Are you suffering from a winter cold or possibly chronic pain for years, maybe even a life-threatening illness? Do you find it difficult to pray when you’re not well, or maybe you feel like you’re praying the same words over and over again? When we feel helpless we often cling to control as a life raft, but Christ tells us to cling to him during times of illness and every other time imaginable. We can pray for the sick and rest knowing God can restore health! He has the power to heal us, and he has the power to comfort us and give us new hope. He gives us rest when we are weary and peace when we are uncertain. If you find it hard to pray during difficult times you are not alone; pray along with this prayer for the sick!
Prayer for the Sick
Jesus, you control all the parts of my body, and you know when they’re not working at their best. Sickness leaves me stressed and steals time from all the things I want to be doing. I’m honest, Lord. I don’t like to be sick. But times like this also make me rest in you, so I thank you for this chance simply to wait on you.
I come to you today asking for your touch, Lord. Help me to be patient and allow you to do your work. If doctors are involved, give them wisdom, and thank you for providing the help I need, however you choose to provide. Whether this is a test, or simply a time to trust, I want my response to honor you.
As my Good Shepherd, I know you will lead me beside quiet places and restore my soul and body. I trust you and want to follow your leading. Help me to welcome this time not as an interruption in my carefully planned schedule, but as an opportunity to draw strength and nourishment for the journey ahead. You are my healer and my Great Physician. I look to you and give thanks for the promises in your Word that assure me of your presence and your help.
Teach me what you want me to learn during these unpleasant times, Lord. Help me not to take out my discomfort on those around me, and show me how to be a good patient while I’m recovering. In these days of sickness, Lord, I’m trusting you and asking you to make me well. And when you’ve restored my health, give me wisdom so I can treat my body as the temple of your Spirit. I’m eager to get back on my feet serving you, but I realize that even in sickness, I can still draw near to you.
Thank you, Jesus!
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Bible Verses for Healing
Proverbs 4:20-22 – “My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear 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 one’s whole body.”
Psalm 103:2-4 – “Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,”
Psalm 41:2-3 – “The LORD protects and preserves them— they are counted among the blessed in the land— he does not give them over to the desire of their foes. The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.”
James 6:16 – “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
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Rebecca Barlow Jordan is an inspirational author, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus who loves to encourage others heart to heart. She has written 11 books and over 1700 other articles, greeting cards, and other inspirational pieces. Her daily devotional Daily in Your Presence is available for delivery through Crosswalk.com. You can find out more about Rebecca at www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com.
Publication date: January 13, 2016
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It is so important for us to cultivate a heart of gratitude and thanksgiving to God.
Regardless of what we are going through in the world and our personal lives, there is always something to be thankful for.
We want to share these thanksgiving bible verses with you and a prayer that you can pray over your thanksgiving dinner or any time you feel inspired to pray a prayer of thanksgiving.
Psalm 118:28-29 (NLT) “You are my God, and I will praise you! You are my God, and
I will exalt you! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.”
Psalm 50:23 (NLT) “But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors Me. If you keep to My path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.”
Psalm 118:24 (NLT) “This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Colossians 3:17 (NLT) “And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT) “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
Psalm 136:1 (NLT)“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. ‘
Hebrews 12:28 (NLT) “Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.”
Colossians 3:15 (NLT) “And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.”
Psalm 66:1-5(NLT) “Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth! Sing about the glory of his name! Tell the world how glorious he is. Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! Your enemies cringe before your mighty power. Everything on earth will worship you; they will sing your praises, shouting your name in glorious songs.” Interlude Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he performs for people!”
Psalm 28:7 (NLT) “The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.”
Colossians 3:15-17 (NLT) “And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.”
2 Corinthians 2:14 (NLT) “But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.”
Romans 8:28 (NLT) “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
Psalm 105:1 (NLT) “Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done.”
Psalm 50:14 (NLT) “Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.”
Colossians 3:16 (NLT) “Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.”
1 Timothy 2:1 (NLT) “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.”
Psalm 103:1-5(NLT) “Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!”
Psalm 92:1(NLT) “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High.”
Father God, first we want to thank you for all that you have done in sending your Son, Jesus, to die for the sins of the world. For you so loved the world that you gave your only begotten Son that whosoever believed in Him shall not perish but shall have everlasting life. Thank you for the gift of salvation and for saving us from eternal damnation. Thank you for family and friends. Thank you for provisions. Thank you for our health. Thank you for a roof over our head. Thank you for the bed we sleep in. Thank you for water and for food. Thank you for sight to see the beauty that you have created around us. Thank you for our sense of taste. Thank you for the gift of hearing so that we can hear everything in nature around us. God we choose to focus on all the little things that you’ve given us. We choose to be content this day with what we have. We are grateful whether we are abase or abounding. We thank you for life. We thank you for freedom. Thank you that you shower your favor upon us. Thank you for your mercy that is renewed every morning. Thank you for your grace which is sufficient to guide us through our darkest hour. Thank you that we shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from your mouth. Thank you, in Jesus name, Amen.
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Sickness is inevitable to every human – that’s human nature for you! When loved ones, family and friends fall sick, as important as the care by the doctors and nurses are, so are our prayers and good wishes.
These caring words of prayers and wishes have a way of letting them know that we share in their suffering and that they have a space in our hearts, thereby helping them to get better faster than expected.
In this list are good wishes and prayers you can choose from for your sick loved ones. I hope you like them, and I hope that they get better.
Healing Prayer for the Sick
1. I hope you get well soon so that you’ll enjoy life’s blessed moments.
2. I wish you a speedy recovery as you’re nursed back to health by the nurses!
3. I pray you’re back to full health sooner than ever because we miss you at work. Get well soon.
4. Your place isn’t on the sick bed. I pray that the healing hand of God will raise you and strengthen you.
5. Your face looks so off colour whenever you fall sick. I don’t like such moments. Get well soon so we can have a beautiful you again!
6. The hospital isn’t the best place to be in. The smell is out of this world, and the injections horrible. I wish you a speedy recovery!
7. I pray that you get healthier and happier as you recover from malaria. I love you.
8. By Jesus’s stripes, you’re healed! Amen.
9. Cheer up and get well soon. Your friends miss your company.
10. We have a couple of new gists to share, so get well quick, so that we get to it!
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11. Dad, Mum, I and others miss your laughter reverberating in the hallway. Get up quick! Wishing you a swift recovery.
12. You’re one of the strongest persons I’ve met. Gather the positive energy, and be healed from inside out.
13. Rest and relax, as you get all the care you need to be back on track. Get well soon brother.
14. I want you to know that you’re in my prayers for your quick recovery. May God’s healing power rest upon you.
15. We send you all the good wishes in the world as you are freed from the hold of sickness.
16. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this period of being under the weather. May the weather clear, and may you be returned to full health soon.
17. I hope you get back to a hundred percent health soon. I truly miss not having you around.
18. I pray the sickness doesn’t submerge, and that you enjoy the rest of your life in perfect health. God bless you.
19. I hope my well wishes will spread a smile on your sick face. Get well soon dear.
20. I’m happy to hear you are getting better. I hope you bounce back to your healthy self soon.
Healing Prayer Messages for the Sick
21. May the peace of God rest upon you and release you from your sick bed.
22. We pray for a miraculous healing for you as soon as possible. We love seeing you hale and hearty.
23. May all the strength and help you need to get back to your strong self, be supplied to you. Get better very soon.
24. God’s powerful hand will take away your discomfort and ill health. You’re on your way to a healthier life.
25. I hope you get a good energy needed to get well soon. I miss your contagious smile and your lively spirit.
26. Your absence and illness hurt us as the day goes by without having you around. May the angels tend and pamper you, and may you spend the rest of your life in sound health.
27. I pray that you sickness pass as quickly as it came. I can’t wait to have you back home.
28. Every day I pray that the Lord keep you from suffering due to the sickness. He’ll get you back to your feet faster than you imagine. Get well soon!
29. May the be a total healing of your body, soul and spirit. You’re healed in Jesus name!
30. May you be fit for all of life’s task my friend. Get well soon!
Awesome Healing Prayer for the Sick
31. May the miracle of total recuperation work wonders in your life. Bounce back to total health my dear.
32. May the healing hands of the divine bring you to fast recovery. Amen.
33. “Get on your feet and walk!” That’s God telling you your sickness is over!
34. My prayers are with you so that you heal up very fast.
35. May the pain and tough times engendered by your illness be removed by the healing hands of God. Amen.
36. May the ill health leave you, may the pains go, and may you be as strong as a horse again.
37. May you experience the joy of being in sound health again. This I pray!
38. Get well soon and bubble with life. God is with you all the way.
39. May the healing powers of the “most high” bring comfort and grace in place of sickness. Get well soon.
40. May the messengers of God responsible for a good health visit you and lead you back to sound health.
Yoke-Breaking Healing Prayer for the Sick
41. May the blessings of good health always be yours. Grace to you as you get better.
42. As you recuperate from your sickness, I pray that God’s love be with you to see you through these trying times.
43. May you heal up and find health in no time. Get better soon.
44. May the hand that raised Jesus from the dead raise you from your sick bed. I wish you quick recovery.
45. I pray for speedy and easy recovery for you. Heal fast so you can return to your cheerful self.
46. I pray that you win the battle over sickness and illness. Get well soon.
47. May laughter be in your mouth again. May you find total freedom from the hold of sickness.
48. May you find warmth and good cheer as you recover from your illness.
49. May you blossom once again like a tree planted by the riverside. Feel good soon.
50. Recover fast to be sound in health. Grace to you.
- Written By Omopo Stanley.