Seeking help in healing in a time of sickness is the best way to find resolve and peace. Here is a look at some good Greek Orthodox prayers for the sick.
Prayer to the Great Physician
Holy Father, Great Physician of our souls and bodies, You sent the Lord Jesus Christ, Your only-begotten Son, to redeem us from sin and death and to heal every illness. Heal the sickness of Your servant’s body and soul and give them life. You alone are the source of all healing, O God my God, and we give glory to You, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and in all eternity. Amen.
We Approach Your Goodness Prayer
Master, Lord of Sabaoth, You govern and guide all creation and all life with Your omnipotent and omniscient power and wisdom. We approach Your goodness, our God, receive us and hear our prayer and heal your servant (name) from this illness. You alone have mercy and salvation, and to You, we offer glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Send Help from Your Holy Dwelling Prayer
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, You sit upon the Cherubim and receive the praise of the Seraphim. You make the sun to rise on the good and the bad, and the rain to fall on both holy and evil. You alone restore to health. Out of Your great compassion for Your creation, listen to our prayers, and heal (name). We glorify You, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
You Heal All Diseases Prayer
O Lord Almighty, You heal all diseases by Your word alone. You chastise with pity and heal because of Your goodness. Grant aid to Your servant (name) and lift him/her up from this bed of pain and sickness. Through Your mercy and in Your Will, give health and full recovery. We send up glory to Father, and to Son, and to Holy Spirit now and through all ages. Amen.
Put Aside Every Infirmity Prayer
O Lord God, You healed blind Bartimaeus, and You alone can put aside every infirmity. You are the same, yesterday, today and forever. Send (name) Your great mercy and cure all sickness and grant remission and forgiveness for all sins. Take away this spirit of infirmity. Great Physician of soul and body, we give You glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, to the ages of ages. Amen.
Stretch Forth Your Hand Prayer
O Lord, Healer of our bodies and souls, visit our (brother/sister)(name) with Your loving-kindness and stretch forth Your hand of healing. Raise him/her up from this bed of sickness, and heal him/her of all disease, pain, and fever that is binding him/her. We bless and honor You, our most holy Father, gracious Son, and life-creating Spirit, both now and forever. Amen.
Grant Strength Prayer
My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, You came down from heaven to live as man, You died on the cross for our salvation, and through Your love and compassion. You healed people of sickness and affliction. Visit (name) now, Lord, and grant strength and healing from this sickness with which he/she is afflicted. We trust Your loving care; You are the only true source of life and healing. Father, Son, and Spirit, we give You praise and glory to the ages of ages. Amen.
Not Even the Smallest Sparrow Prayer
Almighty God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, because You love mankind, pity Your creation. Your only-begotten Son taught us that not even the smallest sparrow falls to the ground without Your knowledge. We pray to You for Your servant (name), for the healing of body and soul. Quiet him/her with confidence in the fullness of Your love. To You belongs all our praise and worship, to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, unto ages of ages. Amen.
Fountain of Life Prayer
Heavenly Father, fountain of life and healing, I bless Your holy name. I pray for deliverance for (name) from sickness and restoration to full health through the compassions of Your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ. Grant that he/she may live the rest of his/her life more faithfully, in accordance with Your will and Your word. We give You all the glory, loving Father, precious Son, and cherished Holy Spirit, to the ages of ages. Amen.
Prayer for Continued Goodness
Lord Jesus Christ, You are the life and strength of all who put their hope in You. Your treasury of goodness is infinite, and we humbly ask You for continued goodness toward our brother/sister (name). May You be well pleased to restore him/her to bodily health and bless his/her soul with all the heavenly graces, so that he/she may persevere in good works. To You is due all honor and worship, and also to Your Eternal Father and All-holy Spirit, to the ages of ages. Amen.
Come to Our Help Prayer
Father of endless mercies and God of all comfort, be pleased to come to our help and deliver (name) from this frailty of the body. Grant full strength as he/she trusts in Your love and compassion. May this trial bring him/her closer to You, our rock and refuge, our delight and joy. Guide (name) to follow Your will in living a life of true obedience to You. To You we give all worship and praise, Father, Son, and Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
Prayer to the Good Shepherd
Loving God, Healer and Comforter, we pray for our brother/sister (name), who is suffering. Look with mercy upon his/her distress, and shelter him/her with peace. Dear Good Shepherd, please tend to this sickness in Your pity, give rest and soothe his/her spirit. Increase his/her confidence in Your love. In the name and to the glory of Your Son, Jesus, and in the power of Your Holy Spirit, 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.