We can all identify areas where we need healing in our lives. Whether we suffer from physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental pain, sometimes finding the words to talk with God about our struggles is difficult. We hope these prayers for healing guide you in prayer for your personal healing or your prayer for the healing of a family member or another loved one.
Bible verses to guide your prayer for healing
We know prayer doesn’t always heal your sickness, relieve your struggle, or mend what is broken immediately. However, keeping a Bible verse at the top of your mind and heart (or even as your phone screensaver) might relieve some of your daily struggles. We hope these verses remind you to rely on the Lord for strength in our times of pain, sickness and healing from wounds of all kinds.
“Whatever villages or towns or countryside he entered, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak; and as many as touched it were healed.”
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
“He gives power to the faint,
abundant strength to the weak.”
“Healing the brokenhearted,
and binding up their wounds.
He numbers the stars,
and gives to all of them their names.
Great is our Lord, vast in power,
with wisdom beyond measure.
The Lord gives aid to the poor,
but casts the wicked to the ground.”
“Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, [for] the old order has passed away.”
Prayers for healing
Return to these prayers for healing when you struggle to find the words on your own or you’re looking for a guide in prayer. You can pray with all of these meditations and prayers on Hallow.
Begin your day by offering both the joys and sorrows of the day ahead to God. Lift up your hopes for healing to God at this time to help you find gratitude in God’s healing process, no matter what pains you. This morning offering was written by Fr. François-Xavier Gautrelet in 1844.
“O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers,
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day
for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart,
in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world,
for the salvation of souls, the reparation of sins, the reunion of all Christians,
and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month.
St. Teresa of Avila
To find comfort and practice patience in resting with the Lord as you heal, say this prayer by St. Teresa of Avila.
“Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.”
Litany of Supplication
Pope Francis led the world through this litany for the world’s healing for the COVID-19 pandemic. In this litany, we humbly pray for God to deliver us from what we are struggling with individually or as a community. The following is an excerpt from the litany, but you can pray it in full here.
“Deliver us, O Lord
From the power of Satan and the seductions of the world
Deliver us, O Lord
From the pride and presumption of being able to do anything without you
Deliver us, O Lord
From the deceptions of fear and anxiety
Deliver us, O Lord
From unbelief and desperation
Deliver us, O Lord
From hardness of heart and the incapacity to love
Deliver us, O Lord.”
St. Michael the Archangel
We pray for the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel when we need protection, strength, or reassurance that there is an army of Saints behind us.
“St. Michael the Archangel,
Defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
And do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
By the power of God,
Cast into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits,
Who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians
Corinthians 2 is rich with reminders that God will always heal us — we just need to have faith. On Hallow, you can pray with selected verses from Paul’s letter with Lizzie Velasquez, a motivational author and speaker.
“… but he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
As many of you know, things over the last year have been very difficult. Isolating alone has been tough. I didn’t realize how much I needed to feel as if someone were here with me. The Hallow app helped me open up my front door to Jesus and reminded me I have never and will never be alone thanks to Him.Lizzie Velasquez
We hope these Bible verses and prayers for healing support you in resting with God throughout your healing journey. Additionally, read more verses and prayers for anxiety here.
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