Praying for the Sick

Praying for the Sick

Throughout the New Testament, Jesus performed miracles on the dead and the sick. He cast out demons and sent them into a bunch of swine. On one occasion Jesus came behind his disciples (Matthew 17:14) and cast out a demon that was in a child that they could not cast out. When later asking him why they were unable in private, Jesus told them it was because they had little faith.

In John 14:12 Jesus says “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

Jesus said in Matthew 17:20, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.

God is a healer. Jesus did not only die to free us from the bondage of sin, he also died to free us from the bondage of sickness and disease. The healing prayer is a collection of promises found throughout the Word of God about healing. They have been compiled into one place, so you can daily declare the Word of God over your body. God watches over his Word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12), which is why there is great power revealed as we declare the Word of God over ourselves and others.

Father God,

I come before you today to thank you that you love me. You invite me into your presence where there is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11). I call upon you Jehovah-Rapha because you are my healer (Psalm 30:2).

Jesus Christ nailed my sicknesses and diseases and pain to the cross two thousand years ago and I declare that my physical body must line up with your eternal truth (Isaiah 53:5).

Your Word says that by the stripes of Jesus I was healed (1 Peter 2:24). The Bible says that he himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses (Matthew 8:17). Your Word is health unto my flesh and strength to my bones (Proverbs 3:8).

You have revealed that it is your will that I prosper and remain in health, even as my soul prospers (3 John 2). You are the God who forgives all my iniquities and heals all my diseases (Psalm 103:3).

You said in your Word that the prayer of faith will save the sick and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed any sin, it will be forgiven (James 5:15).

Today I declare that Jesus is Lord over this body, which is his temple. I speak to every cancer, virus, bacteria, and other compromising enemy of my body and declare that you are now coming under the destructive and redemptive power of God.

I speak to my <insert your affliction here> in my body and I declare that I am supernaturally recovering in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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