Do you, or someone you know need prayer for healing and strength? Cancer has attacked me in the past, so I know what it means to lack strength and need healing.
The promises of God are the best medicine available. I’m thankful for the doctors and surgeons who helped me fight a debilitating illness, but the real battle was fought on my knees and in my mind more than anywhere else.
Exodus 12 relates the story of God’s deliverance of the people of Israel from Egypt after 400 years of oppression. Each Israelite household killed a lamb and placed the blood of that lamb over the doorpost of their home.
When the angel of death passed through the land to kill each first-born in Egypt, he passed over the houses of the Israelites because death had already visited the home as evidenced by the blood on the doorposts.
Interestingly, when the Israelites left Egypt there was not one feeble person among them. All the sick men, women, and children, and even the elderly, had been healed.
He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes (Psalm 105:37 KJV).
Scripture prayer for healing and strength
We who know Christ Jesus also live under shed blood. The Passover foreshadowed the deliverance that Christ brought for us when he died on the Cross.
All the promises of God become mine to claim as part of the New Covenant found in my relationship with Jesus (see 2 Corinthians 1:19-21). They are yours too.
Psalm 105:37 is one of my favorite promises to pray for myself and for those who are experiencing debilitating illness. My prayer goes something like this:
Lord, you made a blood covenant at Passover with the people of Israel when they painted the blood of a lamb over their doorposts. The angel of death passed over their homes because death had already visited them. That blood brought deliverance and healing to each of them. The people left Egypt the next day and there was not one feeble person among them.
Like the Israelites of old, I stand upon a covenant bought by blood—the blood of Jesus. That blood is placed over the doorpost of my life. I ask, Father, for you to fulfill your promise to me of that blood covenant, and deliver me from the oppression of sickness and weakness.
I remind you, Lord, that not one feeble person was among those that escaped Egypt, and, like them, I ask for health and strength for my body and mind according to Psalm 105:37—”You brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.”
Based on your promise, Lord, I command weakness and sickness to leave my body. Feebleness does not reflect the Lord Jesus, and it is not to be a part of my life. I will walk in health and strength according to your Word.
Thank you, Father, for in 2 Corinthians 1:19-21 you have already said “Yes” to all of your promises for me, and I agree with those promises by saying “Amen.”
Which Scripture promises do you pray when illness attacks you or those you love? Please share them in the comment section below, as I know others would appreciate them.
If you are going through a difficult time of sickness, please let me know. I’ll put you on my prayer list. Really. Just send me a message via the form on the bottom of my contact page.
Most of all I hope you will use the Scriptures as prayer for healing and strength. Grace and peace to you,
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