Prayers For The Sick

This prayers may be used to pray for sick individuals, and those who care for them. The goal of this prayer is to acknowledge that God is the ultimate source of all healing, health, and goodness.

Irish Prayer For a sick brother

Dear Lord,
Hear our prayers for the sick
members of our community and
for all who are in need.
Amid mental and physical
suffering may they find
consolation in your healing presence.
Show your mercy as you close wounds,
cure illness, make broken bodies
whole and free downcast spirits.
May these special people find
lasting health and deliverance,
and so join us in thanking
you for all your gifts.
We ask this in Your name, the Healer.

By Dimma, a seventh century Irish monk

O Lord, creator of the universe, author of its laws, you can bring the dead back to life, and heal those who are sick. We pray for our sick brother that he may feel your hand upon him, renewing his body and refreshing his soul. Show to him the affection in which you hold all your creatures.

Serious Illness

Dear Lord,

You chose to share our human nature, to redeem all people, and to heal the sick. With this in mind I beg You to look with compassion on Your humble servant (Name), support them with Your power, comfort them with Your protection, and give them the strength needed to fight against evil. Since You have given (Name), a share in Your own passion, help them to find hope in suffering for You, the Healer.

Prayer for the Sick

Let us ask the Lord of all health and salvation on behalf of our brothers and sisters who are suffering from bodily illnesses that he alone who is the Dear Physician will help them all. O God, who bids our lives to run fast or slow, accept the prayers of your servants who in their sickness implore your pity. Save them and change their fear and apprehension to joy.
We call on you, Lord, who has formed our bodies and souls and who governs, guides, and saves all of humankind, may our prayers move you to relent and heal all who are sick, remove their suffering from them, raise up those who must convalesce in bed, so that they may glorify your Holy Name, now and forever. Amen.

Prayer of the Sick

Dear God,

Healer of the Sick, I turn to You in this time of illness. Alleviate my worry and sorrow with Your gentle love and grant me the grace and strength to accept this burden. I place my worries in Your hands. I place myself in Your care and humbly ask that You restore me to health again. Above all, grant me the grace to acknowlege Your holy will and know that You love me and are with me in this , my most difficult time. Amen.

Dear Lord,

Divine Physician and Healer of the Sick, we turn to You in this time of illness. 0 dearest Comforter of the Troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with Your gentle love, and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden. Dear God, we place our worries in Your hands. We place our sick under Your care and humbly ask that You restore Your servant to health again. Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge Your holy will and know that whatsoever You do, You do for the love of us. Amen.

Dear Lord,

You bore our sufferings and carried our sorrows in order to show us clearly the value of human weakness and patience. I now turn to you to ask you to heal the soul and body of _______(name)_______.
I know, Lord, that sin tears away relationships between people and you. But there is no illness and no wound that you cannot heal.
Come and touch _______(name)_______ where he/she is most wounded and afflicted.
I believe in your healing power and I trust and hope that you will hear my request for my sick brother/sister.
If it is your will, however, that _______(name)_______ should carry this cross of illness then I humbly pray that you give him/her the strength and perseverance to bear his/her cross with love.
Grant that he/she and all those who are now weighed down with pain and other afflictions may realize that they are among the chosen ones whom you call blessed. Help them to understand that they are united with you in your sufferings for the salvation of the world. Amen.

Sick near Death

Almighty and Everlasting God, preserver of souls, who dost correct those whom Thou dost love, and for their betterment dost tenderly chastise those whom Thou dost receive, we call upon Thee, O Lord, to grant Thy healing, that the soul of Thy servant, at the hour of its departure from the body, may by the hands of Thy holy Angels be presented without spot unto Thee. Amen.

Muslim Prayer on Sneezing

The Holy Prophet said:

When any one of you sneezes he should say:
“All Praise be to God”


الحمد لله

and his brother or friend (who listens) should respond by saying,
“May God have mercy on you”;


رحمك الله

and then the person sneezing should reciprocate by saying,
“May God guide you and improve your condition”.

Yarhamuka Allah

يرحمك الله

A Prayer for Healing Sick Family and Friends

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

— Wendy van Eyck

Prayer Of Healing For A Sick Friend

Heavenly Father I lift up my dear friend who has contracted a serious illness – and Lord You know better than I the difficulties and problems that this is causing. Help us all to turn to You in this time of deep distress and surround my dear friend I pray, with Your comforting arms of blessing and pour into all our hearts Your peace that passes understanding. Strengthen our hearts, and calm the fears of all concerned, with the blessed hope that we all have in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Lord I place the life of my dear friend into Your safekeeping and pray that Your hand of blessing would carry us all through the coming days and weeks – and Lord I ask that Your healing touch would be upon this dear one, whom we all love so deeply.

Lord Your healing hand has not lost its power and Your arm has not lost its strength – and so we pray that You would reach out and flood healing into the broken body of our friend and that You would bring wholeness to their soul – and Lord, we do praise You that no matter what the outcome may be, YOUR grace is sufficient for all our needs and that Your love for each of us has not diminished of any of its grace.

Comfort and bless this dear friend of ours and may each of us know with assurance that You are in control, and that nothing can happen of which you are unaware – we pray in Jesus name,


Prayer Of Blessing On ALL Who Are Sick

May the Lord bless and keep all who are unwell today – May the Lord let His face shine upon all who are struggling with ill heath and sickness of body, mind or spirit and may the Lord lift up the shining light of His lovely face on all who are struggling today, with various disease, disorders and health problems. 

May He rise up with healing on His wings and look with deep compassion and mercy on all who need His strength today. May He pour into all their hearts the peace and love that only comes from the Father – through the person of the Lord Jesus Christ –in Whose name we pray, 


“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:”

(Ephesians 1:17)
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.”

(Malachi 4:2)

“Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:”

(James 5:14)

Intercession for a Sick Person

O blessed Lord, the Father of mercies and God of all consolation, we ask you to look down with infinite pity and compassion upon this your sick servant. Remember the sharpness and weariness of his pains. Break not the bruised reed nor quench the smoking flax, but make him to hear joy and gladness, that the bones which you have broken may rejoice.

Deliver him from the snares and temptation of Satan; from all impatience and repining at your chastisement; from all unbelief and distrust in your mercies; from improper fears of death and immoderate desires for life.

Grant unto him sincere repentance for his sins, and perfect assurance that they have been forgiven and his complete salvation secured through the atoning sacrifice and effectual mediation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Sanctify to him all his afflictions, and, though very grievous to the flesh, may they begin, even now, to work out for him a far more exceeding and an eternal weight of glory. Prepare him for all that you have prepared for him. Give him to see the desire of his heart in the well-being and the well-doing of all bound to him by the ties of natural affection. And at last give to him an abundant entrance into your heavenly home.

O blessed Jesus, we cast ourselves upon your mercy: by your cross and passion, by your precious death and burial, by your glorious resurrection and ascension, and by the coming of the Holy Ghost, deliver us, O Lord, and hear our prayer. Amen.

Unexpected Sickness Of A Neglectful Believer

Dear Lord, it is to You that I always come when things are difficult of when unexpected sickness strikes. Forgive me for the many times when I have ignored You or tried to do things in my own strength – I know that my strength and help comes from the Lord alone and I ask Your forgiveness for my careless attitude towards You in the past.

Thank You that You are always faithful, even when I prove unfaithful to You – and so I come to You with this unexpected sickness and ask Lord that You would touch me and make me whole again. Restore my health to me I pray and take away this unexpected illness. Lord I do not feel well and I really don’t know what to do and so I am looking to You for help and strength – and Lord I pray for a speedy recovery.

Restore my health I pray and may this realisation of my neglect be a catalyst to turn the eyes of my heart, the actions of my life and the motives of my mind back to Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith… May this unexpected sickness bring me back to the cross so that my fellowship with the Father may be properly restored. I have not loved You as i ought Lord, and have been living my life in rather a selfish way, but I pray that You would look graciously on me and use this as a reminder to keep my eyes firmly looking to Jesus, from this day forward and not to seek to live my life independently of You – I ask this in Jesus name


For The Joy Of The Lord During Sickness

Precious Lord Jesus, I thank You that You are my Saviour and that You have redeemed me from the kingdom of darkness into the glorious kingdom of Your dear Son – my Saviour Jesus Christ. Lord I know that Your word tells us that the joy of the Lord is our strength and that a joyful heart is a good and healing medicine. Lord I pray that in Your strength I may maintain a heart that is brimming with Your joy and one that rejoices in the God of my Salvation day by day – knowing that a broken spirit ‘dries up the bones’.

Lord I know that You are a miracle working God, and that the greatest miracle of all that You have wrought in me, is my great salvation in Jesus Christ, Who died for me so that I might be forgiven of my sins and have everlasting life, but I also ask that You send Your mighty healing power into my body, during the time of illness that I am currently going through.

Father I pray that You would touch every organ and ligament of my body – every joint and cell and restore me to full health and strength, but I also pray that during my sickness You would touch my heart and fill it with Your love, Your grace and Your joy – for in You is the fullness of joy. Lord You alone can flood a sick body with healing and You alone can overflow a heart with joy and peace – and so I rest my soul in You – and thank You for all the healing of body and soul that I know You are working within me, in Jesus name I pray,


Prayer To Be Set Free From Sickness

Dear heavenly Father, I praise and thank You for Your never-failing love towards me – even when I was lost in sin and without hope in the world You looked down and gently called me to be Your child – even though I was rebellious and restless.

Lord You know that partly due to not caring for myself and partly for no other reason that we live in a fallen world I am suffering a debilitating sickness and ask that You would graciously look down on me and pick me up again and heal me in body as well as in spirit, as You did once before.

Thank You for dying for me to pay the price for my sin and thank You that You were wounded for my transgression and bruised for my iniquity – and that by Your stripes I am healed. Lord, I know that this body of mine is only going to deteriorate more and more as I get older, but I do pray that in Your grace and mercy You would set me free from the unpleasant sickness and pain that I am going through at the moment, and give me relief and healing.

Lord I do pray that You would set me free from this debilitating sickness that I am going through – nevertheless I also thank You that in all things Your grace is sufficient for You have proved this to be the case time and time again in the past. Thank You that You are a faithful God in all things and I ask that my life, in sickness and in health – be a life that glorifies You.

Keep me I pray from grumbling, when I have received such an overabundance of Your mercies, which are new every morning – knowing that our life here is but for a fleeting moment, in the economy of eternity… knowing that You have given me eternal life, for which I praise and thank You in Jesus name,


Prayer for the Sick

Those of your people who are sick, visiting them in mercies and compassions, heal them. Take from them and from us all sickness and all disease; the spirit of sicknesses drive away. Those who have lain long in diseases raise up and comfort; set free all those who are vexed with unclean spirits; those who are in prisons or mines or in exile or captivity or held in bitter bondage, O Lord, set them all free and have mercy on them.

For it is you who looses those who are bound and sets up those who are cast down—the hope of the hopeless, the help of the helpless, the comfort of the weak-hearted, the harbor of the tempest-tossed.

To every soul that is in affliction and that is oppressed give mercy, give rest, give refreshment, give help. And for us also, O Lord, heal the sicknesses of our souls, cure those of our bodies, O physician of our souls and our bodies. Overseer of all flesh, visit us with your salvation.

Prayer For A Sick Friend

O God I have a dear friend who is very ill and I feel so helpless. Father – we are fearfully and wonderfully made, for You formed each of us in our mother’s womb and fashioned each of our bodies and You know where this particular problem lies.

Father I know that there is nothing in my friend’s body that You do not know about and nothing that is beyond Your ability to heal – and so I lift up this dear one to You – for You know the source of the pain and Your healing touch still has its ancient power. I pray that You will heal this child of Yours and raise them back to full health and strength – and we will give You all the praise and all the glory.

Please give me words of comfort and encouragement as I seek to advise them in difficult days that lie ahead. I also ask that You provide for all their needs, according to Your loving-kindness.

This I ask in Jesus name.

Prayer For The Sick

Heavenly Father, 
source of all life, abundance, and health:
Comfort and relieve
your sick servants,
and give your power of healing
to those who minister to their needs,
that those for whom our prayers are offered
may be strengthened
in their weakness and ilness
and have confidence
in you loving care;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen
Book of Common Prayer, Adapted by 

Prayer 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 (name),
the help of your power, 
that his (her) sickness 
may be turned into health, 
and our sorrow into joy; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
—Book of Common Prayer, 1979

Another Prayer For Recovery From Illness

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 (name), 
that his (her) weakness 
may be banished 
and his (her) strength restored;
and that, his (her) health being renewed, 
he (she) may bless your holy Name; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
—Book of Common Prayer, 1979

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