Whether you have someone special who is sick, or you personally need healing, reciting prayers can bring comfort and restoration. Here are 8 of the best comforting prayers for the sick.
Prayer for Strength
Lord our Hiding Place, I intercede for my loved one, that You would give them strength in their battle against this disease. Help them remember that everything is possible for one who believes. Strengthen their body and their spirit. Please be a shield around them, and fill their hearts with joy because You are with them. Sustain them through this sickness and bless them with good rest that restores and heals. Amen.
Prayer for Perseverance
O God, the Strength of Your People, we bring our dear one to You who has been ill for a long time and growing discouraged in this fight. Renew their heart and help them persist in the prayer of perseverance – to keep asking, keep seeking, keep knocking as You told us to do. Lord, please relieve our dear one’s distress, show them grace, and hear their prayer. Shine the light of Your face on our dear one. Amen.
Prayer to Understand God’s Love
God of Love, we ask that You would bless our friend who is so sick – may he experience an overwhelming sense of Your love. May our friend understand that You are not against him, but You are for him, and that nothing can separate him from Your love. Fill him with the conviction that there is no power in the heaven above or earth below that can stand in the way of Your love. Help him to lay hold of the promise that overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loves us. Amen.
Prayer for Pain
Lord of Compassion, please place Your healing touch on my loved one who is suffering from such agonizing pain right now. Consider my loved one’s groaning, and hear our cries for help. I ask in the Name of Jesus that this pain would leave right now and never come back. May my loved one lie down and sleep in peace, with no discomfort. In Your loving devotion, bring peace and deliverance. Amen.
Prayer for Abundant Life
Oh Lord, You are high and lifted up, the Alpha and Omega, beginning and end. There is no one like You. Please remember my friend with Your kindness and compassion and restore her to perfect health. Help her to fix her eyes on You, the Author and Perfecter of her faith. May she get back what the thief has stolen from her, and may she live her life in the abundance that You meant for her. Amen.
Prayer to Praise God Even Through Suffering
Eternal God, please come alongside my friend in this time of physical suffering and remind my friend to exult Your glory and sing Your praises, even in the sickbed. May the high praises of God be in my friend’s mouth, for truly You inhabit the praises of Your people. May my friend use the two-edged sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, in this war against sickness and evil. Amen.
Prayer Against Fear
Oh Lord, Rock of our Salvation, I intercede for my friend who is experiencing such fear in this battle against their disease. Remind my friend that You have not given us a spirit of fear, but a Spirit of power, love, and a sound mind. Help my friend to call on Your Name when fear rises up, and to rest in Your embrace. Surround my friend with the shield of Your favor; be a shelter and a refuge. Amen.
Prayer for Prosperous Health
Divine Promise-Keeper, we bring our loved one to You asking that these health issues would melt away like wax before the fire, and that You would bless our friend with prosperous health. In Your goodness, provide for our friend, who is weary and sick. Rise up in Your justice and mercy and deliver our friend, who has made You their refuge. Put an end to this sickness, we 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.