Healing Prayer

Prayer, and in particular healing prayer, is certainly one of the most fundamental healing modalities in existence. Spirituality and health go together naturally, if one is of the belief that everything is energy, speaking to the Divine or Spirit certainly falls into that category. Divine love enables anyone to improve his/her physical or mental health through the healing power of prayer. The tender and spiritual touch of Divine love embraces everybody who sincerely searches for metaphysical healing or for health through spirituality. Healing through prayer rests on heartfelt acknowledgement and affirmation of the power of Divine love. It is based on the practitioner's and patient's contemplation of man's spiritual existence as image and likeness to God and that Spirit or God is within all of us. When we recognize this truth in our hearts, any problems can be adjusted bringing spirituality, health, and harmony into our life. But if we want healing, we must ask the Universe for it hence, healing prayer. We cannot just sit back and wait for the Universe to respond—we have to initiate the desire.

Sometimes we might say a healing prayer and expect the prayer to be answered immediately. We sometimes expect God or Spirit to give us the answers to prayers now and when nothing happens, we get frustrated and confused. There is a time and a season for all things. Your request is before God or Spirit and at the appointed time, it will be revealed to you.

Because healing prayer transcends the boundaries of religious preferences, I have shown below a sample from a variety of religions.

Spiritual Healing Prayers (New Age, New Thought)

When your ego is aligned with or deeply aware of your Higher Self, you begin to realize the truth regarding your divine nature. With this realization comes the understanding that pain and suffering are indeed illusions that arise when you are disconnected or unaware of your Higher Self. When you forget this truth you can become ill, disillusioned, lost, anxious, and fearful. You create a reality with a set of assertions that you believe to be true that create such things as a poverty consciousness, victim mentality, and even illness. By affirming the truth of your Inner Being or Higher Self, you will maintain a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Spiritual Healing can of course be accessed by anyone at any time through such things as healing prayer, spiritual affirmations or healing meditation.

(1) In the silence of your divine presence, God, I feel your healing spirit flowing through me right now. Your life force energy brings passion, energy, and enthusiasm to my mind, body, and spirit. I feel alive.

Surrounded by your magnificent healing spirit God, I experience spiritual healing and wholeness throughout every part of my being.

Thank You, Spirit, for your spiritual healing energy that pumps through every fiber of my being, nourishing me and restoring me to wholeness and joy.

(2) To you, dear God, I willingly hand over all concern about my health. I trust that your healing energy will restore me to my natural health.

(3) Dear God, I am open to receiving the mighty healing power of your Spirit. Your life-force energizes every cell of my being. I am grateful for your physical and spiritual healing.

Jewish Healing Prayer

Prayer is an essential tool for healing. Jews believe that the most effective healing prayers come from those who pray for the sick as well as the sick praying for themselves. Prayer is our greatest opportunity to connect with spiritual energy. The purpose of healing prayer is to stand before God who is the ultimate healer, a fact that all healers acknowledge.

A Prayer For Healing

God, hear my prayer, And let my cry come to You. Do not hide from me in the day of my distress Turn to me and speedily answer my prayer. Eternal God, Source of healing, Out of my distress I call upon You. Help me sense Your presence At this difficult time. Grant me patience when the hours are heavy; In hurt or disappointment give me courage. Keep me trustful in Your love. Give me strength for today, and hope for tomorrow. To your loving hands I commit my spirit When asleep and when awake. You are with me; I shall not fear.

Catholic Healing Prayers

A Prayer for Healing

Almighty and merciful Father, by the power of your command, drive away from me all forms of sickness and disease. Restore strength to my body and joy to my spirit, so that in my renewed health, I may bless and serve you, now and forevermore. Healing Prayer of Surrender

Dear Lord Jesus, it is my will to surrender to you everything that I am and everything that I’m striving to be. I open the deepest recesses of my heart to you and invite your Holy Spirit to dwell inside of me.

I offer you my life, heart, mind, body, soul, spirit, all my hopes, plans and dreams. I surrender to you my past, present and future problems, habits, character defects, attitudes, livelihood, resources, finances, medical coverage, occupation and all my relationships.

I give you my health, disabilities, physical appearance, home, family, marriage, children, sexuality and friendships. I ask you to take Lordship over every aspect of my life. I surrender to you all my hurt, pain, worry, anxiety and fear, and I ask you to wash me clean.

Healing Prayer of Isaiah 53

Precious Lord Jesus, I thank you for your enduring love. You came into the world to set me free from the power of darkness. You embraced a violent death on the cross to pay the penalty on my behalf. You suffered the scourging at the pillar, taking the sickness of humanity upon your own flesh, so that I could be healed.

I come before you now to place all my sin upon your cross and ask for your precious blood to wash me clean. I place the penalty for my sinfulness, all my sickness, diseases and infirmities upon your cross, and for the sake of your sorrowful passion, I ask to be set free. I accept your sacrifice and receive your gift of reconciliation. I confess your Lordship over every aspect of my life, heart, mind, body, soul and spirit.

Through the power of your cross Lord Jesus, I now resist all forms of sin, sickness and disease. I say to all forms of sickness and disease caused by my own disobedience, that you are not God’s good and perfect will for my life, and I enforce the power of the cross upon you right now.

By the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I command all forms of sickness and disease to leave my presence immediately. Jesus bore my infirmities. He was wounded for my transgressions. By his stripes I have been healed. No sickness, pain, death, fear or addiction shall ever lord over me again. The penalty has been paid in full. I have been ransomed and redeemed, sanctified and set free. Amen.

Prayer for a Creative Miracle

God of all creation, you who spoke a simple command and brought forth light from the darkness, I call upon you now to send forth your miracle-working power into every aspect of my being. In the same way that you spoke unto the dust of the ground when you created humankind in your own image, I ask you to send forth your healing power into my body. Send forth your word and command every cell, electrical and chemical impulse, tissue, joint, ligament, organ, gland, muscle, bone and every molecule in my body to come under complete and perfect health, strength, alignment, balance and harmony.

It is through you that I live and move and have my being. With every breath I take, I live under your life-giving grace. I ask you to touch me now with the same miracle-working power that you used when you fashioned me inside my mother’s womb. As surely as you have created me in your image and likeness, you can also recreate me now and restore me to health.

Please fill me with your healing power. Cast out all that should not be inside of me. I ask you to mend all that is broken, root out every sickness and disease, open all blocked arteries and veins, restore my internal organs, rebuild my damaged tissues, remove all inflammation and cleanse me of all infections, viruses and destructive forms of bacteria.

Let the warmth of your healing love flood my entire being, so that my body will function the way it was created to be, whole and complete, renewed in your perfect health. I ask this through my Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer for Peaceful Rest

Dear Lord Jesus, as I rest in the comfort of your love, I ask to experience your gentle embrace as you tenderly wrap your loving arms around me. I trust your compassionate care will bring peace to my mind, serenity to my heart and renewal to my spirit. In your loving embrace, I ask that you grant me a peaceful night’s rest. Please purify my dreams, cleanse my subconscious and wash my thoughts with the purity of your infinite love. Please minister to my heart, mind, body, soul and spirit as I rest in your compassionate care tonight.

Please send forth your protective angels to stand guard over me as I sleep. May your angelic army destroy all curses, hindrances and demonic influences that have been sent against my ability to experience a peaceful night’s rest. I ask that your heavenly host protect me as I stay awake and watch over me as I sleep, that awake I may keep watch with Christ, and asleep, rest in his peace. Amen.

Healing Scriptures

The following scripture passages have the power to bring healing and strength to your heart, mind, body, soul and spirit. Meditate on them day and night. Allow God to speak to your situation through his written Word. Accept the Word of God as if the Lord himself were speaking directly to you. Take what is being said deep into your heart.

Exodus 15:26

Exodus 23:25

Deuteronomy 7:15

Deuteronomy 28:1–14

Deuteronomy 30:19–20

I Kings 8:56

Psalm 91

Psalm 103:1–3

Psalm 107:19–20

Psalm 118:17

Isaiah 53:4-5

Jeremiah 1:12

Jeremiah 30:17

Matthew 8:1–3

Matthew 8:17

Matthew 18:18–19

Matthew 21:21–22

Mark 11:23–24

Mark 16:17–18

John 10:10

Romans 4:16–21

Romans 8:11

II Corinthians 10:4–5

Galatians 3:13–14

Ephesians 6:10–17

Philippians 2:13

II Timothy 1:7

Hebrews 10:23

Hebrews 10:35

Hebrews 13:8

James 5:14–16

I Peter 2:24

I John 3:21–22

You may want to use these or other scriptures in your healing prayer requests.

Prayers excerpted from allaboutprayer.com

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