Last week I learned that the wife of a colleague has Coronavirus Disease 2019 or Covid-19. Also, several friends in Tennessee have Covid-19 and became very sick. Another friend in New Jersey, almost died from the disease but God healed him. We are all moved to pray for healing when one of our friends or loved ones become gravely sick.
How do we pray so that the “effective and fervent prayers of a righteous person” can accomplish much as it says in James 5:16? We know it is God’s desire to heal all who the devil makes sick. “Jesus went around…healing all who were oppressed by the devil.” (Acts 10:38 NLT).
Here are seven ways to pray for healing...
“...I am the Lord who heals you.” Ex 15:26 (NKJV)
How to Pray for Healing
Pray in the Name of Jesus – “Peter said, In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.” (Acts 3:6)
Pray the Word of God – Not only pray according to God’s Word but pray the Word of God itself. The scriptures are anointed and full of Divine authority. (Ps 107:20)
Pray Specifically – God is interested in the details of His children – for example the numbers of hair on your head. Bring your specific concerns and petitions to your Heavenly Father who truly cares.
Lay Hands on the Sick Person - Mark 16:18. There is a spiritual transference when we lay hands on people. (Acts 28:8; Mark 5:23)
Pray Out Loud – Hearing your voice builds your own faith and that of the one prayed for. (Ps 142:1)
Pray with Faith - Jesus said, "Your faith has healed you." (Matt 10:52) Faith in God is the substance (the reality) of things hoped for (the healing); it is the evidence of things (the healing) we cannot see. (Heb 11:1).
Don’t Stop Praying – Pray without ceasing. Pray until the person is healed (1 Th 5:17).
Here are healing scriptures that you can personalize by inserting the name of the sick person.
Pray them out loud in faith and meditate on them. Your faith will increase as you hear God’s promises.
“…He (Jesus) was whipped so we [insert name] could be healed.” Isa 53:5 NLT
“...the LORD will take away from you [insert name] all sickness...” Deut 7:15 ESV
“... the LORD listened to Hezekiah’s [insert name] prayer and healed the people [insert name]." 2 Chronicles 30:20 NLT
"Heal me [insert name], O LORD, and I [insert name] shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved…” Jer 17:14 ESV
"I will give you back your [insert name] health and heal your [insert name] wounds.” says the LORD...” Jer 30:17 NLT
"Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your [insert name] healing shall spring forth speedily” Isa 58:8
"O LORD my God, I [insert name] cried to you for help, and you have healed me [insert name].” Ps 30:2 ESV
"He who forgives all your iniquities, and heals all your [insert name] diseases,” Ps 103:3
"He sent out his word and healed them [insert name], snatching them from the door of death.” Ps 107:20
“...for I am the LORD who heals you [insert name].” Ex 15:26 NLT
"Everyone tried to touch him (Jesus), because healing power went out from him, and he healed everyone [insert name].” Luke 6:19 NLT
“Behold, I will bring it [insert name] health and healing;” Jer 33:6"Jesus went throughout Galilee… healing every disease and sickness among the people [insert name]” Matt 4:23
“…and people soon began bringing to him all who were sick. And whatever their sickness or disease, or if they were demon possessed or epileptic or paralyzed—he healed them all [insert name].” Matt 4:24 NLT
"Then Jesus said … “Go! As you [insert name] have believed, so will it be done for you [insert name].” And his servant was healed at that very hour.” Matt 8:13 BSB
"That evening many demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus. He cast out the evil spirits with a simple command, and he healed all the sick [insert name]." Matt 8:16 NLT
“...Large crowds followed Him, and he healed them all [insert name],” Matt 12:15 BSB
"Then a demon-possessed man, who was blind and couldn’t speak, was brought to Jesus. He healed the man [insert name] so that he could both speak and see.” Matt 12:22 NLT
"The blind and the lame came to him... and he healed them [insert name].” Matt 21:14 NLT
"But the crowds… followed him...and he healed those [insert name] who were sick.” Luke 9:11 NLT
I encourage you to believe and pray that all those sick with Covid-19 and any other sickness are healed in Jesus name. Amen? Let me know how we can pray for you.