Prayer For Healing And Wholeness
5 Powerful Prayers for Healing and Strength
Thousands of people are dealing with storms, symptoms, fears, rogue emotions, and anxieties that have upended their lives. A friend said to me the other day, “Dealing with emotional stress and crazy health symptoms is no longer just a topic for conversation.
This is an epidemic crisis. Countless people are stirred up, stressed out, and long to know the kind of health, freedom, and wholeness that Jesus promised us.” I asked a couple of friends, one a counselor, the other a doctor, if they were seeing the same thing.
Without hesitation, both answered yes.
The pressures of life, the pain in our past, and the stress-perspective we choose, all swirl around us, and even more so within us. There’s not a woman who can honestly say that she’s unaffected by it all. And because of the storm, we react—if not inwardly, then outwardly—to our hurts, our fears, and to our perspective, especially if it’s skewed.
Eventually, our minds, bodies, and emotions suffer the accumulative effect of living an untended life in a stressed-out world.
I’ve learned a valuable lesson from my most recent health storm, and it’s this: What happens in our souls happens in our cells. A distressed soul creates a distressed body.
Where our thoughts most often go, our lives follow.
And the hurts and heartbreaks that we endure? They too will settle into our souls and into our cells unless we learn to metabolize them with God’s help and loving perspective.We live in a culture that’s addicted to treating symptoms. We want just enough help to get us on our way so we can continue to live a life of just enough, good enough, well enough. But at what cost to our souls, our story, and our calling—not to mention the very quality of lives?
Something within us changes though when we understand and live as though Jesus cares about how we feel. And He does care! He cares if my soul feels empty or is in distress. He cares if your body feels sick. He cares if our hearts ache and we just can’t get a handle on our fears. He’s with us on this journey. He’s for us. And He wants us well. He says so Himself:
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)
Scoot closer and revisit this statement: Let me teach you.
There’s a path for us to take where Jesus’ yoke fits us perfectly. There’s a place of faith for us to stand in the storm, where we’ll know peace and strength where we once knew angst and fear.
There’s a promise written over our lives that compels us to dream about our future right in the face of our fears. There’s a way to walk in Christ’s light and easy yoke while living in a burdened upside-down world. Jesus us invites us to flourish here, right where we live.
There’s our part, and there’s God’s part. So here’s what we’re going to do: we’re going to pursue healing and pray for a miracle.
Here Are 5 Powerful Prayers for Healing and Strength:
1. A Prayer for Soul Healing:
I marvel at the way You love me from immaturity to maturity, from brokenness to wholeness. You don’t berate me for my blunders or belittle me for my weakness. You meet me in those places and make me strong. You bind up my wounds so they can heal.
You give rest to my heart so it can beat strong again. You are with me. You are God Most High. Do a miracle in and through me, Lord! Heal my soul and make me whole. Make me a Kingdom woman. Help me to live a life totally disproportionate to who I am.
May others pursue You when they see what You do through me! In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
2. A Prayer for a Fresh Vision of What Healing Looks for You:
Dare to daily pray—out loud so your own ears hear it—this bold prayer:
You are a miracle-working God. Give me a vision for what freedom looks for me. Give me faith to believe You for my miracle. Show me what makes me tired. Show me what masters me and slows me down.
Help me to lose my taste for that which weakens me, and acquire a taste for that which strengthens me. Heal me from the inside out! Help me to make the necessary changes. I want to participate with You in my healing process.
Awaken fresh life in me!
Wisely Pursue Healing:
When you consider the fact that even today, we can begin a new work in our thoughts, which will directly affect our overall health, why put it off for another day? Start today by pondering, remembering, and rehearsing God’s goodness to you and His affection for you. me, you may also have some buried trauma that the enemy has used to accuse and threaten you. But as you ponder the Lord’s great love, you’ll be strategically positioned to face what’s buried beneath the surface. Be proactive with your thought life.
Ruthlessly interrupt and redirect every pattern of thought that:
- Steals your joy
- Makes you feel others barely tolerate you
- Makes you negatively self-aware
- Compel you to rehearse your failures and missteps
- Gives you a pessimistic view of your future
Because here’s what’s true:
- Jesus doesn’t just tolerate you. He’s crazy about you!
- You have zero reason for negative self-awareness. You are an heir!
- You are completely and forever forgiven because of Jesus
- Jesus already knows the plans He has for you and they’re good plans to prosper, not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future (see Jeremiah 29:11).
Put every thought through the filter of God’s wild and passionate love for you. Practice, practice, practice, and develop new healthy thought patterns that are consistent with God’s thoughts toward you. You will experience a miracle transformation in your brain.
3. A Prayer for Faith to Believe:
Precious Lord, I know You want this for me. I want this for me. Help me to retrain my thoughts and reframe my perspective. I marvel at how often my thoughts take me downward. But an eagle that soars in the sky, You call me to set my sights on things above.
I need supernatural help with this! Fill me afresh with a strong sense of Your presence and Your peace. Help me to remember the great things You have done. May I one day marvel at how my thoughts reflect a heart and mind that are healed and whole, just You always intended them to be.
Do a miracle in me, Lord. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.
Pursue a Redeemed Thought-life:
Oftentimes we stay with the memories that take the greatest toll on our souls. Yes, we need to revisit them to uproot them, but those moments need to be reserved for guarded times with godly mentors or wise counselors.The rest of our thoughts should instinctively go to God’s goodness and provision all around us and in us. None of us are there yet, but it’s a worthy goal.
In order to be healthy and whole, and for us to notice the Savior’s healing work in our lives in ways both great and small, we must practice thinking He does. Our thoughts must flow in rhythm with His.
- Does He have negative thoughts on repeat?
- Then neither should we.
- Does He rehearse how people have hurt and offended Him?
- Then neither should we.
- Does He constantly condemn and accuse Himself?
- Then neither should we.
- Does He long for us to live flourishing, abundant lives?
- Then we should long for and believe for that reality just as much.
God gives us good gifts to enjoy. And it’s actually wonderful for our brains when we engage our senses as we notice all He’s given.
How good, healthy, and healing it is for you to smell a bouquet of flowers and enjoy the moment, to taste your food and savor it, and to marvel at the beautiful sunset until it brings tears to your eyes.
Spend some time this week noticing the good in your present moments and linger there for a while. It’ll change you from the inside out.
4. A Prayer for a Breakthrough:
Father, I ask You for a fresh vision for what breakthrough will look in my life. Help me to pursue healing while I wait for my miracle. Show me how to rest right in the middle of the storm. Help me to enjoy the feast You prepare for me, right in the middle of the battlefield.
I want my whole life to testify that there’s a God in heaven who knows my name and who will get me safely home. Fill me afresh with the wonder of Your love and power. I am determined to win this battle with anxiety. Help me to discern when to rest, when to feast, and how to actively engage my faith as I wait for You to breakthrough.
May my life display Your power. Do the impossible in and through me, I pray. Amen.
Life on earth is short. Eternity is long. God’s promises are true. And if you follow Jesus through the gospels, you’ll find a Savior who cares deeply about the human condition.
And so, we’re going to ask God for a fresh vision of what flourishing can look for us and then we’re going to position ourselves on the path of healing—whatever it takes. Some of this will be hard. But you’re no stranger to hard. You’ve done it before.
We can do hard, if it leads us a better life, right? We’re going to roll up our sleeves, take inventory of our habits, give our soul some room to breathe, and maybe change a few of our ways so we can enjoy better health.
And then, we’re going to go before the Most High God, who loves us with a passion that we cannot fathom, and we’re going to ask Him for a miracle, because He’s the same God yesterday, today, and forever. He loves us and He still performs miracles today. So let’s pray.
5. A Prayer for a Miracle:
Lord, Jesus, here I am again, asking You to do what only You can do in my life. Scripture tells me that You are the same yesterday, today, and forever.
You are the God who performs miracles! So do a miracle in me! Heal me through and through! Deliver me from my tendency toward anxiety and worry. Show me how You fight for me.
Give me a vision for what a healthy-healed-me looks , and help me to go after that girl with tenacity and purpose. Take my efforts and multiply them, Lord. My soul waits for You to do what only You can do. I love You, Lord. Amen.
1. “Metabolizing our hurts” is a term used by Dr. Jim Wilder
Susie Larson is a popular media voice, author, and national speaker. Her latest book is Fully Alive: Learning to Flourish – Mind, Body, Spirit. A veteran of the fitness field, she has twice been voted a top-ten finalist for the John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award. More at www.SusieLarson.com.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
O Holy Spirit please come 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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
My heart is feels 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.
Your love is as wide as the oceans As deep as the sea And as tall as the heavens.
May your spirit rise 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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