20 Powerful Prayers for Health and Healing of Someone Sick: Recovery and Healing

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It’s terrible when we see someone we love suffer. We know that person doesn’t deserve what’s happening to them and we even blame ourselves for not being able to do practically anything. However, the truth is that you can help a lot by praying for the health and healing of the person.  In this article, we will share 25 powerful prayers for the health and healing of someone who is sick.

These prayers, rooted in scripture and tradition, can provide comfort and hope during a difficult time. They can also remind us that God is always with us and that he has the power to heal and restore. Whether your loved one is battling a serious illness or just going through a difficult time, these prayers can help you to lift them up to God and ask for his healing touch.

The powers of prayers are amazing! A prayer, when done with sincerity and a lot of faith, can have more power than many medicines and cures. So, praying a prayer can help heal a friend, family member, and acquaintance’s health problem.

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Prayers for Health and Healing of Someone Sick

“Heavenly Father, we lift up [person’s name] to you today. We ask that you would surround them with your love and give them the strength and peace they need to face this illness. We pray for complete healing, both physically and emotionally. We trust in your goodness and faithfulness and know that you are able to do more than we could ever ask or imagine. Please grant wisdom to the medical team as they work to diagnose and treat [person’s name]. We ask for your hand of protection and provision for [person’s name] and their family during this time. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”


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.

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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.

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!

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.

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 a 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.

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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.

A Healing and Grace Prayer

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, and 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

Prayer for Healing Sick Family and Friends

Lord Jesus, thank you that you love [name of the 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 the 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.

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.


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 the 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.

Prayer for Freedom and 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! Amen.

A Prayer for Health and Healing

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.

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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.

 Prayer for the healing of someone in the hospital

“Heavenly Father, we come to you today asking for your healing touch to be upon (name of person in the hospital). We know that you have the power to heal and restore, and we trust in your goodness and mercy. We ask that you would bring comfort and peace to (name of person) and to their family during this difficult time. We pray for wisdom and guidance for the medical team caring for them, and for a successful treatment and recovery. We trust in your love and care, and we pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer for recovery from surgery

“Lord God, almighty, to whom all strength has been given, to whom all powers have been bestowed, I pray today to ask not for myself but for (name of person).

(Person’s name) is struggling, he just had surgery and the recovery is tough, leaving this person weak and debilitated.

I pray today to God Our Lord for strength, hope, faith, and healing for (person’s name).

Help (person’s name) to have all the strength they need to overcome this surgery, to have the persistence to never give up and to have all the courage in the world to face this problem head-on.

May the forces of God Our Lord always be beside (person’s name), both in good and bad times, to help him/her in this difficult time.

May ( person’s name) recover, be well, and be the same person as always.


Catholic prayer for the sick in the hospital

“Eternal Father, You who offered all the strength we all need, You who give thanks to all those who ask You, You who bless those who need protection and help, today I pray to You, not for myself, but for someone very special and suffering.

Eternal, miraculous Father, I pray to You in the name of (person’s name) to ask You for help, assistance, and spiritual healing for that person, who is in the hospital, suffering, sick, and very sick.

I alone can do nothing, but with my faith and with Your powers, Eternal Father, I can guide strength, hope, and even a spiritual miracle into that person’s life.

(Person’s name) is sick, sick, and is having health problems in the hospital, that’s why I resort to Your powers Eternal Father, that’s why I resort to Your graces and Your miracles Eternal Father.

I hope my faith is all you need to reach this grace. I hope my faith is all You need to help (person’s name) and end his or her suffering.

Eternal Father, hear this request of mine, answer it and help me to help others. So be it, Amen.”

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Healing prayer for a very sick friend

“Dear Lord, we lift up our dear friend (name) to you today. We ask that you would touch them with your healing hand and bring them strength and comfort. We know that you are the Great Physician and that nothing is impossible for you. We ask that you would bring healing to their body and mind and that you would give them the energy they need to fight this illness. Lord, we know that you are always with us and that you are a loving and faithful God. We pray that our friend would feel your presence and be surrounded by your love and peace. We trust in your goodness and we pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Catholic healing prayer for a person’s health

“Our Lady of Health, we ask, at this moment, health to the sick. Be the refuge of loved ones and the comforter of the afflicted. O mother, Our Lady of Health, we cry out for your intercession for the sick. Together with Your Son Jesus, intercede for those who are bedridden, sick and discouraged in their physical infirmities.

(State the physical illness and the name(s) of the sick person(s))

Our Lady, mother intercessor of health, intercede with Your Son also for those who go through emotional and spiritual illnesses. Jesus, who passed through the world doing good, free those who suffer from emotional illness, anguish, fear, despair, depression, anxiety and so many psychic disorders.

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Free them from these illnesses and heal the wounds that cause this evil. Jesus, through the intercession of Our Lady of Health, makes sure that the bedridden and weakened do not lose heart. May they always trust in You, Lord Jesus. It gives wisdom to doctors and to all those who serve the sick: nurses, and caregivers. He looks in a special way at the sick person in the body, but also at the sick person in his inner life. May you have confidence and patience, faith and courage in order to overcome moments of hopelessness and anguish. Amen.”

Chain of prayer for someone’s healing

“With all the love of God that fills the hearts of all of us, undo the disease that hit (person’s name) and that is bringing all the unhappiness in the world into your life.

God’s infinite love will be touched by all of us who pass this prayer and who share it, in order to reach the heart of (person’s name) and help him/her to heal.

God Our Lord will use the power of faith of all believers to help (person’s name), to give him strength, courage, determination, and everything he needs to fight the disease in the best possible way.

With all the strength of all believers, with all this faith together, the disease will not be able to separate (name of person) from all of us, the disease will not be able to knock down (name of person) and the disease will no longer affect ( name of person) of the person).

With all the love of God Our Lord and with all the faith in this world, (person’s name) will be healed! You will get rid of all diseases and you will be truly happy. Amen.”

When can I pray these prayers?

One of the best things about prayers is that they can be said whenever and wherever you want. Contrary to what many people think, prayers do not have specific days of the week to be prayed or times of the day.

In this case, if you have a person suffering in the hospital, or if you yourself are suffering, you can and should start praying right now. The sooner you start praying, the sooner you will get the spiritual help you need to help that person or to be helped yourself.

Don’t worry about the time or the day of the week or anything like that. Just worry about having a heart full of faith and believing that this person will really get better, nothing more.

Will the power of these prayers help a sick person?

First of all, the power is not just in the prayers, but within you. What I mean by that is that a prayer only has power if it is said by someone with strength and faith. Having said that, I am sure that these prayers for health will help anyone.

I say this because your faith is capable of making anything happen. When you pray with faith and already believe that your request will be granted, you can be sure that your prayers will succeed.

Your prayers will help fill that person’s heart with faith and also, who knows, make that person achieve a miracle. We must believe from the first day that everything will be fine, we must never doubt or let negative thoughts enter our heads.

Have faith, and trust, and always believe in the best!

As you may have noticed, it’s all a matter of faith. Pray which prayer to pray, if you don’t have faith, it won’t have the power and strength to work.

So, pray with a lot of faith inside your heart, believe from the beginning that you are going to help that person, and pray whenever you can. You can be sure that your request will be heard and properly answered, as you will have all the necessary energy to make it happen.

In conclusion, you can and should draw on the powers of all the prayers in this article. Don’t be afraid to try them all, and pray whenever possible, if you have faith you can and should pray as many times as you want.

Health is complicated, but it is not impossible to improve. Therefore, don’t just ask for a miracle, also ask for strengthhope, and faith for that sick person, because it is something that he truly needs.

Other than that, just choose the prayers that you like the most from this article and pray them. If you want to pray on different days, you can and should save this page or the image prayers so you can pray continuously.

Sometimes we think that there is nothing we can do for someone in the hospital, but that is not true. We can always resort to the powers of prayers to help someone in poor health and very sick. This energy that we are going to create will help that person to face and overcome the problems. Hope this helps, if you have any questions, leave a comment below!