Sickness is something that is bound to happen due to various reasons. There is the pollution of the atmosphere, making it difficult to live a healthy life. Many people are suffering from cancer, diabetes, and many other terminal sicknesses. If you visit the hospital, the type of sick people you will likely see there will surprise you. But despite these challenges, God can still heal the sick when we pray to Him. So prayer for healing for someone in the hospital is very important.
Jesus said that “healing is the children’s bread”. Believers can pray to God and expect to receive healing either for them or their loved ones. Being sick is not a death sentence. Most people don’t understand this, so they get anxious and worried. Worry and anxiety never contribute to making the sickness away, instead, it will worsen the situation. Therefore, we should always be positive. When we ask God in prayer, He will hear and heal the sick.
James 5:14-15 says, “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 has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” It is the prayer of sick that can heal the sick or hospitalized, not worry and anxiety.
The Attitude While Sick in the Hospital
Philippians 4:6 says, “Be careful about nothing; but in every situation by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” When an individual is sick, it is not time to get worried(that’s the meaning of “be careful about nothing“). Rather, believers should put their trust in the LORD and hope for his healing. When Abraham was without a child, he didn’t get anxious neither was he worried. “Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about a hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb: (Romans 4: 18,19). It was a seemingly impossible situation, but he never gave up. He kept believing, and he did receive his miracle.
At the time of sickness, believers should remain positive. They should also give thanks to God. It is not time to start regretting or blaming God, rather, God should be glorified. The Bible said in everything, give thanks. We should also believe the promises of God that “he will neither leave us not forsake us”. Never allow the situation or sickness to make you lose hope or faith in God. Keep trusting and believing because though it may tarry, your healing will surely come. (Habakkuk 2: 3).
Ask for Healing in Prayer
There is the privilege of prayer made available to every believer. We can directly access the throne of God through prayer and lay down our requests before Him. Most times, we are not healed because we have not asked for healing through prayer. James said “ye have not, because ye ask not” (James 4: 2). If we can ask for healing through prayer, we shall receive our healing.
Asking God for anything must be in the faith. If we fail to ask or pray in faith, there will be no answer to our prayers. Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith, it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” James also affirmed this by saying that “the prayer of faith shall heal the sick” That is how we should pray. We should not doubt God, but rather, believe that He is able to do all things and that with God nothing shall be impossible.
Praying for healing must be out of a sincere heart. Hearts filled with hypocrisy will not be able to get an answer from God. Therefore, before you ask God for healing, make sure that your heart is free from anything that will offend God. Always pray in sincerity because Psalms 34:18 says, “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”
The Steadfast Promises to Pray
There are many promises to depend on and pray to God. There are great and precious promises that God has made for us. They are steadfast promises that cannot fail. “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”
There are many things we can ask in the prayer for healing for someone in the hospital. Jeremiah 33:6 said, “Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.” We can pray for the healing of the sick, and for the restoration of the health of those who are weak. We can depend on the words of God, and pray with them. The Bible said, “By the stripes of Jesus, we are healed”. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, from sickness and from oppression.
Have faith in God, depend on his promises, pray for the healing of the sick, and he will answer and heal them.
Prayer for Healing for Someone in the Hospital
Heavenly Father I thank you because you are the God that heals the sick. I thank you because even till today, you are still healing the sick. You have made the provision for our healing through the death of Jesus Christ, for your word said, “by his stripes we were healed”. I pray for those sick today, I command that by the stripes of Jesus Christ, let the sickness be healed in Jesus name. Amen.