13 Powerful Prayers for good health and healing

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If you are looking for prayers for good health, you will find this collection of prayers for good health useful.

Illness, whether it be our own or that of a loved one, can be very difficult to deal with, especially if it is severe. How good to know that we can cry out to God! He always listens to us, strengthens us, and works according to what is best for us. The Bible says that “the prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective” (James 5:16b). Let us not give up praying. Let’s take our illnesses before God!

Prayers for good health

General prayer asking for good health

Holy Father and good Father, thank you for your kindness to all of us. Thank you for all the good things you have granted us throughout our lives. I come to you, Lord, to ask that you grant health to those who suffer from illness at this time. Lord, I ask that your powerful hand reach each one of them, granting them relief for their pains and encouragement for the spirit.

There are children, youth, and adults suffering right now due to serious illnesses and ailments. Show them your mercy, Lord. Relieves the sorrow and pain they feel. Thank you, Lord, that you hear us when we cry out to you. Please attend to the inner cry of those who feel too weak because of the disease. Give them new strength. May they feel your presence and the incomparable peace that comes from you.

Above all things, I ask you, Father, that the sick may have an encounter with you. Help them feel your presence and your hand upon them. That each of them can have contact with people who love you and can hear the message of salvation. Reveal your love and care through your children. That every sick person can hear about Jesus and his sacrifice of love on the cross. May they open their hearts to you, Lord, my God, so that they receive the healing of the soul.

Show your power in the midst of diseases, beloved Father. We know that you can heal any disease and our trust is in you. We want to see you work on this day. In the name of Jesus, amen.

3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
(3 John 1:2)

Prayer for a slightly ill

Father, I come before you to ask for my friend who is not feeling well today. Help her to feel your presence in her life right now and to experience your healing touch. Take away the discomfort that she feels, Lord, my God, so that she can begin to feel better today. Thank you because you hear our prayers and works. Our trust is in you. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Jeremiah 17:14

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
(Jeremiah 17:14)

Prayer for a seriously ill

Father, your Word encourages us to confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace to help us when we need it most (Hebrews 4:16). It is with that confidence that I come before you this day to introduce you to my friend. Come, Holy Spirit, and show your power in his life. Only you can do a miracle right now. Touch his body and restore his health.

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I also ask you to give wisdom to doctors so that they can find an effective treatment. It is a delicate situation, but you have the control and the last word. Our desire is to see you work in a powerful way, restoring our friend’s health. You can do it right now and you can also use the doctors. In you, we trust for his physical healing!

Thank you that we can bring our requests before you, trusting in your love, in your power, and in your faithfulness at all times, Lord. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Have mercy on me, Lord, because I faint; heal me, Lord, that a cold of death runs through my bones.(Psalm 6:2)

Healing and Restoration Prayer

Lord your Word says promises of healing and restoration and I thank you for the miracles you still perform today. Today I claim those promises on 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 surround my neighbor with supernatural peace and strength and give him the faith to believe that everything is possible for you. Protect him from Satan’s lies and discouragement and let his miraculous healing begin. Amen.

Prayer for the sick confined at home

Lord, thank you because even in times when we can’t leave home, you are with us and we can talk to you. Thank you that we can come into your presence anytime and anywhere to receive your healing touch and peace.

I come to you today to ask you to be with those confined at home due to some virus, contagious disease, or because their immune system is not working well. Help them to know that they are not alone because you are with them and you will never abandon them. Remind them that they can come to you because you hear their prayers and your love is upon them.

Father, I support my brothers with my prayers and with the confidence that you will work in their lives. Bring peace to their hearts and relief to their symptoms. May your health be renewed so that you can carry out all the tasks that you have to do. Strengthen their bodies, make everything work well, and restore their health to full.

Also, bless the family and friends of each of them. Help us to be of support, encouragement, and blessing in these difficult times. That we are sensitive to their needs and help them with the tasks that they cannot carry out because they cannot leave the house. We want to be your hands, support them and make their lives easier. Lord, I know that you will work in this situation and that gives me peace. Amen.

Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
(Psalm 46:1)

Prayer for a hospitalized patient

Lord, my God, I pray right now for my hospitalized friend. Approach her there in the hospital where she is. That she can feel your presence and that she has no fear or feeling alone. Help her feel your peace, to be calm and confident because you are with her and you are in control of the situation.

Father, help her feel your healing and reassuring presence. May she not despair in the face of the unknown of her illness. Give the doctors wisdom so they can do the necessary tests and start an effective treatment.

Lord, we know that you can work and heal his body at this very moment if it is your will. That would be wonderful! You do know what happens in your body and you have the solution. All our faith is in you. We’d like to see her heal supernaturally, but that’s up to you.

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Lord, increase our faith to ask for the manifestation of your power in our bodies and in all areas of our lives. Show your power in the midst of what is going on my dear friend right now. Pick her up, please! In the name of Jesus, amen.

He was pierced for our transgressions, and crushed for our iniquities;
on him fell the punishment, the price of our peace, and thanks to his wounds we were healed.
(Isaiah 53:5)

Prayer before surgery

Dear Father, on this day when my sister’s surgery will take place, I ask that you take full control. Give her peace in this moment, so that she can feel your presence next to her, and know that everything will be fine. Lord, may your angels surround her and protect her from all evil, please her.

Sir, please help the anesthesiologist, the surgeon, and all those who will be present during the surgery. That they are focused and attentive at all times and give their best. Lord, I beg you that everything goes well and that there is no type of complication or emergency situation. Anoint the surgeon’s hands to do everything efficiently and smoothly.

I also ask you, Lord, for recovery time. That my sister can wake up without any problem and that she can recover her health without any type of infection, excessive pain, or complication. Put your hand on it. May her spirit be filled with your peace and the certainty that you will work healing through this surgery. Amen.

Even if I go through dark valleys, I don’t fear any danger
because you are by my side; your shepherd’s rod comforts me.
(Psalm 23:4)

Prayer for someone with depression

Father God, you know us and you know what we feel before we say it. Thank you because you accompany us at all times, in times of joy and in times of sadness or illness. Your children count on your presence and your love always! We can live with that confidence. Thank you!

Lord, you know how my brother feels right now. He feels depressed and discouraged as if he has a great dark cloud hanging over him. Help him see your light, hear the Holy Spirit, and feel your loving presence right now. You know what is the cause of his depression. Please bring clarity to his mind and to his heart so that he knows what he must do. Let him understand that he is precious to you and that your hand is outstretched at all times. He doesn’t have to walk alone!

You have the solution for this depressing feeling about him. Give him the courage and desire to seek medical help and pastoral counseling. Don’t stay cooped up feeling hopeless, but go out for help. Help him to stand firm in you and to find doctors and wise people who listen to him and accompany him in the restoration process.

Thank you that you hear us when we cry out to you and we can trust that you will act. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Commend your cares to the Lord, and he will sustain you;
he will not allow the righteous to fall and be cast down forever.
(Psalm 55:22)

Prayer for a terminally ill person

Father God, for you there is nothing impossible and that is our trust. When the doctors say there is no hope, we cling to you more because we know that you can still act. We will not stop praying and asking for healing in the name of Jesus because we believe in you and in your infinite power. Please work in the midst of this illness, beloved Father. Heal this body in a supernatural and miraculous way. You can do it right now if it is your will!

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In you, we are more than conquerors. Glory to you, Lord! Thank you that we, your children, have the hope of eternal life. Nothing and no one, no illness or pain will separate us from you or your love! That is our security today and for all eternity. Amen.

Yet in all this we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither what is present nor what is to come, nor powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love that God has manifested us in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 8:37-39)


Prayer for miracles and health

Heavenly Father, thank you for answering my prayers and performing miracles in my life every day. Just the fact that I woke up this morning and can take a breath is a gift from you.

Help me to never take my health and the health of my loved ones for granted. Help me to always remain in faith and to keep my attention on you when unexpected circumstances arise. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Prayer For unhealthy habits

Lord, I give you my unhealthy habits and attitudes about my body. I ask for your help to honor you by nourishing my body well, looking at myself through your eyes, and trusting in you for time and results. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Prayer For medical workers

Father God, You are the true and only healer. Thank you for these medical workers who sacrifice time, sleep, family time, and in some cases their lives, to bring healing to those in need.

When people are sick or injured, they just want to be well and whole. Thank you for the knowledge, insight, and quick wisdom these doctors use to help heal people so they can be well enough to be open to hearing the Gospel. By providing healing, they are sharing Your Son. What joy and blessing! Amen!

Prayer for strength

Dear Jesus, this health problem in my life is bigger than me. I desperately need the strength and help you offer me. Help me fill my heart with your truth and take a step forward toward healing. In the name of Jesus, amen.


Note: These prayers are indicative, to be used as a reference in your prayer times.

Praying is talking to God. Remember that God wants to hear your voice, and that you express your feelings and your desires in your own words. He listens to you at all times, day or night, wherever you are. He will answer your prayers!