How to Pray for Healing
How Should I Pray to God for Healing?
We can come to our heavenly father and ask him to heal us because he wants us be whole. He wants us to be whole, not just in our spirit and soul but also in our body. Remember, the big idea of the Bible is to reestablish the Garden of Eden, to take us back to the way we were, and Adam and Eve they didn’t struggle with bursitis or spinal issues or crick in the neck. So wherever there is a sickness, there is an opportunity for God to display his glory.
Now, where we get tangled up is that when is God going to display his glory? And to what degree are we going to be healed? But in the book I talk about, we’ve got to begin by remembering that sickness is under the domain of God. He didn’t create it, but he still has authority over it. So in the book I say you can expect to be healed. Will you be healed immediately? I hope so. Will you be healed gradually? That happens quite often. But all of us will be healed ultimately, and it’s not a cop-out to say that our healing with happen on the other side of death. That’s the ultimate healing.
But we can take absolutely assurance that healing will come. If he heals you gradually, that means that this particular affliction is being used for his glory, for the development of your character, maybe as a sermon. You know, one of the men in our church has struggled with a muscular issue for many, many years. But boy, he is such an example. All of us have met people who inspire us through their affliction. So that could be part of their testimony, but God is still healing them. And then all of us will be healed ultimately.
So it’s essential during prayer to talk to God about what hurts us physically. It really is. And to let God speak to that and to comfort us, to bring wisdom into that part of our lives.
Here are some of our favorite prayers for healing that we would like to share with you. Whether for yourself, a loved one, or a friend, we can turn to God for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.