25 Strong Prayers for Illness

When we are ill, we not only suffer physically, but also emotionally. Here are 25 strong prayers that give you the words to help you pray to our Lord for physical and emotional healing in your time of need.

Prayer for Illness
Holy One, I need Your gracious hand to cover me as I endure this illness. Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am weak. My soul is deeply distressed. How long, O God, must I linger in poor health? Turn to me, my gracious Lord, and deliver me because of Your loving devotion. I am weary, but I know You hear my cry for mercy. I know You have accepted my prayer. Amen.

Prayer for Healing
My blessed Redeemer, I have followed Your command regarding the sick. I have called the elders to pray over me and anoint me with oil. I have confessed my sins. And now I claim Your promise that the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick. I thank You, my faithful Promise-keeper, that You will raise me up. I thank You that the prayer of a righteous person has great power to prevail. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen.

Prayer Against Pain
Lord of mercy, I pray that You will ease this unrelenting pain. In Your wonderful and limitless compassion, touch my body, and give me relief. Lord, please be a shield around me against these arrows of affliction. Break these chains of suffering. I thank You that I am blessed because I take refuge in You. I serve You with reverence, knowing that joy comes in the morning. In the name of Jesus, our Great Healer. Amen.

Prayer for Mental Illness
Lord of deliverance, come in Your mighty power and rescue me from this prison of mental illness. Bring peace to my mind, my soul, my spirit, and my body. Oh God of the impossible, bring a miracle, I pray. Take away this torment, O Lord, my glory, and the One who lifts my head. I cry out to You, please answer me from Your holy mountain. All glory to You, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and forever, Amen.

Prayer for Strength
Lord of power, my body is weak; please infuse me with strength from on high. Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am frail. Redeem my body because of Your loving devotion. Give me strength and energy I pray. Help me to rise from this bed of sickness and be able to go about my usual tasks. Accept my prayer, loving Lord, and make me whole. I give You the glory, Amen.

Prayer for Patience
Oh God, who keeps me from falling, I ask for patience as I endure this season of sickness. Help me rest in Your sovereignty, knowing that when the time is right, my healing will come. I thank You for sustaining me so that I can rest peacefully. I thank You that I don’t need to fear the outcome of this illness, knowing that You are fighting for me. I praise You, mighty God, Amen.

Prayer to Ease Anxiety
O God, my Peace-giver, You know this illness has given me many worries. I am concerned about the time I’m losing from work. I worry about the financial implications. I wonder if I will recover. Lord, I place all these concerns in Your all-sufficient hands. Ease my anxiety and help me be serene as I trust in You. Cover me in the shadow of Your wings so that I can rest peacefully. Amen.

Prayer for Doctor’s Wisdom
Lord of wisdom, I pray that You will fill my doctor with an abundance of discernment and wise decision making. Help her to make an accurate diagnosis of the condition. Help her to use good judgment in deciding the right course of treatment. I pray she will choose the most effective medication and other interventions. May I respond well to the treatment plan. May I recover quickly and without side effects. In the name of Jesus, my Healer, Amen.

Prayer for My Spirits to Lift
God of abundance, You know that I am feeling depressed because of this lingering sickness. I miss getting out and being able to do all that I did before. Reveal Your glory to me, Lord. Remind me of Your provision and that You are always with me in Your endless love and power. Pour out Your abundance of grace and lift my spirits. O Father, Son, and Spirit, I rejoice in You! Amen.

Prayer for Protection
God my Rock, I run to You to take refuge in You. I ask for Your protection over my body. Strike down this affliction that has risen against me and break it off. Protect my body from all harm. I also pray that You will protect my soul and my spirit from fear and lack of trust. I know that You have set apart the godly for Yourself and You hear me when I call to You. Amen.

Prayer for Courage
God, my Strength, I need the courage to get through this sickness. Lord, You know I’m fearful of what can happen, but I can be brave as I walk in step with Your Spirit. I know that You are right here with me. I thank You that You are on my side. You are carrying my burdens and have already overcome these symptoms. Your resurrection power is alive in me, and I will not be shaken. All glory to You, glorious Father, Son, and Spirit. Amen.

Prayer to Feel God’s Presence
Faithful One, I draw near to You, knowing that You are close to those who seek You. Give me a revelation of Your presence, precious Lord. I know You are everywhere, but please give me a special tangible sense that You are here. In the name of Jesus, I do not need to fear this illness, for the finished work of Christ is working in me. Your presence is heaven to me. Amen.

Prayer for Faith
My God, who is able to do more than I could ask or think, I believe in Your healing power. Help my unbelief! Root out all doubt that is hindering my faith. Help me not to consider this from a human perspective, but to stand firm knowing that with You, all things are possible. Help me build up my holy faith as I pray and praise You. I know You are pushing back the darkness. In the powerful and infinite name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer for Grace
Gracious Lord, give me the grace to persevere through this time of sickness. You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. I thank You that Your angels are all around. In Your presence, fear is silent. I know that I cannot get through this on my own, but You are my overcomer. You are my strength and my portion. You are my hope, ever interceding for me. By Your grace, I live and breathe. Amen.

Prayer for Recovery
Lord my Healer, in Your mighty power, I pray that I will recover from this sickness. You are my Victor, and in your name, this stronghold shall be broken. I will live and declare the glory of God. Show me grace and hear my prayer, merciful God. My times are in Your hands, and I can trust in You completely. Your grace is light to me. I worship You in joy and suffering. Amen.

Prayer for Release from Suffering
Compassionate Lord, I ask that You release me from this suffering that has come upon me. Give me freedom from this pain. I thank You for being here with me through these trials. I thank You that You are able to accomplish this. Be revealed in Your power, in Your mercy. I praise You, Jesus, that You are alive and my great High Priest. I thank You for carrying my sufferings on Your body. Amen.

Prayer for Endurance
My Lord and Comforter, I need Your gracious hand to touch me, body, soul, and spirit. Help me endure through this time of testing. Help me to hold resolutely to hope, for You have promised, and You are faithful. Help me to persevere through this so that I may receive Your promised rest. I will not be moved, for the enemy of sickness is defeated, in the mighty name of Jesus. I enter into Your courts with thanksgiving. Amen.

Prayer for Peace
Lover of my soul, I need Your divine peace that passes understanding as I fight this sickness. Jesus, You are my cup that never runs dry. May I be refreshed by Your Spirit, for in my weakness You are merciful. O treasure of my heart and soul, You hold my future days to come. I thank You for Your abiding presence, bringing comfort and confidence and peace. In Your presence is fullness of joy. Amen.

Prayer for a Right Mind
God enthroned on high, I need healing from mental illness. Deliver me from this oppression and bless me with a right mind. May Your power overflow in my mind and soul, so my thought processes are in line with what You meant them to be. O hope of all the world, only in You can I find help. Give me peace of mind, and deliver me from these strongholds of anxiety, obsession, suicide, and rage. Amen.

Prayer to Renew Physical Ability
Mighty One, renew my physical ability that has suffered during this illness. Give me the strength to sit up in bed and eat and drink on my own. Give me the strength to get out of bed and to walk without feeling faint and dizzy. Renew my strength like the eagle, as I wait on You. Magnificent, eternal One, may I experience Your wonderful and glorious power and restoration. Amen.

Prayer for Physicians
My God, in whom I trust, I thank You for giving me a knowledgeable and experienced medical team. And now, I ask You to add divine wisdom to their acquired knowledge so they can discern what is wrong. May they order the right tests that will help them narrow down a correct diagnosis. Help them decide on the best remedy. I thank You, Great Physician, that where medicine is limited, You are limitless. Amen.

Prayer for Joy Despite Sickness
God of glory, I pray for Your unspeakable joy, even in the midst of sickness and pain. Surely the joy of the Lord is the strength of His people. As I praise You through the fire of suffering, may Your inexpressible joy rise up. May Your joy strengthen me, sustain me, and bring victory over all affliction. My God of hope and light and life, may You be glorified in me. Amen.

Prayer to Be Fearless
God on high, may Your Holy Spirit reign in supremacy and power over my body and emotions. May I be fearless in the face of this disease. May I rest in confidence that You are my defender and You fight my battles. May You be the center of my life, so I can get my mind off my temporary troubles and focus on Your glory. I know that Your perfect love casts out all fear. Have Your own way, powerful Three in One, Amen.

Prayer for God’s Defense
My God and my Helper, I pray for Your protection and Your defense against this disease. Help me to take up my spiritual weapons of warfare to fight these attacks of the adversary. Remind me to arm myself with the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Help me to speak Your Word and Your promises over this disease, rather than the words of man. In the name and authority of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Amen.

Prayer for Comfort from God
My God, who lives forever, may I experience Your loving comfort in this time of illness. I thank You that You comfort us in all our afflictions. I know You are watching over me and that help is on its way. Help me to walk by faith and not by what I see. Help me remember that when things go wrong, it will be okay, for my gracious Savior is on my side. I pray in the name of Jesus, 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.