There are many illnesses you can face in your life that may leave you left in need of a prayer for healing. Here are 12 good Episcopal prayers for healing.
Prayer to Show Mercy
High and Lofty One, because Your mercy is everlasting and Your truth endures from generation to generation, show mercy to Your child and grant her deliverance from this sickness. Lord, keep her under Your care, for only in You can we live in safety and wellbeing. Visit her with Your saving health. Do not forget Your daughter, who is needy, nor let her hope be taken away. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, we pray, Amen.
Prayer to Sustain the One Who Is Sick
Lord Who Inhabits Eternity, we ask that You sustain our sick loved one with Your Holy Spirit. O Lord, let Your mercy rest upon him, for his trust is in You. May his days be spent in Your favor. Defend him with Your mighty power and remind him that You are always walking with him. Receive our entreaties and prayers which we offer before You for Your mercies’ sake. Amen.
Prayer to Look with Favor
Lord God of our Fathers, look with favor on our brother who is suffering and for whom pain is a constant companion. Have mercy on him. In Your great compassion, take this pain away. Strengthen him and grant that he may enjoy the blessings of abundant health. To You, he cries out; answer him from Your holy mountain. Sustain him and restore him as he sleeps. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayer to Give Freedom
Almighty and Most Merciful Father, look with pity on my loved one and give her hope for freedom from this disability. Release her from the pain and grant that she sees improvement in her condition with each passing day. Fill her with faith and perseverance in her prayers. Increase her assurance of Your love, for salvation and healing belong to You. I pray in the Name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayer to Turn Sorrow into Joy
Lord our Maker, we remember before You our sister in Christ who is struggling emotionally. Heal her spirit, give her control of her thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and turn her sorrow into joy. Grant this, Father, for the love of Your Son, who for our sake became poor, who endured suffering, and who carried our sorrows and pain on His body, for by His stripes we are healed. In the Name of Jesus Christ, we pray, Amen.
Prayer to Restore to Emotional Health
O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer, I intercede for my brother in the faith, that You will revive his heart and his spirit, for You are gracious. O Lord, have mercy on him, spare him from this turmoil that is afflicting him, and restore him to full emotional health, according to Your promises which You have given to us who believe in Christ Jesus our Healer, in whose Name I pray. Amen.
Prayer to Stretch out Arms of Love
Almighty God, stretch out Your arms of love for Your daughter, who needs Your healing touch. In You, O Lord, she has trusted; let her never be disappointed. Foster within her resilience, self-awareness, and overall contentment. Help her process negative emotions in a healthy way. Give her the resilience against stress that she needs. Make her like a tree planted by the waters, which prospers in good health. We pray through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayer to Bless with Emotional Regulation
King of Glory, bless Your servant with favor. In Your grace, grant him emotional health and healing. Hear our prayer and show him grace and relieve his distress. Help him to regulate his emotions by responding rather than reacting to upsetting situations. Rather than being overwhelmed by emotions, may he be a steady over-comer. Strengthen his trust in Your goodness all the days of his life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord we pray, Amen.
Prayer to Bring to Everlasting Life
Heavenly Father, we ask for the spiritual healing of those who do not know the redeeming work of our Savior Jesus Christ. Grant healing of their eternal souls through the labors of Your holy Church. By grace, may they see their true condition, perceive their need to repent and believe, and receive You as their Savior, so they can enjoy all the fullness of life in You, both now and through eternity. In Jesus Christ, we pray, Amen.
Prayer for Spiritual Wholeness
O God, our Great Restorer, we pray that You will restore the soul of Your servant to spiritual wholeness. Give her grace to forgive those who have offended and harmed her. Deliver her from self-hatred, and help her accept who she is in Jesus Christ, as Your Word proclaims. May she keep her mind stayed on You and cast all her cares on You. Through Him, who is the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls, Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayer for Deliverance from Bitterness
Fountain of All Wisdom, we intercede for our brother, whose spiritual well-being is jeopardized by feelings of bitterness. Deliver him, we pray, from this festering poison that is eroding him internally. Deliver him from the chains of bitterness that bind him to the sins others have committed against him. Give him Your wisdom to realize the truth and release this gall of bitterness. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who with You and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer for Preservation of Goodness
Almighty and Everlasting God, we are distressed by how abusive our society has become. Words are wounding, eroding the soul, and killing the spirit. Forgive us for the language environment we create and maintain. Preserve goodness within us, we pray. May we join You in a reality free from corruption, darkness, and insincerity. May we walk in integrity, for Your Name’s sake. In the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.