When you are sick and you turn to God, how do you know what you’re doing? Are trying to find a prayer for healing? How will you connect with God? When you need a prayer for healing, you’re in dire need. Most of us don’t pray for cuts and bruises (although I think we should). However, we pray for things that are life-threatening, and that hasn’t changed since the dawn of creation.
So what does Jesus say about needing prayer for healing?
I love using that verse because Jesus is so blunt and wants us to state our needs. He wants us to proclaim it and ask him to act in our situation.
I don’t know where you are in life. I assume you’re here, because you are in need of a prayer for healing, and as such you need to learn how to connect with God. I’m going to try and break things down from my personal experience, and hopefully give you a guide.
Is there a set prayer for healing? No, there are no magical words to say that’ll make God happy. If you’re looking for those words you might wanna stop reading here. However, there is still hope for you. I believe to find your healing, you need to connect with God.
I’m not an expert, I’m just someone who prays for others. In my prayers, I’ve seen some people receive healing, and some go without it. It isn’t about saying the right words in the right order. It’s about connecting with God, and being transformed by him.
To understand how to receive healing when we pray, we need to understand prayer.
If a Prayer for Healing isn’t Right, How Do I Connect With God?
First, off I don’t want you to be confused, I’m going to continue using the phrase prayer for healing, but I’m using it in a different context than some people like to use it.
For me, prayer is a literal conversation with God, so when I say a prayer for healing, you’re talking and asking God for the healing to come.
And in our minds, we make prayer a mystically powerful thing. Some people believe that saying the proper phrases or doing the proper penance, can force God to act on our behalf. This belief is contrary to all Christian beliefs, and technically it’s a form of paganism.
A repeating prayer for healing will get you nowhere, but talking to God will get you everywhere.
In fact, Jesus himself said the following:
“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
Prayer is an open and honest conversation with Jesus (or connecting with God). It’s where you pour yourself out and ask him to fill you up. You can tell him of your failings and rejoice in your triumphs. It’s where your spirit rests. It’s where you connect with God. How does repeating the same words over and over give God the desire to heal you? Don’t you think we’d have discovered the word puzzle for it in the last few thousand years?
Whenever you pray, let your spirit rest in God which comes from praying often, and being honest and open. If you’re frustrated make sure you tell him, if you’re happy say the same thing. Let him know how you feel, whether that’s good or bad.
Recently I got into a huge yelling match with God, I was angry and let him know it. However, he loves us enough that he understands, listens, and then likes to put me in my place (in a good way).
You might be thinking, “I came to this site to receive a prayer for healing, what is this?” I want to teach you to pray and connect with God. If you can do that, you’ll never have to google a prayer again. God will be with you, and you’ll just have to ask him for help. It doesn’t help when you’re “white Knuckling The Rosary.” but you don’t know God.
Formulas People Follow; Connecting With God And A Prayer For Healing
Since prayer is about a relationship, it should be understood that praying because you want something (or an action) to happen is pointless. When you pray a prayer for healing, be real with God. Don’t sugarcoat anything, he knows it all anyway. Spend time with him, and try to connect with him. Also, it’s extremely pointless to lie, he knows it all anyway.
I think it’s insane that the creator of the universe would like to hear the same thing over and over repeatedly. Why would he ask you to say the say thing multiple times? It makes no sense.
God made the Grand Canyon (which is insanely huge) and even now he’s making galaxies. Does he really care if you said the same sentence 4 or 5 times?
He knows your heart, he created it. If you have a need, just ask.
If formula prayers worked, they should always work. So there has to be another reason, and that’s the scary part, some of the reasons are unknown.
I will admit that one good thing I can find from formulaic prayers is the focus. They tend to keep people focused on what they’re praying for. that being said, if your heart is pure, and you’re praying a prayer to God. He’s not gonna care where it came from or what is being said. He’ll understand the heart behind it.
He’s just going to know that he loves you, and you’re asking him for something.
How Do You Pray For healing With Someone?
This is a really tough question since the answer can be so broad. However, there have been many times that I’ve prayed for people to be healed. Sometimes they’ve been healed right there on the spot.
Other times, nothing happens and we give up. But only for the time being.
I’m always scared to give up though, and I wonder if if if I prayed a little longer would something happen.
When I pray for someone, I tend to do a lot of the following. When you look through this list, I hope you’ll notice I do a lot of listening and waiting.
Pause and Listen, sometimes the answer comes then.
State what is needed, and make sure your hand is on the person in that place where healing is needed. (If Applicable)
Pause again. Keep Listening.
Ask if they feel different. Can do anything they couldn’t before?
Once I go through the process I’ll usually get a feeling one way or the other that the prayer is over, and we end it.
However, there have been a few times it ends prematurely because they were healed.
Truth be told, I think perseverance has more to say in healing than a lot of other things. If you focus and stay close to God, I think he will do anything for his children.
Why Do Others Get Healed, And I’m Still Waiting?
This is a big question I’ve had during altar times. I’ve prayed with lots of people at the altar, and sometimes I’ve seen healings. Other times the person has limped away, unsure of what God is doing. Don’t give up, keep seeking your healing. Sometimes God wants you to keep trying until something breaks.
Is it because I’m a horrible Christian?
While certain experiences could stem from that problem, I’d like to think God would have compassion and still heal the person. More often than not, this isn’t the case. If necessary speak with close friends and church leaders. Tell them how you feel and what you’re hearing.
Is it because they are a horrible Christian, and are being punished?
The disciples asked a similar question to Jesus in the book Of John. They asked if he or his parents sinned to make a blind man this way.
Jesus responded that it was so the glory of God could be shown, and not due to sin.
Sometimes The Healing Isn’t Meant For This Earth
A few years ago, my father was diagnosed with cancer, and I prayed for months that God would come down and heal him. I believed in his healing and commanded it to happen.
One day I got frustrated and I asked God why my prayer for healing wasn’t being answered.
In my heart I knew the answer, it came fast and I understood instantly.
“You’re Dad isn’t going to be healed on earth.”
In other words, my prayer for healing was going to be for my Dad to die, and he would be healed in heaven. Sometimes you have to understand, that our prayer for healing won’t be answered on this planet. Instead, our prayer for healing will be answered in heaven.
Ultimately, that’s where we all get healed, it’s where our bodies will be restored, and we will be reconnected to God.
It sucks, but a prayer for healing doesn’t always happen right then and there.
Can You Speak a Prayer For Healing If You’re Praying For Yourself?
I wonder how many times the blind man in the book of John attended temple services, wishing he could see. He was obviously an adult, so he was like that for years. In the Bible, we are seeing the result, and not the years of prayer, heartache, and loss.
What if that man had given up on God the day before Jesus came by? That would be a sad story, and we wouldn’t have heard about him. Almost every Christian for the last 2,000 years has heard his story. the Bible explains that he was blind so the glory of God could be shown, and that is amazing!
The answer to the question above is yes, however, I think a lot of times our healing doesn’t come because we don’t reach out. We’re trying to do everything ourselves, and God wants other people to see what he has done.
The Bible says:
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.
This means whenever you are sick call the elders of the church. Call your friends, family, or any believers who would pray for you. This will work a lot better for you as God will bring you to mind in the coming times and they will continue to pray for you.
Never live life alone. Let others in, and you’ll be blessed for it.
Questions About Saying A Prayer For Healing
Can I Force God To Act Through A Prayer For Healing?
A Prayer for healing isn’t formulaic, so we can’t force God to act for us. We can ask him, and there are times that work.
As I’m writing, I’m thinking about the story of Abraham in the book of Genesis. God tells him that he is going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because of their great wickedness. Abraham steps in for the cities, asking God to save them if he finds some that are righteous in them.
As the conversation progresses, Abraham talks God down to 10 men. If he finds that many righteous people in the city, then God will spare it.
Unfortunately, he didn’t find that many, but for those he did find, God delivered them through an escape route from the city.
What Can You Learn About Prayer From This?
You need to be close to God, just going to church isn’t going to help you. You don’t need a prayer for healing, you need to know the God of Heaven that sent his only son to die for you.
A good start is asking him into your heart, telling him you’ve sinned and believed Jesus died and rose again. Ask the Holy Spirit to forgive you, and transform your body and spirit. Jesus is the way the truth and the life, and he’s your only option for heaven.
A prayer for healing is just a quick fix. You don’t need a prayer, you need the God of heaven and earth to come down, and shake up your life. If you’ve never prayed before, you’ve certainly spoken with others. Speak to him the same way. A lot of my emotional prayers start out with yelling, and eventually, I calm down and speak my heart. I know God listens to it all.
For a good place to pray, I’ll find a quiet place in my apartment or I’ll pray while I drive. I turn off all distractions and hide all shiny objects. Otherwise, it’s impossible for me to focus properly.
Be honest, and open to God, tell him if you don’t believe. Ask him to show you, and to help you have faith. He’ll be honest and open to helping you with that. I still have a hard time believing, but I’ve seen too much to back away now.
Be patient, your answer might not come right away, and there are a ton of reasons and opinions that can crowd it all out. Don’t lose heart, focus on him, and know that your prayer for healing is on its way.
What Is A Good Bible Verse About Prayer For Healing?
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.
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness.
Jesus is still healing today, and the Bible is full of stories about him doing it. In addition to that in the book of John, it’s stated that the world could not contain the books of things he’s done and will do.
Remember that he loves you, and wants to know who you are. He created you and wants to connect.
If you’re in need of healing, feel free to email me, or make a comment below, I’ll stand with you in prayer. I love to pray for people.
In fact, there’s a man at my church in his late 50s or early 60s and he has MS. I pray for him whenever I see him, and sometimes he prays with me. But both of us believe that he will be healed sometime, we don’t know when.
I’m glad that God gives us the opportunity to stretch our faith, and say prayers of healing for people. A prayer for healing is a powerful tool and it shows how much God loves us.
Sterling grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis. As a kid he loved skateboarding but mostly did street riding. He injured his ankle badly when he dropped into his first half pipe. His skateboarding slowed down after that, but he still loved the sport. While in his 20's he needed to make a change, so he did some world traveling with a motivational speaking group. Through it all, he visited 46 states and 3 continents and eventually lived in Mississippi. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina tore through the state. He jumped into the fray, helping mobilize support for the evacuees of New Orleans & The Gulf Coast. During the aftermath he helped run a shelter and drove food & medical supplies to affected areas by truck. Currently he lives in Minneapolis, runs his snowboard shop, and shreds Vail Whenever he can.