12 Helpful Scriptures for Healing

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When God created the earth it was a perfect place. Then he created humans and put them in a perfect garden with everything they needed to be happy and healthy. He gave them one command: Don’t eat from that tree in the middle of the garden. Then the man and woman decided to do exactly what God told them not to do: eat from that tree. From that time humans have been suffering from the effects of sin. One of those effects is bad health. The good news is that God not only allows us to get sick, He also left us reminders of how faithful He is to heal in His time, when He wills. I am thankful that we can count on the Great Physician to heal us when we are sick. Take a look at these twelve Scriptures for healing.

Jesus Promises Healing

Jesus told His disciples that He will do as they ask. He reminds them that their Father in Heaven cares for them just as our earthly father cares for us.

Matthew 7:7-11 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”

Jesus warns that unforgiveness in a man’s heart will hinder the prayer for healing.

Mark 11:23-26Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

Jesus reminds his disciples that the gift of healing was given to the Apostles as a sign to the unbeliever. Our prayers for healing will show unbelievers that our God is the Healer even today.

Mark 16:18 “And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Jesus promises that when we maintain our relationship with Him and we remember that He is the One who heals, He will do it.

John 15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”

Models for How to Pray

Jesus was speaking in His Sermon on the Mount when He gave some guidelines for how we should pray. Here is what He said to the disciples just before He taught then the Lord’s Prayer:

Matthew 6:5-8And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.  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. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

James was writing to the twelve Jewish tribes that were scattered throughout the land. He was encouraging them to pray for one another. This is a good example of how the Church can pray for healing in a corporate way.

James 5:14-15 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Examples of People Who Were Healed:

Matthew 9:20-22 And behold, a woman who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, for she said to herself, “If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.” Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well.

Mark 2:8-12 And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you question these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the paralytic— “I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.” And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”

Luke 17:11-19 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”

John 9:1-7 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.

Acts 9:40-42 But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. And he gave her his hand and raised her up. Then calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive. And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

Acts 14:8-10 Now at Lystra there was a man sitting who could not use his feet. He was crippled from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking. And Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well, said in a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he sprang up and began walking.

Can You Share?

The Bible is so full of healing Scriptures. Please share yours in the comments below. Also, don’t forget the listen the the video in the upper right of this page, Michael W. Smith sings Healing Rain.

Resources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” Youtube.com “Healing Rain” by Michael W. Smith

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Effy August 2, 2013 at 9:18 pm

My mum is seriousli ill and has been in and out the hospital since 2012. She has alreadi been operated but other diseases have developed along the line. It has reached a point where she is fustrated and i think i was also until i came across this site. I now have faith and believe she will be healed. Please join me to pray for her healing and i kno God will do it…infact He has done it. Amen.


Dolores Shepherd December 14, 2015 at 7:51 am

God Bless! My prayers are with you


Mary February 3, 2021 at 1:11 am

Amen. I thank God for you faith


Kristy August 4, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Please send healing prayers to my mom who is sick with cancer


Sylvia Castillo June 23, 2016 at 8:51 pm

Just pray in a close room and ask God to heal her with His stripes. I just keep praying and have Faith. I will pray for your Mom


tina August 4, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Please pray for close family friend just diagnosed with lung cancer. Needs healing & salvation


Amanda August 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Please pray for my Uncle Mike who was shot. Pray that the Lord heals his body. He has already given the gift of life.


Jolander August 12, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Please pray for me for I have sinned and my sins have caused me pain. For I know God will forgive me. I ask that you keep me in your prays that I am forgiven.


Jack Wellman August 12, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I urge you to read 1 John 1:9 and 2 Cor 5:21. God never lies. Claim these promises. Forgive yourself because God has.


Beverly January 5, 2016 at 10:13 am

Because you have confessed, you are already forgiven by God. He remembers your sins no more. Go forward with the peace of God that has washed you white as snow. Just know that you are so loved by God and live in his promise that he will never leave or forsake you.


Darren Mathews August 20, 2013 at 5:38 am

I want to have a restored mind and soul in Christ. I want to have that true feeling that God is watching over me and my family. And to learn to forgive and forget.


James McNeal September 9, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Believe in Jesus and His healing power and ask what you will and it will be given unto you. I am a witness as I have had several setbacks including one this year that my Pastor who is truly a man of God, called a Lodibar experience and God has restored me, almost completely to this point. I was in a wheel chair for nearly four months and now I am walking, slowly, but it gets better every week. My wife had breast cancer over seven years ago and she is doing very well. Your faith makes you whole. Our prayers are with you as God answers your prayers.


Mona October 25, 2013 at 7:17 am

Please pray for me. I have to go to the doctor on Thursday. my public health nurse has found a small lump in my breast. Please pray that all will be well. I’m believing that it will be gone by Thursday..


afilaka olu November 24, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I appreciate God for restoring health


ken June 15, 2014 at 8:30 pm

i asking for prayer for healing,i have a possible prostate problem.and still struggling with addictions.i just want JESUS in my heart i know i can’t change on my own it has to be HIM all him,i need a heart to repent.and to trust GOD for his deliverance and healing.


Peggy August 16, 2014 at 10:05 am

I have suffered from depression and bipolar disorder for years. I am asking for prayers that God will heal me from this nasty disease! I believe he will!!!!!!


Jack Wellman August 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm

I will join with others in praying for you Peggy….and please let us know how you are doing after a while. Please do keep in touch.


Cindy September 8, 2014 at 1:33 am

Please I ask that you join me to pray for my daughter Stacey. She is 23 on her own, a hard worker and studying. Lately she feels lost, stressed, like she has no purpose in life and is getting Sick little by little. I’m not sure what is going on with her but she says she doesn’t feel good, feels disconnected and feels lots of pressure in her head. Please help me pray for her thank you, God bless us all Cindy


Jack Wellman September 8, 2014 at 9:09 am

Praying for healing for your daughter. Has she spoken with her pastor about this? Request the prayers of the saints in the church too. I will but ask others to join with you and tell your pastor what you have told me.


Stephanie November 20, 2014 at 2:02 am

Praying for healing for myself . Severe neurolgical after two months ago, struggling on a daily basis. Please pray for me.


Chelsea December 8, 2014 at 7:25 pm

I have prayed for God to heal me of two diseases. I believe I am healed. Thank you Father for my healing. I would appreciate it if you will rejoice with me in the healing God has bestowed upon me. Thank you Father I am healed!!!


marcus December 9, 2014 at 12:52 am

Please pray for my sister Pam She has been in a coma for several years.. Please pray so she can awake ,walk , talk and be whole again


Chelsea December 9, 2014 at 8:56 am

I am in agreement with you that God has healed your sister Pam. Thank you Lord! Amen!


Julie Pearson June 30, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Please pray for God’s healing for my husband,brother,and cousin.I know he’s able.


Pamela Rose Williams June 30, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Hello Julie – Absolutely, He is able and I will pray!


dayna November 10, 2015 at 9:14 pm

please pray for my mom….her two kidney has failed so the doctors say but i know God is going to reverse it in the name Of Jesus.I declare deliverance over my mother.amen pray for her


Mari November 11, 2015 at 9:44 am

God has heal me from HRS and I thank you Jesus AMen!!!!


James Brion January 3, 2016 at 2:25 am

Please pray for my asthma to leave my body and to restore and renew my mind. i also want to pray that god will give me strength to resist temptations.


Nath March 1, 2016 at 12:31 am

Please pray with me, I have backslided many time last and I have committed grievous sins and my sins have caught up with me. I have asked for forgiveness and I believe God has forgiven me. I just need prayers for where two or three a gathered in my name,I will be with them-sayeth Jesus.

Pray with me that I am made whole again from all the sicknesses in my body. I have prayed for God’s healing and I believe He has healed me…pray with me people of God.thank you


Alicia & Jeremiah April 12, 2016 at 7:53 am

My name is Alicia Semler I am German and Jewish among many other origins but I look Caucasian I’ve made quite a bit of mistakes in life but I’m still alive and I shouldn’t be he’s already saved me from the grave 3 times when the pangs of shoel tried to take me he gave me life science says I should be a vegatable the doctor don’t want to help me after they made mistakes but God has me in his hands Jesus has already forgiven me I just pray my husband will be healed from this sickness going on with his body we’ve been through alot of abuse as children it left us battered and broken trying to find our own way but he’s walked beside us he’s never left us through all the trials and tribulations we face he is beside us and there is nothing to fear not even death through everything we’ve been saved we’ve been covered even when we were wrong I ask my father to open up the heavens and reign his mercy and healing upon us we will live and not die please keep us in your prayers


chama kapambwe May 6, 2016 at 5:31 am

Please help me in prayer. I was a devout Christian and then backslide. I believed that I could control my life without him and went into sin. I committed adultery and realised that I was walking the wrong path. I have asked for forgives from God and my wife. I exposed myself to HIV and did an initial test which came out negative. I am going for a re-test in the coming week and ask for your prayers. I have made a covenant with God that I will be a living testimony of a prodigal son. I will Minister to all my friends to ensure they know him. I am pleading for good health from my Lord. Lord, please save me from HIV, in Jesus name.


Dave D May 11, 2016 at 10:46 am

Fellow Believers…..Please pray for a miracle healing in my body from ALS. It is supposedly 100 % fatal, but I believe that our God can and will restore to 100 % healed. May God continue to bless his people everywhere, and that thru his Word and our confession, that the family of believers will grow by the thousands daily. Thank You in Jesus sweet name.


Susanne June 19, 2016 at 9:23 am

I have been diagnosed with Parkinsons, please pray for complete recovery of mind and body. My daughter has Autism and we have just moved back to NM, so we are still adjusting. Thank You, and God bless everyone here.


Emma June 28, 2016 at 12:54 am

That you may live and testify because of His Blessing of Healing over your body, your mind, your household and your finances. May our almighty God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, our Creator, Our Healer, Our Provider, Our Banner, Our God, the Great “I Am” the Alpha and the Omega, To Him be the Glory for His Healing touch over your body, your life. In Jesus Name, with thanksgiving to our Almighty who Hears.


TERESA Moore June 20, 2016 at 9:12 pm

Because of what Ps, 107:20 says, I’m praying EZEKIEL, 16:6 over every one of these prayer request , in the name of Yeshua. Praying Abbas Word is the most powerful prayer we can pray. He honors His Word. His Son is the Word in flesh. To Him be the glory for our healings. Selah.


Racheal July 15, 2016 at 6:58 am

My mother is sick and after I found this website, It encouraged me so much hence I would like to request for support in prayer for the healing of my mother.


Spencer September 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm

This site saved my life.


Spencer September 14, 2016 at 6:29 pm

This site saved my life. Thank you for being a valuable resource that led me to Jesus. May you all be blessed!


Taranpreet Singh November 25, 2016 at 1:12 pm

My mummy is very sick,she is in ICU on Ventelator.I love her very very much,I need her back to normal life very badly,please please pray for her healing…..In the name of the FATHER and the SON and the HOLY SPIRIT….AMEN…


roxanne r vasquez February 14, 2017 at 2:49 am

Im a 34 year old mom of 2 and a wife, i recently had surgery to have my gallbladder removed, and im having a hard time dealing with side effects from not having a gallbladder. I also suffer with anxiety and depression and i just feel so overwhelmed by it all…. i ask if u can say a prayer for my healing…thank you all!


beatrice auston February 14, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Please pray for my husband who has prostate cancer; that he may be healed and that God will save him


Jack Wellman February 14, 2017 at 8:36 pm

I will pray Mrs. Auston, and hope others will join me. I love how you included that God would save him. I will pray for his healing and his salvation.


Florence Akinremi February 15, 2017 at 8:13 am

This article really helped me in time of my health crisis, I never felt alone in my life until my doctor diagnosed me with some nodules in my adrenal gland, my lung, and my liver. I was devastated. I thought my life was over. My strength was weak. I felt so weak not only in my body but my faith. Thank God with prayers everything was benign , although I’m still face possible surgery to remove my left adrenal gland and I was scared until I came across this page while laying in the hospital. Now I’m more stronger in my body and my faith is restored. I believe Jesus heals today and God do hear prayers. He is the only source of strength we need. So I’m using this platform to share my testimony and to let whoever dealing with help problems know that God is the only source of strength and healing that you need. Never give in to the enemy because he is a liar and a thief. God bless you all.


Ernie Smith July 22, 2017 at 11:01 am

I have a problem,don’t know if its a medical problem or someone has done evil to me but I need some serious healing,I know that God could heal me,please say a special prayer for me


Jack Wellman July 22, 2017 at 11:26 am

Hello Mr. Smith. I am praying as I write this, but please call your pastor and tell him and ask your church to pray for you as we are commanded to do (James 5:14) as we need one another (Heb 10:24-25) and seek to do what Jesus commands us to do as unto Him (Matt 25:34-40).


Martha Flores September 30, 2017 at 6:03 am

Twelve years back I had a gallbladder attack. They found gallstones. I said please heal me lord I have neither the money nor the mindset to handle this right now. I’ve not had an attack since.


Jack Wellman September 30, 2017 at 9:27 am

That is great to hear Martha. Not everyone can make such statements so God was good to you. Not all people are healed that pray for it but it is good to know God does answer some for healing.


K.SUJATHA May 15, 2019 at 2:16 am

praise the lord my dear brother and sister my name sujatha 39 years,having daughter ankitha 19 years son ravi teja 17 years i lost my husband baskar before 5 years due to heart stroke…

i am suffering with daibetis,thyroid,head problem becaz of illness i am not well to do my job plez pray for my family andspritual growth inn jesus waiting for you reply brother

in the name of jesus i belive my god will heal me.amen


Missy March 10, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Just started back in church in December so glad I did healing is so needed in my life I have learned to go to God in pray I read my bible daily pray daily and I read psalms 91 four times a day just listen to the verse protecting us from any and all I also quotes healing verses right back to God so go to god and pray with faith believe


Jack Wellman March 10, 2020 at 8:19 pm

Praise the Lord Missy for what He is doing in your life. What an encouraging comment. Thank you.


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