On this page you can discover several beautiful prayers for healing, strength and restoration of the body and mind, including a number of uplifting prayers for loved ones and friends who are sick. There is also a short guide on how to pray for healing, with reference to miraculous healings in the early church. You may also wish to write your own petition for healing as you pray for those who are dear to your heart. May the God of all comfort be with you as you come before Him now.
(prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
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(a modern prayer for healing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
a prayer for healing from www.lords-prayer-words.com
(a prayer for healing and comfort from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
(Source: 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA)
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:-
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.
(a short Christian prayer for healing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
(a prayer for healing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
• related reading - read this page for several prayers on finding strength in God
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.
a short prayer asking God for His strength and light to come into a difficult situation:-
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).
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.
(a contemporary prayer poem for healing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
More pages to help with praying for healing...
here are links to some wonderfully inspired prayers to aid your journey