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10 Prayers for Healing for a Friend in Need

10 Prayers for Healing for a Friend in Need

Prayers for healing for a friend needing recovery and strength can be welcomed and appreciated. How often do we say, “I’ll pray for you.”? Have you spoken those words and then forgot to pray? Our intentions are good. We want to pray for our friends, but we sometimes get sidelined with a list of tasks. A friend is in need, battling a difficult diagnosis or traumatic situation, and requests prayer. Perhaps the friend has contacted you and asked for specific prayers. Or maybe you see the name on a list from the church. Possibly, a name has been mentioned in casual conversation. There are times when someone may not wish to ask for prayer. Maybe their faith has weakened, or the embarrassment of not wanting anyone to know what is happening causes the person to be apprehensive about reaching out and requesting prayer.

When we say, “I will pray for you.”, to a friend, et’s follow through on praying. Don’t put off going to God in prayer until a “convenient time.” God is ready for us to share time with Him.

We find comfort in knowing God hears our prayers. He is listening as we ask Him for healing for our friend, according to His plan. Going to God in prayer strengthens the relationship between the person praying and the person we are praying for. Whether we pray in a group or pray alone, God listens. He does not turn away when we have a conversation with Him.

Scripture tells us that when we pray for others, God hears (Ephesians 6:18). Pray on all occasions. Pray in good times, pray in bad times. Pray out loud, pray quietly. Pray for the healing of friends. In prayer, give thanks for healing. Give thanks to God for His love and mercy. God will answer in His way. The answer may be yes, no, or not now. His plan is always best. He is with us when we pray. He is with us when we mourn. He is with us when we rejoice. Read these prayers and know that God hears.

Read our collection of Prayers of Healing to pray for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for you and your loved ones!

Prayer Message for a Sick Friend

Dear friend, I want you to know that today and every day, prayers are being said for you. I pray during the day and at night. My prayers for you never end. Our Heavenly Father is listening. He hears the words, as friends, family, and strangers pray for your comfort and healing, according to the plan God has for you (James 5:14-15). 

Friend, I pray that today you will feel the love and peace of God surround your entire body. I pray this sickness will leave and never return. I pray that God will renew your body and mind and you will find strength and healing. Father God, please cover my friend with the love, mercy, and peace that only You can provide. Thank You, Lord, Amen.

Healing Miracle Prayer

Dear God, I come before You with a fervent heart, praying for a miraculous healing for my dear friend. Lord, You are the ultimate healer, and I ask that You lay Your healing hands upon them. Please restore their health completely and bring them back to full strength. Remove every trace of illness from their body and fill them with renewed vitality and energy.

Grant them the peace and comfort that only You can provide. Surround them with Your loving presence and let them feel Your divine power working within them. Strengthen their faith and give them the courage to trust in Your plan.

Guide the hands and minds of their medical team, and let them be instruments of Your healing grace. Provide my friend with the support and encouragement they need from family and friends, and let them know they are not alone in this battle.

Thank You, Lord, for Your boundless love and mercy. I trust in Your miraculous power and believe in Your ability to heal. In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen. 

Prayer for Good Health

Dear Heavenly Father, I come before You today to lift up my dear friend in prayer. I ask for Your divine blessing upon their health and well-being.

Lord, please grant them strength and vitality. Restore any areas of their body or mind that need healing. Surround them with Your loving presence and bring them comfort and peace.

Protect them from illness and infirmity. Give them the wisdom to make healthy choices and the perseverance to maintain a lifestyle that honors their body as Your temple.

May Your healing touch be upon them, bringing relief from any pain or discomfort they may be experiencing. Fill them with energy and resilience to face each day with confidence and joy.

Thank You, Lord, for hearing my prayer and for Your endless love and care.

In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen.

Urgent Prayer for the Healing of a Friend

Dear God, today I was informed of a friend who needs urgent prayers. I am coming to You, dear Father, and lifting up my friend in prayer. I’m not sure of all the details. You know what is happening. You know what is needed to heal this person, whether here on this earth or complete healing with You in Heaven. The answer is found only in You. Please cover my friend with Your healing, mercy, and grace. Please take away any apprehension and worry while decisions are being made and the correct path is followed. Lord, please guide my friend to a closer relationship with You (Psalm 23). May we have peace with Your answer, Lord. Thank You, Father. In the name of Your Son Jesus, Amen.

Prayer of Blessing Over My Friend

Father God, I thank You for my wonderful friend. I ask for Your abundant blessings over their life.

Please grant them health and strength, and fill their heart with peace and comfort. Guide their decisions with Your wisdom and surround them with joy and happiness.

Protect them from harm and deepen their faith. Bless their relationships with love and harmony, and their efforts with success.

Fill them with gratitude and hope, and give them the strength to overcome challenges. May they always feel Your presence and love.

In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for a Sick Friend to Recover

Precious Savior and Lord,  I come before You with a heartfelt prayer for my dear friend who is battling illness. Lord, I ask for Your divine healing touch to restore their health and bring them back to full strength. Please grant them relief from pain and discomfort, and fill their body with renewed vitality and energy. Surround them with Your comforting presence, providing peace and reassurance in this difficult time. Strengthen their spirit, and give them the courage and hope to face each day with faith. Guide the hands and minds of their doctors and caregivers, so they may provide the best possible care. Thank You, Lord, for Your unfailing love and for hearing my prayer. In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for a Friend in Need of Healing

Father, my friend needs healing. Healing of mind, body, and spirit. Heartbreaking events have led them to stray from You. Their body is weak. Their mind is filled with unrest. Turmoil rules their life. Peace seems far away. My friend seems to have given up on experiencing the joy You provide in life. I’m praying, Father, for You to heal my friend. Please fill them with Your love and glory. Help my friend to have restored faith, a renewed spirit, and the desire to share Your love with others. Please remove their sadness and turn their sorrow into joy (Psalms 30:11). Thank You for hearing my prayers, Amen.

Prayer for Comfort 

Dear Lord, I come before You with a heavy heart, lifting up my dear friend who is in need of Your healing touch. Lord, I ask that You surround them with Your comforting presence and grant them the strength they need during this challenging time. Fill their heart with peace that surpasses all understanding and calm any fears or anxieties they may have. 

Please bring relief to their pain and restore their health, both physically and emotionally. Grant them the resilience to face each day with hope and courage, knowing that You are with them every step of the way. Help them to feel Your love and support, and may they find solace in Your unending grace. Thank You, Lord, for Your constant care and for hearing my prayer. In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Healing a Friend with Cancer

Father God, I come before You with a heavy heart, lifting up my dear friend who is battling cancer. Lord, I ask for Your miraculous healing touch to rid their body of every trace of this disease. Grant them strength and resilience as they undergo treatments, and surround them with Your comforting presence. Please give them peace and hope, easing their fears and anxieties. Guide their doctors and medical team with wisdom and skill, so they may provide the best care possible. 

Bless my friend with renewed energy and the courage to face each day. Fill their heart with Your love and let them feel the support of those around them. Thank You, Lord, for Your boundless compassion and for hearing my prayer. In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Healing a Friend's Broken Heart

I come to You with a prayer for my dear friend who is suffering from a broken heart. Lord, I ask that You bring healing to their emotional wounds and comfort them in their pain. Surround them with Your loving presence and fill their heart with peace. Grant them the strength to face each day and the hope to believe in brighter tomorrows. Help them to find solace in Your love and support from those around them. Guide them towards healing and renewal, and restore their spirit with joy and happiness.

Thank You, Lord, for Your infinite compassion and for hearing my prayer. In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Healing for A Friend Bible Verses

The Bible is filled with prayers for healing for a friend. Look at the Scripture and share with a friend who needs healing. Hope is found in His Word. Reading the Bible with friends can help bring us to a closer relationship with the Lord.

Take a look at Isaiah 53:4-5, Jeremiah 30:17, Jeremiah 33:6, Philippians 4:19, and Revelations 21:4.

Each of these prayers can be adjusted to use in individual situations. When we pray for others, we are interceding on their behalf. We are sharing the love God has shown us, and we are covering our friends with His peace and glory. As we pray for friends, may we find calm in knowing we are being prayed for, too. Prayer partners across the globe are sharing conversations with God. What a wonderful picture!

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Melissa HendersonAward-winning author Melissa Henderson writes inspirational messages sometimes laced with a bit of humor. With stories in books, magazines, devotionals, and more, Melissa hopes to encourage readers. 

Melissa is the author of Licky the Lizard and Grumpy the Gator. Her passions are helping in the community and church. Melissa is an Elder, Deacon, and Stephen Minister. 

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