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15 Powerful Prayers for Healing for a Friend

15 Powerful Prayers for Healing for a Friend

Do you have a friend who needs healing prayer? We want to share with you the top powerful prayers for healing for a friend in this article.

“Lord, he whom you love is sick” (John 11:3). To pray for our sick is to take up the questioning of the two sisters of Lazarus. Our confidence is based on the certainty of faith that Christ cannot abandon the one he loves.

Christ during his earthly life fought against disease. And we believe that he still continues to visit, accompany, and relieve those for whom we pray.

Why do we Pray for the sick?

Sickness can lead to anguish, to withdrawing in oneself, sometimes even to despair and rebellion against God. Praying for the sick can promote their healing

Our brothers and sisters facing the heavy battle against disease need our support. We can do this through our prayers to communicate with God in time of suffering so that they can overcome the ordeal.

The ordeal of illness is a mystery to every man. God does not abandon those who suffer in their flesh and in their heart.

Jesus can work miracles in our lives. He needs us to ask him and above all that we ask for grace. Like Bartimaeus, we must believe with all our strength and certainty that Jesus can heal the sick when we pray (Mark 10:46-52).

Here are the top 15 Powerful prayers for healing for a friend.

1. Miracle Prayer for Healing for a Friend.

“Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases” Psalm 103.3

The Lord God of hosts forgives all my friend iniquities and heal him of all diseases, in the name of Jesus.

I believe in your healing power, God. You know the pains this precious soul is going through presently! Have mercy, Lord, come to his aid and heal him of all diseases.

In Jesus name, I pray, Amen

2. Prayer for Strength and Healing for a Friend.

“That if you confess with your mouth, the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10.9

Jesus Christ is the healer of all forms of sickness. In your name, you broke the power of sin and sickness on the cross. Visit your servant now with your healing power.

In your mercy and your compassion, have mercy on him (her). Grant him healing and health. Deliver him (her) from all bodily and spiritual evil. Raise him (her) from his bed of infirmity.

In Jesus name, I pray, Amen

Also Related: 15 Amazing Powerful Healing Prayers for a Love One.

3. Prayer for Healing for a Friend.

“But He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him. And by His stripes, we are healed.” Isaiah 53.5

We are healed by the stripes of our Lord Jesus Christ. I wash, by faith, all parts of my friend’s body (cells, tissues, organs, devices, and organism) in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.

You are the divine doctor. You give life and life in full to those who seek you. So today, Lord, in a special way, I want to ask you to cure my friend of all kinds of illnesses, especially the one that afflicts him right now.

I know that you do not want evil. You do not want the disease that is the absence of health because you are the supreme God.

In Jesus name, I pray, Amen

4. Prayer for a Friend in need of Healing.

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds” 2 Corinthians 10: 4

I overthrow and destroy every altar and stronghold of disease set against my friend’s destiny, in the name of Jesus. Extinguish the flame of fever, allay all anxiety, and ward off all illness.

Yes, Lord Jesus Christ our God, just as you raised up Peter’s mother-in-law, burning with fever with your word, and invited her to serve you. Even now, come down to your servant (your handmaid).

Calm his pain, keep nightmares, and delirium away from him (her).

In Jesus name, I pray, Amen

Powerful Prayer for Healing for a Friend

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5. Prayer for Healing for a Sick Friend.

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from me.” Says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17

I declare of no effect any weapon of sickness forged against my friend’s health, in the name of Jesus. As you delivered the righteous Abraham from all trials. You kept Daniel safe and sound in the dens of the lion. Father, preserve your servant.

In Jesus name, I pray, Amen 

6. Prayer for the Healing of a Friend.

“You have broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, The rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.” Isaiah 9: 4

I break, by the fire of God, every cycle of physical and spiritual illness inherited from my friend’s ancestors, in the name of Jesus.

As you delivered Jacob from the jealousy of Esau by the hand of your angel. You enlightened the blind man by giving him back his sight.

As you delivered the beautiful Joseph from the anger and envy of his brothers. Deliver my friend, Oh Lord from all sickness.

Visit him in your mercy and compassion, relieve him from every pain.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.

7. Prayer for Healing and Strength.

“It shall come to pass in that day that his burden will be taken away from your shoulder. And his yoke from your neck. And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil” Isaiah 10:27

Every yoke of sickness (spiritual and physical) and infirmities set against my friend’s life is broken by the anointing of God, in the name of Jesus.

As you delivered the three young men from the fiery furnace of fire, by turning the flame into dew. Deliver my friend from every yoke of sickness.

As you purified the ten lepers, Oh Lord, heal my friend completely.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.

8. Prayer for Healing of Cancer for a Friend.

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes, we are healed.”Isaiah 53: 5

My friend’s body is not the address of diseases or infirmities, in the name of Jesus.

Master Jesus, you are the doctor of the infirm and healer of the sick. You do not want a single man to be crippled, but desire everyone to be healthy at all times. Come down now you’re your weakened servant.

In your mercy, heal my friend from all infirmities. Confirm your word of healing in his (her) life.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.

Also Related: How to Pray for Healing of the Sick.

9.  Urgent Prayer for Healing.

“Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24

I call on the blood of Jesus to stop any lawless proliferation of cells in my friend’s body, in the name of Jesus.

Just as you brought out of the tomb, by the power of your divinity, the cripple Lazarus. You restored sight to the blind man by sending him to the pool of Siloam.

In the twinkling of eye, you restored health to the one who had been paralyzed for thirty-eight years, saying to him: “You are healed, do not sin any more, lest there be no greater infirmity”

Merciful and long-suffering Lord, have pity and compassion on my friend. Do not dry him up like the barren fig tree. By your mercy and in the power of the resurrection, heal my friend.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.

10. Urgent Prayer for Healing for a Friend.

“Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.” Colossians 2:14

Blood of Jesus, repair and heal all damage caused by disease in my friend’s body, soul, and spirit, in the name of Jesus. I revoke, in the name of Jesus, every decree of condemnation of my friend lives by disease.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Healing

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11. Short Prayer for Healing for a Friend.

“When Jesus heard it, He marveled and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” Matthew 8:10

The woman with the issues of blood for 12 years got her healing by faith.

I receive the miracle of healing for my friend by the power of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus. Exercise my faith today as the servant of the Highest. I join my faith with his faith today and declare him from every yoke of infirmities.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.

12. Short Prayer for Healing.

“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.”  Isaiah 41:10

God our Father, to teach us the value of human suffering, you gave us your only-begotten Son to take upon himself all our illnesses. Listen to our prayers on behalf of my friend.

Give her the Grace to understand that she is part of the blessed of the Gospel and that she is united to the Passion of Christ for the salvation of the world.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.

13. A Prayer for Healing for a Friend.

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Act 10:38

Lord Jesus, when you roamed our land, the sick were brought to you, and you laid your hands on them and made them healthy. I too come to you, to pray for my friend, hard hit by illness.

Have mercy on him, ease his suffering, and if it is your will, restore his health. Incline his heart to prayer, so that in communion with you, he will have the strength to stand in the trial.

As for me, inspire me to always surround him with care and tender solicitude.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.

14. Simple Prayer for Healing for a Friend.

“And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.” Exodus 23:25

My Lord, You who have given intelligence to man so that he can penetrate the secrets of nature.

I beg you, bless these medicines that my friend must take for his health. I ask that these medicines serve him well and that they do not leave any negative consequences on his body.

My Lord and my God, to whom the Kingdom and the Glory belong. Amen

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15. A Healing Prayer for a Friend.

How great are you, Lord our God, physician of souls and bodies? Blessed are you, good Shepherd, who came in search of the lost sheep, for the salvation of humanity.

Yes, Lord, you who dwell in the heights and lean your gaze towards the humble. Just as you once accepted the prayer and the tears of Hezekiah, making him rise from his bed of pain and adding to his days fifteen years of life.

Thank you, God, because you will do the same in my friends’ life today.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.

Which Psalm is a prayer for healing?

Psalm 51

51 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

Psalm 103:1-5

“Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thy iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases. Oh, how great is thy faithfulness! And how much thou hast proved to be true! Blessed be the Lord, my rock, and my redeemer; and he that dwelleth in him shall never be moved.”

Psalm 103:6-10

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.”

Psalm 103:11-15

Psalm 103 is a prayer for healing. The psalm starts with a declaration of God’s faithful love for Israel and ends with a benediction of peace. In between, the psalm offers insight into the nature of God’s healing power.

In verses 11-15, the psalmist asks God to heal his broken heart and restore his faith. He confesses that he has been ignorant and foolish, and goes on to plead for mercy. God responds by telling the psalmist that he will heal him and restore his faith because he loves him.

Psalm 31:9, 14-15

Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief.

14 But I trust in You, Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in Your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.

Psalm 103:2-4

Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all His benefits—Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion

Psalm 6:2-4

Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long? Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of Your unfailing love.

Psalm 34:18-20

18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; He protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.

In conclusion

As a child of God, understand that God has given us power over every form of sicknesses. He said we should lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.

Therefore, in the name of Jesus, you will cast out the diseases that plague your friends today. Every disease has a name, and the name of Jesus Christ is above all names.

So when you lay your hand on this friend today, command that the disease goes away from this body in the name of Jesus. Say this prayer by faith because it is a prayer of faith that can heal the sick (Matthew 8:10).

I look forward to your testimony.

Recommended books on  Prayers for healing for a friend.

Healing Prayers: 30 Powerful Prophetic Prayers & Declarations For Divine Healing by Daniel C Okpara

Healing: A Collection of Messages on Healing by E. A. Adeboye

Prayers That Bring Healing by John Eckhardt

Fresh Strength for the Grieving Heart by Jennifer O. White



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