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Prayers for Healing



Prayers for Healing and Wholeness


 

"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. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven."  (James 5:14-15)

" But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD" (Jeremiah 30:17)


God of wholeness,
heal the hurts,
both inside and out,
that make life
difficult each day.
Ease the pain,
loosen the chains,
bringing freedom
in their place.

 


 

For all whose nights are broken
by pain, discomfort, anxiety,
caring duties, noisy neighbours
and so many other reasons,
leaving them irritable, tired
and unable to concentrate,
refresh their minds, grant
patience in times of stress,
keep them safe when driving,
and in the nights to come
may they find peace and rest.

 


 

For those weighed down by ill health,
bring wholeness to body, mind and spirit.
For those weighed down by worry,
bring wisdom, peace and reassurance.
For those weighed down by fear,
bring freedom, release and liberation.
For those weighed down by sadness,
bring comfort, strength and joy.

 


 

For all whose hearts are troubled
at the start of this new day,
be the voice that they hear,
the warmth that they feel,
the wisdom they seek,
the strength they require,
and the one in whose arms they rest.

 


 

Healing God, bless those
on a journey of recovery
from illness or surgery.
Grant strength, patience,
and freedom from pain.
Bring restoration of health
through your Spirit’s power.
Reach out and touch them
so they know you are there,
bringing comfort and light
even in the darkest of times.

 


 

Just a mustard seed, you said.
Just a mustard seed of faith to remove
the mountain of doubts and difficulties
which beset our often frail existence.
We readily confess, Lord Jesus,
that there are times when we reach out
seemingly in vain for that mustard seed.
And yet, if we did but think for a moment,
in that very act of reaching out,
we reveal the presence
of the very seed that we seek.
Lord Jesus we have faith in your power to heal,
but lack the self-confidence to ask.
We have faith in your ability to mend broken hearts,
but lack the experience in our own lives.
We have faith in your power to bring wholeness
into lives that are incomplete,
but hesitate to trouble you with our prayers.
We are like children, Lord Jesus,
standing here in awe of your power and love,
afraid to ask that which we know is possible,
because we are afraid
of the consequences of our asking.
Lord Jesus, accept the mustard seed
that we hold out to you, hearts outstretched.
Take it and the prayers that we offer,
and grant us the grace to accept
that our prayers are heard and answered
at the moment of asking,
by a God who knows our incompleteness,
and is working to make us whole

 


 

 

True healing is more
than restoration
of flesh and blood,
or knitting of bone to bone.
True healing is wholeness,
where body, soul and spirit unite.
True healing is peace,
the knowledge of God’s presence,
a hope that knows no end.
True healing cries ‘Father,
not my will but yours.’
True healing knows love
perfectly,
a love that casts out fear.
True healing overcomes,
endures,
for eternity.

 


 


I bring to you my body,
muscle and sinew,
artery and vein.
bone and joint,
the miracle that is me.
I bring to you my brokenness,
and ask for healing,
restoration,
freedom to be
the person I could be.



 

Today
and all days
embrace us in a love that knows no end.
Today
and all days
fill us with a power that overcomes.
Today
and all days
encourage us with a word that nourishes.
Today
and all days
inspire us with a hope that sustains.
Today
and all days
comfort us with a peace that endures.
Today
and all days
bring wholeness of body, mind and spirit
Today
and all days

 


 

Breathe peace
like a gentle breeze
into my life;
dispel the dust
of unease and fear,
bring release.


 

Bless these aching bones
and put them to your service.
Take these feeble words
and give to them a boldness.
Accept the little I can do
and let it be my witness.

 


 

There are scars,
seen and unseen,
in my life.
There is pain,
inside and out,
I confess.
There is need
for wholeness,
and peace.
There is room
for healing,
and grace.

 


 

 


I bring to you (name)
a child of yours
in need of comfort,
healing and peace.
I leave them now,
resting in love,
immersed in your grace.
Bless those who are healers
of mind and body,
Surgeons, doctors,
nurses, psychiatrists,
all whose lives
are dedicated
to bringing wholeness.

 


 


Bless those who are carers
to those in need.
Parents, guardians,
children, adults,
all whose lives
are dedicated
to loving service.

Bless those who are prayers
where there is need.
The silent warriors
who love your children,
and whose lives
are dedicated
to your kingdom.


I may not be healed
but I shall be made whole,
if not in this life
then in eternity.


 

The following prayer was written by someone who suffers quite badly from M.E. and I asked Tanya if I could share it as I'm sure it will resonate with so many people:

 

Father God,
Please let me snuggle in Your arms.
My body is weary and painful,
My energy is gone.
May your wings be my duvet
And Your mighty outstretched arm, my pillow.
May I go to sleep listening to You sing over me?
I just want to rest.

I know the world is going on outside.
I wish I could join in.
But I’m not able to now.
It’s not easy waiting,
Being patient,
Hoping for a cure and healing.
I get frustrated, angry, sad, and annoyed,
Because I want to be busy building Your kingdom.
I hope this is just for a season,
But if not, help me to stay faithful to You

For now, as I rest in Your embrace,
Help me to know I am safe.
You are always with me,
And it’s okay just to be still.
I’m no less of a person
Because I can’t do.
For now, I’ll just be.
I’m still Your child,
Completely loved;
I’m Yours for eternity.
Thank you for never forsaking me.
Amen.

(c) Tanya R Dooley

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