Here are the 25 most encouraging prayers for healing for a friend.
Prayer to Our Unchangeable God
Heavenly Father, we intercede for our friend, [name of friend], who is in need of healing. Please reach down to our brother/sister who is in distress and set them at liberty from ill-health. In the Name of Your Holy Son Jesus, we declare that this sickness is temporary, and we focus our gaze on You, our Unchangeable God. This sickness is under the feet of Jesus, and it is leaving now. Amen.
Illness is Extinguished Prayer
Dear Lord, come to the aid of [name of friend] who has been violently attacked by this evil disease. Surround him/her in Your arms of protection. In the Name of Jesus, this illness is extinguished and cut off from [name of friend]’s body. Thank You, our Healer and Deliverer, that we will soon hear the sound of joyful singing in the home of our loved one as Your divine healing comes. Amen.
Set Free from Disability Prayer
Oh Lord, we urgently and fervently ask You, in the Name of Jesus, to set our friend [name of friend] free from this disability. Send strength and full mobility and prosperous health through his/her entire body. We give thanks to You Lord, that You have answered our prayers, and You have become [name of friend]’s deliverance and healing. Your right hand does valiantly; we will dance and rejoice in this day of freedom that You have brought to our friend. Amen.
Prayer to the One Who Took Our Sicknesses
Lord Jesus Christ, our most gracious Savior, we are humbled and awestruck that You took our sicknesses and calamities on Your body, and You carried our pain and anguish and affliction. What love, and what compassion; it is beyond our comprehension. And now, precious Healer, we ask that You touch our friend [name of friend], cast out this sickness with Your Word, and heal his/her illness so he/she can rise up and serve You once again. Amen.
Prayer to Jesus Who Purchased Our Healing
Lord Jesus, our hearts melt when we remember that You took the punishment that brought us completeness, that restored soundness to our souls and bodies, and flooded us with abundant health. By the scourging which You received, we are healed, we are cured of all disorders and diseases and disabilities. We claim this healing which You purchased at such an awful price for our precious [name of friend]. Raise her/him up to full health, we pray. Amen.
Prayer for Divine Healing
Loving Father, we ask for divine healing for [name of friend], who is desperately in need of a miracle. We thank You that healing is provided for the believer through the atonement of Your Son Jesus. You are the same yesterday, today, and into infinity, and Your Holy Spirit is still performing healing and miracles today in and through Your body of believers. We need a miracle now. May [name of friend] rise up today and reclaim full health all through his/her body. Thank You! Amen.
Prayer of Spiritual Authority over Cancer
Holy Father, thank You that we have an inheritance in Christ and the right to exercise spiritual authority. In the mighty Name of Jesus, that Name under which everything in heaven and earth and below the earth must bow, we exercise authority over cancer and command all malignancies to leave our brother/sister [name of friend]. All problems caused by cancer or by chemotherapy and radiation, leave now! Thank You, God, for restoring health to this dear one. Amen.
Prayer for Deliverance in the Power of the Ascended Lord
Heavenly Father, we take up the power of the Ascended Lord Jesus, and as co-rulers with Him, we assert our authority over the powers of the air. We thank You that demonic forces must recognize and obey you as Creator. We command you, evil forces, to release your hold over our friend, [name of friend]. God is his/her defender, so you have no power or authority to harass him/her with illness any longer. In union with Jesus, we exercise our authority and command you to give way. Leave our loved one and never return. Amen.
Prayer for Infection
Holy Spirit, enlighten the eyes of our understanding to fully comprehend that the Father has made us sharers of His authority. We exercise this authority now over snakes and scorpions for our brother/sister, [name of friend]. In the mighty Name of Jesus Christ, we command all infection to leave our friend, for all affected organs to be restored, and for robust health to flow from the top of his/her head to the soles of his/her feet. Amen.
Prayer for Healing to Body and Mind
Dear Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, all power, both earthly and spiritual, is under Your feet. In the authority of Your Holy Name, Jesus, we come against this evil energy that is afflicting the body and mind of [name of friend], and we bind it and command it to go, now! And even though we are seeing an apparent setback, we declare that this is not defeat – it is a pending victory, as we stand firmly on Your Word and trust Your truth to come to pass. Amen.
Strengthen from Within Prayer
Heavenly Father, as our brother/sister, [name of friend], spends time with You in his/her time of sickness, may he/she be strengthened from within. Help him/her remember that You are the God that still performs miracles, just as You did in Biblical times. Help our brother/sister to not give up their faith in Your healing miracle, and to be confident of victory over this sickness. Lord, we pray that Your miracle-working power would be manifested today. Amen.
Prayer to Strengthen Faith
Jehovah-Rapha, our Great Healer, we pray that You will strengthen the faith of our brother/sister, [name of friend], in Your healing power. May he/she realize that what they are hoping for is not just a wish, but it is a reality through Your promises and Your power. May they put their confidence in You, Lord, who formed the entire universe with Your command. May their faith reach that next level where they put their full trust in You. May they walk free of all disease and disability. Amen.
Prayer to Take Pain Away
Loving Father, we intercede for [name of friend], who is enduring great pain and suffering. Help our dear brother/sister be strong in You and in the power of Your might. Help them remember that all things are possible for the one who believes in You. And now, in the Name of Jesus, that Name above all names, we ask You to take this pain away, heal all disorders or disease or injuries contributing to this pain, and bless them with abundant life. Amen.
Prayer for a Chronic Disorder
Heavenly Father, I come to You on behalf of [name of friend], who has been suffering from this chronic disorder for some time now. May Your loving-kindness rest on him/her, O Lord, and may You touch him/her with deliverance, according to Your Word. We know that [name of friend] has turned to You for rescue and is trusting You, confident and sure in Your Word, for healing from this painful and disabling condition. May their hope be realized as they are liberated into wonderful health. Amen.
Glorify Your Name Prayer
Lord, You are all-powerful and full of compassion. We ask You to look down on [name of friend] with Your tender mercies, for he/she is seeking healing from You from this grave illness that has stripped him/her of quality of life. We plead with You to touch [name of friend], so he/she will be able to share their wonderful testimony of Your healing power, and so others will know how great You are. Glorify Your Name, O Lord, through healing our friend. Amen.
Comfort in Affliction Prayer
Gracious Father, remember Your servant [name of friend], who is enduring such suffering, patiently hoping and waiting for Your touch. I thank You, God, that You have been his/her comfort in affliction, and that Your Word has revived him/her. O Lord, I speak out the authority of Your Name against this adversity, that it will melt away, and that [name of friend] will be released from this suffering and enjoy life to its fullest. May this come to pass, for You, God, are with us. Amen.
Standing on God’s Word Prayer
Heavenly Father, You have promised that Your Word will not return void, but it will accomplish what You desire, and it will succeed in accomplishing what You sent it to do. So today, we stand on Your Word, as we intercede for our friend [name of friend]. Your Word says that Jesus took our diseases and carried our affliction and that we are healed by His wounds. Jesus, we thank You that You purchased our healing 2000 years ago, and we claim healing for [name of friend] in faith. Amen.
Raise Our Love One up Prayer
Merciful Lord, we thank You for Your promise that the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and that You will raise that person up. Standing on that promise, we lift the dire condition of our dear one to You, that You will hear our prayer offered in confident expectation, and that You will act on behalf of our loved one, and raise him/her up from this dreaded disease, and restore his/her body to health and wholeness. Amen.
Prayer While Laying Hands on the Sick
Jesus, You taught us that those who believe in You will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover from their illnesses. I lay hands on [name of friend] right now, and in the Name of Jesus, I ask that You tread down this sickness under Your feet. I thank You, Father, that You graciously give us all things. I thank You that [name of friend] is more than victorious through You who love us. Amen.
Prayer against Epilepsy
Compassionate God, we bring before You [name of friend], who has been suffering life-threatening seizures. In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we command epilepsy to leave and never come back. All neurons and neuronal networks must function with order and control, and we banish hyper-excitability. We speak healing to any part of this brain that has been damaged by seizures and restoration of full cognitive ability. Thank You, Gracious Healer. Amen.
Prayer against Autism
O God of Infinite Mercy, You said that if we have faith like a grain of a mustard seed, we could move mountains. So in the Name of Your Son Jesus, we speak to the mountain of autism that is imprisoning [name of friend] and tell it to be uprooted and cast into the sea. Problems with speech and knowing how to interact with others must leave. Hypersensitivity to sound and lights must go, along with any aggression, agitation, inability to focus, sleep disruption and stimming behaviors. All symptoms of Autism are gone and must never come back. Amen.
Prayer for Victory over Health Condition
Heavenly Father, I rejoice in Your Word, for it is a storehouse of great treasure. And I claim the promises of Your Word for my dear friend, [name of friend], who needs victory over this health condition. Please bless my friend with abundant peace, with health, with completeness, and with soundness. May nothing cause his/her body to be weak or incapacitated in any way. I expectantly look for Your deliverance and healing. Amen.
Confessing God’s Word Prayer
Oh God Who Never Changes, we intervene in prayer for our brother/sister, [name of friend]. We confess Your Word over these symptoms and this diagnosis, and we stand on what Your Word says about the outcome, and we stand in faith believing Your Word until all these symptoms ease off of [name of friend]. We pray that You give [name of friend] endurance through this trial, and that he/she does not lose confidence in You, but that they will receive the healing You have promised. Amen.
Prayer According to God’s Will
Father, I thank You that if I ask anything in the Name of Jesus, according to Your will, that You will do it! I know that prayer for healing is Your will because You command us to pray for the sick and to lay hands on the sick and they will be well. Jesus, thank You that by Your wounds, You have purchased [name of friend]’s healing. Now, in the mighty Name of Jesus, I speak to defect and disease and evict you from [name of friend]’s body. Every problem in this body must leave now in submission to Jesus. Amen.
Prayer for a Work of Reformation
Heavenly Father, we thank You for accomplishing a work of reformation in [name of friend]’s body. We ask that the power of Your Holy Spirit, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead, flow into [name of friend], bringing abundant life and deliverance and healing, accomplishing the will of the Father and bringing honor to the Name of Jesus. Thank You that You created [name of friend] with a destiny and that You are sovereign over this situation. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for interceding for us, and guiding our prayers and even praying for us. We praise You, God, for Your overflowing blessings. 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.