The power of prayer is a phenomenon that will never fully be understood by mortal man. The innate moments of insight and self-realization that can come with prayer, as well as the powerful ways in which it can after your life, make it the most powerful thing we can do as individuals.
Prayer is a powerful tool that we can incorporate into every aspect of our lives. What is so beautiful about the scripture, is the variety of stories and passages we have to look for guidance in even the most testing situations we may face in our day to day lives.
While many do not understand the real power of prayer, for those who have not fully embraced the gifts God can grant when simply asked, may feel nervous or apprehensive when it comes to giving themselves over in prayer to God.
Those who have turned to God for guidance and direction can bear testament to the power of scripture and prayer, and the variety of ways prayer can be used to better the lives of you and your loved ones.
Prayers of healing are amongst the most used prayers around the globe. When it comes to the illness of a friend or loved one, many turns to God for peace and serenity, he can grant the believer in times of strife and upset.
Many faithful turns to a healing prayer to help bless the inflicted and to ask God for help in the suffering that can come along with illness.
Those who turn to God in these times will have their calls answered, as the Lord God is always there when we need him the most, to guide us when pain and resentment are infecting our lives.
God can offer us peace and guidance in these times, and all we have to do as his children is ask. When in need of healing for yourself, a friend or a loved one, turning to God for healing can be a great way to overcome the suffering associated with illness and sickness.
By switching to God in times of sickness, we can rely on his strength and courage to guide us through the bad times and giving us the power to deal with the hardest of situations.
We have compiled a list of the most profound and inspirational quotes and passages we could find, to help those in the need of guidance and the grace of our Lord God.
Don’t forget to check out our post on “Healing Prayer – how to activate the power of prayers to heal in 5-steps“
Here are 21 Quotes and Prayers to inspire you and your loved ones in these difficult times. And a breakdown of our interpretation of what they may mean:
Proverbs 17:22: “A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Our Interpretation: It is not enough just to be cheerful. To embrace healing, we must also heal the spirit.
Isiah 41:10: “So do not fear, for I am with you: do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you: I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”. Our Interpretation: In times when you are the most afraid, God is there to offer you the guidance you need. When you cannot be brave, do n to worry, God will be bold for you.
Revelations 21:4: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Our Interpretation: Even though your mortal body may be suffering, your immortal soul will not hurt, as it will be with God at the end of your days.
Matthew 11:28-30: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Our Interpretation: When suffering and plain has brought you to the end of what you think you can handle, God will be there to cradle you in his arms, and to comfort you in your worst times.
Matthew 10:8 “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.” Our Interpretation: No matter the extent of the sickness, be it illness or possession, the Lord can drive it from the body with his infinite wisdom and power.
Chronicles 7:14: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” Our Interpretation: Even when you have turned away from God and have sinned, he will still accept you into his arms and heal your wounds when you need him the most, that is because our God has mercy.
Isaiah 53:4-5: “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, and He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes, we are healed.” Our Interpretation: When looking for God’s guidance and healing, all we need to do is transgress our sinful ways.
Jerimiah 30:17: “I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,” Our Interpretation: If you need your ailments fixed and your wounds healed, simply ask God.
Joel 3:10: “Let the weak say, I am strong” Our interpretation: God will give strength to those in their weakest moments.
Psalm 34:19: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.” Our Interpretation: Sickness can come to any man, but God can lift anyone out of their sickness and heal them.
Psalm 41:3: “The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.” Our Interpretation: While caring for those who are sick, the Lord God will be with you helping.
Psalm 30:2-3: “LORD my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. O LORD, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.” Our Interpretation: This is a celebration of the power that God can have in healing our sickness.
Proverbs 3:8: “Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.” Our Interpretation: The Lord God provides all the healing you may need, you must only ask.
Luke 9:6: “So they began their circuit of the villages, preaching the Good News and healing the sick.” Our Interpretation: The followers of the Lord are also blessed with the power of healing through prayer.
Corinthians 12:9: “The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing.” Our Interpretation: Having faith in the Holy Spirit will give you the gift to heal others with your prayer.
Corinthians 12:30: “Do we all have the gift of healing? Do we all have the ability to speak in unknown languages? Do we all have the ability to interpret unknown languages? Of course not!” Our Interpretation: The gift of healing is not one we are born with or entitled to, it is a gift from God Our Father.
Acts 4:22: “for this miraculous sign—the healing of a man who had been lame for more than forty years.”Our Interpretation: This is a testament to the power of the Lord Gods’ healing.
Luke 8:46: “But Jesus said, “Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me.” Our Interpretation: Jesus is speaking o the powers of healing on which God has bestowed upon him.
Psalm 146:8: “The Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.” Our Interpretation: The Lord will lift those who have been beaten down by illness and suffering.
Exodus 23:25: “Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.” Our Interpretation: By worshipping God, all things are blessed when it comes to our health.
And to top of the list, our favorite Bible passage to help us in times when we must pray for the healing of our loved ones or ourselves:
James 5:15: “Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.” Our Interpretation: This is a testament to the forgiving nature of our Lord God when asking him to heal our wounds and illness, even when we have sinned and transgressed against him.
Using these prayers to guide us in times when we require God to heal us or the ones we love, is a way to release the fear and resentment you may have built up in the pain that illness can cause our mortal bodies.
Share with all of us your encouraging comments and passages that have helped you in difficult times of healing needs.