In a world filled with illness, pain, and suffering, it is easy to feel lost, hopeless, and alone. But as believers, we know that there is power in the word of God, and that through His healing scriptures, we can find hope, peace, and restoration.
Throughout the Bible, we see countless examples of God’s healing power at work. From the story of the woman with the issue of blood who was healed simply by touching the hem of Jesus’ garment, to the miraculous healing of Lazarus who was raised from the dead, the Bible is filled with stories of God’s healing grace and mercy.
But healing isn’t just something that happened in the past. It is something that God still does today. Whether we are facing physical, emotional, or spiritual ailments, God’s healing power is available to us.
In the book of James, we are reminded that “the prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working” (James 5:16). And in Matthew 18:19-20, Jesus tells us that “if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
So, my dear friend, let us come together in faith and prayer, trusting in God’s healing power and the promises found in His word. Let us hold fast to the truth that “by his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5), and that “with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).
In the pages that follow, you will find a collection of healing scriptures and prayers that I pray will uplift and encourage you in your time of need. May these words bring comfort to your soul and healing to your body, and may you always remember that you are never alone on this journey.
Healing Scriptures for Friends
Here are 22 healing scriptures from the King James Version of the Bible that could be encouraging for friends:
1. Exodus 15:26
“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.”
2. Psalm 30:2
“O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.”
3. Psalm 103:2-3
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.”
4. Psalm 107:20
“He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.”
5. Proverbs 4:20-22
“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.”
6. Isaiah 53:4-5
“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
7. Jeremiah 30:17
“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.”
8. Matthew 8:2-3
“And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.”
9. Matthew 8:16-17
“When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”
10. Matthew 9:35
“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.”
11. Matthew 14:14
“And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.”
12. Mark 5:34
“And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.”
13. Mark 10:52
“And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.”
14. Luke 4:18-19
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
15. Luke 6:19
“And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.”
16. Luke 9:11
“And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.”
17. John 4:46-53
“So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.”
18. Acts 4:30
“By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.”
19. Acts 9:34
“And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.”
20. James 5:14-15
“Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.”
21. 1 Peter 2:24
“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
22. 3 John 1:2
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
Powerful Prayer for Healing
Dear Heavenly Father, I come before You in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. I ask for Your divine intervention in the lives of my friends who are struggling with spiritual warfare and are in need of healing. I know that You are the great physician, and nothing is impossible for You.
Lord, I pray that You will protect my friends from the enemy’s attacks and fill them with Your peace that surpasses all understanding. I ask that You cover them with Your precious blood and surround them with Your angels to keep them safe.
Father, I pray that You will remove any obstacles or hindrances in their lives that prevent them from receiving Your healing. I declare that by Your stripes, they are healed (Isaiah 53:5) and that no weapon formed against them shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17).
Lord, I ask that You will heal their physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds and make them whole. I pray that You will restore their strength and energy, give them a renewed sense of purpose, and help them to trust in You completely.
Father, I declare that my friends are victorious in You, and they will not be defeated by the enemy’s attacks. I pray that You will give them the armor of God to stand against the schemes of the devil (Ephesians 6:10-18) and the wisdom to discern the enemy’s tactics.
Lord, I thank You for Your grace and mercy in their lives. I ask that You will continue to work in them and through them for Your glory. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen.
Final Word on Healing
As I conclude this article on healing scriptures, I want to remind you that the power of God’s Word cannot be overstated. The Bible is filled with promises of healing and restoration, and we must hold onto these promises in faith, believing that God is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.
But there is a deeper healing that we all need, and that is the healing of our souls. We live in a broken world, and we are all in need of a Savior who can heal our hearts and set us free from the chains of sin and death. That Savior is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came to earth to die on the cross for our sins and rise again on the third day, conquering death and giving us the hope of eternal life.
If you have never accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, I urge you to do so today. It is not enough to simply read the healing scriptures and hope for physical healing. We must first receive spiritual healing by confessing our sins, repenting, and surrendering our lives to Jesus. Only then can we truly experience the fullness of God’s love, grace, and healing power.
So I encourage you today, my friend, to open your heart to Jesus and receive the gift of salvation that God offers freely to all who believe. Let Him heal your soul and transform your life, so that you may experience the abundant life that He promises to those who trust in Him.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, now and forevermore.
List of Healing Scriptures for Various Health Issues
Here is a list of our top healing scriptures that you can confess our your life for healing:
Christian Healing and Resources
Here are a few Christian websites that may be helpful for those seeking healing:
- Bible Gateway (https://www.biblegateway.com/) – This website offers access to multiple translations of the Bible, as well as tools for studying and understanding the Bible.
- Christianbook.com (https://www.christianbook.com/) – This website offers a wide range of Christian books, Bibles, and other resources on a variety of topics, including healing.
- Crosswalk.com (https://www.crosswalk.com/) – This website offers articles, devotionals, and other resources on a variety of topics related to Christian faith and living.
- Desiring God (https://www.desiringgod.org/) – This website offers resources, articles, and sermons on topics related to Christian faith and living, with a focus on finding joy in God.
- Gospel Coalition (https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/) – This website offers articles, resources, and podcasts on a variety of topics related to Christian faith and living, with a focus on gospel-centered ministry.
- NHS Inform: A to Z list of common illnesses and conditions
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