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Prayer for the sick

Gathered together on this page are a number of prayers for those who are currently ill in some way. There are prayers you can say for sick friends or relatives, including a specific one for a poorly mother. There are also two inspiring prayer messages suitable for including in a get well card or posting on social media:-

Prayer for a sick friend

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)

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

Prayer message for a sick friend

(a blessing suitable for sending to an ill friend in a card or message)

My heart holds a prayer that carries you friend
So close to God’s loving heart.
I lay out my hope that you’ll know his touch,
And be healed by the Lord above.

So I trust in our Abba Father
To comfort you when you cry,
And bless the hands of the medical teams,
That care for you each day and night.

I wish I could be beside you always,
To hold your hand and pray.
So I’m sending my love, my thoughts and my faith,
To be with you my wonderful friend.

(a blessing message from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer for The Sick

A powerful prayer for ministering to those who are physically ill. You may wish to use this as part of your daily intercessions for your loved one:

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.

post a prayer for healing
post your prayer for healing here

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)

Short prayer for a sick mother

Dear Abba Father,
I pray for mum, that she might be able to nestle into Your arms. You are her heavenly Dad, come and hold, protect and heal her of this sickness.

I ask this in Jesus name.

(a prayer for a mother or grandmother in ill health, from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer for Physical Healing

Julie Palmer from Prayerscapes leads us in a beautiful prayer for those who are currently ill:-

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.

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