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A Prayer for a Sick Person

Sickness is worrying to people because of the uncertainties it may bring. God never intended sickness to befall anyone, but because our bodies are subject to decay and the world we live in is corrupted by sin, sicknesses are inevitable. 

However, our new life in Christ is our hope and glory. We thank the Lord Jesus Christ, who offered us healing and freedom from sickness by shedding His blood on the cross. Isaiah 53:5 says, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed.” 

Because of what Jesus Christ has done, healing is our right, and it is just a declaration and a prayer away. Here is an example of a prayer against sickness:

“In Jesus’ name, I command the sickness to leave this body right now! I rebuke you for you have no right over my body, and I receive the healing Jesus Christ bought for me on the cross. Amen.” 

Sickness and illness are not from God, but from the devil. John 10:10 says that it is the enemy who steals, kills, and destroys our health, finances, relationships, marriages, families, churches and ministries. Any destruction in our lives is never from God; that is why we must never embrace illness as a part of God’s will. Instead, it should be rebuked by the name and authority of Christ Jesus.

What is a good prayer for the sick?

The Bible tells us that faith-based prayers can restore a sick person. You can simply pray in full faith, believing in God’s healing power, and that’s it! Expect that healing should take place because God hears you and answers your prayers. 

You should know that a prayer offered in faith is aligned with what the Scriptures say. Isaiah 53:5 says that by the stripes of Jesus Christ, we are healed. If you are going to pray for a sick person, you can say:

Heavenly Father, thank You that my friend is healed by the stripes of Jesus! Sickness and disease were nailed to the cross, and have no right to come upon my friend, in Jesus’ name.

Or you can simply declare healing to the sick person: “I declare that in the mighty name of Jesus, you are healed!” 

Say this, believing in your heart that every sickness and disease bows to the name of Jesus.

You must know that sickness has no right to enter a person’s life once you come to the knowledge that Jesus Christ paid for it all on the cross. You must be angry at the work of the devil, so that when you declare healing and uplift the name of Jesus Christ, hell trembles and breaks loose by the blood of Jesus. 

What is a good Bible verse for sickness?

There are many powerful scriptures related to God’s healing. Some can be in the form of instructions, some are His promises, and some verses can simply open your eyes to the truths of God. Here are some Bible verses that you can pray, declare, and follow:

Exodus 23:25

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

James 5:14-15

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: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

Isaiah 53:5

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

John 10:10

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

1 Peter 2:24

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

Proverbs 3:7-8

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Mark 2:17

When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

What Psalm Can I Read for healing?

The book of Psalm also contains many Scriptures about God’s healing. The more you meditate on God’s Word, the more your mind stays on Him, instead of the sickness, bodily symptoms, and pain. Here are some encouraging Psalms that can uplift you during difficult times:

Psalm 6:2

Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

Psalm 41:4

I said, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

Psalm 107:20

 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

Psalm 34:18

The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Psalm 73:26

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Psalm 146:7-8

Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth the prisoners: The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: the Lord loveth the righteous

Psalm 73:26

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.

Psalm 61:1-4

Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

Know that you are a powerful vessel of God’s healing. Christ in you is the hope of glory!