At times, it can be difficult to find the right words of comfort and hope to offer a friend going through a difficult time. However, an incredibly powerful way we can support our friends is through prayer.
Praying for someone helps them during a tough situation, as it gives them spiritual nourishment, strength, and encouragement that comes from knowing somebody is praying for their healing journey.
Here we will explore 21 meaningful prayers for healing – both physical and emotional – that you can use for yourself or any loved one in need of healing power in their lives.
Prayer for Recovering from an Accident
Heavenly Father, we thank You for being our sustainer, protector and healer. We ask that You watch over and bring healing to our friend, (name of friend). Help him/her recover quickly from the accident he/she has been through. Bring comfort, strength and courage during this difficult time. Guide the doctors and medical staff as they provide treatment and care. Show us how to be supportive and loving towards him/her in this time of need. In Your Precious Name, Amen.
Prayer for Strength During Illness
Gracious Father, we ask You to come alongside our friend (name of friend) who is facing illness right now. We ask that You grant him/her strength, understanding and courage to face the days ahead. Bring healing and recovery from this sickness, but, if it is Your will, help our friend find a way to accept and cope with his/her current situation. Give us all grace and patience as we learn to adjust during this time of discomfort. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Prayer for Recovery from Surgery
Loving Lord, we come before You today on behalf of our friend (name of friend). We ask that You intervene in a powerful way and bring healing to his/her body. Protect him/her during this surgery and guide the hands of the surgical team as they work diligently. Bring comfort during this recovery time and give our friend the strength to face each day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for Comfort During Treatment
Heavenly Father, we ask for comfort for our friend (name of friend) who is going through treatment right now. Help him/her find rest and peace from the physical and emotional pain he/she is experiencing. Strengthen his/her faith that You are with him/her through every step of this journey. Continue to bless our friend with Your love, grace and mercy. In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
Prayer for Healing After a Diagnosis
Almighty Father, You are the great physician and healer. We present our friend (name of friend) who has just received this new diagnosis to You. May Your healing touch bring wholeness and health to his/her body, mind and spirit. Surround him/her with loving care and support from family, friends and trusted professionals. So hold our friend gently in Your loving embrace and keep him/her safe. In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
Prayer for Mental Illness and Stress
Loving God, our friend (name of friend) is dealing with a mental illness. We know that in You, all things are possible, and we ask for healing from the emotional trauma and stress he/she is experiencing. Give him/her an understanding heart and give us all wisdom to know how to best support our beloved friend. Let Your peace surround him/her and bring comfort to all of our hearts. In Your Name, Amen.
Prayer for Addiction Recovery
God Almighty, You are the only one who can bring freedom from addiction. We ask that You grant our friend (name of friend) strength and courage as he/she struggles to overcome his/her addiction. Help him/her find a way to deal with the pain and emptiness he/she feels. Give him/her a new heart and mind and surround them with hope in this journey of recovery. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for Fighting Infection
Heavenly Father, we ask You to cover our friend in the precious Blood of Jesus. We plead that you would protect him/her from any infection, and if there is an infection present, we pray that you would fight it with Your Almighty power. Give strength to his/her body so he/she can overcome this illness which has befallen him/her. We know that no weapon formed against him/her shall prosper; even this virus must bow in submission to You, Lord. Amen.
Prayer for Strength and Comfort
Loving God, we thank You for the strength that You have already brought to our friend. We claim Your promise of sustaining peace and comfort for him/her, even during this time of illness. Fill his/her heart with hope and trust in You Lord, as he/she goes through this difficult journey. May the strength of Your presence bring him/her assurance in his/her time of need. Amen.
Prayer for Renewed Health
Heavenly Father, we come before You today asking that You would renew our friend’s health and spirit. We know that You are the Great Physician who can bring healing and restoration to his/her body. We ask for Your tender care, Lord; that You would give him/her the strength needed to recover from this sickness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for Healing Body and Mind
God, You are the great Physician and our hope is in You. We pray for healing to body and mind for our friend, whose name we give to You now – __________. Please bring full restoration back into his/her life. From head to toe, may every part of the body be healed and restored to its original perfection. Comfort his/her spirit and bring peace to his/her mind. Amen.
Prayer For Autism Healing
Heavenly Father, we thank You for the gift of life You have given to our friend, who has autism. We ask that from this day forward, You will fill them with a sense of peace and joy that surpasses all understanding. Help them to learn and grow in the knowledge of Your love and mercy, for it is here that true healing lies. I ask for wisdom and insight as I help to care for them, and that You would be our ever-present source of comfort, strength and healing. Amen.
Prayer for Complete Healing
O Lord, we come before You with heavy hearts, asking You to touch our friend with Your healing power. We know that You are a God of miracles and that all things are possible with You. We believe that through Your great love, You will free our friend from any pain or suffering. Restore health to our friend and bring full healing to his/her body. Wrap him/her in Your loving arms and give comfort for the journey ahead. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for Cancer Healing
Almighty Father, we come to You in our hour of need. We cry out to You and ask that You would touch our friend, who is suffering from Cancer. Please bring healing and strength to their body, mind, and spirit. May they sense Your presence as they battle this disease and be comforted by Your never-failing love. We all pray in the powerful Name of Jesus, Amen.
Prayer for Physical Illness Healing
Heavenly Father, we come to You in prayer, asking that You would bring healing and restoration upon our friend who is suffering from a physical illness. We ask that You would give him/her grace and strength throughout this difficult time. Comfort them in their pain and emptiness he/she feels. Give him/her a new heart and mind, so that he/she can more easily cope with the physical difficulties that this illness brings. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for Strength and Comfort
Heavenly Father, we thank You that you are with us always, no matter what we may face. We ask for Your strength and comfort to surround our friend who is facing a difficult road ahead. May they feel Your presence close to them as they walk through this storm. Help them to trust You even when things seem uncertain and help them to find peace in Your presence each day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for Epilepsy
Dear Lord, we come to You today in need of healing for our friend, ____. We pray for a miracle—that You would make all the pain and suffering of epilepsy disappear from his/her life. Please give him/her peace and strength during this time. Help him/her to trust that You are with him/her every step of the way and that You have a plan for his/her life. We also pray for wisdom for the doctors as they seek to treat this condition. We thank You in advance for Your healing touch. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Reformation and Renewal
Oh Lord, we pray for a reformation and renewal in the life of our friend. We ask that You would renew his/her soul with Your strength and love. Create a new heart in him/her and give them the power to faithfully follow You all the days of their lives. May he/she receive a spirit of understanding and humility, of courage and reverence for You, so that they may live out their true purpose in life. Amen.
Prayer for a Chronic Disorder
Father God, You are our Healer, and we come to You today on behalf of our friend. We pray for complete healing from this chronic disorder. Restore health, strength and vitality back into the life of our friend. We thank You Lord that in Your great mercy and grace, You have heard our prayers and answered them according to Your will. We know that You are the Great Healer and we thank You for it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for Divine Healing
Lord, we come before You today with our friend’s needs in mind. We thank You for Your many miracles and for the power of Your healing touch that has been promised to us. We ask that You bring divine healing into our friend’s life, restoring them to perfect health in body, soul and spirit. May they know that You are the source of their strength, and may they delight in Your promises of life, health, and hope. Amen.
Prayer to Take Pain Away
Gracious Father, You are the One that puts broken pieces back together. Merciful God, we come to you today asking that You would bring healing to our friend’s body and take away all pain. Give them strength and comfort as they go through this journey of healing. Show us how to be a light in their darkness, a friend that stands by their side and believes in their healing. We thank you, Lord, for Your mercy and grace. In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.