A Prayer for Physical Healing
Psalm 111, James 5:13-16
Reflections of the Heart:
Divine healing is as real today as it was in the book of Acts. Jesus is the same today, yesterday, and forever! In Mark 16:17-18, Jesus said, “These signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick and heal them.” Let us do what Jesus did!
Father, You are great and You perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God. How great are Your signs and how powerful are Your wonders. Lord, You are high above all the nations. Your glory is higher than the heavens. Who can be compared with You, our God, who is enthroned on high. We give thanks because You are near. People everywhere will tell of Your wonderful deeds. Lord, we thank You for salvation, the greatest miracle of all. Thank You for Your eternal love and unmerited grace. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to break the power of the devil and to bring us hope, health, and healing. Lord, You are good and Your unfailing love endures forever.
Lord, You brought Israel out of Egypt with signs and wonders, with a strong hand and powerful arm. Jesus Christ, Your Son, turned water into wine, cleansed lepers, healed the sick, raised the dead, and fed five thousand people with two fish and five loaves of bread. Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples so that we would believe that He is the Christ, the Son of God, and have life in His name. We believe Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever. Therefore; Father we expect You to display Your glory in the lives of those persons who are in need of healing and deliverance. With You, nothing is impossible. We expect diseases to be dissolved, broken relationships to be mended, and those who are held captive in their minds and souls to be set free. As we pray for those in need of healing, we confess that Your healing power will operate through us.
Father, please help us to be bolder about praying for healing. Help those in need of healing to trust in You with all of their heart and not depend on their own understanding. Holy Spirit, please open the eyes of their understanding so that they will understand the confident hope He has given to those He has called in the miraculous. Remind people to look to You for help, strength, and power. Father, cause Your healing to be experienced throughout our church and community.
Father, forgive those persons who have doubted Your Word and Your works. Forgive them for acting religious, but rejecting the power that could make them godly, but denying Your power to perform healings, signs and wonders in their lives and in the lives of others. Lord, please forgive them and restore to them the joy of Your salvation. Lord, remind people of those they need to forgive; and help them to be quick to forgive.
Lead those in need of healing not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.
Father, You are the Almighty! Only You can open the eyes of the blind and unplug the ears of the deaf. You cause the lame to leap like deer and those who cannot speak to sing for joy. You cause springs to gush forth in the wilderness and streams to water the wasteland. You cause the parched ground to become a pool and springs of water to satisfy the thirsty land. Great and awesome is Your Name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the written text: Psalm 86:10, Daniel 4:3, Psalm 113:4-5, Psalm 75:1, Psalm 136:1, Psalm 136:11-12, John 2:1-9, Luke 7:22, Matthew 14:14-21, John 20:30-31, Hebrews 13:8, Luke 1:37, Proverbs 3:5, Ephesians 1:18, II Timothy 3:5, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 35:5-7
Today, I will trust God to: