Prayer for the sick that work starts with knowing the will of God. He says, "I am the God that healeth thee" (Exodus 15:26). Jesus is no respecter of persons. If he ever healed anyone (and he has), he will heal you too. God knows what you need. He said, "If thou can believe, all things are possible to him that believeth" (Mark 9:23).
When you need healing in your body there are certain things you need to do including a prayer for healing. First, understand that your heavenly father loves you. When sickness attacks there are some things you need to know. Let's take a look at prayer for the sick.
Christ gave his disciples a mandate to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick (Luke 9:2). That assignment has not changed. Scripture declares, “By His stripes you were healed” (1 Peter 2:24). And there is no doubt that thousands of people are healed by the power of God every year.
I have seen many healed by the power of prayer and the Holy Spirit. You probably have too. Some were healed in an instant and others healing manifested later. For some, however, there was an all-out battle against sickness. Maybe that’s what you are facing right now. Perhaps you are one of those that didn’t get an instant healing and are in a real war against sickness. Be encouraged, the word of God will prevail for you.The spiritual battle for physical healing is real and I’m sure you’re doing everything you know to do. Here is a little healing help’s list of things for you to consider.
PRAYER FOR THE SICK HEALING HELP’S LIST
Unforgiveness could hinder your healing. Sometimes it’s hard to forgive those that really hurt you, but ask the Holy Spirit to help. You forgive others by choosing to forgive them.
“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them. And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” (Mark 11:24-25)
Keep on saying it. Keep on repeating the healing promises of God over your life. This can be hard sometimes especially when you’re tired or in pain. Nevertheless, hold fast to the Word of God. Keep on saying it!
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering (for he is faithful that promised.)”(Hebrews 10:23)
Give the Word of God some time to finish the healing work in your body.
“Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” (James 1:3-4)
GUARD THE WORD
The healing word of God is a seed sown in your heart. That’s where the word will sprout, grow, and finish its work. Christ said that Satan would try to steal that seed of healing from you. Don’t let him.
“And these are they by the wayside, where the word is sown, but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.” (Mark 4:15)
It’s easy to believe God when you’re feeling good. Feelings, however, have nothing to do with the power of the Word of God. Some feel something happening and some don’t. Ignore how you feel. Only believe.
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)
LISTEN TO THE WORD
When you are battling for physical healing fill the atmosphere with the word of God. Turn that television and radio off, get that audio player out, and fill your room with the word of God.
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalms 19:14)
Vain imaginations will attack your mind. Don’t entertain them. When they come bind them up and cast them down.
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5)
STAY IN FAITH
Spiritual battles start the minute you take God at His word. When you are in the war for physical healing there will be a battle. You can’t escape it. Nevertheless, the word of God will prevail.
“Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:11)
When you are in a spiritual battle, some people have no faith. Their doubt and unbelief can hurt you. Some of these people could be close friends or family members. We love them, but we have to be careful around them.
“Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?” (Isaiah 53:1)
These are just a few things for you to consider. Let’s pray,
Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus. Thank you for healing my brothers and sisters in Christ. We believe that by your stripes we are healed. Your word declares, “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them” (Psalms 107:20). We lay hold of your word sown in our hearts, a supernatural seed of healing that will finish its work. We bind up every unbelieving thought, and vain imaginations, and hold fast to the profession of our faith, nothing wavering. Thank you, Lord, that we will stand before men and declare the wonderful works of our God. In Jesus Name, we pray. Amen.
Here are some prayers for the sick Scriptures to meditate on.
"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." (1 Peter 2:24)
"And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people."(Matthew 9:35)
"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases."(Psalms 103:2-3)
"Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 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."(Isaiah 53:4-5)
"O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me."(Psalms 30:2)
"Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions."(Psalms 107:19-20)
"My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh."(Proverbs 4:20-22)
"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 have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."(James 5:14-15)
"And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses." (Matthew 8:14-17)
"Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise."(Jeremiah 17:14)
"And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them."(Matthew 4:23-24)
"Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other. Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all."(Matthew 12:13-15)
"And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick." (Matthew 14:14)
"And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them: Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel." (Matthew 15:30-31)
"And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves. And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them."(Matthew 21:12-14)
"Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them."(Luke 4:40).
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