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Prayer for the sick is one of the most powerful ways to witness for Jesus. But when we pray for the sick, who do we pray for? All Christians? Only those in our church? How about our relatives and friends? What are we supposed to do when they get healed and join churches other than ours? And what if they die without being saved? In this article I have outlined several key areas that I believe we need to do a better job in praying for the sick on a personal level and as a church.

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Prayer for the Sick christian

Dear God, we pray for your protection and healing over [patient name]. Please grant them strength to overcome their illness. We ask that you take away their pain, and replace it with peace. We pray for [patient name] family and friends who are suffering with them. Help them to be strong in this time of need. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen!

God, I pray for [name of sick person].

I pray that you will touch him and heal him.

I pray that you will bring him comfort.

I pray that you will give him the strength to fight this illness.

Dear Lord,

We thank you for all of the wonderful gifts you have given us. We pray that you will continue to heal and bless our friends and loved ones who are sick or feeling under the weather. We ask that you comfort them with your love and grace, and that they may feel your presence in their lives.

We know that in these difficult times, many people are afraid and confused about what to do next. We ask that you guide us through this time, so that we can help those around us who need it most.

Lord, we come before you today to ask for your help and guidance. We ask that you heal this person who is sick and that you ease their suffering. We lift up this person in our hearts and minds, asking for courage and peace for them as they undergo this difficult time.

We pray that you guide their doctors and nurses so that they may be the best care providers possible. We ask for strength and courage for all of those involved in the care of this person and we give thanks for the love that brings us together as a community of people who care for each other with kindness and compassion. Amen

Dear God,

As you know, I have been suffering from a terrible illness for many years. I have lost my job, my home, and my friends. Please help me recover from this illness so that I can be a good husband to my wife and father to our children.

I pray that you will help me find a new job so that we can pay our bills and put food on the table. Please give me wisdom as I interview for new positions.

Please bring peace to all those who are suffering from this illness or other illnesses like mine. Help them to find hope and joy in their lives again. Amen

short prayer for the sick

Lord, you are the creator of all things. You alone can heal the sick and bring light into the darkness. Please use your holy power to heal [name] and restore him to health. We pray for [name] that he may be healed from all sickness and disease. And we pray for those who love [name], that they may be strengthened by your presence in their lives during this difficult time.

We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen

Lord Jesus Christ, who said: “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die” (John 11:25-26), look down on this sick person.

We beg you to restore him to health by your almighty power. Heal his wounds of body and soul. Cleanse him from all corruption of body and spirit and make him holy, so that he may live with us in eternal happiness hereafter.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

It is difficult to see a good friend go through suffering from illness. Sometimes we want to offer them the world but we can’t. The most we can do is pray. If you are in this situation, I hope you find strength in the following information on how to pray for a sick friend.

On one occasion the mother-in-law of Peter, a disciple of Jesus, was very ill. When Jesus went to visit this family, they asked for his help regarding her. In Luke 4: 38-39 we see that Jesus bent over the woman, rebuked her fever, and healed her. The Bible shows us many times like this when friends and family pray for the healing of a loved one.

We see in Luke 4:38 that the family begged Jesus since the woman could not. The intercessor is the one who brings the petition before God on behalf of the sick. This is usually not the time to focus on self-interest. Focus on your sick friend.

The Bible tells us in Philippians 2: 9 that God has given Jesus authority over all things. In the case of Peter’s mother-in-law, we see that Jesus rebuked the fever and instantly came out of it. During your prayer, order in the name of Jesus that the disease go away.

This family asked Jesus for help because they knew him well and knew what he was capable of doing. Consider that everyone in town knew that Jesus was not a doctor. Yet they begged him, a carpenter, to do a miraculous work. This was an act of faith. Pray trusting that God has the power and ability to heal.

God is not waiting for you to quote a medical dictionary. A sincere heart is the only thing God asks of an intercessor. Just say what is in your heart.

Our Father who is in heaven, I come before you recognizing that you alone are God. I recognize that you are a God of love, compassion and mercy. That is why today I ask you to remember (friend), who is sick with _________.


I ask you, Jehovah, to extend your healing hand to (friend). I ask you, Jehovah, to remove the pain from his body. I ask you, Jehovah, to comfort his soul during these difficult times. I ask you, Jehovah, that (friend) know that you are always by his side.


The Bible says that you have given your son Jesus authority over all things. So I declare that in the name of Jesus, sickness goes away from (friend) I have faith that you, Jehovah, have the power to heal. I trust that the healing work is done in (friend).


Thank you Jehovah for listening to my request. Thank you for your love and for your mercy. Thank you for your great works. Thank you for the health of (friend). May your will be done, in the name of Jesus, amen.

prayer for the sick quotes

Father, thank you for loving us and calling us out of darkness into your marvellous light. For it is you who loved us and gave up your life for our cause. There are a lot of people around the world who need your healing power today. Father, we bind up all sickness and diseases; we set loose the healing power of the Lord; we ask for your favour upon those who need medical operations, and we pray that you touch everyone who is sick around me today. Amen.

Heavenly Father, as your word teaches us to pray, I pray for my friend that you heal him/her because of your promises. I also trust in the plan you have for his/her life. Let my friend know that you are with him/her through this difficulty. Give him/her strength to walk through and out of this sickness in the mighty name of Jesus. This sickness shall not be unto death, but the name of the Lord shall be glorified through this health challenge. It is settled by faith. Amen.


God, be with my friend today. Their sickness is greater than they feel like they can handle, and their hope seems non-existent. They feel powerless, God, but You are ever-powerful. I pray that You give them comfort and strength in the knowledge that while they are weak, You are strong. There is nothing too big for You to handle. You are all the hope they need. Thank You for being mighty and ever-present. Amen.

Jesus Christ, I pray that You bring relief to my sick friend. They have been sick for so long, and it is starting to get in the way of their ability to care for themselves and others who are dependent on them. Please be the strength, comfort, and healing within them, God. I ask that You help heal them and bring back their strength. Help their community come together to assist them until they are able to care for themselves again. Amen.

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