A prayer for a sick person: 4 beautiful verses from the Bible

In a previous article on this blog, we talked about how the act of praying helps us in the healing process. Yet, can a prayer for a sick person help him/her recover more quickly or feel better? We truly believe so, and we suggest to meditate on the following powerful verses from the Bible. In fact, this practice can positively affect someone else’s healing process for at least three reasons.

  1. When we pray for a sick friend or a loved one, we suffer for his/her pain, we suffer together with her/him. The compassion is a powerful instrument: the sick person will feel stronger, and less lonely in the struggle for healing.    
  2. When we recite a prayer for a sick person, we are proclaiming that we do believe in miraculous healing that we read of in the Bible. Moreover, we are proclaiming that God can still miraculously heal today. Our faith is a very powerful instrument too, it can increase the sick person hope and make him/her proactive in the healing process
  3. Although we believe in the power of prayer, we can’t forget that the burden of healing lies in God whose ways are simply a mystery. Our prayer is not a request, is an act of faith.

4 verses to be used as a prayer for a sick person

"My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body." 

Proverbs 4:20-22

"Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion".

Psalm 103:2-4

"The Lord protects and preserves them— they are counted among the blessed in the land— he does not give them over to the desire of their foes. The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness."

Psalm 41:2-3

"Therefore. confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective."

James 6:16

Before starting our prayer:

  • Let’s find a quiet place and focus on the sick person that we want to help.
  • Let’s dedicate about 10-15 minutes to this practice every day.

Let’s concentrate on a religious symbol: a blessed medal, the image of a saint (for example, St. Camillus who is the patron saint of the sick), or the Rosary beads.