Pray for Strength in Times of Sickness


Pray During SicknessWhen sickness grabs us, we need to muster up great strength to fight those bad-boy germs. Like a compliant patient, we swallow our Dr. medicine and hope for the best. Unfortunately, side-effects can be worse than the original problem.

In times of sickness, prayers can provide all the strength we need to mend our body, mind and spirit. Reaching out to God when we feel listless and helpless may not be our first thought. But, it is our best one.


Short Healing Prayers

For I am the Lord who heals you – Exodus 15:26

The Lord will give strength to His people – Psalm 29:11

Humans are meant to have power. Even short healing prayers activate power to alleviate our sickness. Let God take care of the details.

Combine the thoughts in the above scriptures to make a short healing prayer. In your own words, say:

Hello God: I am one of your people. I know you are the one who heals. Lord give me strength. Thank you for healing and blessing me.


Healing Power of The Lord’s Prayer

And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray and continued all night in prayer to God – Luke 6:12

Are you aware that The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) is the greatest healing prayer of all? It is especially helpful for those with chronic conditions. Too simple? Skeptical?

The Lord’s Prayer is an affirmative prayer that works. Why else would Jesus pray it all night?

There are too many true stories from people who were “miraculously” healed by affirming the prayer over and over, to be skeptical. In essence, you are claiming the guidance, power and goodness of God.

Besides, when you hurt all over, more than anywhere else, repeatedly praying The Lord’s Prayer, can lull you into a peaceful, healing sleep.


Strength in Belief

Therefore, I say unto you. What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them – Mark 11:24

If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth – Mark 9:23

Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God – Philippians 4:6

Even Christians tend to forget that belief drives prayer power. Pray like you believe it. Believe it.

Belief originates as a thought in your mind – i.e. I believe I am getting better – and is enforced through prayer therapy.

Now if you keep thinking negative thoughts – such as I’m never going to get well – you will charge your prayer with negativity. If you can rid your mind of negative thought, you will receive healing. (This is basically what Mark 9:23 addresses, “If thou canst believe…”.)

Also, a good way to divert your busy mind from worrying about the sickness is to give thanks to God for the healing you know is coming. You can conclude your prayers for healing with something like – Thank you God for sending strength and love, in answer to my prayer request.

Giving thanks when we pray is addressed in Phil. 4:6 (above).


Final Words:

In him all the promises of God are yes – 2 Corinthians 1:20

Science is starting to catch up with what believers have always known. For example, according to The American Society of Hypertension, believers who attend church experience lower blood pressure than non-believers.

Yet, even believers forget to claim God’s promises found in scripture throughout the Bible.

Knowing that God promises to say “yes” is your assurance that prayers you make, in time of sickness will be answered.

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