Anointing oil is typically used as a means of sanctifying yourself before the Lord. Consisting of a prayer that is recited during this time, this sacrament is performed in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Here are some of the best prayers to say when annointing with anointing oil.
Glory and Praise Prayer
Lord, your word says that when we are sick, we should call the elders of the church to pray and anoint us with oil in your name. Father, we are setting this oil apart so that it can be used to anoint the sick in our congregation. Let your healing power rest upon it so that when we use it for your glory. The sick will be healed, and your name will be praised. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
The Perfection of Your Finished Work Prayer
Lord Jesus, thank you for taking our place at the scourging post. It is because of your sacrifice that our bodies are healed, renewed, and restored. Lord, let this anointing oil be a symbol of the perfection of your finished work at the cross. As we use it on the sick, let it speak of your healing power. May those that are struggling with emotional pain, addictions, physical pain, and rejection be freed from their bondage. Let your grace and strength be upon those that are anointed with this holy oil. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Father God, thank you for giving us this gift of oil that we can use it to administer healing on the sick. Holy Spirit of God, come upon this oil, let it be filled with the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. Let everyone who gets anointed with this oil find freedom from any manner of sickness and disease. May they be freed from bondage and captivity. Lord, help them to start walking in their newfound freedom for the glory of your holy name. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.
Healing and Wholeness Prayer
Holy Lord, as we use this holy oil, let it be a symbol of our faith in your ability and power to heal and make us whole. May our lives be full of blessings, good health, and wholeness. God deliver us from evil and preserve us in your goodness and mercy. Holy Spirit, just the way you raised Jesus from the dead with your resurrection power, resurrect every dead cell, organ, and functions of the body of those who will be anointed with this oil. Father, the sick will be healed from the crown of their heads to the soles of their feet. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Tangible Representation Prayer
Gracious Father, we come before you today, asking you for the powerful presence of your Spirit as we use this oil. As we apply it, help us to remember that it is only a symbolic representation of our faith in your sacrifice and healing power. We believe that as we use this oil, your son Jesus heals our bodies and answers our prayers. Let your healing virtue flow in us that we may become whole again and glorify your name. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
Father, we gather here today to consecrate your servants whom you have seen fit to be our leaders. As we put this oil on their heads the way Moses anointed Aaron and his sons, may your Holy Spirit fill this place and each of these leaders with his presence that they may be full of power and wisdom to lead us in a way that is pleasing to you. As they take up their roles, let nothing but the love of Christ dwell in their hearts. Help them to work as unto you, Father God, and not men. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.
Lord, let everyone that this anointing oil touches be filled with your Holy Spirit. Lord, forgive their sins and release them from all kinds of sufferings that they are going through. Fill their hearts with your unconditional love and cover them with your wings of love. Keep their hearts free from fear and doubt and help them to focus on the sacrifice that Jesus made at the cross. God help them to stand firm in the healing that Jesus purchased for us at Calvary when the devil comes to steal their healing through lies and fear. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Spirit of the living God, take control and breathe in this oil so that your resurrection power may flow in the bodies of people that we will anoint with it. Strengthen the bodies of the sick that they may be able to get up and glorify the true living God. Illuminate their minds so that they may break free from stress and depression. Break any strongholds that the devil has planted in their minds and help them to walk in total freedom. Kindle your fire in the hearts and grant them peace forever. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.
Breaking Spiritual Burdens Prayer
Dear Father, I anoint your servant with this oil that has been set apart as holy. Let your servant be free today from every evil burden that has been weighing him down. Lord, I stand upon the authority that you’ve given us believers through your son Jesus, and I declare and decree that your servant is free from all spiritual burdens. Thank you for setting him free from poverty, sickness, depression, failure, bitterness, and sinful patterns. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
Lord, as I anoint your children with this oil grant them peace and joy. Forgive and release them from the control of the enemy. As this oil touches their forehead, let them experience full restoration. Help them to submit to your will even when it is hard and contrary to their expectations. Close every door that they have opened for the enemy in their lives knowingly or unknowingly. Remove bitterness and any form of darkness from their hearts and fill them with your love and peace. Lord, give them beauty for ashes and let everlasting joy be theirs. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, 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.