Life is never easy. Every now and then, we face emotional and physical challenges that make us feel hopeless or that the future is bleak. But the Bible reminds us to cast all our cares and anxieties onto God, for He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). Every tear we cry is precious in His eyes. God hears our prayers. That is why whatever prayers for health and healing that we have, we can bring it before God. Not only can we gain strength from prayers, but it brings us peace and comfort knowing that God is there for us.
Likewise, take some time out of your daily lives and say prayers for health and healing, or a prayer for comfort for a family member or the sick. You never know how powerful your prayers can be. If you are not too sure how to go about it, here are 25 healing prayers to help you.
Prayers for Health and Healing
1. Remaining Faithful and Hopeful
Almighty God, You are my Creator, my Healer, and my Provider. You gave me life and You preserved my life. May You heal me and deliver me from whatever illness that plagues me, so that I may dwell in Your house and serve You for the rest of my life. As You have promised in James 5:15, whatever man cannot do You can. Thus, let me remain faithful to You and place my hope in You during this difficult period. I entrust my health into Your loving hands. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
2. Peace Even in Suffering
Lord, I come before You humbled and vulnerable. You know my physical suffering and pain. In this prayer, I ask for stillness and peace in my heart today, tomorrow, and always. Remind me that whatever health problems I face, You have already gone before me, waiting for me to get through it together. With You by my side, I have nothing to fear. Hear my prayers for health and healing, Amen.
3. I Declare, I Believe
Father, I do not know why this is happening to me. But Your ways are higher than mine, Your thoughts are always about me. Even if I do not understand, let me believe in Your character. I declare in this prayer for health and healing that I believe in You! I believe in Your power, Your unending grace, and boundless love for me. Nothing shall stand in my way in believing in You. I trust my life wholly in You. Amen.
4. Gratefulness in God
Lord, keep our eyes open and hearts aware of all that you have done for us. Help us to be like the one leper Jesus healed, that turned back to Him for what he had done. Please protect us from becoming like the other lepers who forgot to be grateful. Help us to notice the goodness and be grateful for it.
– Marie Osborne
Prayers for the Sick
5. Prayers for Protection and Recovery
Lord Father, as You have promised in Matthew 6:26 that You care for the birds in the skies so what more for Your people. I pray for protection, healing, and recuperation for all those who are ill at the moment. Bless them with full recovery so that the world may know that You are God. Amen.
6. Prayer for God’s Compassion
O God, You are the author of love, and You love pure peace and affection. Heal the diseases of all Christians who are sick, and in Your great mercy set free all who are terrified by fears, afflicted by poverty, weary with trouble, worn down by illness, burdened with punishment, and all prisoners and wanderers. Show them your compassion daily, lift them, correct them, and protect them. Amen.
— Gallican Sacramentary, Ancient Collects
7. Prayer for Divine Healing
Our Father in Heaven, You created the heavens and the earth. You created every being so that You may be glorified. In reverence, we come here with our prayers for health and healing. We ask of You today for Your divine healing to bring restoration amongst those who are sick and who are weary. As You’ve promised in Matthew 11:28-29, in You they can find rest physically and spiritually. Therefore, restore them that they may bring glory to You. Heal them that their souls may be at peace again. All these we ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayers for Healing for a Family Member
8. Prayer for Skilled Hands
Gracious Father, all health and healing are gifts from Your hand. We pray for [this person], give his/her doctors and nurses the wisdom and skill as they work for his/her healing. While he/she waits and faces the unknown, calm all doubts and fears with the Word of Your promise that nothing can separate us from Your love that is ours in Christ Jesus. Speed [this person] healing if it is Your will, and give him/her an extra measure of patience as he/she waits for You to work all these things for his good; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
— Paul C. Stratman
9. Complete Surrender, Body, and Soul
Father in Heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. I would like to surrender [this person], both body and soul into Your loving hands. I hang the health issues he/she is facing onto Your arms of Calvary. You are in control of everything he/she is going through. I pray that no seeds of doubt will form and no harm will be upon him/her. [This person’s] soul will be filled with peace, comfort, and joy. I ask all these in Your name, Amen.
10. Blessing Prayer for Loved Ones
May you desire to be healed. May what is wounded in your life be restored to good health. May you be receptive to how healing needs to happen. May you take good care of yourself. May you extend compassion to all that hurts within your body, mind, and spirit. May you be patient with the time it takes to heal. May you be aware of the wonders of your body, mind, and spirit and their ability in returning you to good health. May you be open to receiving from those who extend kindness, care, and compassion to you. May you rest peacefully under the sheltering wings of divine love, trusting in this gracious presence. May you find little moments of beauty and joy to sustain you. May you keep hope in your heart. Amen.
– Out of the Ordinary by Joyce Rupp
11. Way Maker, Miracle Worker
Oh God, how great You are. Truly there is nothing You cannot do. Not only are You [this persons’] hope and strength, You are also his/her way maker and miracle worker. I come before You earnestly with this prayer for health and healing, bless [this person] with miracles that the world has never seen so that [he/she] may be in good health again. Have mercy on [this person] God and show his/her Your goodness. I ask all of these in Jesus Christ’s most precious name, Amen.
Prayers for a Friend
12. Encouraging Prayer through Trials
I thank You Father for giving me [this person] as my friend, allowing our paths to meet. I come to You today with an earnest heart to pray for [this person]. I pray Father that in this time of darkness, [this person] can see that he/she is not alone. There is always another with him/her in this fire, in this storm. And that is You! Show him/her today that You are more than enough. Everything we need is in You. In You, we lack nothing. So let [this person] fix his/her eyes on You today and take Your hand that You may lead him/her out of this trial. Hear this prayer of healing, Lord. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
13. Taking Delight in Trials
Dear Lord, I come before You today, asking that You hold [this person’s] heart within Yours, that he/she may delight in this trial and continue to sing praises of You. You gave us life and I pray that You open his/her eyes and heart to remain joyful in Your Spirit. Give [this person] the strength to move forward on the path You’ve laid out for him/her because I know You are for him/her. Therefore, guide [this person] towards better health, and give him/her the wisdom to identify those You’ve placed around him/her. Let [this person] rejoice always. In Your name, I pray, Amen.
— Expressions of Empowerment
14. Healing Their Emotional Hurts
God, I pray for healing & comfort for anyone dealing with heartache. I pray that they find refuge in You amid their pain. May You continue to give them the strength to keep going. To push through these dark moments & know You are with them every step of the way. Amen.
– Sopha Rush
Prayers for Strength and Healing
15. Strength from Within
God, I am waiting and calling for You today. Although I am being under the test of both the people and the circumstances that are surrounding me, I will remain on my ground as I long for You. God, please help me. Just as how a device needs its inventor, I need my Creator to help me rise from this problem. Lord, I am nothing without You. I need You. Please hear the cries of my heart as I venture into today’s dark passage. Amen.
– Alyssa Castillo
16. Healing the Broken Hearted
Dear Father in Heaven, You are my only hope. I come before You today ready to be strengthened and heal. I want You to restore my broken heart so that it will be made new again, just as how I am renewed in You. The pain of a broken heart is great but God You are greater. So, remind me of all the times You got me through the storms so that I may gain strength and soar above them with You again. Hear my prayer for strength and healing. Thank you, God, Amen.
17. Prayer for Assurance
In this season of trial, God I can only depend on You. You are my Rock, my Refuge, and my strength. It is only in You that I can receive healing for Your faithfulness is for eternity and Your promises never fail. You go before me, You are behind me and You are here with me. You will fight for me, so let me be assured knowing that I have You, God, to fight my battles for me. So let me let go, and let you take control. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayers for Mental Health
18. Prayer for Mental Wellness
O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need: We humbly ask that you behold, visit, and relieve those who suffer from depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses. Look upon them with the eyes of your mercy; comfort them with a sense of your goodness; preserve them from the temptations of the enemy; and give them patience under their affliction. In your good time, restore them to health, and enable them to lead the rest of their life in reverence of you, and to your glory. Grant that finally they may dwell with you in life everlasting, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
– National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
19. Calming the Troubled Mind
God, I want to pray for anyone who is being held hostage by their thoughts that they aren’t adequate to do what you have called them to do. I pray that You break every chain that wants to hold them back & cause fear to take root. I ask you to remove anything that’s not from You. Amen.
– Sopha Rush
20. Prayer for Peace and Positivity
God, I ask of You today to remove all the pain and suffering that people with mental health are going through. Deliver them from the hands of the evil one. Weed out false truths that continue to enslave them. Instead, let their minds be filled with love, joy, and hope that comes from You. Steel their minds and enrich them with positive thoughts and energy, because no amount of sin can separate them from Your love. Teach them to love as You’ve first loved them. Please hear my prayers for health and healing today. Thank You, Lord, Amen.
Prayers for Good Health and Happiness
21. Prospering in Health and Happiness
Heavenly Father, in reverence I ask that You hear my prayer for good health and happiness today. God, I pray that You continue to bless me with good health and abundant joy that I may be a beacon of joy to others. However, remind me that my happiness is not that of the world but through you. Fill my heart with gladness and happiness that I may bring glory to Your name. I ask these in Your name, Amen.
22. An Uplifting Prayer
God of Mercy and Love, I look around and see sadness. Life has been so difficult for many as they are battling health problems. Why is the righteous suffering? None of these make sense. I seek Your comfort, O Lord. Send Your Spirit to impart wisdom to help me understand and peace for my soul to rest. Ignite in me a passion for Your love and Your name that I may be uplifted amidst the troubles and help bring comfort to those around me. Thank you, God, Amen.
23. Gratitude Prayer
Our Father in Heaven, I come in gratitude before you to thank You for all the blessings You have given me. Thank You for blessing me with an amazing community of friends and family, for giving me good health, and for providing me with a wonderful place to live called Earth. Most of all, thank You for the promise of eternity. When I am upset, remind me of these reasons to be thankful and guide my spirit towards Your happiness. Amen.
Prayers for those Grieving
24. Heal the Grieving Heart
Bless those who mourn, eternal God, with the comfort of your love that they may face each new day with hope and the certainty that nothing can destroy the good that has been given. May their memories become joyful, their days enriched with friendship, and their lives encircled by your love.
– Vienna Cobb Anderson
25. The Triumphant Prayer
Dear Father, I ask of You today not just for comfort, but for the acceptance of the departure of [this person]. Lord, You give life and take life. You’re the beginning and the End. You are more than I can comprehend. So, let my heart choose to accept Your decision and move on from this season of grief. Let my soul not be burdened by my flesh but rejoice in Your Holy name and sovereignty above all. You’ve promised that when we reunite with You, there will be no more weeping, no more hurting, no more suffering. Let this heart of mine triumph today and forevermore! Thank you, Lord, Amen.