living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for a sick child

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Having a young son or daughter who is poorly can be a very stressful time, especially if they are in need of special medical care such as an operation or hospital stay. This page has five prayers that you can say for your sick child. There is a parent's prayer for him or her to get well, a short request for healing for your son or daughter, and a prayer written in simple English, designed for saying with your poorly boy or girl whilst ill in hospital. There is also a get well soon prayer message, and a very short prayer for protection and healing, written for a mother or father to pray.

Prayer for sick child to get well
(a parent's prayer)

Abba Father,
Come and watch over my beautiful child,
Wrap them in your strength and protection.
Come and minister healing and bring restoration,
Renew this precious one that I love so dearly.
Come and soothe them, comfort and keep them,
Hold their hearts safely and fill them with peace.
Come and dwell here with us all, reside with us dear Lord.
You are our sanctuary and our living hope.


Prayer for a Sick Baby or Child
(a parents prayer for their ill son or daughter)

Father, we offer you our precious child. Please come with your healing touch and restore her (him) now. May your power move through her being, your peace reign in her mind, and your presence fill her heart.

In the name of Jesus our Lord,


a prayer for the sick

an uplifting prayer for those who are currently in need of God's healing touch:-

Prayer for a sick child in hospital
(a prayer for a parent or guardian to say with their child)

You're with us.
Though you are not seen,
We know that you stay by our side.

You love us,
More than we could know,
And you feel each tear that we cry.

We trust you,
To take hold of our hands,
Until we're recovered and well.

You promise to,
Comfort and care,
Until we are laughing and playing again.

Thank you Jesus.


Get well soon prayer for a child

(a prayer for God's healing on a young life)

O Lord,

Touch this precious one with your healing wings,
Come carry them, protect them though everything.
Tickle them with happiness,
Move their hearts to joy,
Surround them with goodness,
Teddies, books and toys.
Come wrap them in safety,
With hugs and love and care.
Stand by when they're sleeping,
Walk with them everywhere.
Restore his/her little body,
To leap and dance again.
Most of all Lord,
Be my little ones best friend.


prayer for peace of mind

a short meditation on the peace found in God's presence:-

Prayer for a friend's sick child

Everlasting Father,

I pray for my dear friend who is so concerned for her child.
O Lord come and bring strength to her unsettled mind.
Breathe in gentle words of truth, comfort and reassurance.
Be ever present beside her as she cares for her precious one.
I pray that you would anoint her words so that they bring Heavens peace and love.
Come impart great wisdom into her thoughts and actions
And hear her every whispered prayer.
O Lord let your presence be like a blanket of comfort around her.
May you answer her prayers of healing and restoration.


Short prayer for a sick child
(a parent's blessing prayer)

Hold and keep,
Restore and heal,
Comfort and cuddle,
My little child.


bible verses on healing

"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)

"Then my favor will shine on you like the morning sun, and your wounds will be quickly healed. I will always be with you to save you; my presence will protect you on every side."

(Isaiah 58:8, GNT)

"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)