Prayer for a sick child
If your child is ill at home or in hospital, this page offers several prayers for their healing, including a prayer for their restoration, a short prayer for an ill baby, and a prayer for a sick loved one or friend. There is also a general prayer for family protection, and two traditional prayers for children that are not well.
Thank you that when your Son graced this earth
He welcomed the children and blessed them.
Thank you that the same power that raised Him from the dead
Is at work within N.
Lord, we give you N.
We invite you to come by the power of the Holy Spirit and restore this beautiful child to life.
Come and pulse through his
body by your Spirit.
Bring your healing and strengthen his
We ask that in the name of Jesus this sickness would leave his
Thank you that you hear our prayer and no matter what happens You cherish N.
and hold him
in the palm of your hand now and always.
(a short prayer for a sick child from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
Here is a blessing for parents to pray over their baby or infant child for his or her protection, healing and physical restoration:-
Prayer for family protection
Lord be besides us, all every day
Guiding and leading us gently always.
Lord be above us, help us to see
The hope of the future, of all we could be.
Lord be beneath us, carry us when
We’re too shattered or tired to really have strength.
Lord be ahead of us, smoothing our paths
Protecting and blessing the places we pass.
Lord be behind us, healing our wounds,
Forgiving our mistakes and making us new.
Jesus, be within us, this family is yours
Now and forever, you are our Lord.
(a family prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
Prayer for a sick loved one
O Holy Spirit please come like a dove
Shield and protect now the one that I love.
Cover their wounds with Your grace feathered wings,
Shield them from sorrow, breathe hope songs within.
Tend with Your goodness the pain that they bear
Heal now their sickness with miracle care.
Carry them high far above till they see
Your rainbow of promise, real hope lies ahead.
I love them so dearly, so help me to be
All that you, Jesus, would give out through me.
(a prayer for an ill friend or family member from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
(Martin Luther, 1483-1546)
Episcopal prayer for a sick child
Lord Jesus Christ,
Good Shepherd of the sheep,
you gather the lambs in your arms and carry them in your bosom:
We commend to your loving care this child N. Relieve his pain,
guard him from all danger,
restore to him your gifts of gladness and strength,
and raise him up to a life of service to you.
Hear us, we pray,
for your dear Name’s sake.
Short Episcopal Prayer
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
(Source: 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA)