Last Updated on December 19, 2022
That’s the one thing we all have in common. You need food, shelter, and clothing. You need a good education for your family and kin. You want to see your whole family and friends prospering and in good health.
But bad times are unavoidable as well. We all get sick, we lose our jobs and marriages fall in shambles. These, ladies and gents, are the times when one sets his eyes upon the creator and prayerfully asks for forgiveness, deliverance, good health, and fortunes.
If you are a prayerful person (as we definitely think you are since you landed on this publication), then you possibly are looking for prayers for healing so you can send them up to your deity.
In this article, we are going to discuss a few prayers of healing you can speak to yourself or anyone in need. Without wasting a second, let’s fire up the engines.
Prayer for a suffering friend
Dear father, it pains to watch ……….suffer. I don’t deem it fair for them to go through this extreme pain. I am powerless but I know and believe you are powerful enough to step in and alter the outcome. Your word promises us that in our moment of need you will listen to our pleas and heal our sick.
So I hereby today bring my friend in your presence to ask for their healing. Thank you everlasting father for forgiving us our sins and promising us everlasting life. But today I ask that you heal my friend on this side of heaven. Amen
Prayer for mental healing
Dear Jesus, I know you faced hard times in every place you visited in this world. You face extreme mental torture. I humbly seek that you stand beside me and guide me in these times when my mind is failing to cope. Help me calm my thoughts and find inner peace. Lord, in your hands I trust my safety. Amen.
Lutheran Church prayer for recovering from sickness
“O God of heavenly powers, by the might of your command you drive away from our bodies all sickness and all infirmity: Be present in your goodness with your servant (name), that his weakness may be banished and his strength restored; and that, his health being renewed, he may bless your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
Prayer to heal a soul
Precious creator, it amazes me how you’ve loved me from a toddler to a full-grown, from incomplete to wholeness. You don’t rebuke me for all my blunders or dismiss me for my weaknesses. Instead, you meet me at those places and strengthen me.
You wrap up my wounds for quick healing and rest my heart so it can beat stronger. You are always with me, the most high God. Touch me oh Lord with your miracle and make my soul whole again. Help me lie a blessed life so others can witness your mighty deeds. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
Catholic prayer for a sick friend
Think, dear God of our friend for whom we seek your compassionate regard. We ask that you comfort him on his bed and ease his pain. We humbly beg for his deliverance knowing that healing is something you can do, Lord, if it is your will. May you bless our friend, renew his strength and heal his illness in your loving holy name. Thank you, dear Lord.
Prayer of healing from the Sunnah (Dua)
“Allahuma rabbi-nas adhhabal ba’sa, ashfi wa entashafi, la shifa’ illa shifa’uka shifa’ la yughadiru saqama.”
“Oh, Allah! Mankind’s sustainer! Take away illness, cure the ailment. Only you provide the cure. There’s no healing, except your healing. Provide us with healing that takes away illness.”
“As’alu Allah al ‘azim rabbil ‘arshil azim an yashifika.”
(I call for Allah, His Majesty, Lord of the majestic throne to heal you)
Prayer to seek healing for a struggling relationship
Dear God, my relationship is going through a lot of struggles. I need your wisdom and guidance on how to love (insert name) well. Help me know where to draw boundaries in my relationship. I know you are a healer and I need your healing presence to direct my heart and mind. Guide me on how to properly interact with (Insert name). In your mighty name, I pray. Amen
Dear God, I want to love (insert name) wholly and with a pure and sincere heart. I forgive (him/her) for hurting me and forgive me for my wrongful actions to (him/her). I ask that you help me love (insert name) better, selfishly and fearlessly. May your perfect love clear any doubts and fears about my relationship. As I surrender what I think of my relationship so you may you take over, Lord, and transform it so it honors you. In your everlasting name, I pray. Amen
Prayer to heal a broken heart
Father, I come to you with a heavy heart this (insert time of day). My sorrows run deep. In the middle of all this pain, I’m glad you are still a God. I’m happy in the feeling that you are and will always be all-powerful. So even when I can’t hold it together or be strong for others, you will always step in.
I rejoice in the fact that you are all-knowing. That you already know the end of my misery. You know what comes today, tomorrow, and in the years that follow. So help me lord; strengthen me so my feet won’t slip. Heal my heartache and take my sorrow away. Thank you for being close when I’m hurting. Thank you for your comfort and the joy you plan to restore in my life. In your everlasting name, I pray. Amen
Prayer to recover from depression
Lord, it appears my world just became upside down, spinning me into a dark pit of depression. In your arms, I surrender completely. I desperately need you to lift me out of this dangerous pit. Thank you for understanding my situation and stretching your arm to meet me. In your holy name, I pray.
Prayer for healing after a surgery
Jesus, the one and only great Physician, Surgery isn’t something anyone would want to go through. Having gone through one myself, I’m deeply filled with fear and anxiety. I worry so much about my recovery because of the pain I’m going through.
Christ, redeemer; I know you are a good and gracious lord. Your mercy and forgiveness are boundless. I beg you to heal me from my pain even as I work with caretakers, nurses, and doctors. In your holy name, I pray and believe. Amen.
Prayer for healing after a bad accident to a loved one
Lord God Almighty, hear my cries as they ascend to your throne. (Insert name) got involved in a grim accident that sent him/her to the hospital. I deeply fear for his/her life. In your boundless mercy oh lord, may you spare his/her life. Give the family the strength and hope to cope with this. May you also bless those attending to him/her at the hospital. In your holy name, I pray. Amen.
Buddhist prayer for the sick
May all human beings cross over from the shores of suffering to liberation, from obliviousness to enlightenment, from forgetfulness to awareness?
Hindu prayer for the sick
Lord, like the sunrise up and deliver us from the darkness that surrounds us so we may be freed from danger. May we realize what’s good and be inspired by noble thoughts. May everyone on earth rejoice and be happy. May we be all free from ailments and no one be subjected to misery.
O Lord, guide us towards what is real, direct us towards the light. Deliver us from death to immortality. May peace shine upon us all. Almighty Father, Lord of mankind; take away our hardships and free the sick from diseases. Ease their suffering because you are the almighty physician. There’s no cure but the one you provide.
Help us to be steadfast in our faith and grant us truthful tongues and a healthy heart. Set right our doings and pardon our wrongdoings. Amen
Humanist/ secular prayer for the sick
All our parts are connected in some way. With each breath, we share this earth. Therefore, may we also feel our connection to the sick and suffering in the world. May they be inspired to be resilient from knowing that they’ve gone through much pain before. May they find comfort in the connection they have to all of us.
May the love and trust of those nearby comfort us. Let’s trust in science and the hands of medical practitioners in hospitals. Moreover, let’s trust in the long and winding stories of our greater past. Life is a passage; one that we can never travel alone even when so far away from those we love. May all who are suffering find peace in the memories of their partners and loved ones in these and coming times.
Jewish prayer for a sick friend
May the almighty one that blessed our forefathers and mothers-Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob, and Rachel-touch on the sick: (insert name) son/daughter of (Insert name).
May the holy one bless him/her with compassion and restore him/her to good health. May he heal both his/her body and soul and make him/her whole again. Let his healing hand also touch the people of Israel and all mankind. Let’s all shout Amen.
Healing prayer from Isaiah 53:4-5 Amp
“Surely he has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains (of punishment)…and with the stripes (that wounded) Him we are healed and made whole.”
Buddhism healing prayers from Tipitaka
“Whatever medicines exist in the world-
As many as they are
None are equal to Dhamma
Drink of this, monks
And having drunk
The medicine of the Dhamma
You’ll be untouched by age and death
Having meditated and seen-
(You’ll be) healed by ceasing to cling”
Pagan prayer for healing
(Insert name), tonight I light this candle to honor you
Generated from the flames of Brighid so she may watch over you
May her guidance and healing ease your suffering
May Brighid’s care for you always and keep you in her glowing light.
Tips for a powerful prayer
Prayers can be effective if said right. Here are a few tips to help you get a lot from your communion with your deity.
- It’s important to know who you are addressing (God, Jesus Christ, Brahman, or higher consciousness)
- Begin with thanks for what he has done for you in the past
- Ask that his divine will be done
- Table your desires (what you need)
- Ask for forgiveness so you are right with the creator
- Memorize the scripture to get close to your God.
- If possible, find a friend to pray with
It can be hard or uncomfortable to find the right words to say when you or some else is sick. The internet can be a good place to start. Since this is less formal compared to reading sacred books, most people will find it friendly. We hope this list helps you pray for yourself, friends, your loved ones, and those around you.