Prayers for healing a friend and family member

prayers for healing a friend
Prayers for healing a friend

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy” ~ Psalm 103:2-4

About a year ago, I found myself in a quiet office where an oncologist gently informed my husband that after his third struggle with cancer, sometimes all you can do is maintain faith. As I sat there, a realization dawned on me: the responsibility of healing doesn’t rest on the patient, nor does it fall upon the doctor; it resides entirely with God.

This healing responsibility belongs to my God, who clearly knows his intentions for me even when my own hopes seem to crumble around me. The process of healing lies in the hands of my God, whose methods are not straightforward or predictable, but rather, they are filled with mystery. Healing doesn’t depend on articulating the perfect words or crafting a beautifully eloquent prayer. Realizing this truth liberates me, allowing me to pray with greater boldness and confidence for God’s intervention and healing.

10 Prayers for healing a friend and family member

Prayer can be a great source of healing and comfort when you’re facing physical or emotional challenges. Whether you’re praying for yourself or for someone else, it’s important to understand that healing can take different forms. You might pray for recovery from a specific illness, relief from emotional distress caused by a loss or traumatic event, or spiritual renewal during a time of doubt. No matter what type of healing you seek, concentrate on your faith and believe that God has the power to heal and renew. Ask for God’s help and strength, and find peace in the knowledge that you are not alone in your hardships. Through prayer, anything is achievable.

If you or someone close to you is unwell and needs healing—be it physical, spiritual, or emotional—here are some Prayers for healing a friend you can offer for them today:

A Prayers for healing a friend and family member

Lord Jesus, thank you for loving [name of the person who needs healing]. It’s clear you don’t like what this illness is doing to them/me. I ask in Jesus’ name for your healing touch over this disease, and for your mercy to free them from all sickness.

Psalm 107:19-20 tells us that when we call on you, the Eternal, you command healing and save us from the brink. I’ve read about your miraculous healings in the Bible, and I believe you still heal in the same way today. Since you even raised the dead, I trust there is no sickness you cannot conquer. I pray for your intervention in this illness.

However, I also recognize that not all healing happens here on earth. If healing doesn’t occur, help me to stay tender-hearted towards you, to grasp your greater plan, and to look forward to heaven with joy.

Thank you, Lord, that our hope for healing rests in your hands. Should there be doctors or treatments that can aid in recovery, I pray that you guide [name of the person who needs healing] to them. Grant us the wisdom to know which paths to follow.

God, I am grateful that [name of the person who needs healing] is yours, and you oversee everything from our first breath to our last.


May this Prayers for healing a friend help you find the words to speak with the Lord! Remember, when you’re unsure of what to say, the Holy Spirit steps in to assist. God understands what’s in your heart!

Prayer for Healing the Sick

O Lord Almighty, Healer of both soul and body, You who bring down and lift up, who discipline and heal; have mercy in Your vast kindness upon our brother (sister) (Name), who is ill.

Extend Your healing hand, filled with recovery and health, lift him (her) from his (her) sickbed, and cure his (her) affliction.

Remove from him (her) the spirit of sickness and all ailments, pain, and fever that bind him (her); and if there are sins or misdeeds, grant him (her) forgiveness and absolution, for You cherish all beings. O Lord my God, have compassion on Your creation, through the mercies of Your Only-Begotten Son and the Holy, Good, and Life-giving Spirit, with whom You are glorified, now and forever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayers for healing a friend from Sickness

Lord Jesus, thank you for your love. I see the pain this illness causes my loved one and I know it hurts you too. In your powerful name, I pray for their healing. Please, Lord, let your compassion touch them and cure them from this illness. Give me the strength to trust in your plan. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Prayer for the Cure of Disease

O Lord our God, You who healed all ailments with just a word and cured Peter’s relative, You chastise gently and heal with Your kindness.

O Lord, the One who dispels every sickness and weakness, please help Your servant (Name) and relieve him (her) of all ailments that afflict him (her). Raise him (her) from his (her) bed of suffering, pour out Your immense mercy upon him (her), and if it aligns with Your will, restore him (her) to full health.

For You are the Healer of our souls and bodies, and to You we give praise: to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer to Alleviate Pain and Suffering

I seek your healing touch over every aspect of my life—physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Strengthen and prepare me for the challenges ahead. I trust in the profound purpose you have for those who believe in your name.

Help me to not be overwhelmed by the daily distractions and struggles that can lead to exhaustion. I know you want me to live a full and liberated life. My deepest wish is to embody your love and light, bringing hope to a world in dire need.

For my loved ones battling cancer or facing difficult health diagnoses, I pray for your protective healing and grace. Grant them your strength and profound peace, reminding them of your presence. Thank you for the assurance that with you, nothing is impossible. Thank you for being our defender, greater than any hardship we encounter.

I rely entirely on you, Lord, for only You are capable. I love you and need you today and forever.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayer for Health and Healing

Almighty God, You are the sole source of health and healing. In You, we find tranquility and the only genuine peace in the universe.

Grant each of us, your children, a consciousness of your presence, and instill in us complete trust in You.

In our pain, fatigue, and worry, teach us to surrender to Your constant care, aware that Your love and strength encompass us.

We trust in Your wisdom and providence to grant us health, strength, and peace at the most fitting time; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayer for the Sick: Health of Mind and Body

Almighty God, You understand the immense dangers that surround us, and recognize our human weaknesses that leave us vulnerable.

Grant us health of mind and body, so that we, burdened by sin, may triumph and find victory in You;

through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for all eternity. Amen.

Prayers for healing a friend, Failures, Successes, and Healing

Lord, I entrust both my failures and successes to You, and I seek Your healing for the people and circumstances, the mistakes and the wounds of the past.

Grant me the courage, strength, and generosity to let go and move forward, to leave the past behind and fully embrace the present.

Guide me to remain positive as I ‘entrust the past to Your mercy, the present to Your love, and the future to Your providence.’

Prayer for Healing for the Hospitalized

Gracious Father, we acknowledge that all health and healing are blessings from You. We lift up [Name] in prayer, and ask that You grant his medical team—doctors, nurses, and all caregivers—the wisdom and skills necessary for his treatment.

As he navigates this challenging time filled with uncertainty, soothe his anxieties and fears with the assurance of Your promise, that nothing can sever us from Your love, which is ours through Christ Jesus (Romans 8:39).

If it aligns with Your will, hasten [Name]’s recovery and endow him with abundant patience as he trusts in You to orchestrate all things for his benefit (Romans 8:28); through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for the Sick and Suffering

O Christ our Lord, Healer of our souls, provide all who are ill with the comfort of Your divine healing.

Behold Your faithful servants who are suffering and who fervently invoke Your name. Embrace their souls, protect them, and free them from every illness and weakness; through Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Bible frequently mentions miraculous healings through faith in God and Jesus Christ. Discover both spiritual and physical rejuvenation in these Bible verses, which are rich with God’s assurances of comfort and fortitude— Bible Verses daily.

This piece is part of our broader Prayer resource designed to uplift and bolster your prayer life during uncertain times. Keep in mind, the Holy Spirit advocates for us, and God understands your heart, even when you struggle to find the right words to pray.


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