Strong Biblical Prayer for Healing for You and Your Loved One

When someone you love needs physical healing, emotional healing, mental healing or spiritual healing, using a strong Biblical prayer of healing can play an important part in the healing process.  This healing prayer for you uses 30 Bible verses that you can claim and mediate on that will give you and your loved one strength, trust, encouragement and hope as you journey together on God’s healing path for your lives.  Even when the illness is physical in nature, many aspects of our lives such as our emotions and our ability to cope with mental stress are greatly affected.  In addition, those going through times of emotional turmoil, broken hearts, grief and mental illness will find this healing prayer extremely helpful.

Strong Biblical Prayer for Healing for You and Your Loved One

butterflies 011Dear Heavenly Father,

I come to you seeking peace for the troubled mind, emotions and spirit of someone I love; for trust where there is fear; for clarity where there is confusion, for rest where there is turmoil and for love where there is brokenness.  For you say in your word, “For God hath not give us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”  (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)

I come against all forces of circumstances, life stress, physical illness, oppression, hurt, anger, fear, rejection, addictions, deception, depression and biochemistry which may have diminished my loved one’s ability to  cope with this life problem.

I pray for the mind of Christ for myself and my loved one as they find the courage to seek help to illuminate the dark places in their bodies, minds, emotions and spirits.  (1 Corinthians 2:16)

Help them to know that you journey with them and that you are holding their hand.  You are the light of the world who perfectly loves them with an everlasting love. (John 8:12, Jeremiah 31:3) I claim the promise that perfect love casts out all fear.  ( I John 4:18)  I stand on the belief that there is no shadow or variation in you due to change. (James 1:17)  You are from everlasting to everlasting.  (Psalm 90:2)  I am comforted that you are close to the brokenhearted and crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18)

I pray that the journey to health and wholeness be successful. I pray for perseverance for me and my loved one.  There will be times when we are both weary.  So I claim your promise that says, “Come to me, all ye who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  (Matthew 11:28 KJV)   I now rest in the promise, thanking you in advance for the physical rest of sleep to rejuvenate our bodies, for mental rest to give our minds time to heal and for the emotional rest of your refreshing beauty and presence.

butterflies 012I pray that you will give me the gifts of guidance, patience and self control.  Help me to pray for guidance and know when you are speaking.  Give me the ability and willingness to take the small specific steps you give me daily. (Psalm 32:8)   And give me the trust, surrender and self control when I feel compelled to fix things the way I think they should be fixed instead of depending on you.

I trust you to trouble my spirit when I need to perceive a problem that needs correction or modification during the healing process.  I pray that you will still my spirit when I need to listen.  I rest in your promise that when I lack wisdom, I can ask you and you will give it to me.  (James 1:5)  I pray you will restrain my thoughts and actions when I get ahead of you and begin taking on worries from tomorrow that I don’t need to deal with today. (Matthew 6:34)

I admit that I am powerless to fix this problem and I submit myself totally to your power.  I do this believing the promise, “Cast your cares on him, for He careth for you.” (I Peter 5:7)

butterflies 018I thank you that your love for my loved one exceeds mine and pre-existed mine in eternity.  I thank you that my loved one is fearfully and wonderfully made.  I thank you that you knit them together in your own unique way in the womb.  (Psalm 139: 13, 14)  I affirm that your plans for their life are to give them a future and a hope.  (Jeremiah 29:11)

Help me to surrender me and my loved one to your care, like a child who trusts and loves you, like a young child lying quietly in the arms of their mother.  Let me be that child who is not concerned with matters too great for them to understand.  (Psalm 131:1,2)

I am depending on you to give me and my loved one the strength and courage for this journey.  I pray the promise that says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  (Philippians 4:13 KJV)  And “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with sings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faith.”  (Isaiah 40:31 KJV)

I leave all outcomes to you.  Help me not to narrowly focus on the outcome I personally want.  Instead let me look for the evidence of your hand in all outcomes, whether expected or unexpected.

And help us to remember that this is a faith journey.  The destination is not as important as the process of giving more control of ourselves to you.  Thank you for the many ways I am powerless to change this situation that I might depend on you like the child that I am.

I thank you for the ability to cry and for the ache of my heart.  I accept them as evidence of the love that you share with me for the redemption, healing and restoration of my loved one.  I thank you that the Bible says that “He will wipe every tear from our eyes.” (Revelation 21:4)   I take comfort in the knowledge that whatever my heartache or sorrow, you are the only one who can completely wipe away my tears.  I thank you that you can totally comfort us and remove the destructive  force of sorrow and the things that cause it when we find refuge in your loving, protective, comforting presence.  (Psalm 18:2, Psalm 46:1)

Help me to give myself permission to make mistakes in this unchartered territory.  Help me admit my mistakes to you, learning through them to more frequently seek your help when I cannot handle things.

I thank you that Jesus is the Great Physician (Psalm 103:3, Matthew 4:23), the Good Shepherd, (John 10:11,14) the Rock of All Ages (Isaiah 26:4,  Psalm 18:2)  and Savior of the lost and the finder of lost souls.  (Luke 19:10)   I thank you that you are my hiding place, my protector and that you surround me with songs of deliverance.  (Psalm 32:7)  I pray the powerful blood of Jesus over myself and my loved one today.  (Revelation 12:11) In your loving name I pray, Amen.

 Strong Scriptures to Claim:

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”  (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)

“For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?  But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:16 NIV)

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” (John 8:12 NIV)

“The Lord appeared to us in the past saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving kindness. ’” (Jeremiah 31:3 NIV)

“There is no fear in love.  But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment…We love because he first loved us.”  (I John 4:18,19 NIV)

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”  (James 1:17 NIV)

“Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” (Psalm 90:2)

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.”  (Psalm 34:18,19 NIV)

“Come to me, all ye who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  (Matthew 11:28 KJV)

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.”  (Psalm 32:8 NIV)

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”  (James 1:5 NIV)

“Cast your cares on him, for He careth for you.” (I Peter 5:7 KJV)

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself,  Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  (Matthew 6:34 NIV)

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; you works are wonderful, I know that full well…your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139: 13, 14,16 NIV)

“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”(Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)

“I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.  But I have stilled and quietly my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.” (Psalm 131:1,2 NIV)

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  (Philippians 4:13 KJV)

“But they that wait  upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with sings as eagles;  they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ”  (Isaiah 40:31 KJV)

“I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep…I know my sheep and my sheep know me (John 10:11,14 NIV)

“Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.” (Isaiah 26:4 NIV)

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.  He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” (Psalm 18:2 NIV)

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” (Luke 19:10 NIV)

“He will wipe every tear from our eyes.” (Revelation 21:4)

“Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all yiur diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns yu with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psalm 103:2-5 NIV)

“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” (Matthew 4:23 NIV)

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” (Psalm 46:1,2 NIV)

“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”  (Psalm 32:7 NIV)

“They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” (Revelation 12:11 NIV)

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