12 Encouraging Bible Verses about Prayer for Healing and Restoration

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The Bible has a fair amount of encouraging verses about prayer for healing and restoration. There are prayers for every human need, including prayers for healing. This abundance of powerful prayers in the Bible is ample evidence that God delights to hear our prayers. We can talk to God about what hurts us physically.

God declared to Moses and the entire nation of Israel that He is the God who heals.

"If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians.  For I am the LORD who heals you." (Exodus 15:26 )

A few days later God promised His people that He would take away their sickness.

“I will take away sickness from among you” (Exodus 23:25, NIV).

Our heavenly Father heals and takes away sickness when we call upon His name. Our God is ever eager to hear and answer our prayers.

Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to pray - much more prayer for healing. But we can learn the art of prayer by observing how God's people prayed in the Bible.

Let's go straight to our list.

12 Encouraging Bible Verses About Prayer for Healing and Restoration

1. Prayer for Healing from All Diseases

Jeremiah 17:14
“Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise”

Psalm 103:2–4
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy.”

2. Prayer for Relief from Pain

Psalm 6:2
“Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled"

Psalm 119:107
“I am severely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to your word!"

3. Prayer for Forgiveness (Some Disease is a Consequence of Sin)

Psalm 41:4
“As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you!”

4. Intercessory Prayers for the Sick

Numbers 12:13
“And Moses cried to the Lord, “O God, please heal her - please.”

5. Prayer for Perseverance and Patience in Sickness

2 Corinthians 4:16–18
“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”

6. Prayer for Deliverance from Trouble

Psalm 34:6
“This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.

7. Prayer for the Sick and Distressed

Psalm 31:9
“Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted from grief; my soul and my body also.”

8. Prayer for Sick and Weak

Psalm 6:2
“Have compassion on me, LORD, for I am weak. Heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony”

9. Prayer for the Sick and Abandoned

Psalm 41:3
“The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health."

10. Prayer for the Sick and Lonely

Psalm 42:11
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God”

11. Prayer for a Life-threatening Situation

Psalm 25:17–18
“The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses. Look upon mine affliction and my pain; forgive all my sins.”

12. Thanksgiving Prayers after Healing and Restoration

Psalm 30:2
“O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.”

The above list of prayers for healing is in no way exhaustive. There’s a wealth of powerful and bold prayers in the Bible that you can pray. I share this list with the hope that it will give you a renewed faith to seek God in prayer for healing and restoration. Rebecca Barlow Jordan shares a list of custom sample prayers that you can draw inspiration from or use.

Remember, God loves you and he has a purpose for your life. Approach his throne with confidence for He loves to hear you pray.
Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16, KJV)
May the good Lord bring healing to your soul, body, and spirit.

Amen.

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Found this interesting? Here are Bible-based book recommendations that you can read to find comfort and encouragement for healing and restoration.

Prayers for Hope and Healing by Sarah Forgrave is a super helpful book for those who are struggling with sickness and pain. The author intricately weaves her personal experience in the face of disease and how she found comfort in the promises of God. It's a quick guide written in a devotional style with several scriptural application. I highly recommend this book for its content. You can also gift it to someone who needs encouragement in the midst of sickness right now.

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