16 Good Episcopal Prayers for the Sick

Whether someone is suffering from a disease, sickness, or is terminally ill, prayer is one of the best ways to seek comfort and peace. Here are 16 good Episcopal prayers for the sick.

Prayer for Comfort and Relief
High and Lofty One, we ask that You comfort and give relief to Your servants who are suffering from sickness. Have mercy on those who are weak and frail and who are troubled and in pain. Answer our plea and be gracious to them and give them strength and peace and restoration. We pray to You, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; for You live and reign, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Prayer for Those Ministering to the Sick
Lord Who Inhabits Eternity, we intercede for the sick, asking that You give Your healing power to those who are ministering to their needs. Guide their hands and use them as Your instruments of peace. Give the caregivers wisdom and compassion from You as they tend to the ill. From You only can we expect relief; all blessings we enjoy come from You. We pray in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever, Amen.

Prayer that the Sick Will Hope in God
Lord God of our Fathers, we humbly come before You asking that the ones for whom we are offering our prayers will receive strength in their sickness and place their confident expectation in Your loving care. May they receive overflowing comfort, like a fountain. We pray through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer for a Child
O Heavenly Father in whom we live and move and have our being, reach out in Your loving compassion and touch this child. Bless her and heal her so that she may grow and develop normally. Comfort her in her pain. Shine the light of Your face upon her and give her the peace that passes understanding. May she abide in Your love and care all her days. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Prayer to Defend from Disease
O God, Author of Peace, in Your fatherly care, reach out to our brother in Christ and defend him from this dread disease that has come upon him. We humbly plead with You to look upon him and bless him. May he be embraced in the communion of Your Holy Spirit. May he lie down and sleep in peace, knowing that You alone, O Lord, make him dwell in safety. In the Name of Jesus Christ, we pray, Amen.

Prayer to Preserve Through Illness
Almighty and Everlasting God, whose glory fills the whole creation, preserve our dear sister as she passes through this journey of illness. Surround her with Your loving care and protect her body from the ravages of this disease. Bring her safely through, we pray. Nourish her soul with patience, comfort her with a sense of Your goodness, and give her peace and sweet rest. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord we pray, Amen.

Prayer to Strengthen in Path to Recovery
Father of All Mercies, when Your Son Jesus lived among us, He ministered to all who came to Him. Look with compassion on Your servant, who has lost his health and mobility. Restore to him the assurance of Your unfailing mercy. Remove any fear that is disturbing his soul. Strengthen him in his path to recovery, for surely You are great and mighty in power. Bless those who are caring for him with patient understanding and persevering love. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer for a Positive Mental Attitude
Author of Peace, we intercede for our sister in Christ, that You would cultivate within her a positive mental attitude that will lead to a healing environment for this pain that harasses her frequently. Jesus, we invite You into this situation to speak truth to our sister and deliver her from any psychological trauma that may be manifesting itself in physical symptoms. Thank You, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for You live and reign, one God, now and forever, Amen.

Prayer for Healing from Cancer
Most Merciful Father, in the Mighty Name of Your Son Jesus, we anoint with oil and lay hands on our brother who has been diagnosed with cancer. Bring healing and hope to Your servant, for he takes refuge in You. Give his physicians discernment with regard to treatment. Minister to our brother’s body, mind, soul, and spirit. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, Amen.

Prayer for Abundant Life
Giver of Life and Health, we intercede for Your servant whose health and vitality have been stolen from her. Help her to trust You, to know that You do heal and that You do want us to live life to full abundance, for that is what Your Son, Jesus Christ, came to give. Bless her with abundant life, free from sickness. Through Him, who is the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls, Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Prayer to Drive Out Infirmity
God of All Comfort, in Your great mercy, receive our prayers and drive out all sickness and infirmity from Your servant’s body. Our times are in Your hands, and You alone are able to restore him/her to perfect health, and we humbly ask that You grant healing to Your servant. We are grateful that You take pleasure in Your people; please adorn Your afflicted servant with salvation. Hear us, we pray, for Your Name’s sake, Amen.

Prayer to Turn Sickness into Strength
O God the Strength of the Weak, in Your compassion, turn sickness into strength for our brother in the faith. May Your goodness rest upon him. Relieve his pain and raise him up to serve You. Be a shield around him, be his glory, and the lifter of his head. Bind all sickness with chains and cast it off of him. Hear us, we pray, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for You live and reign, one God, now and forever, Amen.

Prayer to Banish Weakness and Disability
Merciful Creator, through the help of Your power, grant healing to Your child. Please banish weakness and disability, and bless her with restoration of health. Renew her strength with each passing day until she regains full mobility. May she sing for joy as she rises from her bed of sickness. We give thanks that You hear us when we call to You. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer for Surgery
O God the Comfort of Sufferers, we ask that You bless Your servant with peace and calm as he is going through this operation. Give the surgeon and the surgical staff skill and wisdom. May the procedure successfully treat the problem, and may You bless Your servant with swift recovery and full healing. Great are You in might and power! Through Him, who is the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls, Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Prayer for Growth Through Suffering
O Savior, Sanctifier, and Healer, we intercede for our sister in the faith. In this season of suffering, we pray that recovery will come speedily. May this be a time where her faith is strengthened, where her endurance grows, where the fruit of the Spirit grows abundantly in her life, and where her outlook becomes a confident and cheerful expectation of Your healing. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Prayer in Final Sickness
Eternal Father of All Mercy and Comfort, give Your help and aid to Your servant, who is nearing the end of his final sickness. As his physical body fades, in Your grace may his spirit be renewed by the loving touch of Your Holy Spirit. May he repent of any sin not yet confessed and receive Your pardon. May he peacefully leave this body to join You, face to face in heaven. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, 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.