Prayers for Healing

Are you in need of healing? Take some time right now to lift your cares to the Lord. You may want to use these prayers, taken from the Book of Common Prayer to help you as you pray. Contact us if you’d like us to pray for you. Visit our Healing Ministry page here.

Prayers for the Sick

 

For a Sick Person

 

O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in

time of need: We humbly beseech thee to behold, visit, and

relieve thy sick servant N. for whom our prayers are desired.

Look upon him/her with the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him/her with

a sense of thy goodness; preserve him/her from the temptations

of the enemy; and give him/her patience under his/her affliction. In

thy good time, restore him/her to health, and enable him/her to lead

the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory; and grant

that finally he/she may dwell with thee in life everlasting; through

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

For Recovery from Sickness

 

O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers:

Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to your servant N.

the help of your power, that her/his sickness may be turned into

health, and our sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our

Lord. Amen.

 

or this

 

O God of heavenly powers, by the might of your command

you drive away from our bodies all sickness and all infirmity:

Be present in your goodness with your servant N., that her/his

weakness may be banished and her/his strength restored; and that,

her/his health being renewed, she/he may bless your holy Name;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

For a Sick Child

 

Heavenly Father, watch with us over your child N., and grant

that he/she may be restored to that perfect health which it is

yours alone to give; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

or this

 

Lord Jesus Christ, Good Shepherd of the sheep, you gather

the lambs in your arms and carry them in your bosom: We

commend to your loving care this child N. Relieve his/her pain,

guard him/her from all danger, restore to him/her your gifts of

gladness and strength, and raise him/her up to a life of service to

you. Hear us, we pray, for you dear Name’s sake. Amen.

 

Before an Operation

 

Almighty God our heavenly Father, graciously comfort your

servant N. in her/his suffering, and bless the means made use of

for her/his cure. Fill her/his heart with confidence that, though at times

she/he may be afraid, she/he yet may put her/his trust in you; through Jesus

Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

or this

 

Strengthen your servant N., O God, to do what she/he has to do

and bear what she/he has to bear; that, accepting your healing

gifts through the skill of surgeons and nurses, she/he may be

restored to usefulness in your world with a thankful heart; through

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

For Strength and Confidence

 

Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and

relieve your sick servant N., and give your power of healing to

those who minister to his/her needs, that he/she may be strengthened in

his/her weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

For the Sanctification of Illness

 

Sanctify, O Lord, the sickness of your servant N., that the

sense of her/his weakness may add strength to her/his faith and

seriousness to her/his repentance; and grant that she/he may live with

you in everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

For Health of Body and Soul

 

May God the Father bless you, God the Son heal you, God

the Holy Spirit give you strength. May God the holy and

undivided Trinity guard your body, save your soul, and bring

you safely to his heavenly country; where he lives and reigns

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

For Doctors and Nurses

 

Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the study

and practice of the arts of healing, and to the prevention of

disease and pain. Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit,

that by their ministries the health of the community may be

promoted and your creation glorified; through Jesus Christ

our Lord. Amen.

 

Thanksgiving for a Beginning of Recovery

 

O Lord, your compassions never fail and your mercies are

new every morning: We give you thanks for giving our

brother (sister) N. both relief from pain and hope of health

renewed. Continue in him/her, we pray, the good work you have

begun; that he/she, daily increasing in bodily strength, and

rejoicing in your goodness, may so order his/her life and conduct

that he/she may always think and do those things that please

you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayers for use by a Sick Person

 

For Trust in God

 

O God, the source of all health: So fill my heart with faith in

your love, that with calm expectancy I may make room for

your power to possess me, and gracefully accept your

healing; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

In Pain

 

Lord Jesus Christ, by your patience in suffering you hallowed

earthly pain and gave us the example of obedience to your

Father’s will: Be near me in my time of weakness and pain;

sustain me by your grace, that my strength and courage may

not fail; heal me according to your will; and help me always

to believe that what happens to me here is of little account if

you hold me in eternal life, my Lord and my God. Amen.

 

For Sleep

 

O heavenly Father, you give your children sleep for the

refreshing of soul and body: Grant me this gift, I pray; keep

me in that perfect peace which you have promised to those

whose minds are fixed on you; and give me such a sense of

your presence, that in the hours of silence I may enjoy the

blessed assurance of your love; through Jesus Christ our

Lord. Amen.

 

In the Morning

 

This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring

forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If I

am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still,

help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it

patiently. And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly.

Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit

of Jesus. Amen.

 

 

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