengthen your spirit, soul, and body and seek God’s will, heart and intention for that person. Surrender the relationship to God and He will go ahead of you to speaking to him that it is time to make right the relationship.
Like in the story of Jacob and Esau, Jacob cheated and stole the birthright and their father’s blessing from Esau, his older brother. Jacob had relationship problems also with his father-in-law, Laban. It is only when Jacob encountered God and wrestled and prevailed against God, that he was changed from being a cheater to becoming a prince of God. Even his name was changed to Israel that became the chosen nation. (Genesis 25)
Eventually, God has worked also in the hearts of Esau and Laban to reconcile with Jacob in the end.
Set your heart towards God and He will redeem your friendships and relationships. You may use this prayer for healing a relationships as a pattern—
“Almighty Creator and Father God, I humbly come before You now asking You to forgive me from all my sins. Set aright my heart towards You. I admit all my sins, weaknesses, and shortcomings, please cleanse my heart and spirit from all impurities like what You did in the heart of David in Psalm 51 when he confessed the sin of adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband Uriah. Create in me a pure heart O God, renew a steadfast Spirit within me, cast me not away from Your presence and do not take away Your Holy Spirit from me.
I respond to Your invitation for an intimate relationship with You. Teach me so that I may know Your heart and show me Your ways everlasting.
I ask You now to heal all my wounded relationships—family, extended families, friendships, and those relationships at school, work, business, church, and ministry. I forgive them ___ (mention each name and each offense) and forgive me also for all my sinful judgments and reactions towards them ____ (mention your sinful reactions for each person).
Cleanse all of us now Lord and restore our relationships. Speak to me now and to them and I entrust to You each person that You will also heal them and they will forgive me as well. I declare blessings for them ____ (mention blessings for each person) and I thank You and glorify You for all the good things they have done for me and for my benefit _____ (mention each wonderful thing from each person).
By the blood of Jesus, we are now cleansed and healed. Continue doing Your work in our hearts until you set and appointed a time for us to meet face to face and redeem the relationships.
In humility, sincerity, and purity of heart, I bow down to You in the name of Jesus of Nazareth. I worship You, praise and adore You for Your goodness and kindness to all of us. Manifest Your presence and orchestrate events so that all wounded relationships will be healed from now on.
I pray for protection for these relationships being restored that the enemy will not enter to steal, kill, and destroy and will not retaliate and do backlash to any one of us. I plead the blood of Jesus to all of us and I declare Psalm 91 over our lives.
Thank You God for hiding us under Your wings. Come quickly to save and rescue us. I love You with everything within me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Rejoice right now as God begins to heal your being and your relationships with others. Leave us a comment below on how this prayer article ministered to you and your friends. We would love to hear from you and we will appreciate your ideas on prayers for healing you want us to include in the future in this website.
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Three weeks after her wedding day, Joanna called her pastor in hysterics. “Pastor,” she cried, “John and I had our first fight together! It was awful. What am I going to do?”
“Calm down, Joanna,” her pastor answered, leaning back in his chair and shaking his head. “This isn’t nearly as bad as you think. Every marriage has to have its first fight. It’s natural.”
“I know, I know,” Joanna said impatiently. “But what am I going to do with the body?” (Van Morris, Mount Washington, Kentucky, www.PreachingToday.com)
It’s a sad reality that conflict is a natural part of every relationship. The trick is to handle the conflict in a way that we don’t end up killing each other. So how do we do that? How do we heal broken relationships? How do we resolve conflict in a way that brings us closer together rather than tearing us apart?
Nearly 2,000 years before Christ, two powerful men found themselves at odds with each other. There had been lying and stealing between them, and the resulting conflict threatened to destroy many lives. Even so, they found a way to resolve their differences and make peace with each other. If you have your Bibles, I invite you to turn with me to Genesis 21, Genesis 21, where we see how these men resolved their differences and so learn some principles for handling our own conflicts today.
Genesis 21:22-23 At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army said to Abraham, God is with you in all that you do. Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my descendants or with my posterity, but as I have dealt kindly with you, so you will deal with me and with the land where you have sojourned.” (ESV)
About a year earlier, Abraham had lied to Abimelech, and it got Abimelech into trouble (Genesis 20). Eventually, the truth came out and Abimelech was spared a lot of hardship, but their relationship was never the same after that. Abimelech couldn’t trust Abraham, but he needed to, because Abraham was becoming rich and powerful in his land. It was obvious God was blessing Abraham, so Abimelech comes to Abraham to make things right.
He asks Abraham to do to two things. 1st, Abimelech asks Abraham to swear that he will not lie to him again. He wants Abraham to tell the truth. And 2nd, Abimelech asks Abraham to deal kindly with him, literally, to show him loyal love, the kind of love which will not change with the circumstances. In other words, Abimelech wants Abraham to demonstrate loyalty from here on out.
Now, Abraham could have said, “Forget you. You’re a wicked, pagan king, who can’t be trusted. That’s why I lied to you in the first place. You don’t deserve the truth. You don’t deserve my loyalty. I’m right and you’re wrong. God is obviously blessing me, and if you don’t like it, that’s tough!” Instead…
Genesis 21:24 And Abraham said, “I will swear.” (ESV)
Abraham swore to tell the truth and to love Abimelech’s family forever. Abraham doesn’t argue with Abimelech. He doesn’t make excuses. He simply agrees to Abimelech’s request. Why? Because Abraham knew he had wronged Abimelech, and he knows he needs to make things right. So Abraham simply says to Abimelech, “I swear it.”
In essence, Abraham admits his sin and promises to treat the man he had wronged differently in the future. My friends, that’s what confession is all about. It’s an admission of wrongdoing and a commitment to do it right from here on out. And that’s what you must do, if you’re going to resolve your conflicts in constructive ways. You must…
CONFESS THE WRONG.
You must honestly and clearly admit your own sin to those you have wronged and commit to changing your ways.
You see, confession is more than just an apology. “An apology is an expression of regret: I am sorry,” according to Susan Bauer in her recent book, The Art of Public Grovel. “A confession is an admission of fault: I am sorry because I did wrong. I sinned.” Apology addresses an audience, usually to try and make a good impression. Confession implies an inner change… that will be manifested in outward action. (Paul Wilkes, The Art of Confession, Work-man Publishing, 2012, pp. 4-5; www.PreachingToday.com)
And that’s what it takes to bring healing to your relationships. You must go beyond an apology to a real confession. It doesn’t work to say, “I’m sorry IF I’ve offended you.” That’s just an apology. No! If you want true reconciliation, then you must honestly and clearly say, “I’m sorry. I was wrong when I did (such and such), and I promise not to do it again.” Like Abraham, you must say to the one you have offended, “I swear .” That’s a true confession, and that will bring true healing in the relationship.
Divine healing is a major theme of the Bible. There are many stories of miraculous healings and many scriptures on healing past, present and future.
God not only created human beings, He shows throughout the Bible His power to heal us of our illnesses and our injuries. As our Designer, He knows exactly what ails us and how to fix it.
Healing is a major theme of the Bible. The New King James Version of the Bible uses the word healing 15 times, heal 46 times, heals five times and healed 78 times.
Here are a few important scriptures on divine healing.
God’s great power to heal
Exodus 15:26: “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you” (emphasis added throughout).
Deuteronomy 32:39: “Now see that I, even I, am He, and there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.”
Psalm 103:2-3: “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.”
Jesus Christ’s healing ministry
Isaiah 53:5: “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”
Matthew and Peter applied Isaiah’s prophecy of the Suffering Servant to Jesus Christ, by whose stripes we can be healed (17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.”
New King James Version (NKJV) The Holy Bible, New King James Version ©1982 by Thomas Nelson”>Matthew 8:17; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
New King James Version (NKJV) The Holy Bible, New King James Version ©1982 by Thomas Nelson”>1 Peter 2:24). Jesus’ sacrifice allows us to be completely healed physically, mentally and spiritually.
Isaiah 61:1-2: “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” Jesus Christ quoted this passage as being fulfilled in His ministry (18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” 20 Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. 21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
New King James Version (NKJV) The Holy Bible, New King James Version ©1982 by Thomas Nelson”>Luke 4:18-21).
Matthew 4:23: “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.”
Throughout the Gospels we find that Jesus healed multitudes of people. Jesus Christ’s healings demonstrated His power and His compassion—and they opened the way for His message to be preached.
But Jesus acknowledged that most recorded divine healings were for a specific purpose. He explained that during the time of Elijah and Elisha there were many widows and lepers, but the prophets only performed miracles for specific ones (Luke 4:25-27). But someday healing will be made available to all (see “Prophecies of future healings” below).
Instructions to Christians today
James 5:14-16: “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”
Acts 14:8-10: “And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, ‘Stand up straight on your feet!’ And he leaped and walked.”
Prophecies of future healing
Jeremiah 33:6: “Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.” This will be when the Messiah, Jesus Christ, returns to rule the earth (15 ‘In those days and at that time I will cause to grow up to David A Branch of righteousness; He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.
New King James Version (NKJV) The Holy Bible, New King James Version ©1982 by Thomas Nelson”>Jeremiah 33:15).
Isaiah 33:24: “And the inhabitant will not say, ‘I am sick’; the people who dwell in it will be forgiven their iniquity.”
While there are many health issues that afflict mankind, it is refreshing and encouraging to know our loving Creator has our ultimate best interest always in mind, and there will come a time in the Kingdom of God when sickness and disease will be only things of the past.
For more about the Bible’s teaching about healing, see the article “Divine Healing.”
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If you are sick or in need of a spiritual healing, praying the Healing Scriptures will help you.
Read them everyday, morning noon and night. You need to drench yourself in the Word of God.
Not only does it build your faith to believe, it will remind you when all those aches and pains come, that Jesus took sicknesses and diseases with Him to the cross when He died. Sickness and disease was crucified with Christ on the cross.
Scriptures For Healing
Hos 4:6………….My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Gal 3:13…………Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us…
1Pet 2:24……….(Jesus) bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness — by whose stripes you were healed.
Isa 53:5………….He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
Mt 8:17………….He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.
Ps 107:20………He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Prov 3:7…………Do not be wise in your own eyes: fear the Lord and depart from evil.
Prov 3:8…………It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.
Ex 15:26…………I am the Lord who heals you.
Ps 103:3………..Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases…
Ex 23:25………..serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.
Prov 16:24………Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.
Isa 58:8………….your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
Ps 118:17……….I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
Ps 147:3………..He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Prov 17:22………A merry heart does good, like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.
3John 2………….Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
Mk 16:17………..these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; …they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.
Jas 5:15…………the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
Jas 5:16………..Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.
Mt 8:13…………Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.
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