8 Ways to Pray for Healing

You don’t need to be a church leader to pray for healing. Try the following ideas on praying for healing in mind and body.


Pray for Healing


Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself. Modern medicine continues to yield increasingly powerful outcomes. Yet the power of prayer can deliver the ultimate comfort and healing to humankind. Through prayer, you can reach out to God and seek help for yourself, for loved ones—even for people whom you don’t know—who are in need of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

The need for healing and prayer




Why do bad things happen to good people? Though God does not like to see His children sad or in pain, He knows that having difficult experiences is a powerful way to learn and grow. People get sick. Parents lose children. Natural disasters destroy property. Loved ones die. You get through it—and you can become stronger as a result. God does not shield His children from all effects of the natural world. Sickness and sorrow help you better appreciate happiness because you understand its opposite.

Healing Bible Verses


Proverbs 4:20-22

My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.  Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;  for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.


Psalm 107:19-20

Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.


Jeremiah 17:14

Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.