As I sit down to write to you today, I am reminded of a quote from the great preacher Charles Spurgeon: “I believe that the greatest gift I can receive from God is the gift of His love manifested in the hearts of His people.” Truly, there is no greater gift than the love of God, and no greater expression of that love than when we share it with others.
If you’re anything like me, you know the power of prayer and the incredible impact it can have on the lives of those we love. There is nothing quite like the feeling of seeing a loved one healed, whether physically, emotionally, or spiritually. And as Christians, we know that God is the ultimate healer – it is through His power and grace that we are made whole.
But sometimes, it can be difficult to know where to start when praying for healing. Which scriptures should we turn to? How can we pray with faith and confidence? And what can we do to ensure that our prayers are truly effective?
That’s why I’ve put together this guide to Healing Scriptures for Others. In the pages that follow, we’ll explore some of the most powerful and transformative scriptures in the Bible, and we’ll learn how to apply them to our prayers for healing.
We’ll also hear stories of miraculous healings, both from biblical times and from the present day. We’ll see how God’s healing power is still at work in the world today, and we’ll be encouraged to pray with faith and expectancy for those we love.
So whether you’re struggling with sickness yourself, or you’re praying for a loved one who is in need of healing, I invite you to join me on this journey. Let’s explore the healing scriptures together and discover the incredible power of God’s love to transform lives.
Healing Scriptures for Others
1. 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.” This verse reminds us to remember all the benefits God has given us, including healing us from all diseases.
2. 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.” This verse promises healing to those who listen to and obey God’s commands.
3. 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.” This verse speaks of the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus, and how through his wounds we can be healed.
4. Matthew 8:17
“That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” This verse quotes Isaiah 53:4-5 and shows how Jesus fulfilled the prophecy by healing people during his ministry.
5. Mark 5:34
“And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.” This verse shows how faith can bring healing, as demonstrated by Jesus healing the woman with an issue of blood.
6. Mark 9:23
“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” This verse reminds us that with faith, all things are possible, including healing.
7. 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.” This verse encourages us to seek prayer and anointing from the elders of the church when we are sick, and promises healing and forgiveness through faith.
8. 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.” This verse promises healing and restoration from God for those who have been rejected or cast out.
9. 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.” This verse shows how Jesus went throughout the land, healing all who came to him and demonstrating God’s power.
10. Luke 10:9
“And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.” This verse encourages believers to go out and heal the sick, just as Jesus did, and to proclaim the nearness of the kingdom of God.
11. Acts 3:16
“And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.” This verse speaks of the healing of a lame man through faith in the name of Jesus.
12. Acts 10:38
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” This verse highlights how Jesus was anointed by God to heal and do good, and how he healed all who were oppressed by the devil.
13. Romans 8:11
“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” This verse speaks of the power of the Holy Spirit to bring life to our bodies, including healing.
14. 1 Corinthians 12:9
“To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit.” This verse speaks of the spiritual gift of healing that is given to believers through the Holy Spirit.
15. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” This verse speaks of how God comforts us in our troubles, so that we may be able to comfort others who are also in need of comfort and healing.
16. Hebrews 4:16
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” This verse encourages us to approach God boldly, in order to receive the grace and mercy that we need, including healing.
17. James 5:16
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” This verse encourages us to confess our faults and pray for one another, and promises that the prayers of a righteous person can bring about much healing.
18. 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.” This verse speaks of how Jesus bore our sins and our sicknesses on the cross, and how through his wounds we can be healed.
19. Psalm 107:19-20
“Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” This verse speaks of how God can heal us through his Word, and how he can save us from our troubles and distresses.
20. Psalm 147:3
“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” This verse speaks of how God can heal the emotional and spiritual wounds of those who are brokenhearted.
21. 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.” This verse speaks of how Jesus suffered for our sins and sicknesses on the cross, and how through his wounds we can be healed.
22. 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.” This verse speaks of how God promises to restore health and heal wounds, even when others have rejected us and called us outcasts. These verses demonstrate that God is a God of healing, and that he desires to bring healing to all those who seek it. They encourage believers to have faith in God’s power to heal, to pray for healing for themselves and others, and to trust in God’s goodness and love.
Powerful Prayer for Healing
Dear Heavenly Father,
In the name of Jesus Christ, I come before you today to pray for those who are battling spiritual warfare in their lives. I declare your power and authority over all the works of darkness and the schemes of the enemy, and I ask that you bring healing and restoration to those who are in need.
Lord, I pray for those who are struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, fear, and any other form of spiritual bondage. I declare freedom and deliverance over their lives, in the name of Jesus Christ. Your word says in Psalm 107:20, “He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” I declare this promise over their lives today.
I pray that you fill them with your peace that surpasses all understanding, as stated in Philippians 4:7, so that they may have the strength to overcome the attacks of the enemy. I declare that they are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus, as promised in Romans 8:37.
Father, I pray that you send your angels to encamp around them, as stated in Psalm 34:7, to protect them from any harm or danger. I declare that no weapon formed against them shall prosper, as stated in Isaiah 54:17.
I pray that you reveal your love and grace to them, and that they may experience your presence in a powerful way. I declare that they are the apple of your eye, as stated in Psalm 17:8, and that you have a plan and a purpose for their lives, as stated in Jeremiah 29:11.
Lord, I thank you for the victory that we have in Jesus Christ, and I pray that you fill them with your Holy Spirit, to empower them to live a life that glorifies you. I declare that they are blessed and highly favored, as stated in Ephesians 1:3.
Thank you, Lord, for hearing this prayer. I declare healing and restoration over their lives, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Final Word on Healing
As I come to the end of this article, I cannot help but feel a deep sense of conviction in my heart. I have been writing about the topic of healing for others, but I cannot ignore the fact that the greatest healing that anyone can experience is the healing of their soul.
The Bible tells us that we are all sinners and that the wages of sin is death. We have all fallen short of God’s perfect standard and are in need of a Savior. But the good news is that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us on the cross so that we could be saved from our sins and have eternal life.
If you have not yet accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, I urge you to do so today. There is no greater gift than the gift of salvation, and it is available to all who believe in Him. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).
As we seek to bring healing to others, let us not forget the ultimate healing that can only come through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. May we all have a heart that is open to His love and a willingness to surrender our lives to Him.
I leave you with these words from the Apostle Paul: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16).
May God bless you and keep you always.
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