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Prayer for the sick

a prayer for the sick

(an inspiring short prayer for someone to pray for a friend or family member who is sick or in ill health)


Your love is as wide as the oceans
As deep as the sea
And as tall as the heavens.
May your spirit rise like a mightly wave and come and restore those who are ill.

You are the water of life,
You are a fresh spring,
You are healing rain
To all those who are in need.
Come Lord!

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

read a prayer for a sick child or baby here.

prayer for the sick

a short blessing suitable for giving to an ill family member (such as a poorly mother or father) or friend:-
prayer for the sick

Song of Healing Video

a short song meditation on the restorative power of God, from www.prayerscapes.com:-

post a prayer for healing
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Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.

James 5:14, (NLT)

two traditional prayers for the sick

N., I lay my hands upon you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, beseeching our Lord Jesus Christ to sustain you with his presence,
to drive away all sickness of body and spirit,
and to give you that victory of life and peace which will enable you to serve him both now and evermore.


N., I lay my hands upon you in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
beseeching him to uphold you and fill you with his grace,
that you may know the healing power of his love.


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

May you be wrapped up in God's love,
Found deep in His everlasting wings,
Carried and kept, safe and cherished.
May the healing power of Christ
Breathe across your being now.


prayers for a sick friend, mother or father can be found at prayerscapes.