Healing blessings and prayers for healing are probably one of the most requested prayers in ministry. Because this world is broken all of us may suffer from sickness either in the mind, body, or soul from time to time. It seems to be an inevitable part of our human existence. When we see those we love suffering malady it can make us feel so helpless. But we can have hope.
We believe in, trust, and serve a living God. We worship a savior who overcame the world and every part of its brokenness. We have access to the Holy Spirit, our helper. And through the trinity of our God, we can ask for and receive healing.
This post was written as an encouragement to those who are suffering sickness and disease in the mind, body, and soul. It is a collection of prayers for healing and health to guide us to the throne of grace and place our petitions to the lord in prayer.
This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a small commission when you click on the links at no additional cost to you. You can read our entire affiliate disclosure here.
Scriptures to pray for healing
I often share with you on this blog that I believe the most powerful way to pray to God is to pray through his scriptures. I have found that this not only encourages me, but also helps me to make sure that the prayers I am praying aligns with the Word of God and His will.
When I pray through the scriptures I will often reword the scripture or state it in a way such as “Lord, Your word says, and then repeat the scripture. I will then follow that with thanks, praise, or a statement of belief for the truth in his word. Praying scriptures for healing can not only affect your physical circumstances, but also draw your heart closer to God as you seek his will and petition his hand.
Here are a list of scriptures to pray for healing, health and recovery for yourself and those you love.
He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.” Exodus 15:26
Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, Exodus 23:25
“Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord. 2 Kings 20:5
Heal me, O lord, and I shall be healed, save me, and I shall be saved; for you are my praise. Jeremiah 17:14
“Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord. Jeremiah 17:14
“‘I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners, creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,’ says the Lord, ‘And I will heal them.'” Isaiah 57:18-19
Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed;
save me and I will be saved,
for you are the one I praise. Jeremiah 30:17
When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. Matthew 8:1-3
“He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.” Psalm 107:20-21
“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.” Matthew 9:35
Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint;
heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. Psalm 6:2
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases, Psalm 103:2-3
Many of these scriptures about healing are used in the sample prayers seen below.
Sample Prayers for Healing in the Bible
Another important thing to do when you are praying for healing is to seek out prayers in the bible about healing. These can be amazing examples of God’s faithfulness as well as prayers that you can use to guide your quiet time with the Lord as you seek his guidance, wisdom, and help for healing, health and recovery.
Here are three examples of prayers about healing from the bible:
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.3 John 1:2
In this prayer for healing, it is preemptively seeking a healing blessing. This prayer is for God to continue to cover a people and allow them to enjoy good health. This can be prayed in promise form for the one seeking God’s hand of healing in the lives of those you care about.
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.1 Chronicles 4:10
This healing blessing is also one that can be prayed preemptively. In this prayer of Jabez, God is being beseeched for blessing and favor.
“Oh, do not let her be like one dead, whose flesh is half eaten away when he comes from his mother’s womb!” Moses cried out to the Lord, saying, “O God, heal her, I pray!” But the Lord said to Moses, “If her father had but spit in her face, would she not bear her shame for seven days? Let her be shut up for seven days outside the camp, and afterward she may be received again.” So Miriam was shut up outside the camp for seven days, and the people did not move on until Miriam was received again.Numbers 12:12-15
This prayer for healing was said after Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses in the wilderness. In this prayer, Moses prays for Miriam who has been stricken with leprosy, God hears from him and answers his prayer and after a time she is healed. I add this one as a reminder that healing comes in many forms and miracles can take time or be realized immediately. Regardless, we must believe and praise the lord when we pray for healing knowing that he will respond.
10 Powerful Prayers for Healing, Health, and Recovery
One of the most common request for prayer is that of healing, and in the moment it can be hard to know exactly what to pray! The following examples of healing prayers can be recited for yourself or others or can be used as an outline for when you pray for healing blessings. These powerful prayers for healing will not only encourage you but remind you that prayer helps us to activate the power of the living God in our lives and in the lives of those around us.
Whether you are seeking an urgent prayer for healing or just a short pray of thanks for recovery, praying for healing using the included scriptures is one of the best ways to present your requests to God.
Prayer for healing the sick
So many times we come across social media, news articles, or people in our lives who are suffering sickness, when we come across those people or stories, we can say a quick prayer for healing of the sick such as the one below.
Heavenly Father, I pray to you today lifting up ______________. Father they are currently struggling with sickness and we are believing on you our healer for relief. I pray that in this moment you would touch their body father and bind the spirit of sickness that is plaguing them. Your word says that it is by faith that we are healed and so in this moment I declare that I am believing that you can and will answer. In Jesus’ name, Amen
Guiding Scriptures to pray for healing for the sick: James 5:14, Mark 5:34, Exodus 23:25
Prayer for healing for a friend
In addition, at times you may have a friend or loved one who is also suffering sickness in body, heart, and mind. It can be painful to see them suffer, but we are not without hope. In these moments we can pray.
Lord, your word says that by your stripes we are healed. You said that you will heal us from every disease. We bless your name and praise you in advance for healing. So often we take for granted the fact that you keep us in perfect peace despite our circumstances. So today we thank you for what you can do and praise you for what you will do in the future. We thank you for hearing this plea for healing for _____________. We praise your name in advance for what you are about to do! In Jesus’ name, Amen
Guiding Scriptures to pray for healing for a friend: Psalm 103:1-3, 1 Peter 2:24,
Short prayer for healing
The word of God says that sometimes when we don’t know what to say, the holy spirit intercedes on our behalf with groanings. In those moments praying for healing with a short phrase may be all you need!
Father in heaven, we need your help. Sickness is present and we know you are able to heal all manner of diseases. You are our healer and our hope. We thank you in advance! I’m Jesus’ name, Amen.
Guiding Scriptures to pray for healing: Matthew 4:23, Psalm 6:2
Prayer for self healing
Praying for healing also means at times requesting the healing blessing for yourself. It means going into your prayer closet and requesting healing on your own behalf!
Father in heaven, heal me and I know I will be healed, you are my praise. Lord while I am experiencing this sickness, I am not afraid. For I know you are with me. Father I ask that you would touch my body and heal this sickness. Allow my healing to be a testimony of your great power. Allow me to share with the world your goodness and mercy! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Guiding Scriptures to pray for healing for yourself: Isaiah 41:10, Jeremiah 17:14, Jeremiah 33:6
Short prayer for healing and recovery
In addition to prayers about healing, we should also remember that recovery is a part of healing and thus, something that we should add to our prayer requests.
Heavenly Father, I pray for the healing and recovery of _______________. Lord we thank you for reving the sickness and we ask that your continued hand of faithfulness would be with us as we walk this road of recovery. We thank you for the testimonies most recently passed and the one we are actively walking through in this moment during recovery. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Guiding Scriptures for prayers for recovery: Psalm 41:3, James 1:5
Urgent prayer for healing
At times, when you are praying for a healing miracle, the request is urgent and time is of the essence. During these times, speaking a short, urgent prayer for healing can help give your peace and comfort you during these uncertain times.
Jehovah Rapha, our healing. We plead with you for healing. I call down the power of heaven to touch ________ during this urgent time of need. Father it seems like the clock is against us and time is running out, but we know that your timing is perfect. You are a miracle working God and we praise you! We praise you father for your hand. Even know we can feel the atmosphere shift as you come into this place. We praise you and thank you! In Jesus’ name, Amen
Guiding Scriptures for urgent healing: Matthew 10:1, James 5:14, Dueteronomy 7:15
Prayer to thank God for healing
Because we know God always answers our prayers, we can begin praising him for the good works he is doing in our life while waiting for the answer. Praying for healing with prayers of thanks is another amazing way to shift your perspective!
Lord in Heaven, I praise You for healing. I praise You because I know that in areas where I have issues of health, You are my healer. I thank You for Your kindness towards me and the prompting of Your spirit in me to take advantage of this time that You have given me. Lord I will honor your blessings of health and take this time to treat my body like the blessing that it is. Time to seek You instead of food, or unhealthy relationships, or negative feelings of worth. I turn these cravings over to You. I am fully confident that You alone are my portion, and the only one who can fulfill my needs. In Jesus’ name, amen
Guiding Scriptures to pray for healing for the sick:
Prayer for health
When considering praying for healing we should also consider that fact that we need to pray for health as well. God blesses each of us with the ability to make choices that benefit our health, and We can all admit that at one time or another, we did the exact opposite. This Prayer for health is full of powerful truths to help you thank God by focusing more on a healthy lifestyle.
Heavenly Father, You are the giver of life, my healer and my sustainer. You are my portion, and my daily bread. You have given me this one life, and this one body to walk in your ways. You have set your ways before me, and have shown me, through your Word, how to live this life in abundance.
I admit that at times, I have taken for granted my health and my youth. I have abused the vessel that
you have given me, and used it for my own selfish desires. Indulging in food and laziness instead of
diligently setting about the work you have placed before me. I have at times been weak in spirit and
body. I ask for your forgiveness for not always taking care of my body, your temple as I should.
I ask that you would renew in me a spirit of self control and fill me with your strength. Give me the
endurance to chase after a healthier lifestyle and your perfected will of abundance in health for my life.
As I find comfort in you alone, I pray that you would just touch the areas in my body where disease maybe. I believe you to be my Jehovah Rapha, our healer. I praise your name for healing, restoration, and wholeness of body!
Guiding Scriptures to pray for healing for the sick: 3 John 1:2, Jeremiah 30:17
Healing Prayer at bedtime
Praying for health and healing during your bedtime routine is an excellent way to recommit yourself and your health to the Lord. This also allows you to thank him for continued health!
Lord, I dedicate myself to You. I am Your temple, and so I worship You through remaining pure in You. I ask that as Your grace surrounds me, You would place in me an unquenchable desire to be filled with nothing but Your spirit, in Your presence. I commit my health to You. It is for Your glory alone that I strive to make good choices, and that I break the chain of unhealthy cravings and actions. I will live by Your word, and be filled with Your all-encompassing peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen
Guiding Scriptures to pray for healing at bedtime:
Inner healing prayer
Often when we think of sickness we are considering only the physical sicknesses that plague us, but broken heartedness and weariness are also sicknesses that we can pray for healing from.
Lord, My heart is weary and my mind confused. The situations that I have found myself in are making my heart sick. I am tormented from all sides and I can not find peace or rest. So I look to you, because I know that true peace and ultimate rest is found at your feet. Lord your word says that if I bring my concerns to you, a peace that passes all understanding is mine. I reach out my hands to you and touch the hem of your garment. I believe with my whole heart that you can and will supply all of my needs! I praise you for this. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Guiding Scriptures to pray for inner healing: Philippians 4:19, Acts 4:30, Philippians 4:6-7
Praying for healing while praising in advance
We serve the one true Living god. We serve a God who is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above which we can ask or think! He is available and capable! So while we are praying for health and healing, we should equally be praising him in advance for his active hand in our lives! May the God who is able to do the impossible move in your life! I am praying for you too!