Everyone needs strength and healing at some point in their lives. Whether you are recovering from a physical injury or illness, or you are recovering from a difficult time emotionally or spiritually, prayer for strength and healing can act as a powerful tool to support your recovery process.
For many of us, turning to prayer is a way to offer our concern and soothe our minds. Whether we want God to heal a child or make peace with the fact that death may soon be upon us, asking God to keep someone in His heart is a powerful act of faith.
There are many prayers for strength and healing that can be used in times of need. In this post, we will explore some of the most popular Catholic prayers for strength and healing. We hope they offer you comfort and peace.
1. Prayer For Healing The Sick
Lord Jesus Christ, by your patience in suffering you hallowed earthly pain and gave us the example of obedience to your Father’s will. Be near [Name] in time of weakness and pain; sustain us by your grace, that their strength and courage may not fail; heal them according to your will; and help them always to believe that what happens to them here is of little account if you hold them in eternal life, my Lord and my God. Amen.
2. Prayer For Comfort In Suffering
Loving God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
3. Prayer For The Recovery
Most merciful Jesus, who is the consolation and salvation of all who put their trust in you, we humbly beseech you, by your most bitter passion, grant the recovery of health to your servant N.N., provided this be for his/her soul’s welfare, that with us he/she may praise and magnify your holy name. Amen.
4. Prayer For Healing From A Broken Heart
Lord, please heal my broken heart. Fill me with the peace and joy I know can only come from You during this hard time. Walk closely beside me during my journey to healing and recovery that I know is possible through Your power alone. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
5. Prayer For Mental Health
Jesus, I know that when you walked on the earth, you trod upon hard places, you felt the strain of this world and the pressures of mental torment. So I ask that you would come beside me now, lead me through this time where my mind cannot cope. Help me to find peace and calm inner thoughts. You hold me, safe Lord, I trust in you. Amen.
6. Healing Prayer Of Surrender
Dear Lord, it is my will to surrender to you everything that I am and everything that I’m striving to be. I open the deepest recesses of my heart and invite Your Holy Spirit to dwell inside of me. I offer you my life, heart, mind, body, soul, and spirit. I surrender to you my past, present, and future problems. I ask You to take hold of every aspect of my life. I surrender to You all my hurt, pain, worry, doubt, fear, and anxiety, and I ask You to wash me clean. I release everything into Your compassionate care.
I want to feel Your loving embrace. Open the doors that need to be opened and close the doors that need to be closed. Please set my feet upon the straight and narrow road that leads to everlasting life. Amen.
7. Blessing Prayers For Healing Others
May you desire to be healed. May what is wounded in your life be restored to good health. May you be receptive to how healing needs to happen. May you take good care of yourself. May you extend compassion to all that hurts within your body, mind, and spirit. May you be patient with the time it takes to heal. May you be aware of the wonders of your body, mind, and spirit and their ability in returning you to good health. May you be open to receiving from those who extend kindness, care, and compassion to you. May you rest peacefully under the sheltering wings of divine love, trusting in this gracious presence. May you find little moments of beauty and joy to sustain you. May you keep hope in your heart. Amen.
– Out of the Ordinary by Joyce Rupp
8. Prayer For Healing From The Past
Blessed Jesus, in the comfort of your love, I lay before you the memories that haunt me, the anxieties that perplex me, the despair that frightens me, and my frustration at my inability to think clearly. Help me to discover your forgiveness in my memories and know your peace in my distress. Touch me, O Lord, and fill me with your light and your hope. Amen.
— Enriching Our Worship 2
9. Healing By Believing In God
Dear God, I know that the first step in all spiritual healing is to believe. I believe! I open my mind and heart believing in your infinite power and possibility. I believe that healing is a dynamic and reachable experience, a reality that can be experienced right now. I look forward, with joyful expectation, to the perfect wholeness that you are now bringing into manifestation through me. I believe in your constant expression of perfect good in and through me. I rest in the certainty of your healing power. I know that with you all things are possible. In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
10. Prayer For Self-Care
Lord, lift me for Your blessings today. I pray that you will anoint me with strength and self-care today, tomorrow, and always. I pray that You will grace me with patience and wisdom. I pray that You will encourage me throughout the day to take the correct steps to walk proudly and behave well. I pray all of these things in Your name. Amen.
Whether you need healing or peace, prayer is a powerful act. The power of prayer has existed for centuries. We hope this will help you find comfort in knowing there are many prayers to choose from, no matter what your situation may be. Our last thoughts go out to those who have lost loved ones and know the pain only too well.
We hope that these prayers for strength and healing bring you peace and give you the strength to recover faster.