Prayers For a Sick Child
Biologically, a child (plural children) is a human being between the stages of birth and puberty, or between the developmental period of infancy and puberty. The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority. Children generally have fewer rights and less responsibility than adults. They are classed as unable to make serious decisions, and legally must be under the care of their parents or another responsible caregiver.
We have collected some of the best prayers For a Sick Child to use in request to God. May these prayers for safety bring you comfort and peace of mind. May these prayers for strength encourage your spirit and strengthen your faith.
Prayer For A Sick Child #1
watch with us over your child (name),
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.
— Book of Common Prayer, 1979
Prayer For A Sick Child #2
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.
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.
— Book of Common Prayer, 1979
Prayer For A Sick Child #3
Watch with us over (your child name), and grant the he/she may be restored to that perfect health which it is yours alone to give. Amen.
Prayer For A Sick Child #4
The Healer, 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 your dear Names sake. Amen.
Prayer for a Sick Child #5
O God, to whom all things grow, and by whom they are strengthened when grown, stretch forth Thy hand upon Thy servant who is sick at a tender age: that recovering the vigor of health, he may arrive at the fullness of years, and always give unto Thee a faithful and grateful service all the days of his life. Through our Lord.
O Father of mercies and God of all consolation, who providing in manifold tenderness for the good of Thy creatures grantest the grace of healing not only to the soul but also to the body, deign to raise this sick child from his bed of suffering, and to restore him safe and sound to Thy holy Church and to his parents; so that all the days of his prolonged life he may increase in grace and wisdom before Thee and men, serve Thee in justice and holiness, and give due thanks to Thy mercy. Through Christ. . .
O God, who in a wonderful order appointest the ministries of angels and of men, grant in Thy mercy that they who ever stand ministering to Thee in heaven may also guard the life of this child upon earth. Through Christ.
Placing his right hand on the forehead of the child:
May Jesus, the Son of Mary, the salvation and Lord of the world, through the merits and intercession of His apostles Peter and Paul and of all His saints be merciful to you and full of tenderness. Amen.
— by Rev. Schmiedeler
Prayer for a Sick Child #6
I praise you for your compassion and your goodness. Marvelous are your healing mercies.
Lord, as sickness has invaded my little one’s world, I stand by watching and feeling helpless.
But Lord, I am reminded that I am not helpless but powerful in prayer.
I lift up to you my precious child, and I ask for your healing power to fully permeate every part of my child’s body.
Lord, I ask that my child’s body be quickly transformed into radiant health as you respond to prayer and your healing promises in your Word.
In Jesus’ name, I pray,
— source: sharecatholic.com
Prayer for a Sick Child #7
Lord Jesus, my child has fallen prey to disease. My precious little one is hurting, and I almost cannot bear to see the pain in her eyes. As a parent, there is nothing that hurts me more than seeing my child suffering. It is during these times that I wish I could do something more, but I just cannot. For that reason, Lord, I need You now, and my little one needs You even more.
Lord, I firmly believe that You have the power to heal my child. You are greater than this disease. You are the author of her life, and You are fully able to bring her back to normal. Touch her now with Your healing hands, God. Remove the affliction from within her body. Enable her to rise up and walk again. Bring the smile back to her face.
Despite all of this, I am still thankful, Lord, that You have given my little one a chance to rest. Thank You, Lord, that she is able to be comfortable at home as she recovers her strength. Thank You for giving her an unexpected day off from school. When the disease has left, she will be once again ready to face the challenges ahead of her.
As I look forward to my little one’s complete healing, I would like to thank You ahead of time, Lord, for restoring her strength. Thank You for your healing touch that you will grant my child. Through this experience, allow her also, Lord, to experience You in a special way. Let this circumstance draw her closer to You. May it teach her to depend on You more, especially in times of weakness.
Thank You so much, Lord Jesus, that we are able to draw strength and healing from You. Even during the times when we are weak, You are always strong. Thank You, Lord, that You also share that strength with us when we need it the most. All these I pray in Your Name, Amen.
Prayer for a Sick Child #8
O Lord God, I come to You for help and succor.
Give me grace to bear my child’s affliction with patience and strength.
Bless me, O Father, and restore my child [child’s name] to health.
Do not forsake us, but give us an assurance of Your loving Kingdom.
In the name of Your Holy Son Jesus Christ. Amen!
Prayer for a Sick Child #9
I pray for (child’s name) as he/she deals with this (specific illness) so often. I know You are the Master Healer and that You also provide times that are symptom-free for this dear little one. Please comfort and protect this dear child during this hard time. Help them to know that they can come to You for the peace and health that only You can provide. Please be with the doctors as they continually study to find medicines and treatments that will comfort those that suffer from chronic illnesses. I leave this in Your precious hands oh God my Father. Amen
Prayer for a Sick Child #10
I come to You today to present (child’s name) to You. This very deadly sickness that is upon him/her is very sad to all who know and love him/her. I know that in times like this his/her Mommy and Daddy are in despair. Please keep them strong in You so that they can be a comfort to this dear little child. Please keep (child’s name) from being scared of what is happening all around him/her. I ask Your mercy so that pain would be minimal or nonexistence. I love this small and fragile little child. Bestow Your grace and peace to them and all who love them. I pray this in Jesus name, Amen.
Prayer for a Sick Child #11
Thank you that when your Son graced this earth He welcomed the children and blessed them. Thank you that the same power that raised Him from the dead Is at work within N. now. Lord, we give you N. We invite you to come by the power of the Holy Spirit and restore this beautiful child to life. Come and pulse through his body by your Spirit. Bring your healing and strengthen his being. We ask that in the name of Jesus this sickness would leave his body now. Thank you that you hear our prayer and no matter what happens You cherish N. and hold him in the palm of your hand now and always. Amen.
Prayer for a Sick Child #12
O Holy Spirit
Please come like a dove Shield and protect now the one that I love. Cover their wounds with Your grace feathered wings, Shield them from sorrow, breathe hope songs within. Tend with Your goodness the pain that they bear Heal now their sickness with miracle care. Carry them high far above till they see Your rainbow of promise, real hope lies ahead. I love them so dearly, so help me to be All that you, Jesus, would give out through me.
It’s hard to imagine a love that trumps a mother’s for her child, especially when they are sick. When they miss out on fun things or are in pain, our hearts ache for them. We would do almost anything, sacrifice what we could, to heal them, make them smile again, see them well. The love of God surpasses what we can comprehend. The Father that gave His own Son, can be trusted to heal our littles. Father, bless and heal our children of their sicknesses. Restore their laughter, and let them play. Stir us to trust You more, and seek You harder. For just as You know us, You know our children. We are entrusted with them as mothers, but they are Yours. And You love them with the same extravagant love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
For Sick Little Girl
Dear Father in heaven, I lift up this precious little girl to You, who is so ill, and ask that You bring her back to full health and strength speedily and remove all the pain and fear that this aggressive illness is causing.
We ask Father, that in Your grace and love that You will spare her from the suffering that this wretched illness is causing and that You will help and guide her parents, together with the medical professionals, to care for her and treat her with the medication and help that is most needful.
Bless her young life, Lord and I pray that as she has been taught the holy Scriptures from being a little babe, that You would make Yourself beautifully known to her, in a very special way – so that she understands that You are with her and said, suffer the little children to come unto Me.
Comfort the parents in their time of need and may they draw every closer to You during this difficult time,
In Jesus name I pray,
Prayer For A Sick Baby
Loving Shepherd of the sheep, I lift this precious lift up to You and pray that You would look down in compassion and grace on this darling little lamb and pour out Your healing mercies on this sick little baby.
Your grace is all-encompassing and You are full of mercy and loving-kindness and so we pray that You would speedily restore this little one to health and strength.
Father we feel so helpless having to watch this little baby suffer in this unpleasant way, but You said let the little children come to Me – and ask for Your healing power to flood through every part of this little body and to restore to full health and strength we pray – we ask this in Jesus holy name,
Prayer For A Sick Newborn Baby
Oh Lord Jesus, my little one is not very well at all, and she is so tiny and vulnerable and I don’t know what to do to help. Give me wisdom I pray and show me what I ought to do.
Lord Jesus, You are the great doctor of all doctors and You know exactly what is wrong with her. Lord, I pray that You would overshadow my little baby and stretch out Your healing hand and touch her.. and make her better, very soon I pray.
Grant me peace in my heart and the wisdom to know what I should do and help me not to panic, but to trust You in all things.
I trust You Lord,
Prayers for a Sick Child
A Minor Illness
Dear Heavenly Father, I entrust this dear child toYou as he/she suffers from what seems to be a (sickness name). Lord, I know (child’s name) is uncomfortable as he/she tries to rest. I also know that rest is so important to get beyond this minor sickness and to avoid progression to something more serious. Please give him/her the rest that they need. Lord, I lift (child’s name) up to You and know that \You will perform Your perfect will for his/her recovery. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen
A Chronic Illness
Dear God, I pray for (child’s name) as he/she deals with this (specific illness) so often. I know You are the Master Healer and that You also provide times that are symptom free for this dear little one. Please comfort and protect this dear child during this hard time. Help them to know that they can come to You for the peace and health that only You can provide. Please be with the doctors as they continually study to find medicines and treatments that will comfort those that suffer from chronic illnesses. I leave this in Your precious hands oh God my Father. Amen
A Severe or Death Threatening Illness
Lord I come to You today to present (child’s name) to You. This very deadly sickness that is upon him/her is very sad to all who know and love him/her. I know that in times like this his/her Mommy and Daddy are in despair. Please keep them strong in You so that they can be a comfort to this dear little child. Please keep (child’s name) from being scared of what is happening all around him/her. I ask Your mercy so that pain would be minimal or nonexistence. I love this small and fragile little child. Bestow Your grace and peace to them and all who love them. I pray this in Jesus name, Amen.
— by Pamela Rose Williams
Praying for Recovery for Friends Sick Child
Lord Jesus, I come before you today to boldly ask for a complete recovery for my friend’s sick child. You knit this dear one together and know the full scope of this sickness.
Please bring healing and deliverance and allow this child to overcome this sickness with no lasting or lingering effects. I pray that each cell, each system of this little body would be well in Jesus’ name and by His mighty healing power.
I pray, powerful Lord, that you take away all symptoms and discomfort and restore strength and health. Thank you, healing God, for moving on behalf of my friend’s child and bringing about a full recovery. In Jesus’ name.
Prayer to Heal from an Illness
Dearest Father, You are the God that heals. You have the power to remove all suffering, pain, and illness. Thank You, Father, for the gift of life and healing. Lord, we come to You to worship even in our darkest hours. We ask for Your divine power to heal our child’s illness. We believe in Your miraculous ways, Lord. Nothing can compare to the greatness of Your love and mercy.
We ask for strength, Father, and comfort in this difficult time. Be with our child and guard him with Your angels. We pray that he regains his health and recover fast. May he grow to become an instrument of Your love and hope. Guard his future, Lord, let all that he is going through remain temporary. Be at his side, especially that he is admitted to the hospital.
Forgive us, Father, when sometimes, we are overcome by worries and fear. We lose our strength because of the burden this illness has brought to our lives. We ask for forgiveness, when we are consumed by frustration because we cannot provide relief to our child’s pain.
We surrender to You all our worries, Father, and we offer You our child’s illness. This will not keep us from believing in Your ways. We know that You have a plan for our child and our family. We will not drown in fear, but we shall rejoice because You are working Your miracle in our lives. We give You our highest praises, Father, and all things shall fall into place in Your own time.
This we ask, Amen.
Prayer to St. Jude for a Sick Child
St. Jude, the glorious apostle faithful servant and friend of Jesus,
the patron of hopeless cases of things despaired of,
pray for our child who is sick and so miserable.
Make use we implore you of this particular privilege accorded to you,
to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of.
Come to our assistance in this great time of need,
that I may receive the consolations and succor of Heaven
in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings,
particularly to help our child to get better from his illness
and to give him good health
and to guide his path,
and that we may bless God with you
and all the elect forever.
I promise you, O Blessed St. Jude,
to be ever mindful of this great favor,
and I will never cease to honor you
as my special and powerful patron
and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to you.
Prayers for Healing
O merciful Parent, I turn to You in prayer.
You who bind up wounds and heal the sick, I put my trust in You.
Knowing that I am in Your hands, O God, I have faith that
You will not forsake me.
Give me courage now and in the days ahead.
Grant wisdom and skill to my physician; make all those who are
assisting me instruments of Your healing power.
Give me strength for this day and grant me hope for tomorrow.
Hear my prayer, be with me; protect me.
Restore me to health, Adonai, so that I may serve You.
Heal me Adonai, and I shall be healed; Save me and I shall be saved;
for You are my praise.
— Prayer Book Press
Healing Prayer For a Child in ICU
Father, my Miracle-Worker, I cry out to You!
Help me, Father! Heal my baby!
I do not know yet what is wrong, but You do, Father.
You healed the sick. You raised the dead.
You made the blind to see, the deaf to hear, and the lame to walk. Come and fill my baby with Your supernatural grace so that my child is able to quickly leave the NICU and go home.
My heart is open to You, my Father, and my faith in You is strong.
In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Comfort During an Illness
Dearest Lord Jesus, You are our source of strength and courage. In Your presence, we shall overcome any obstacle or any sickness in our family.
Lord, our child has been unwell and is now admitted to the hospital for a while now. We are worried about our child’s health and we have exhausted all means to provide for his labs and medication. Father, we are also losing strength as parents, because we are saddened by our child’s condition. But, Lord, we will not lose hope and we will not give up, because we believe in Your unfailing grace.
We ask for comfort, Father, during this time. Comfort our child that he won’t feel so much pain and suffering. Comfort us, Lord, so that we can regain our strength to fight another day. Be with us, Lord, no matter what happens. We believe in Your healing hands, Lord.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for Restoration of Health of a Child
Heavenly Father, we are grateful for Your presence in our household. We thank You for the gift of family. You have blessed us with such a smart and cheerful child. You have given us the best gift we could ever have. But, Lord, we need Your help in this tough and stressful time.
We pray for the restoration of our child’s health. He has been weak and unwell, and he needs Your comfort and strength. Lord, we believe in Your miraculous power. May our child’s health be renewed. We rebuke all sickness and suffering. Thank You, Lord, for being our source of hope. We believe in our child’s healing and recovery.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.
Prayer for the Doctors Attending to the Sick Child
Dearest Lord, You are our rock and fortress in all our battles. In You, we find healing and peace. Lord, we come before You today, to ask for Your healing hand over our child who is admitted to the hospital due to a serious illness. Father, we pray that the doctors would become Your instruments of love and healing.
Give them the wisdom and guidance to discern and provide the best care for our child. Provide them with clarity in their minds so they can manage our child well. Thank You for giving us the right people to help us. You have revealed Your miraculous works, Father, through the doctors and nurses that are taking care of our child.
We trust You, Lord, for You know what is best for us.
This we ask, in Your Most Holy Name, Amen.
Prayer for Healing and Protection
Heavenly Father, we call upon Your Name. Hear our prayer. You are the God of miracles. No sickness can withstand the greatness of Your divine healing power.
Lord, we surrender to You our child’s sickness. It may have weakened our child, but we believe that You can renew and restore his health because Your ways are awesome and miraculous. We pray for our child’s healing and protection. Please take away the illness that has been causing him pain and weakness. Cover our child with Your grace and divine protection so that he may overcome whatever he is going through.
Thank You, Father, for listening to our hearts. May our child, our bundle of joy, get well really soon.
This we ask, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Praying for Peace for my Friend’s Child
Father God, as I offer these prayers for a friend’s sick child, I offer them with gratitude for your faithfulness, goodness, and mercy to us. You never leave or forsake us, and we rejoice in your presence.
I pray that this sweet little one, the sick child of my friend, will feel your presence, will experience your faithfulness, goodness, and mercy even if too young to fully understand or explain it.
Settle this child’s heart, ease all anxiety and fear, and bring comfort. Bring calm confidence into this child’s mind and allow your Holy Spirit to move with compassion and love that this little one can feel tangibly. It’s in the name above all names that I ask these things.
Prayer for Gratitude for Sick Child Being Cured
Almighty Father, we praise Your Name and lift You high, for You have brought healing to our sick child. We are grateful for this brand new day to worship You and give You praise. You have restored our child’s strength and health.
Thank You, Father, for not leaving his side. You have been so gracious to our family. You comforted us in this time of difficulty. Father, may our child grow to become a vessel of Your love. May he remain strong and healthy. We trust You, Lord, for your purpose in his life.
This we pray, Amen.