31 Short Powerful Prayers for Spiritual Growth and Healing

Is your spiritual life in an unhealthy state? Do you desire spiritual growth and healing in your life? If you do, then it is important that you do the needful in order to make these happen.

Spiritual growth depends on two things: first a willingness to live according to the Word of God; second, a willingness to take whatever consequences emerge as a result.”  – Sinclair B. Ferguson

Perhaps, you are wondering what spiritual growth really means, I’d tell you this; spiritual growth is simply a process of developing a closer relationship with God, basically through prayers and Bible studies.

Nevertheless, these are not the kind of activities that the flesh naturally would enjoy. Hence, you need to seek God’s face in the place of prayer to move His hand to divinely touch your spiritual life to bring healing and growth.

 

Below Are 31 Prayers for Spiritual Growth and Healing

  1. Prayer for Spiritual Healing.

Psalm 30:2: LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.

Dear Lord, please look upon me with Your eyes of mercy. May Your healing hand rest mightily upon me.

May Your life-giving powers flow into my spirit and into the depths of my soul, cleansing, purifying, restoring my spiritual life to wholeness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer For Spiritual Growth.

1 Corinthians 13:11: When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.

Heavenly Father, You have called me to grow in Your grace, to increase in understanding, as I seek spiritual growth and healing. To develop an intimate relationship with You.

Dear Jesus, this is what I desire, so help me to know You better daily, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for an Increase in the knowledge of God’s Word.

Philippians 3:10: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.

Father, thank You for Your Word that is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword. Fill me with the spirit of wisdom and understanding in the knowledge of Christ. In Jesus mighty name. Amen!

  1. Prayer to Grow Daily in God’s Word.

1 Peter 2:2: Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.

Lord, thank You for the Scripture which was written to help me understand Your Word of Truth.

Thank You too for the indwelling Holy Spirit Who has promised to guide me in the way that I should go. Help me to grow daily in the knowledge of Your Word. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Spiritual Maturity.

Hebrews 6:1:Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.

Dear Lord, I desire maturity in my faith. Help me to walk in spirit and truth so that I may live godly in Christ Jesus. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

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  1. Prayer to Become More Like Jesus.

1 John 2:6: Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

O Lord Jesus, thank You for Your wonderful grace and love. Thank You for the Holy Spirit, Who is making me become more like You, Lord Jesus.

Help me to keep growing daily until I become more like You, full of compassion and kindness. Saturate my heart with Your love, so that I may love more like You. Amen!

  1. Prayer to Show Forth Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:12: So that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, I want to reflect Your grace and Your beauty in my thought, words, and deeds.

Please help me to devote my time and heart to reflect on You so that Your name will be glorified in my life daily. Dear Lord, I pray that the beauty of Jesus is seen and reflected in me always. In Jesus’ name.

  1. Prayer for More Faith.

Hebrews 11:6: And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Precious Holy Spirit, I ask that You please expose any trace of doubt or unbelief in my life. Increase my faith until I become strong and stable in my walk with You, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

9. Prayer for Spiritual Hunger and Passion.

Psalm 42:1-2: As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

Dear God, please stir up my hunger and desire for You. I ask for a burning fire in my heart for You. I ask that You cause my love for You to deepen in my heart, soul, and mind, in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen!

  1. Prayer to Love Others.

Matthew 22:37-39: Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.

Precious Lord, I pray especially that Your love begins to dwell in my heart towards other people. I ask for a heart of compassion and to see through people through Your eyes, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Discernment and Wisdom.

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.

Oh Lord, I ask that You give me the wisdom to handle the situations and circumstances that are currently confronting me and the ones that I will encounter in the future.

I ask for the gift of the word of wisdom and discernment so I can rightly divide things and help others too. Dear Lord, as I study Your Word let its truth come to mind when trying times come my way. And Lord, I ask for spiritual insight to see when I am faced with false teachings. In Jesus’ name. Amen!

  1. Prayer for Courage and Strength.

Joshua 1:9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

O Lord, I pray that You give me courage and strength to face my fears. Especially the fear that I will never grow spiritually. Help me to move from being a fearful believer to a courageous believer who is full of strength and boldness. In Jesus mighty name. Amen!

  1. Prayer for a Broken and Godly Heart.

Psalm 51:17: My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

Dear Lord, in your mercy, break every hardness in my heart and spirit. Let every bitterness, anger, hatred, unforgiveness, etc be removed from this precious heart of mine. I repent from every known sin. I promise to make amends as the Holy Spirit leads in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Grace to Overcome Weaknesses and Struggles.

2 Corinthians 12:9a: But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.

Dear Jesus, You know of my weaknesses and constant struggles, I, therefore, ask for Your grace that’s all-sufficient! Lord, I ask for the grace to overcome every weakness and struggle to cause me to experience setbacks in my spiritual growth. I receive strength by faith, in Jesus’ victorious name. Amen!

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  1. Prayers for Spiritual Boldness.

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.

Heavenly Father, I have not been as bold as You ordained me to be spiritual. I, therefore, ask that You help me to understand my place in Christ Jesus.

Constantly remind me that I can come before You boldly even when I feel uncertain about many things. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Healing from Spiritual Wounds.

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.

Dear Lord, You know of the spiritual blows that I have suffered. Most were as a result of my own mistakes but Lord, in Your mercy, I ask that You heal my spirit and soul completely. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer to Understand Your Identity and Calling.

Ephesians 1:18: I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.

Dear Lord, I ask for a transformed mind, help me to understand my identity in Christ. I also ask for clarity on what You have called me to be. Help me to understand the times and seasons that You have for me, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer to Walk in Your Calling.

1 Corinthians 7:17: Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.

Precious Lord, please open the doors You have for me and close the doors that are not part of Your plan for me. Open my eyes to see all that You have for me and help me to walk worthy of the calling which you have placed upon my life, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Spiritual Cleansing and Healing.

Exodus 15:26: I am the Lord who heals you.

Heavenly Father, make bare the deficient state of my spirit man. Remove all impurities from my life. Cleanse, heal, and restore my spiritual life to a perfect state of wholeness, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer of Sanctification.

2 Timothy 2:21: Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master, and prepared to do any good work.

Dear God of peace, sanctify me wholly, in the name of Jesus. Let my body, spirit, and soul be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  1. Prayer for Better Appetite for God’s Word.

Psalm 119:98-99: Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.

O Lord, feed my soul and increase my hunger so that I may be strengthened as I feast on your word daily. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for the Sustenance of Spiritual Growth.

2 Corinthians 9:10: Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

Heavenly Father, sustain me with the portion you daily provide me with, in Jesus’ name. I pray that I will be strengthened with might by your Spirit in the inner man. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Spiritual Insight.

Proverbs 3: 5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Precious Lord, cause me to be filled with the knowledge of Your will. Let me have deep spiritual insight and help me to be at the center of Your will. Enrich me in all utterance and knowledge in the name of Jesus. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Spiritual Advancement.

Psalm 143:6: I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land.

O Lord, give me depth and root in my faith and elevate my spiritual life to the mountain top. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Spiritual Awakening.

Romans 13:11: And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

Precious Holy Spirit, give me victory over all carnality and wake me up from any form of spiritual sleep and help me to put on the armor of light. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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  1. Prayer to Heal and Boost Appetite for God’s Word.

John 6: 33 & 35: For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. Then Jesus declared, I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

Dear Lord, inject into me spiritual vitamins that will boost my appetite for Your Word, spiritual growth, and healing. Help me to be rooted and grounded in Your Word and let it have a free course and be glorified in me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Healing and Restoration of Spiritual Sight.

Isaiah 35:5: Then the eyes of the blind will be opened. And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.

I rebuke every spirit of spiritual deafness and blindness in my life. Holy Spirit, open my eyes and let me have a revelation vision of Christ through Your Word. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Spiritual Brokenness.

Psalm 34:18: The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Dear Father, please break every unbroken area in my life through Your Word. Break me, melt me, and mold me through Your Word. In Jesus Jesus. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Deep Spiritual Healing.

Psalm 38:9: Lord, you know how I long for my health once more. You hear my every sigh.

I rest in the certainty of your healing power. I am in dire need of Your healing hand. Touch every dark and hidden part of my spiritual life that needs to be healed with Your powerful hand. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer to Increase Thirst for Righteousness.

Mathew 5:6: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

O Lord, I ask that you satisfy my hunger and thirst for the truth and righteousness, especially by Your grace. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

31: Prayer of Thanksgiving for Spiritual Growth and Healing

Hebrews 13:15: Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.

Dear Most Faithful God, I come before You with a grateful heart to say thank You for Your mercy upon my life. For Your healing of my spiritual life and the growth that has started already in my walk with You.

Help me to continually grow in Your knowledge, understanding, faith, love, strength, and in every other area that I need to experience growth. In Jesus Mighty Name.

Please share these short powerful prayers for spiritual growth and healing with your loved ones and friends.


David

Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.

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