ChurchYear.Net logo

Prayers For Healing

Catholic Christian Prayers For Healing from Sickness, Illness, Etc

Christians have always used prayers to aid in recovery from sickness, both mental and physical, using healing prayers. Jesus showed compassion by healing diseases, including leprosy, a withered hand, and internal bleeding. Jesus repeatedly emphasized the importance of having faith for healing. While everyone will die some day, and there is no guarantee of physical healing with prayer, Christians understand the value of petitioning God for recovery from illness.

Prayer to Jesus For Healing

O Jesus,
I am grateful for
your mercy and compassion.
You healed all those,
that approached you in faith.
In your suffering and death,
you redeemed my infirmities
and those of the human race.
I join my suffering to yours,
and ask for your healing mercy.
Give me the strength and courage
to overcome all adversities. Amen.
David Bennett

Thanksgiving For Healing

Jesus healing a man

You watch over your children,
with your tender and loving care.
I thank you this day
for your mercy and grace.
I am grateful for your healing power,
and for the abundant blessings
you have given me.
But most of all,
I am thankful for
the promise of salvation,
given through your Son, our Lord.
Through him, when all is completed,
there will be no more sickness or pain.
I pray in his name. Amen.
David Bennett.

Prayer For The Sick

Now available here: Prayer For The Sick

Psalm 40:1-4a, Adapted

I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the desolate pit,
out of the mud and mire.
He set my feet upon a rock,
and made my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the Lord.
Happy are those who make the Lord their trust! Amen
Adapted from the NRSV

Healing Novena

A Healing Novena To Christ the Great Physician

Prayer For A Sick Child

Heavenly Father,
watch with us over your child (name),
and grant that he (she) may be restored
to that perfect health
which it is yours alone to give;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer, 1979

Another Prayer For A Sick Child

Lord Jesus Christ,
Good Shepherd of the sheep,
you gather the lambs in your arms
and carry them in your bosom:
We commend to your loving care this child.
Relieve his (her) pain,
guard him (her) from all danger,
restore to him (her) your gifts of
gladness and strength,
and raise him (her) up
to a life of service to you.
Hear us, we pray, for you dear Name's sake. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer, 1979

Prayer to St. Peregrine For Cancer Victims

O great St. Peregrine,
you have been called "The Mighty,"
"The Wonder-Worker,"
because of the numerous miracles
which you have obtained from God
for those who have had recourse to you.
For so many years you bore in your own flesh
this cancerous disease
that destroys the very fiber of our being,
and who had recourse to the source of all grace
when the power of man could do no more.
You were favored with the vision
of Jesus coming down from His Cross
to heal your affliction.
Ask of God and Our Lady,
the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you.
(silently recall the names of the sick)
Aided in this way by your powerful intercession,
we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity,
a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy. Amen.

Psalm 103:1-5, Adapted

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and do not forget all his benefits.
He forgives all your iniquity,
and heals all your diseases;
He redeems your life from the Pit,
and crowns you with steadfast love and mercy.
He satisfies you with good,
as long as you live,
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Adapted from the NRSV

Suffering Servant Prayer

Lord Jesus,
Surely you have borne our infirmities
and carried our diseases.
You were stricken and afflicted.
You were wounded for our transgressions,
Yet, your punishment made us whole,
and by your bruises we are healed.
May we share in your sufferings,
and through them, become more like you. Amen
Adapted from Isaiah 53:4-6

Prayer For Recovery From Sickness

O God,
the strength of the weak
and the comfort of sufferers:
Mercifully accept our prayers,
and grant to your servant (name),
the help of your power,
that his (her) sickness
may be turned into health,
and our sorrow into joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer, 1979

Another Prayer For Recovery From Illness

O God of heavenly powers,
by the might of your command
you drive away from our bodies
all sickness and all infirmity:
Be present in your goodness
with your servant (name),
that his (her) weakness
may be banished
and his (her) strength restored;
and that, his (her) health being renewed,
he (she) may bless your holy Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer, 1979

Related Books and Products

Links and Information

Compiled by

Last updated 09-19-2016

Report Offensive Ad
Privacy Policy



ChurchYear.Net Blog

Church Year .Net Basic

Ancient & Future Catholics


Immaculate Conception


Holy Family

Mary Mother of God



Ash Wednesday


St. Joseph


Holy Week

Palm Sunday

Easter Triduum

Holy Thursday

Good Friday

Holy Saturday




Ordinary Time

Trinity Sunday

Corpus Christi

Assumption of Mary

All Saints Day

All Souls Day

Christ the King

Immaculate Conception


Basic Catholic Prayers


Teacher Prayers


Liturgical Dictionary

Site Map

Contact Us