This page contains a number of prayers and resources to help those who currently have physical or mental illness. The first prayer waits on God and asks for the Holy Spirit to come and bring relief to the pain and peace to the heart. The second prayer is a request for spiritual healing for a friend or loved one, and the third prayer is a short petition for health, and reflects on the hope found in the resurrection of Christ.
Prayer for healing and strength
(a Christian prayer for healing the sick)
We wait upon you.
Knee deep in the water of life,
Expectant and hopeful.
May the waves of the Holy Spirit
Be upon us,
Ministering to the pain,
Smoothing over wounds
And wrapping us with peace.
Our eyes are on you,
Your Kingdom love,
Your creative power.
Our hearts are open,
Child to Father,
All you have for us.
We wait upon you,
You are our Saviour
And our King.
Spiritual healing prayer for others
(a prayer for a friend or loved one)
As the wind blows,
Breathe in new life to my loved one.
As the sun shines
Warm their hearts with your hope.
As the birds fly,
Lift their minds to see vision for the future.
As the plants grow,
Restore their bodies with new health.
As the rain falls,
Wash away the infection, disease and illness they suffer.
You are Lord of all.
We put our trust in you!
Short prayer for healing
I hunger for your spirit
Holy and life-giving, guiding and transforming
Free and abundant.
I long to drink from the water of life,
To run through your endless streams,
To be made anew and healed.
So I won't give up on you.
I'll shelter in the shadow of your love.
Whilst I wait for your touch,
I'll clothe myself in resurrection grace today, and every day.
a simple restorative prayer accompanied by images of the sun setting over a beautiful beach:-
"Restore their bodies with new health"
"Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord."
(James 5:14, NIV)
"Dear friend, listen well to my words;
tune your ears to my voice.
Keep my message in plain view at all times.
Concentrate! Learn it by heart!
Those who discover these words live, really live;
body and soul, they’re bursting with health."
(Proverbs 4:20-22, The Message)
"He suffered and endured
great pain for us,
but we thought his suffering
was punishment from God.
He was wounded and crushed
because of our sins;
by taking our punishment,
he made us completely well."
(Isaiah 53:4-5, CEV)