I have a friend whose husband has stage four cancer. It is one of the hardest things I’ve ever witnessed, watching my good friend battle for the very life of her husband. She turns to me a lot for prayer and it’s my honor to pray for her and her husband. I sometimes am at a loss for what to pray though. And that is when I turn to the Word. I choose scriptures and pray the scripture. Praying the Word is better than any prayer I could come up with on my own.
If you have someone in your life that needs prayer, needs a prayer warrior, needs someone on their knee’s for them, these scripture-based prayers could be just what you need to keep your prayers of faith strong and full of the Word.
10 Word-Based Prayers for Your Sick Friend
Based on Psalm 107:20
Lord, I come to you on my knee’s for my friend. I know you’re a good God and I believe in the power of prayer. You said in Your Word that you sent out Your Word and healed them and delivered them from their destruction. I believe it’s still Your will that my friend is healed, just as You have healed in the old and new testament. And so I come to you, full of faith, and receive the promises of healing for my friend. I ask that You heal her body and deliver her from this description. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Based on Psalm 41:3
Lord, you said in your Word that you would sustain us on our sick bed and restore us to health. And we know that you cannot tell a lie so we can take everything in your Word as truth. So I believe the words of Psalm 41:3 and come to you for my friend, who is desperate for your healing. Father, I just ask that you not only sustain her through this hard-fought battle but that you also restore full health to her body, in Jesus name. I know you’re a good God, one that loves His children fully and completely and I know it’s your perfect will that we live in good health, so I trust that you will heal my friend and she will walk out the rest of her days in perfect health. Thank you for healing her!
Based on Proverbs 17:22
Father, your word says a joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. My friend is struggling right now with her health and it has been affecting her heart – she’s losing hope and falling into depression. Father, I just come to you for her and ask that you uplift her, show yourself to her in her time of need. Father, I ask that you speak to her heart and fill it with hope. And God, will you please guide me in my words to her, help me know what to say, and when to say it. Will you give me scriptures that will speak to her heart and fill it with hope again? Thank you, Father, for your heart for my friend and I believe you’re filling her with hope and healing as I pray this.
Based on Isaiah 53:4-5
Lord, your body was broken for my friend. You took to the cross not only for her salvation but also for her physical healing. By your wounds, she was healed. And if she was healed, then she is healed. I thank you so much for your great love for her that you care not only for her spirit, which is the utmost importance, but also for her body, her mind, and her soul. She is in need of your healing touch Lord. I speak to her body in your name and claim the healing that was already promised to her according to your Word. Thank you for manifesting the healing in her broken body, making it whole, and healthy, and free of disease. In your name, I pray. Amen.
Based on Jeremiah 17:14
Lord, your Word says ‘heal me and I shall be healed’. And I believe you’re the healer. The only one who can bring healing swiftly to my friend if you. She is hurting Lord and I know you love her more than I even love her. And if I want her healed, I know you want her healed even more. So I am believing in you for her complete healing, Lord, and I’m using my faith and hope to pray over her and believe in healing with her. Father, heal her and she shall be healed. And we will praise your holy name!
Based on Matthew 10:8
Lord, you said to heal the sick – that freely I have received, so freely give. I believe that you have given all believers the ability to pray for the sick and see them be healed in your name and with your power. So I am praying over my friend now in your name. Father, I speak life into her body right now, chasing out the disease and darkness that has been rooted in her body for so long. I command that disease to leave now in Jesus mighty name and I speak your healing power to flow from the top of her head to the bottoms of her feet. Thank you for healing her, Jesus. Thank you for your promises and instruction in the Word. I believe in you, in the words in the Bible, and in your healing power. Amen.
Based on Mark 5:34
You said, daughter, your faith has made you whole, go in peace and be free from your suffering. You also said all we need is faith the size of a tiny mustard seed. I’m coming to you with my faith, and my friend is also believing in your for her healing, and we know by your word that you have power to heal – so we join our faith together and pray for her complete healing. Thank you for healing my friend. Thank you for loving her even more than I love her. Thank you for the peace you’re washing over her body and soul while the healing power starts rooting out the disease in her body.
Based on Luke 13:13
Jesus, you laid hands on the woman in this scripture and she was immediately healed. I know if you were standing in front of my friend in the flesh, you would touch her and she would be made whole. I also know that your will hasn’t changed just because we can’t see you with our physical eyes, so I am coming to you with a humble heart asking that you heal my friend’s body and make her whole this very moment. I believe in your healing power, and I know you love her so much, and that you want her well. Thank you for healing her even as I pray this out loud to you.
Based on 3 John 1:2
Father, I know that based on this scripture you pray that we have good health even as our soul prospers. My friend is lacking good health right now but I know you want for her to walk in good health and you have the power to heal, so I am asking you to please heal my friend. I ask that you speak your life over her, washing her free from all disease in her body, bringing her back into the perfect health you designed for her. Thank you, Lord, even now, for healing her body and bringing fresh hope back into her heart.
Based on Luke 10:19
Lord, you said that you have given us authority to step on snakes and overcome the power of the enemy and that nothing will harm us. I’m coming to you with this promise and declaring that, what the enemy has meant for harm for my friend, you will not only heal but turn around for her good, because you’re that good and you love her that much. Thank you for delivering her from the power of the enemy and for removing the disease that has meant harm for her. In your name, I pray, amen!