Sickness is something that is bound to happen due to various reasons. Pollution in the atmosphere makes it difficult to live a healthy life. Many people have cancer, diabetes, and 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 essential.
Prayer for Healing
Jesus said that “healing is the children’s bread.” Believers can pray to God and expect healing for themselves or their loved ones. Being sick is not a death sentence. Unfortunately, most people don’t understand this, so they get anxious and worried. Worry and anxiety never contribute to taking the sickness away; instead, they worsen the situation.
Therefore, we should always be positive. Then, when we ask God in prayer, He will hear and heal the sick.
Prayer for Physical Healing
The prayer of intercession for a sick person in a hospital should include a request for the healing of the body, relief of pain, and restoration of health.
Loving God, I lift [person’s name] to you in prayer, asking for your healing touch to come upon their body. You are the ultimate healer and can restore health and wholeness to any sickness or disease. I ask that you would guide the hands of the doctors and nurses who are treating them and that you would provide wisdom to them as they make decisions about their care. Please comfort and strengthen [person’s name] during this time, and fill them with peace that surpasses all understanding. I pray they would feel your presence with them every moment and trust in your healing power. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Emotional Strength
Illness is a challenge not only for the body but also for the soul. Therefore, ask God to give the sick person peace, comfort, and strength to cope with the illness and any fears or anxieties they may be experiencing.
Heavenly Father, we lift our loved ones in the hospital, asking that you provide them with emotional strength during this difficult time. We know that illness can bring fear, anxiety, and helplessness. We ask that you comfort them with your presence and give them peace that surpasses understanding. We pray that they will feel your love and care through the support of their family and friends. Lord, we believe in your ability to lift the broken-hearted and to heal the wounded. We ask that you grant our prayer for emotional strength according to your will. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Medical Team
Prayerfully ask God to guide, inspire and bless the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals caring for your sick loved one.
Dear God, we pray for the medical team caring for our loved one in the hospital. We ask that you bless their work and guide their decisions. We pray that you give them the wisdom to effectively diagnose and treat our loved one’s illnesses. We ask that you provide them with the strength to work tirelessly and compassionately, even in complex cases. Lord, we believe that you have called them to this profession to serve others, and we ask that you bless them in this calling. Finally, we ask that you grant our prayer for the medical team according to your will. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for the Family and Friends of the Person in Hospital
An unexpected illness affects the patient and their relatives. Ask God to comfort and support family members and friends and to give them the strength to be a source of encouragement to the sick person.
Heavenly Father, we pray for the family and friends of our loved ones in the hospital. We know that they are worried and that they may be feeling overwhelmed. We ask that you comfort them with your presence and give them the strength to be a source of hope and encouragement for our loved ones. Lord, we believe that you are the source of all comfort and strength, and we ask that you pour out your love upon them. We ask that you grant our prayer for our loved ones according to your will. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Spiritual Well-being
It is essential that the Lord strengthens the patient’s faith and gives hope throughout the healing process. Ask for these things in prayer for the sick person.
Holy God, we pray for the spiritual well-being of our loved ones in the hospital. We ask that you strengthen their faith and give them hope and peace that can only come from you. We pray they will feel your presence in their room and know you are with them. Lord, we believe that you are the source of all healing, and we ask that you heal their body, mind, and spirit. We ask that you grant our prayer for their spiritual well-being, according to your will. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Hospital Environment
The hospital environment is often emotionally depressing, as the patient is suddenly thrust from everyday life into a unique and frightening atmosphere. In prayer, ask God to bless the staff and facilities of the hospital so that it becomes a place of hope for all those treated there.
God of comfort, we pray for the hospital environment where our loved one is cared for. We ask that you bless the staff who work tirelessly to care for the sick and provide them with everything they need to do their job well. We ask that you bless the facilities so they may be a place of healing and hope for all there. Lord, we believe that you are the source of all goodness and mercy, and we ask that you pour out your blessings upon this hospital. We ask that you grant our prayer for the hospital environment according to your will. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for a Miracle
Sometimes the situation is desperate, and we can only hope for a miracle. Therefore, turn to the Lord with confidence. Miracles are possible because God is almighty.
Merciful God, I come to you in prayer today, asking for a miracle in the life of [person’s name]. You are the God of miracles, and I believe nothing is impossible for you. Therefore, I ask that you intervene in [person’s name] ‘s situation and bring miraculous healing, restoration, or breakthrough. I know you are a loving God who cares deeply for your children, and I ask that you pour your grace and mercy upon them. Give them strength and courage to face whatever challenges they are currently facing, and help them to trust in your goodness and faithfulness. I pray they will feel your presence with them every moment and know you are working together for their good. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Healing for Someone in the Hospital
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; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” The prayer of the sick can heal the sick or hospitalize, not worry and anxiety.
Heavenly Father, thank you because you are the God that heals the sick. I thank you because even today, you are still healing the sick. You have provided for our healing through the death of Jesus Christ, for your word said, “by his stripes, we were healed.” So I pray for those sick today; I command that by the stripes of Jesus Christ, let the sickness be healed in Jesus’ name. Amen.
More specific healing prayer examples:
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.” So when an individual is sick, it is not time to get worried (that means “be careful about nothing”).
Instead, believers should trust the LORD and hope for his healing. He didn’t get anxious or worried when Abraham was without a child. (Romans 4:18-19).
It was a seemingly impossible situation, but he never gave up. Instead, he kept believing, and he did receive his miracle. Prayer for healing for someone in the hospital also gives strength in faith.
At the time of sickness, believers should remain positive. They should also give thanks to God. Now is not the time to start feeling sorry for yourself or blaming God. It is better to praise God in such cases. The Bible says in everything, give thanks.
We should also believe the promises of God that “he will neither leave us nor 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 worship and lay down our requests before Him. But unfortunately, we are often 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.
Here are specific examples of prayer: Prayers for Healing for a Friend
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 can do all things and that nothing shall be impossible with God.
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, ensure your heart is free from anything that will offend God. Always pray sincerely 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.”
We can ask many things 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 reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.”
We can pray for the healing of the sick and restore the weak’s health. We can depend on the words of God and pray with them. The Bible said, “The stripes of Jesus heal us.” Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, sickness, and oppression.
Have faith in God, depend on his promises, pray for the healing of the sick, and he will answer and heal them.
Also read: PRAY IN THE FACE OF DANGER