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Prayers for healing


Gathered together in this section of the website are several prayers for physical and mental health and healing.

If you are a parent or carer who currently has a sick child, you may find this page helpful which contains short prayers for poorly children. If you are awaiting surgery at the moment, there is a page here with two prayers you can pray and a film on God's peace to meditate on.

There are also pages concerning mental well being and healing, such as prayers for recovery from addictions, and a prayer to help with fear.

Further down on this page are several general prayers of healing, strength and restoration for the body and mind, including prayers for loved ones and friends. There is also a short guide on how to pray for healing, with reference to miraculous healings in the early church.

Pray for healing

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Our prayers lay the track down on which God's power can come. Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails.

Watchman Nee (1903 –1972), Chinese Church leader & Christian teacher.


prayer for healing

a short prayer appropriate for sending to a sick family member or friend:-
prayer for healing the sick


Short prayer for healing


Lord of Heaven,
I rest underneath your mighty wings of love.
I dwell within your gentle heart.
I know there is healing in your touch.
Through the sufferings of Christ I can ask for restoration
And trust in your goodness.
You are my Lord, my Saviour,
My healer and my friend.
I dwell within your gentle embrace.
Amen.

(a short Christian prayer for healing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)



Powerful Prayer for Healing


Jesus,
With just one touch from your Almighty creative hand,
You have healed the sick and raised the dead.
How amazing is your Lordship over all the earth,
How powerful is your redeeming love.
How great was your sacrifice to go before us and bring forgiveness and hope.
By your stripes I ask for healing.
Standing within your reign and rule I ask for restoration.
May life and wellness grow in fullness until it overflows.

Amen.


(a modern prayer for healing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)



Short prayer for healing of cancer


Lord of all the earth,
You hold the universe in Your hands
You place the stars in the sky
And lay the deep foundations of each planet.
You have created all things large and small with intricate beauty and life.

You have all authority and power to diminish tumour growths, to destroy cancer cells, to restore and heal each amazing part of our human bodies.
Father, we call upon You now to come and heal this cancerous growth, to holt this invasion of the body in the name of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lord, our healer and redeemer Jesus Christ.

Amen.

a prayer for healing from www.lords-prayer-words.com



Prayer for healing and comfort


O Lord,
Only you know how hard life has been for me.
Only you have seen each moment of my day and night.
Only you feel my pain and understand my discomfort.
Only you are beside me through my grief and sorrow.
Only you have been within each moment to comfort me.
O Lord, break through the loneliness of my suffering.
You have encountered sorrow and laid a glorious path
Of hope, healing and the promise of heaven in my heart.

Amen.

(a prayer for healing and comfort from www.lords-prayer-words.com)


Prayer for a Sick Person


O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need:
We humbly beseech thee to behold, visit, and relieve thy sick servant N. for whom our prayers are desired.
Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness;
preserve him from the temptations of the enemy;
and give him patience under his affliction.
In thy good time, restore him to health,
and enable him to lead the residue of his life in thy fear,
and to thy glory;
and grant that finally he may dwell with thee in life everlasting;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

(Source: 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA)


Related reading -
follow this link for a prayer to help with loneliness


Prayer for Hope

a short prayer asking God for His strength and light to come into a difficult situation:-



A modern prayer for healing

(suitable for intercessory prayer)

Lord Jesus,
you are the master of life and death.
Everything I have is yours, and I love you very deeply.
Just one touch from you restores the sick, heals the broken, and transforms the darkness. 
Only you can do this
Only you...

This prayer continues on our prayers for intercession page.

(a prayer for healing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)



Prayer for Healing Video

This simple prayer for healing asks for God's restorative power, and has been set to inspiring and panoramic images of a beautiful beach as the sun begins to set:-


How to pray for healing

(a guide with reference to records of healings in the Acts of the Apostles)

When it comes to seeking God for healing, a good place to start is by reading the Acts of the Apostles. This book records many incidents of healing carried out by the early disciples, and reminds us that not only was Jesus able to do extraordinary miracles and wonders, but so too were his followers.
Here are three incidents of healing which point to different ways in which this gift may be practised:-

In the Acts of the Apostles, such was the presence of God on the Apostle Peter that healings broke out simply by the passing of his shadow across peoples bodies:-

"Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed".

Acts 5:14-16, (NIV)

Some Christians today practise this phenomena, such as the street healer Tom Fischer who claims that people are healed simply by them standing in his shadow.

At other times, items of clothing became 'conduits' for healing. For example, aprons that had been touched by the Apostle Paul were passed on to others for them to receive God's healing:-

"God gave Paul the power to work great miracles. People even took handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched Paul's body, and they carried them to everyone who was sick. All of the sick people were healed, and the evil spirits went out".

(Acts 19:11-12, CEV)


If you are unable (or it is inappropriate) to pray with somebody for their healing in their presence, it may be worth considering praying over something that can be passed on to them, such as a scarf or card or gift. For the person that needs healing, this will be a physical reminder to them that they have people who care about them and are praying for them.

On another occasion, Peter and John address a crippled beggar and command him to get up to his feet and walk. Peter took him by the hand and the man was healed. (Acts 3:1-10)
Note here that Peter does not directly pray to God - rather it is a declaration made to the sick man in the authority of Christ - "In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!" (Acts 3:6 NLT)
Notice that all three healing incidents occur alongside a physical act - the shadows of the disciples, aprons and handkerchiefs, and hand to hand contact. In the book of James, James exhorts the church leaders to pray for those in need of healing by anointing the sick with oil - another physical act. (James 5:14)

The dramatic nature and number of healings, miracles and wonders in the early church was truly remarkable (Acts 5:12-16). It worth noting the context of this extraordinary outpouring. The disciples are filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4) and healings broke out in the context of an early church community that shared their possessions, gave to those in need, and were united in the breaking of bread and prayer (Acts 2:42-47).



Pray for healing for a friend

O Lord, my friend is so special,
They mean so much to me.
We've walked together for so long,
No closer could we be.

O Lord, please give them healing,
Restore them day by day.
Renew their hope and dry their tears,
Answer them when they pray.

O Lord, you are our Saviour,
Our strength when we are weak.
Your light is hope within our hearts,
When the day is bleak.

O Lord, I put my faith in you,
I trust you'll heal my friend.
May they know our love and care,
On us they can depend.

(a contemporary prayer poem for healing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)


Prayer for healing and strength

(for a family loved one such as a son or daughter)

Dear God,
Lift him/her high on eagles wings, fill his mind with your truth and cover his heart with hope.
Protect him always, may he feel safe and secure besides you. Walk with him through each moment. Come be strength when he feels weak, be counsel when he needs comfort. Help him to rest, to lay down when he needs to and allow others to take the strain.

I pray that throughout this hard time he may know our love for him and Your love for him.
Amen.

(a prayer for healing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

related reading - read this page for several prayers on finding strength in God



More pages to help with praying for healing...

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