Prayer has the power to heal and restore, and this is especially true when praying for the sick. As believers, we are called to pray for those who are in need of healing and restoration, and to believe in God’s power to minister to them. Praying for the sick is a way to acknowledge our dependence on God and His ability to heal even the most incurable illnesses. It is also a way to demonstrate our love and compassion towards those who are suffering, and to support them through their struggles. Praying for the sick can also bring comfort and peace, and can serve as a testimony of God’s goodness and mercy.
Here are 30 Bible verses you can use to pray for the sick person;
1. James 5:14-15
“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.”
2. Psalm 103:2-3
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“Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,”.
3. Isaiah 53:5
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
4. Jeremiah 17:14
“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”
5. Matthew 4:23
“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.”
6. Luke 9:1-2
“When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.”
7. John 10:10
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
8. Acts 9:34
“Aeneas, Peter said to him, ‘Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and roll up your mat.’ Immediately Aeneas got up.”
9. Romans 8:28-30
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.”
10. 1 Corinthians 12:9
“to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,”
11. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
12. Philippians 4:19
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
13. Colossians 1:13-14
“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
14. 2 Timothy 4:20
“Erastus stayed in Corinth, and I left Trophimus sick in Miletus.”
15. Hebrews 4:16
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
16. James 1:5
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
17. 1 Peter 2:24
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.”
18. 3 John 1:2
“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”
19. Psalm 6:2
“Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.”
20. Psalm 30:2
“Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.”
21. Psalm 34:19
“The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;”
22. Psalm 41:3
“The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.”
23. Psalm 91:3-4
“Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
24. Psalm 107:19-21
“Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.”
25. Isaiah 30:26
“The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the Lord binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.”
26. Isaiah 38:16
“Lord, by such things people live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live.”
27. Isaiah 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.”
28. Isaiah 53:4-5
“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
29. Jeremiah 30:17
“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.'”
30. Malachi 4:2
“But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.”
- Lord, I pray that the sick person would be healed quickly and completely in Jesus’ name.
- Father, I pray that you would touch and heal every part of their body that is affected by sickness.
- Lord, I pray that you would restore their strength and energy, and help them to feel refreshed and renewed.
- Father, I pray that you would pour out your love and peace upon the sick person, and help them to feel your presence and comfort.
- Lord, I pray that you would give the doctors and medical professionals wisdom and insight as they care for the sick person.
- Father, I pray that you would provide all the resources and support that the sick person and their family need during this time.
- Lord, I pray that you would protect the sick person from any further illness or harm.
- Father, I pray that you would give the sick person and their family faith and hope in your goodness and power to heal.
- Lord, I pray that you would use this sickness as an opportunity to draw the sick person and their family closer to you.
- Father, I pray that you would use this sickness for your glory, and that others may see your power and love through the healing of the sick person.