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Prayer For Brain Tumor

In the name of Jesus, cast out all malady and sickness from their bodies. Lord, we humbly ask You to turn this weakness into a viable strength, suffering into compassion, sorrow into joy, and pain into comfort for others. Let them be filled with patience and joy in Your presence as they wait for Your healing touch..

Lord please pray for my brain tumor as well. I have been diagnosed with a brain tumor and I don’t know what to do. I hear many stories where people repented; even someone who recently committed suicide came back after being prayed for and alive again.

Lord, I apologize for my sins. Please pray that the tumor is completely removed and that there will be no damage to my brain, no infection or pain. I am listening to your word right now and asking you to speak directly to my tumor to remove it and make me well again.

Prayer to⁢ Shrink ‍Tumors

Prayer 1:


Dear Lord, I come before you with a heavy heart, asking for your healing power to shrink the tumors that have invaded my body. May your healing touch be upon me, and may your grace cover me in this time of need. I trust in your divine intervention to restore my health and bring healing to my body. Amen.



Prayer 2:


Heavenly Father, I lift up my hands to you in prayer, asking for your mercy and healing to shrink the tumors that threaten my well-being. You are the ultimate healer, and I trust in your ability to work miracles in my life. May your healing light shine upon me and bring peace to my spirit. Amen.



Prayer 3:


Lord Jesus, I come to you in faith, believing that you have the power to shrink the tumors that are causing me pain and suffering. Your Word says in Matthew 19:26, “With God all things are possible,” and I hold on to this promise as I seek your healing touch. May your love and grace surround me during this difficult time. Amen.



Prayer 4:


Dear God, I cry out to you for healing and restoration in my body. I ask that you shrink the tumors that have taken hold of me and bring healing to every cell and tissue. Your Word says in Jeremiah 17:14, “Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise,” and I cling to this promise as I seek your healing power. Amen.



Prayer 5:


Lord of mercy, I humbly seek your healing touch to shrink the tumors that have invaded my body. I know that you are the Great Physician, and nothing is too difficult for you. May your healing power flow through me and bring restoration to every part of my being. I surrender my fears and anxieties to you, trusting in your perfect plan for my life. Amen.



Prayer 6:


Heavenly Father, I come before you with a heart full of hope and faith, believing in your power to heal and restore. I ask that you shrink the tumors that are causing me pain and discomfort, and bring healing to my body. Your Word says in James 5:15, “And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up,” and I hold on to this promise as I seek your healing touch. Amen.



Prayer 7:


Dear Lord, I pray for your divine intervention to shrink the tumors that threaten my health and well-being. You are a God of miracles, and I trust in your ability to bring healing to my body. May your love and mercy surround me, giving me strength and courage to face this trial with faith and hope. I surrender my worries to you, knowing that you are in control of all things. Amen.



Prayer 8:


Lord Jesus, I come to you with a heart full of gratitude for your love and grace. I ask for your healing touch to shrink the tumors that afflict my body, and bring restoration to every part of me. Your Word says in Psalm 30:2, “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me,” and I claim this promise as I seek your healing power. May your presence be felt strongly within me, bringing peace and comfort in this time of need. Amen.



Prayer 9:


Merciful God, I lift up my prayers to you, seeking your healing touch to shrink the tumors that have invaded my body. I know that you are a God of compassion and love, and I trust in your power to bring healing and restoration. Your Word says in Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand,” and I hold on to this promise as I seek your healing presence. Amen.

Prayer For Brain Tumor

healing prayer for hurt and comfort

Dear God,

I pray for the brain tumor of [name] to be healed.

I believe that you can heal any disease and that you have the power to deliver us from all afflictions. I pray that you will use your healing touch to remove this tumor from his body and restore him to health. For this I ask in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

Dear God,

I come before you today in prayer for my friend [name], who is suffering from a brain tumor. Please guide the doctors and nurses who are helping him through this difficult time. Help them to see what needs to be done and how best to accomplish it. Comfort [name] and his family as they go through this challenging time. And please help us all to grow in our faith even as we ask for your help in this situation.

Amen

Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask for your help. Our friend [name] is suffering from a brain tumor, and we’re asking for your mercy and guidance as he goes through this difficult time.

We know that you are the creator of all things, including the human body. We know that you have given us the ability to heal ourselves, but sometimes this is beyond our strength and abilities. We ask for your guidance in healing [name’s] body so that he can be healed from this illness.

We pray for some relief from his pain but also for strength and courage as he fights this battle. Please provide him with the wisdom needed to make decisions regarding his treatment. May God’s will be done in his life!

Thank you for hearing our prayer today, Heavenly Father. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen

Dear God,

I pray for [name] who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Please take away this disease and replace it with a miracle of healing and wholeness. I pray that you will touch them, heal them and restore them to full health. Grant them peace during this time of uncertainty and anxiety. Let the doctors know what to do so that they can move forward with treatment.

Turn their mind toward you, so that they may seek your will in their life. Help them to have faith in you, even when it is difficult or impossible to see why things have happened as they have happened. Give them strength during this time of trial and tribulation, so that they may have hope for tomorrow. Let them know that you are with them every step of the way; holding their hands as they walk through this valley of shadows; giving them comfort in times when there seems to be no comfort at all!

In Jesus Christ’s name we pray….

Dear God,

I pray for my friend who has a brain tumor. Please heal him and give him strength and courage to go through this difficult time. Please help his family and friends to be strong and supportive through this time. Thank you for everything you do for us. We love you! Amen

Dear God, I pray that you heal me and my family from our brain tumors. I believe in your healing power and I pray that you will heal us now. Please, give us a miracle today. Amen.

Dear God,

I come to you today seeking guidance and strength. I ask that you help my family and me through this difficult time. Please watch over us as we travel this road, and give us the courage to face whatever comes next. We know you are with us every step of the way, but we pray that you will give us additional comfort during these challenging times.

Please help me remember my faith in you when I feel scared or unsure about what’s to come. And please help me understand that everything happens for a reason, even if it doesn’t make sense right now. We trust in your plan for us all, and we know that everything will work out in your time.

We pray for healing from this illness, but also for peace so that it doesn’t overwhelm us in the process. We pray for strength to carry on despite any setbacks or challenges that may arise during this time of uncertainty.

Thank you for all that you’ve done for us already, Lord—and thank you for loving us so much!

Prayer for Healing

Illustration depicting a woman standing on the beach with the following text: "Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. (Jeremiah 17:14, NIV)

A cry for healing is among our most urgent prayers. When we are in pain, we can turn to the Great Physician, Jesus Christ, for healing. It doesn’t matter whether we need help in our body or our spirit; God has the power to make us better. The Bible offers many verses we can incorporate into our prayers for healing:

LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. (Psalm 30:2, NIV)

The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness. (Psalm 41:3, NIV)

During his earthly ministry, Jesus Christ said many prayers for healing, miraculously causing the sick to recover. Here are just a few of those episodes:

The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.” (Matthew 8:8, NIV)

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, NIV)

He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” (Mark 5:34, NIV)

… But the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing. (Luke 9:11, NIV)

Today our Lord continues to pour out his healing balm when we pray for the sick:

“And their prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make them well. And anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results.” (James 5:15-16, NLT)

Prayer for Healing the Sick

Dear Lord of Mercy and Father of Comfort,

You are the one I turn to for help in moments of weakness and times of need. I ask you to be with your servant in this illness. Psalm 107:20 says that you send out your Word and heal. So then, please send your healing Word to your servant. In the name of Jesus, drive out all infirmity and sickness from his body.

Dear Lord, I ask you to turn this weakness into strength, this suffering into compassion, sorrow into joy, and pain into comfort for others. May your servant trust in your goodness and hope in your faithfulness, even in the middle of this suffering. Let him be filled with patience and joy in your presence as he waits for your healing touch.

Please restore your servant to full health, dear Father. Remove all fear and doubt from his heart by the power of your Holy Spirit, and may you, Lord, be glorified through his life.

As you heal and renew your servant, Lord, may he bless and praise you.

All of this, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Prayer for a Sick Friend

Dear Lord,

You know [name of friend or family member] so much better than I do. You know his/her sickness and the burden he carries. You also know his heart. Lord, I ask you to be with my friend now as you work in his life.

Lord, let you will be done in my friend’s life. If there is a sin that needs to be confessed and forgiven, please help him to see his need and confess.

Lord, I pray for my friend just as your Word tells me to pray, for healing. I believe you hear this earnest prayer from my heart and that it is powerful because of your promise. I have faith in you, Lord, to heal my friend, but I also trust in the plan you have for his life.

Lord, I don’t always understand your ways. I don’t know why my friend has to suffer, but I trust you. I ask that you look with mercy and grace toward my friend. Nourish his spirit and soul in this time of suffering and comfort him with your presence.

Let my friend know you are there with him through this difficulty. Give him strength. And may you, through this difficulty, be glorified in his life and also in mine.

Amen.

Spiritual Healing

Even more critical than physical healing, we humans are in need of spiritual healing. Spiritual healing comes when we are made whole or “born again” through accepting God’s forgiveness and receiving salvation in Jesus Christ. Here are verses about spiritual healing to include in your prayers:

Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. (Jeremiah 17:14, NIV)

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5, NIV)

I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them. (Hosea 14:4, NIV)

Emotional Healing

Another type of healing we can pray for is emotional, or healing of the soul. Because we live in a fallen world with imperfect people, emotional wounds are inevitable. But God offers healing from those scars:

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3, NIV)

Powerful Prayers for Personal Healing

God tells us that through prayer, He can speak to us and use us to work miracles for His glory. When you use this prayer for healing, you are coming to God completely surrendered and expectant to let His Holy Spirit work in and through you. I pray that you will find miraculous healing as you seek God’s plan for your life—His plan to prosper you and to give you hope and a future!

Here are some of our favorite prayers for healing you can use today to bring life and hope into your situation. May you receive strength and comfort from God as you pray for healing for yourself and your loved ones.

1. A Prayer for Personal Healing

God, you know me so well. You created me. You know the number of hairs on my head, and you even know the thoughts conceived in my heart before I ever vocalize them. You’ve told us to come to you and ask for every need of life. You are Jehovah-Rapha, the God who heals, and you have the final word on my destiny, the number of years I’ll live and serve you on earth.

I’m coming to you today as your child, longing to hear from you and asking for your divine healing. There’s so much I don’t understand about life. But I do know that with one touch, one word, you can make me whole. Please forgive me of my sins, cleanse me of my unrighteousness, and begin your healing from the inside out.

I don’t always know what your will is Lord, especially in times like now, when I desperately seek your face. I offer you no promises, no bargains, no deals to exchange for my health. I simply bow my heart before you to tell you the desire of my heart: that I want to spend as many years as I can loving you here, loving others, and wanting to become more like you. However you choose to accomplish that is up to you—and okay with me. If you use doctors to provide healing, give them wisdom to know what to do. Regardless of how you accomplish it, the healing you give is always miraculous. And you deserve all the praise.

I absolutely believe you have the power to heal. You demonstrated that on earth, and you still heal in miraculous ways today. Even when my faith is weak, you say it is enough, and my love for you is strong. And I know you already hold my heart and life in your hands. It’s up to you. If I can bring you more glory through healing, then that’s what I ask for. That’s what I desire.

But if your answer is no, or not now, I know that your grace is sufficient for me. Ultimately, I want your will to be my will. I look forward to spending an eternity with you. But Lord, if you have planned still more for me to do here on this earth, I not only need and want your physical healing, Lord, but a thorough, deep-down cleansing and strengthening—a whole-hearted renewal of all that I am. Because all that I am is yours. Use this trial to strengthen me from a “what-if” faith to a “no-matter-what” faith. And no matter what, I choose to honor you and give you glory. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

2. A Prayer for Healing Power

Father God, many of us need healing. I need healing for past hurts, random physical pains that I allow to waylay my days and Spiritual healing for various reasons. I reach up to You to receive this healing so that I may be whole and that I may be able to then minister to others in a way that brings You fullness of glory. How wonderful to be able to worship You without stain or blemish and to be totally healed. Show others Your healing power so that they may also be healed and walk in wholeness. In the precious name of Jesus. Amen!

3. Prayer to Believe

Dear Lord, I come humbly before You asking You to heal me in every area of my life. I give You my heart in faith that You can make me whole praise Your name. Jesus, I believe that You are my healer and redeemer! I love You, Jesus. Amen

4. A Prayer for a Breakthrough

Father, I ask You for a fresh vision for what breakthrough will look like 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.

5. A Prayer to Receive Healing

Dear God, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I reach forward today, touch the hem of Your garment, and receive my healing. Yes, I want to get well. Give me the faith to walk in freedom and victory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

6. A Prayer When You’re Watching a Friend Suffer

Heavenly Father, It is so hard to watch _________ suffer. It doesn’t seem fair for her to have to endure so much pain. Even though I am powerless, I believe that you are powerful and capable of stepping into this situation and completely altering the outcome. In faith, I am responding to the promises in your word that you listen to our prayers and those prayers can make her well. So, I am bringing my friend before you to ask for your healing touch in her life. Thank you for the forgiveness of sin and the promise of eternal healing, but I am asking you to provide healing for her on this side of heaven. Amen.

7. A Prayer for Healing Power

Father God, many of us need healing. I need healing for past hurts, random physical pains that I allow to waylay my days and Spiritual healing for various reasons. I reach up to You to receive this healing so that I may be whole and that I may be able to then minister to others in a way that brings You fullness of glory. How wonderful to be able to worship You without stain or blemish and to be totally healed. Show others Your healing power so that they may also be healed and walk in wholeness. In the precious name of Jesus. Amen!

8. A Prayer for Soul Healing 

Precious Father, 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.

9. Exchange Hurt for Comfort

Lord, I give you this hurt, pain, weakness and sorrow in exchange for your comfort. Amen.

10. A Prayer for Those Waiting on Healing 

Father, you can heal us in a heartbeat. We pray for Your miraculous healing today. From depression, life-long disease, sudden failures, addictions and massive handicaps. We pray for miraculous healing because we know you are as capable of fixing our physicalities as you are to hold the oceans in place as the earth spins around. Through Your Son’s death on the cross, we have the opportunity to be healed spiritually. By believing in Jesus we are connected straight to You in prayer and presence. Bless our hearts to believe in You beyond our heart’s capacity. Strengthen our faith where it is weak and strengthen our resolve to linger in Your presence a little longer each day.

Take our pain away, according to Your will, in Your time. We’re not promised a painless life on this earth, but You do want us to live a happy one. Send Your Spirit to help us see past our circumstances and onto Your calling on our lives. Sickness and injury can’t stop God-placed dreams. Fill our hearts with hope as we wait on You to move in our lives and flow out from our hearts. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

11. A Short Prayer of Healing for Friends

Lord, your Word speaks promises of healing and restoration and I thank you for the miracles you still perform today. Today I claim those promises over my friend. I believe in the healing power of faith and prayer and I ask you to begin your mighty work in the life of my friend. Please reach down and surround my friend with supernatural peace and strength and give her the faith to believe that all things are possible for you. Protect her from Satan’s lies and discouragement and let her miraculous healing begin. Amen.

12. A Prayer for Healing and Grace

Dear God, We confess our need for you today. We need your healing and your grace. We need hope restored. We need to be reminded that you work on behalf of those you love, constantly, powerfully, completely. Forgive us for trying to fix our situations all on our own. Forgive us for running all different directions and spinning our wheels to find help, when true help and healing must be found first in You. Forgive us for forgetting how much we need you, above everyone and everything else. We come to you and bring you the places we are hurting. You see where no one else is able to fully see or understand. You know the pain we’ve carried. The burdens. The cares. You know where we need to be set free.

We ask for your healing and grace to cover every broken place. Every wound. Every heartache. Thank you that you are Able to do far more than we could ever imagine. Thank you for your Mighty Power that acts on behalf of your children. We reach out to you, and know that you are restoring and redeeming every place of difficulty, every battle, for your greater glory. Thank you that you will never waste our pain and suffering. We love you. We need you today.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen

13. A Prayer for Healing Sick Family and Friends

Lord Jesus, thank you that you love [name of person who needs healing]. I know that you hate what their illness is doing to them/me. I ask that you would heal this disease, that you would have compassion and bring healing from all sickness. Your word says in Psalm 107:19-20 that when we call out to you the Eternal one you will give the order, heal and rescue us from certain death. In the Bible, I have read of miraculous healing and I believe that you still heal the same way today.

I believe that there is no illness you cannot heal after all the bible tells of you raising people from the dead so I ask for your healing in this situation. I also know from my experience of life on earth that not everyone is healed. If that happens here than keep my heart soft towards you, help me to understand your plan and help me to be excited about heaven. God, I thank you that [name of person who needs healing] belongs to you and that you are in control of everything that happens from our first breath to our last sigh. Amen.

14. A Prayer to Heal the Hurt

Father, help me get my focus back on you. I know I need to stop dwelling on my hurts and frustrations. Help me be faithful in prayer and put my hope in you. May the Holy Spirit guide and comfort and strengthen me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

15. A Prayer for Forgiveness 

Dear God, I’m sorry for my sin. I ______________ (what you did), which was a sin against you, as well as a sin against __________ (who you hurt). Please help me turn from this behavior. I will begin ________________  (how you’ll change) instead of what I have done. Please forgive me and help me to grow in my relationship to you and _________, whom I’ve hurt. Thank you for your love and mercy. Thank you for forgiving me and choosing to forget my sin. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

16. A Prayer for Comfort in God’s Presence

Jesus, As I’ve heard my friend’s latest news, it simply feels as if the water is too high and the flames are too intense. Please help ________ not to give into fear that can come from focusing on the circumstances swirling around him but to remember the promise that you are with him. While I know that you are always with him, please give him a tangible reminder of your presence today and that you will faithfully comfort the hurting. Perhaps a verse posted in an unexpected place or a prayer offered by a co-worker or a kind gesture from a stranger. I entrust him to you knowing that you will be with him on this journey and your presence is greater than anything he will face. Because of your love for him, please give him your comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding and guide him forward into your love. Amen.

17. A Prayer for Freedom in Healing

You are a miracle-working God. Give me a vision for what freedom looks like 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!

18. A Prayer for Health

Father, strengthen us to hold captive the joy You bless our lives with daily. Help us to walk freely in Your love. For as Paul reminds us in 1 Timothy 4:8, “Although training your body has certain payoffs, godliness benefits all things–holding promise for life here and now and promise for the life that is coming.” Send us more of Your Holy Spirit, to help us focus on Your Word daily. Give us hearts like Jesus.

Give us the wisdom to seek You first each day, before each decision. It’s often the little thoughts and daily decisions that lead us into a sudden spiral of bad health. Enlighten us and guide us through Your Word. Let our hearts burn for more of You each day.

Help us endure the pain of chronic conditions, some of which will not find healing in this broken and sinful world. We know that You work all things for good, but in those moments of chronic pain and suffering, it can be impossible to understand Your perfect and just hand in it all. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

19. A Prayer for Those Who Feel Wounded

Dear God, We feel wounded, betrayed, and brokenhearted. We wonder sometimes if we can ever fully recover from the deep hurt we feel inside. Thank you that you know what we’ve been through and the struggles we still carry. Help us to forgive. Help us to let go. We know that we can move forward with you in peace and freedom. We pray for those who have hurt us right now, and ask for your power to work mightily within their lives. We leave them in your hands and find our comfort and strength in your spirit.

Thank you that you understand all that we’ve faced, that you see and you care. We ask that when the enemy taunts us with lies and tries to bring up the hurt of the past, you would silence his voice and allow us to walk free. We bring you all the stuff that he would use to try to trap us or stop us – the pain, the past, the mistakes, the struggles. And we lay it at your feet, again. Thank you for your healing, for your grace, for your hope. Thank you that you have set us free and will not waste the pain that we’ve carried. We look forward to the greater good and purpose you will bring through this struggle. We love you Lord, we need you, we trust you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

20. A Prayer to Heal a Struggling Relationship

Dear God, I struggle in my relationship with ______. I need You to give me wisdom on how to love ____ well. You are my shield and defender. Show me how, when and where to erect boundaries in our relationship. I believe You are my healer and I trust You to guard my heart and mind. I need Your specific directions on how to interact with ______.

I want to love _____ with a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (1 Timothy 1:5) I forgive ______ for hurting me and forgive me for ______. Help me to love ______ courageously. Fill me with Your truth and compel me to fearlessly tell the truth with love. Let Your perfect love cast out all of my fears related to our relationship. I surrender what I think our relationship should be. Please transform it so that it honors You. In Jesus, I pray. Amen

21. A Prayer for When Time Doesn’t Heal a Broken Heart

Lord, my heart is so heavy this morning. My sorrow is so great. In the midst of all this pain I am feeling, I am so thankful that you are God and I am not. I am thankful that you are all-powerful, that I do not have to hold it all together or be strong for everyone in my life. You are my strength. You are strong for my loved-ones when I can’t be. I am thankful you are all-knowing – that you know the outcome to this misery I am facing. That I don’t have to figure out what the next week or month or year looks like, because you have it all held together. And you promise my feet won’t slip. Help me, Lord! Strengthen me for today. Give me daily bread, that I can be sustained through this heartache. Thank you God that you are close when I am hurting. Thank you God for the comfort, grace and joy that only you can give. Hold me up today. In your name I pray, Amen.

22. A Short Prayer for a Broken Heart

Lord, please heal my broken heart. Fill me with the peace and joy I know can only come from You during this hard time. Walk closely beside me during my journey to healing and recovery that I know is possible through Your power alone. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

23. A Prayer to Heal from Depression

Lord, it seems as if my world has collapsed, hurling me into a deep, dark pit. I come to you in complete surrender. I am desperate for you, helpless and afraid. Please lift me out of this pit and show me the way, Lord.   In Jesus’ name, Amen

24. A Prayer for Friends and Family Who Are Watching a Loved One Suffer

Gracious God, My heart grieves for my friend but I am also so saddened for her family and friends who are deeply impacted by the magnitude of this heart-wrenching situation. As these family members navigate their own pain and suffering, please remind them that you are near to comfort them as well. When they are overcome by sadness and fear, provide them with the reminder that you do not sleep, or even take a nap; instead, you are always alert and available to provide the strength they need. You are the only true source of healing and recovery. As they provide practical care and faithfully serve, please strengthen them when they are discouraged. As they lift their eyes to you, remind them of your love and that the empowering presence of your Spirit is available to them at every moment of each day. Amen.

25. A Prayer for the Sick 

As my Good Shepherd, Jesus, I know you will lead me beside quiet places and restore my soul and body. I trust you and want to follow your lead. Help me to welcome this time not as an interruption in my carefully planned schedule, but as an opportunity to draw strength and nourishment for the journey ahead. You are my healer and my Great Physician. I look to you and give thanks for the promises in your Word that assure me of your presence and your help.

Teach me what you want me to learn during these unpleasant times, Lord. Help me not to take out my discomfort on those around me, and show me how to be a good patient while I’m recovering. In these days of sickness, Lord, I’m trusting you and asking you to make me well. And when you’ve restored my health, give me wisdom so I can treat my body as the temple of your Spirit. I’m eager to get back on my feet serving you, but I realize that even in sickness, I can still draw near to you. Thank you, Jesus!