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Prayer for Healing: God Can Heal Illness, Relationships, Pain and Depression – Give Him Your Hurts

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Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.”

3 John 1:2 (ESV)

Healing is a gift from God. He wants to heal your life, restore you and give you back all that was taken away because of illness or injury! Read about powerful prayer for healing so he can do just that in His Son’s name.

God is constantly revealing himself to those who live close to Him. The benefits are endless when you grow more intimately with Him, and he reveals his will directly to you.

Use these healing prayers to ask our Father God to restore you or your loved ones to total health and the cleansing of your sins. Place your trust and hope in the Lord and His ever-loving compassion and love for you.

God wants us to come to Him for all of our needs.  Below, I provide examples of prayers for healing below.  Healing from physical, mental, or spiritual ailments. 

image of Jesus healing a man with the text Simple prayers for health and healing. When you need a miracle from God, pray this simple and powerful prayer for healing.

The body is a gift from God and should be treated with care. How can we pray for physical healing without praying for their spiritual healing?

When we pray for healing, the Lord will give us health and strength to overcome whatever pain or illness comes our way.

We can comfort ourselves by looking to God when we are sick or depressed. He will provide peace of mind, body, and spirit for you!

A How-to Prayer for Healing

Before you begin, the video below from Max Lucado is a great short tutorial on how to pray for healing. I recommend you watch it before reading the prayers for healing below.

God is always there for you, so it’s essential during prayer that we talk about what hurts us physically. God speaks to the brokenhearted and consoles them.  He provides wisdom for those who need it so they may know Him more deeply throughout their earthly life.

A cry for healing can be among our most urgent prayers – we hope that those who are sick or injured will find peace in their suffering and someday find comfort again on earth as they continue on their journey toward heaven.

The Great Physician, Jesus Christ, is always there for us, for healing, when we need Him most.

God is our source for healing and wholeness. Be it physical, spiritual, or emotional healing. 

There are many ways we can incorporate scripture into our prayer for healing.

O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,

    and you have healed me. 

Psalm 30:2 (ESV) 

The Lord sustains him on his sickbed;

    in his illness you restore him to full health.

Psalm 41:3 (ESV)

Jesus Christ’s ministry was one long series of miracles that healed people. Sometimes he merely spoke a word, and their illnesses were cured; other times, it took more time for the healing to take effect, but in both situations, there is no doubt about who deserves all credit: Jesus Christ.

 Here are just a few examples of Jesus healing others in the Bible:

But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.” 

Matthew 8:8 (ESV)

And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.

Matthew 9:35  (ESV)

And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

Mark 5:34 (ESV)

When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing. 

Luke 9:11 (ESV)

We can be an instrument of God’s healing touch today by pouring out our prayers for those who are sick.

“And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.  Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” 

James 5:15-16 (ESV)

Would you like to give someone a blessing? You can lift up a prayer for healing and peace of mind, regardless of their condition.

A friend or loved one could use some encouragement from God’s grace!

The Great Physician, Jesus Christ, is an incredible healer. He has power over all diseases and can heal you and your loved ones from your ailments with these healing prayers or Bible verses.

Below are some suggested prayers for healing. The prayers are for yourself, a family member, or a friend.  We can always turn to God for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

A Prayer for Healing – Personal

As I sit here before you, it is hard to imagine what my life would be like if not for the love of God. You have been there through every step that has led me towards where we are today- loved and cared for by someone who wants only good things for me! 

I long to hear Your voice and ask for your divine healing.

There are so many things that I don’t understand about life and my time on earth.  However, I know that with one word or one touch, you can heal me completely.

Please forgive me for my sins, cleanse the filth from within and begin healing me from the inside out.

When I desperately seek the Your face, You are always there for me, even when I don’t understand your ways or your will for me.

The Lord never leaves or abandons his children in times like these, when we need him most to show humility and love to us so that they can feel loved again- even temporarily.

Father, I can’t offer you promises or deals in exchange for my health. I can only humbly bow before you to tell you my heart’s desire.  I simply want to spend as much time on earth as I can to love you, love others, and be a reflection of you.

Lord, be it a miracle to heal me or the intervention of doctors, I trust your will in my life. Regardless of the details, you still perform miracles, and all the praise is for you.

You have the power to heal, and I know that you’re still healing in ways today whether or not you choose to do so on earth or in heaven. 

When my faith is weak, you say that it’s enough, and the depth of your love for me knows no bounds.  Yet, I know that you hold my heart and life in your hands.

Whatever you desire, Lord. No matter what it is that brings Your Name honor and glory to the world; I will yield all of myself to serving Your Purpose with every breath within me

Whatever you desire, Lord. Whether it is healing or peace of mind, all I ask is that it brings you glory.

In Jesus’s name, Amen. 

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Prayer for Healing the Sick

Heavenly Father, 

You are my rock in times of weakness and need. I ask that you be with me as illness takes its toll on this body. Psalm 107:20 says that you send out your Word and heal.

Lord, please send your healing Word to me. Waiving all sickness and infirmity out of my body in the name of Jesus!

Lord, I ask for the strength to turn my weaknesses into compassion and kindness. May all this pain become a source of comfort in others’ lives as well!

May your servant trust you and hope that all will be well, even when things are tough. May I be patient and joyous as I await your touch, knowing that you are’s the one who can heal all ills.

Please restore your child to total health, Father. Remove all doubt and fear from me by the power of your Holy Spirit so that you, Lord, can be glorified through my life.

As you heal and restore me, your servant, Lord, may I always bless and praise you.

All of this, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Prayer for Healing a Sick Friend

Dear Lord,

You know _____________ so much more intimately than I do. You know his/her sickness and the burden they carry. You also know their heart. Father, I ask you to be with my friend as you work in his/her life.

Lord, help your child to see his/her sin and receive forgiveness. Let them know that you are always there for those who need You the most!

Lord, I lift my friend to you just as your Word tells me to pray for healing. I know that you hear this prayer from my heart, which is powerful because of your promise. Thankful for the faith in us both, I trust to heal him but also believe everything will go according to your will.

Lord, I don’t understand your ways, and I don’t know why my friend has to suffer, but I trust in you. Please look with mercy and grace upon my friend going through a difficult time. Give him/her comfort in his/her suffering by being present for them during this challenging moment, ensuring that they do not feel alone. Let them feel your eternal love.

Let him/her know you are there for them. Give him/her strength and encouragement to get through this difficult time. And may you be glorified through this challenging time in their life.

Amen.

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A Prayer for Healing Pain

Heavenly Father, Thank you for your love, mercy, and grace. 

I pray that all my discomforts will turn to comforts, and every pain be a blessing in disguise. I pray that my sorrows turn into joy.

As your Word says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” And he “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds”

I trust in you Lord and in you alone to heal me from this pain. Remove it from my body.

I trust, Lord, that this agony and suffering will end, and joy will radiate from me as I read and study Your Word. 

In Your Son’s Holy Name,
Amen

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A Prayer for Healing from Depression

My Lord, it seems as if my world has collapsed, and I’m teetering on the brink of an abyss. I humbly come to you in complete surrender. I am desperate for you, Father, helpless and afraid. Please lift me out of this pit and show me the way, Lord.   

In Jesus’ name, 

Amen 

A Prayer for Healing a Relationship

Lord Jesus, 

I am struggling in my relationship with ______. I need You to give me wisdom on how to love them well. You are my rock and my defender. Please show me how, when,, and where to set boundaries in our relationship. I believe You are my healer and can heal this relationship. I trust You to guard my mind and my heart. Please give me wisdom and direction on how to interact with ______.

I want to love them with a pure heart, clear conscience, and a true faith.

Your Word says “The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” (1 Timothy 1:5) 

I forgive ______ for their hurting me and please forgive me for hurting them. 

Help me to love ______ fully. Your truth is compelling. You are worthy of my trust and love, so let Your perfect love cast out all our fears about this relationship. I fully surrender this relationship to you, God.  Please transform it so that it honors You. 

In Jesus, I pray. 

Amen

Prayer for Thanks after Recovery

Jesus, you are the source of life and healing.

Thank you for delivering me from sickness and restoring my health.

I ask for Your eternal grace that I may live a new life in faithful obedience.

Guide me to live for you and devote my life to your service and loving others so that I may be found worthy in the kingdom where your glory dwells. May my life belong wholly and entirely to You always.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

You may also enjoy one of these recommended resources:

Prayers That Bring Healing: Overcome Sickness, Pain, and Disease. God’s Healing is for You! by John Eckhardt

Prayers for Strength and Healing by Publications International Ltd.

Prayer is one of the most powerful gifts we have. When we pray for healing, we open ourselves up to receive God’s love and compassion. In this post, we looked at scripture that talks about healing and how Jesus healed the sick. We also shared a prayer for healing for a friend, pain, relationships, and thanked God for healing. How do you pray for healing? We’d love for you to share scripture that you pray when you or someone close to you needs physical, emotional, or spiritual healing.

ESV – “Scripture quotations are from The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

Susan Nelson

Susan is a writer, speaker and the creator of Women of Noble Character ministries. She is passionate about helping Christian women deepen their walk with God through Bible study and creative worship and strengthen their marriages.

She lives in rural North Central Missouri with her handsome and hilarious husband and a myriad of dogs, cats and chickens.

Susan runs on Jesus, coffee and not enough sleep.

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