Prayers and Scriptures for a Sick Child

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Jesus said “… Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14 cf. Mark 10:14, 18:16) Children must have been pretty important for Jesus to be quoted in three out of the four gospels. Indeed they are important and to be entrusted with children on this planet is one of the greatest honors that God gives to parents. We love them, we teach them, we discipline them and sometimes we must also witness their illness. That is when we pray the most for the children. Perhaps you need some prayers or Scriptures for a sick child. Take a look at these.

Prayers for a Sick Child

A Minor Illness

“Dear Heavenly Father, I entrust this dear child toYou as he/she suffers from what seems to be a (sickness name). Lord, I know (child’s name) is uncomfortable as he/she tries to rest. I also know that rest is so important to get beyond this minor sickness and to avoid progression to something more serious. Please give him/her the rest that they need. Lord, I lift (child’s name) up to You and know that \You will perform Your perfect will for his/her recovery. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen”

A Chronic Illness

“Dear God, I pray for (child’s name) as he/she deals with this (specific illness) so often. I know You are the Master Healer and that You also provide times that are symptom free for this dear little one. Please comfort and protect this dear child during this hard time. Help them to know that they can come to You for the peace and health that only You can provide. Please be with the doctors as they continually study to find medicines and treatments that will comfort those that suffer from chronic illnesses. I leave this in Your precious hands oh God my Father. Amen”

A Severe or Death Threatening Illness

“Lord I come to You today to present (child’s name) to You. This very deadly sickness that is upon him/her is very sad to all who know and love him/her.  I know that in times like this his/her Mommy and Daddy are in despair. Please keep them strong in You so that they can be a comfort to this dear little child. Please keep (child’s name) from being scared of what is happening all around him/her. I ask Your mercy so that pain would be minimal or nonexistence. I love this small and fragile little child. Bestow Your grace and peace to them and all who love them. I pray this in Jesus name, Amen.”

Healing and Encouraging Scriptures

God is Still on the Throne

... sometimes we must also witness their illness. That is when we pray the most for the children.

… sometimes we must also witness their illness. That is when we pray the most for the children.

Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. (Psalms 73:23-26)

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psalms 103:2-5)

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10)

Meditate Upon What You Know as Truth

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (Proverbs 4:20-22)

As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever. (Isaiah 59:21)

Even in the Valley

Be Joyful:

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)

Praise Him:

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise. (Jeremiah 17:14)

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)

God has a Plan 

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14:1-3)

Even in the darkest of days our God is an awesome God and He will continue to bless us. Our life circumstances teach us and prepare us for times to come. I am reminded of this great passage, full of hope, from Paul:

Romans 5:3-5 … but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”

Have you read this related prayer article?

10 Prayers for Help in Times of Need

Resources – The Holy Bible, King James Version, YouTube “Our God is an Awesome God” performed by Michael W. Smith, Image courtesy of  FreeDigitalPhotos. net

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Godlove February 19, 2013 at 9:26 am

I love Children so much.
Their innocence is their life
No wonder Jesus said ”woe unto any man that will take one of this little ones away from me.”
Encouragements are a light to the soul.


Jack Wellman February 19, 2013 at 10:43 am

Wow…God is sovereign. My last child in the nest, my 15 year old is home sick today so the timing is perfect for this Pam. Please pray for her too as she is very sick and I have to go into work and work till after 11pm and pray my wife can get thru the day.


Pamela Rose Williams February 19, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Oh Jack, I am praying. Lifting her up to the Great Physician brother.


Chevelle Montoya February 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm

These prayers are beautiful…children definately need them when they are sick. Thank you for providing them.


Pamela Rose Williams March 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Happy to provide them Chevelle. Thank you for your kind words.


Josh February 19, 2013 at 5:29 pm

What a timely post Pam. My 6 year old Laney was also home sick today and I used this article to pray for her.


Pamela Rose Williams February 19, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Well praise the Lord that you could do that. God knows and I am so happy to be used of Him in this way. I will pray for Laney too Josh. And for you and your wife too. I know it is stressful and tiring when we have sick children.

Thanks for your encouraging words.


Linda February 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Pamela, Great read, I love to learn new prayers. I especially love to read Jesus’ quotes, as I read along when he is speaking , it gives me goosebumps. The first time I picked up the bible, I read straight through from Genesis to Revelation and when I reached Rev 22:16 ( one of my favorites) I was in awe, its like Jesus actually signing it! Thanks Pam.
Jack, my prayers are with you.


Pamela Rose Williams February 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm

You are most welcome Linda. Thank you for taking the time to leave your words or encouragement here. Blessings!


Jack Wellman February 20, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Thank you so much Linda. God is good….we have a near-blizzard today and so fortunately, I get to stay home with my sick daughter. Thanks for your prayers and you too Pam.


lucia kafa February 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

hi Pam pray for the spiritual health of my daughter and my son. I believe God will heal them.


Corky March 6, 2013 at 4:31 am

Thank you for your ministry Pam – I have been a Christian for many years and like all of us have had many trials. However the trial of having my 35 yr. old diagnosis with melanoma has brought me to an anxiety and depression in a way I cannot shake….Meds only work for a time-I don’t doubt my Lords words or His ways, yet I have not been able to be at peace with His promises even tough I don’t doubt them at all. Please pray for Casey and her newly revised life of cancer…I am week but He is strong


Brian Toroitich May 6, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Hi Pam,
My name is Brian and I live in Nairobi. My six month old daughter (Kayla) is in ICU fighting for her life. Her lungs collapsed 5 days ago which led to many complications. She continues to be on life support machines and her condition is improving in little steps but she is still not completely out of danger.
I kindly request you Pam to say a prayer for her so she can be healed and come home to be with us. Her mother and myself are sometimes so distraught that, although as commanded in Hebrews 11:1 and 6 we continue to habour faith and belief that God is working His miracle in our little Kayla and that she will be well soon, the devil sometimes tries to discourage us. So please pray for us and I request that others join us in prayer at this trying time.


Sabine June 25, 2013 at 9:42 am

Is she ok now? Hope so


Jackie May 17, 2013 at 1:01 am

Dear Pam,
Thank you for your lovely prayers. My 16 year old son is suffering from Chrons Disease. He had missed half a year of school and he is so depressed. Please pray for God’s Healing Power over my son Alex. God bless your ministry.


Jessie June 19, 2013 at 11:05 am

Please pray for my little cousin Raeilon, he’s been real sick and they just find out he has Lupus. He is 18 years old. His mom just call me cause she is rushing him to the hospital, because he is not feeling well!! Please gather with me and pray for him!! Thank you!


rita August 25, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I thank God for this site that i just came across…pls i want u to help me prayers for my 4 years old daughter….she is ill n i need God’s strenght upon her life right now…thanks n God bless


Samantha January 7, 2014 at 10:42 pm

God is an awesome God. I ask you all to please pray for my precious son Jaden Lozano. Who has a tumor in his brain and will be having surgery tomorrow. He is 4 years old. And an awesome child, always happy and full of life. Pray that surgery turns out wonderful and that hos treatment after will be minumum. That he ends up healthy and better then even.

Thank you,

Jadens Mom


Jack Wellman January 7, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Praying with you Samantha. Will pray for Jaden with you and hope others will join with us…let us know how things turn out please and may God richly bless you all and strengthen you thru this.


Mark Johnson May 1, 2014 at 3:09 pm

I need gods healing and strength more than ever. My six year old precious baby girl has a severe case of pneumonia and she can’t seem to get better. Please pray for my daughter Malia and any other child that is sick.


Pamela Rose Williams May 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Hello Mark, I am in prayer right now for your sweet Malia. I will continually hold her up in prayer.


Judy Hutlet May 17, 2014 at 1:18 am

My granddaughter Brooke Aubuchon has batten disease. It is a rare life threatening disease. I have already lost one grandchild Alex who was 8 when he passed from the same disease. Please help me pray for Brooke. She is 6. A grandmother torn and afraid..


Carmen miller mom of Zariah and 6 other children May 20, 2014 at 10:40 pm

I ask God to heal each and every child on this site including my Zariah in Jesus name!!! She is a Happy perfect baby with a illness that Gods going to heal. I have faith that he will lead me in the right direction for healing which will also help heal many other children !! God Bless ALL the children and parents who suffer!!


Mustard Seed April 12, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Faith is a beautiful thing. Even Jesus said that just a mustard seed is enough. Have you seen a mustard seed?! The belief in the power of God is enough. God works in mysterious ways just to let you and others know he is there. However we also need to do our part: saying “thank you God.” Just a little word of appreciation to acknowledge His miraculous works and your gratitude! Thank you God for my renewed health and saving me! Thank you for my testimony! Thank you that through me, I can touch other lives! THANK YOU!


Maria May 5, 2015 at 10:29 pm

Please pray for my 13 yr old daughter Sofia. She was diagnosed with Transverse Mylitis about a month ago. She is not able to walk or have use of her hands. She is in rehab now. Pray for continued healing and strenght.


Modupe August 28, 2015 at 12:47 am

My son Kelvin has been in the hospital for more than a week now and the Doctors are coming up with different diagnosis which I have been nullifying with the blood of Jesus. One of which is nephrotic syndrome and also something about his liver not function properly. Jesus Your words says you are our healer and that by your stripes we are healed. I want you to heal my son Kelvin from every sickness in his body. Let Kelvin receive your divine touch in Jesus name Amen.


Bond Slave November 3, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Please pray for my very good friend who just also happens to be my boss! His son is having some complications with celiac disease. He is young and I’m sure very confused as to what is happening with him, the strict diet he has to adhere to, and just over changes in his life now. He is very angry and lashing out. Please pray for God’s healing hands on this family, comfort, and courage during this trying time for all of them. God is the ultimate physician!


Sosin February 11, 2016 at 6:14 pm

Dear Pam
I am Sosin, I stay in India. My precious son Aaron has not been keeping well. He is down with flu. I am petrified. Please pray for God”s healing and strength. I am so had to find this site. I request all to join in praying for him…


Jack Wellman February 11, 2016 at 7:12 pm

hello Sosin. I will pray for your precious son, Aaron.


Wayne from Australia June 16, 2016 at 6:37 am

Hello Pam

This wonderful post reminded me to trust God. We have two very unwell children right now. My wife & I are exhausted after days of looking after them. What an encouragement though the promises & power of God are.

Please keep us in your prayers.


Razak Mardorgyz Abubakar November 19, 2016 at 8:42 pm

I am here in Ghana with my family. It is exactly 02:36 am, a period most people would have been asleep. Here I am awoke and a very troubledifferent father. The reason is simple. My son is sick and has not been able to sleep. I must confess that even though i am not a religious person he suddenly started sleeping after I said some prayers for him. I am asking anyone reading this to remember my son and my family in prayer. It has not been easy at all for me. I am trusting Lord Jesus Christ for a miracle. Amen.


Jack Wellman November 19, 2016 at 9:13 pm

I will pray for your son right now sir.


Margaret Choe November 20, 2016 at 10:22 pm

I am in Australia, please kindly pray for my 28 days old grandson Edmund for he has been suffering brain and heart infection since he was 5 days old, he is now in baby icu Royal Children Hospital, watching so many tubing’s on his little body and suffer the painful is one of the hardest things I can do, I remember Jesus Your word says You are our healer And by Your stripes we are healed , thank You father.


Ming Creighton December 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm

I will pray for all the sick ones I’ve just read about, please pray for my little neice Bonnie who is 17 months old and was rushed into hospital yesterday and today they sedated her as she is suffering from Streptococcal infection, we have prayed all day for our good lord to let her pull through as the Dr’s where preparing the family for the worse, please please pray for us, in jesus name amen


Welvin axa March 14, 2017 at 12:10 pm

My 4 year old boy is suffering from Autism. Please pray for him. Thanks.


Jessica May 6, 2017 at 5:17 am

Please join me in praying for healing in husband and daughter as we are going threw medical testing..pray for my mind to not wonder in everything possible and God’s will be done with my precious family…Our Savoir Jesus Christ is always faithful..thanks in advance.


Jessica May 6, 2017 at 5:21 am

Please join me in praying for healing in husband and daughter as we are going threw medical testing..pray for my I’m mind to not wonder in everything possible and God’s will be done with my precious family…Our Savoir Jesus Christ is always faithful..thanks in advance.


Patricia July 17, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Hi Pam

Thanks for these prayers. Please stand in agreement with me as we pray for my friend’s daughter Lesedi who just had her second brain surgery today. We still trust in the God who still sits on The Throne and declare that this too shall pass. It is only but a season.


Pamela Rose Williams July 17, 2017 at 4:58 pm

Amen Patricia!


Adebisi Adetunji July 22, 2017 at 2:16 am

Dear Pamela,
I found this prayer article while looking for healing scriptures for children today. My siblings and I are praying for my niece, Titomi. She has been experiencing episodes of seizures. Please join us in praying for her restoration even as her doctors work on her. God bless you for sharing this.


caroline October 18, 2017 at 2:51 am

Thanks for your ministry. My friend has a sick child (Arl) with two forms of cancer. Please pray for him. And for the family too.


Jack Wellman October 18, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Praying now Caroline.


Becky November 18, 2017 at 8:47 pm

Need prayers.. my 14 year old autistic son has been diagnosed with kidney issues, his on a lot of medicine so it does not turn into a chronic issue. It’s been so hard watching him go through this when he doesn’t understand what’s going on. Praying for the Lord to heal and protect my son.


Jack Wellman November 18, 2017 at 8:56 pm

Praying now Becky. I am so sorry for about all this.


Tash December 8, 2017 at 4:30 am

I beg for prays for my son and his girlfriend who is about to have a baby and also for me to be strong of faith and hope for there is so much going on in my life and I don’t know how to deal with this I am praying but I can’t make it alone all I think about is to commit suicide but I am trying to be strong in Jesus name please pray for me thank u


Renee January 19, 2019 at 11:54 pm

Hi Tash,

I prayed for you. God is able to help you overcome and get you through this difficult and heartbreaking situation. He loves you and cares for you.

May the Lord help you even now, in Jesus Name, Amen. 🙂


Joy May 13, 2019 at 1:23 pm

Please pray for my sick child to get well soon


Muigai July 20, 2019 at 9:37 am

Hey pray for my sister’s baby whom the doctor s say she has swollen brain and her heart is not working will. She is in ICU for now


Errolee Conliffe December 15, 2020 at 11:30 am

Please pray for my daughter who is dealing with health issues!


Jack Wellman December 15, 2020 at 12:10 pm

Will do Errolee.


Dessie September 8, 2021 at 8:34 pm

Please pray for my little grandson, Davis, who was born at 26 weeks. He is possibly suffering from what could be a condition he may not survive. He is on antibiotics for now. Lord in your mercy.


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