25 Healing Prayers for the Sick, Dying and Elderly

Seeing the suffering of others first hand can be difficult to experience. These incredible healing prayers for the sick, dying, and elderly provide the right words you need to seek peace and comfort.

Prayer #1

Heavenly Father, watch over our child and grant that he may be restored to that perfect health which it is yours alone to give; through Jesus Christ or Lord. Amen.

Prayer #2

Dear Lord,

I turn to You with a prayer for the sick. Bless those who are injured or infected. Distraught or in distemper. Afflicted or aggrieved. Bring healing, wholeness and a sense of well-being. Blessed are You, my God, Source for recovery, Source of Life.


Prayer #3

Almighty and Everlasting God, the eternal salvation of those who believe in You, hear us on behalf of Your servants who are sick, for whom we humbly beg the help of your mercy, so that, being restored to health, they may render thanks to you in your Church. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer #4


All life is held in Your loving hands. Disease comes and Your strength arrests it. Accidents happen and You are One with the victim in recovery. Your loving kindness has the highest healing power. Use it now. Do not delay. Hurry to deliver good health once more to those in need.


Prayer #5

Dear God,

At every moment of life You are present. In sickness and in health. In sorrow and in joy. In tragedy and celebration. Yet, at no single moment are You more needed then now: in this pain and suffering. Make Your holy presence felt to my loved one who is ill. May my prayer for the sick reverberate beyond the boundaries of Earth to the heavens above. Let every angel hear me. May every soul recognize that healing powers are needed today, in one bed, at this exact place in time. Bang the drum Oh God! Sound the alarm. Let blessings reign.


Prayer #6

Oh God,

Remember our friend who is ill. Be compassionate in Your regard. Provide comfort to mind, body, and soul. Ease suffering. No healing is too hard for You when it is Your will. Make it so. With loving devotion, I offer thanks for Your intercession.


Prayer #7

Lord, you love our child as You love all children, Bring healing to our child who is not well. Stay by his side and comfort him through this trying time. Keep us ever mindful of Your loving presence Bless us with Your powerful healing and comfort us also. Thank You for hearing our prayer!

Prayer #8

Almighty and most merciful God I bring before You this little child who is suffering such pain and discomfort – and I ask that in Your grace and mercy You would raise them back up into full health and strength and work a speedy recovery.

The Lord Jesus took little children in His arms of love and blessed them and I pray that in a very special way You would put Your arms of love and blessing around this little one and minister to each need and every pain.

Little ones do not understand why they are feeling so poorly and I just ask that You would have compassion for this little child and take away any fear and pain – and multiply Your grace so that they come to a quick and lasting recovery….

Thank You Lord in Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Prayer #9

O Holy Spirit please come like a dove,
Shield and protect now the one that I love.
Cover their wounds with Your grace feathered wings,
Shield them from sorrow, breathe hope songs within.

Tend with Your goodness the pain that they bear,
Heal now their sickness with miracle care.
Carry them high far above till they see,
Your rainbow of promise, real hope lies ahead.

I love them so dearly, so help me to be,
All that you, Jesus, would give out through me.

Prayer #10

Dear God,

I am worried for my loved one who is sick. Heal. Help. Hasten recovery. Speak through me as I comfort and encourage, may my lips bring gentle welcome words. Be there; replace the hurt with soothing relief. Let the healing begin. Amen.

Prayer #11

Gracious heavenly Father You are our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble and we bring before You the elderly men and women who have come to the twilight years of their lives, facing physical, mental or spiritual suffering.

Lord for those that are Your children we pray that You will be very close to each one and that You would give them the sufficiency of Your strength to endure the bodily pain or anguish of heart that they may be facing as – good and faithful soldiers and servants of Christ. Giving them courage to endure knowing that there is a crown of rejoicing that awaits them at the appearance of their Lord and Saviour, when He appears at His coming.

But Lord we know that there are many that do not know You and whatever physical and mental pain and suffering they are going thorough, is nothing compared with the spiritual of not knowing the Lord Jesus as their Saviour and Redeemer. Draw close to ALL elderly people who are unsaved and bring many of them into a saving faith in the Lord Jesus… in Whose name I pray,


Prayer #12

May you be wrapped up in God’s love,
Found deep in His everlasting wings,
Carried and kept, safe and cherished.
May the healing power of Christ,
Breathe across your being now.

Prayer #13

Dear God,

To You, source of strength. I offer prayers for the sick. Help them find the courage to make it through their pain. To overcome their ailments. To renew their will for recovery each and every day. To bless them with perseverance. Enable them to do what is necessary yet most difficult. Eliminate anxiety. Replace fear with faith. Bestow hope overflowing. Renew body and spirit.


Prayer #14


My heart is feels like a thousand knives are running through it. I am weary, spent, and just so sad. Please, help me! Hear my prayers. Hold me and my family up. Give us strength. Be present. Be persistent in your love. Carry us through this heartache. Sustain us. Bring us joy and hope.

In Your Name I pray, Amen.

Prayer #15


Your love is as wide as the oceans
As deep as the sea
And as tall as the heavens.
May your spirit rise like a mightly wave and come and restore those who are ill.

You are the water of life,
You are a fresh spring,
You are healing rain
To all those who are in need.
Come Lord!

Prayer #16

Lord Jesus,

Come into my life.
I believe you died and rose from the grave.
I believe you live eternally in heaven.
Cleanse me from all unrighteousness.
Forgive me of all my sins.
Move into my heart.
I make you my Lord and Savior.
Thank you for your sacrifice.
I accept your gift of eternal salvation.


Prayer #17

Merciful God,

I offer prayers for those who are sick. Those with broken bodies and broken spirits. Bless them with healing. Change their circumstances. Cause healing to come to them; recovery in abundance. Amen.

Prayer #18


Help [Insert Name] discover your peace. Let them receive your comfort. Help them to be at rest knowing that you care for them, and that you love them. Calm their soul as they move into the afterlife. May they spend eternity with you; may they live forever in your presence.


Prayer #19


Bring this family peace. Provide them with your comfort. Let them know you tenderly care for each and every one of them. Lead them to be reunited with their loved one some day. Sit with them in their mourning. Let your presence provide rest.

Thank you, for the gift of life that [Insert Name of Dying] brought to the world. May he rest peacefully with you for eternity.


Prayer #20


Give this person strength. Grant this person confidence. Allow them the opportunity to discover if the passing person knows you. Give them wisdom to know when to speak and what to say. Let them bring your presence into the room. Let them carry your love into the situation. Encourage them with a special gift or your presence.


Prayer #21

My heart holds a prayer that carries you friend
So close to God’s loving heart.
I lay out my hope that you’ll know his touch,
And be healed by the Lord above.

So I trust in our Abba Father
To comfort you when you cry,
And bless the hands of the medical teams,
That care for you each day and night.

I wish I could be beside you always,
To hold your hand and pray.
So I’m sending my love, my thoughts and my faith,
To be with you my wonderful friend.

Prayer #22

In your hands, O Lord,
we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters.
In this life you embraced them with your tender love;
deliver them now from every evil
and bid them eternal rest.

The old order has passed away:
welcome them into paradise,
where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain,
but fullness of peace and joy
with your Son and the Holy Spirit
forever and ever.


Prayer #23

Dear God,

When the pain doesn’t stop. And the energy is sapped from the body: Intervene. Reunite blessings and body. Shore up the spirit with joy and life and strength. Send reminders of faith. Stir up hope within. Speed up delivery of invigorating relief. Amen.

Prayer #24

Lord God,
you are attentive to the voice of our pleading.
Let us find in your Son
comfort in our sadness,
certainty in our doubt,
and courage to live through this hour.
Make our faith strong
through Christ our Lord.


Prayer #25

Dear Lord,

I ask of You this simple thing: To make my loved one whole again. Sickness is but a wrong turn taken, but You in your wisdomcan lead back to wholeness. Awaken good health with Your touch. Let Your healing hands bring wholeness to the ailing body.


Here is a great video on how to find the healing words you need as provided by the Holy Spirit.

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