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Scripture Prayer for Healing and Strength

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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    1. Dorothy

      Thanks for your prayer I have ALS

  2. sherry west

    Thank you susan for this prayer. I’m in a spot where this was really needed. Thank you for the guidence

    1. Susan

      You are welcome, Sherry. Glad it helped. 🙂

      1. J Martin Conflenti

        I pray daily for healing of wife, Kay; addicted to smoking many, many years. She states a desire to stop. However she needs help from Jesus and Holy Spirit. We are Christians. In Him, Martin

        1. Susan Gaddis

          I’ll be praying with you on that, Martin. Smoking is so difficult to stop when it has been an addition for many years. I know the Lord will hear the prayers of you both.

          1. Lauren Einheit

            Thank you Susan.
            Your prayers are beautiful.
            I am praying for my brother In law
            Jack he has a collapsed lung.
            Praying for a healing.

          2. Susan Gaddis

            I will be praying for your brother-in-law too, Lauren.

    2. Tina

      Hi my name is Tina and I cry from morning to night pray for my pain reliefe and any illness in my body to be remove, in Jesus name amen thank you.

  3. Cheryl

    Thanks Susan….this was helpful in the time of need.
    May God Continue to Bless U !!!!

  4. natalie. powell

    Thanks. That was really encouraging. I have heel spur and circulation issue. I currently walk and limp and my left foot feels weak. Its not easy to walk. Pray for me

    1. Susan Gaddis

      I’ll be praying for you, Natalie. I’ve had problems with my left foot so I can relate to a little of the pain you must be feeling. God is faithful!

  5. Cynthia Riley

    Pray for me concerning My illness. Disease.Called scleraderma. An autoimmun e Disease conjestive Heart.disease
    Raynaund. joint pain imflamation blood clots. Thank you for praying for mě
    And My granddaughter headachne
    My grandson appetite to be decrease

    1. Susan Gaddis

      I am praying for you, Cynthia. It sounds like you really have a lot you are dealing with. May peace, health, and God’s powerful grace hold you tight through this difficult time. Blessings to you, Susan

  6. Shanice

    just found out my aunt has breast cancer and so does her daughter…Iam a believe of Christ just keep us in your prayers please..

    1. Susan Gaddis

      I’ll be praying for all of you, Shanice. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Anthony Chia

    God bless your prayer ministry. I am lifting up my friend; Charles in prayers for God’s healing. My friend need to go for a major surgery. He has tumor in his pancreas.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      I have put your friend, Charles, on my prayer list, Anthony. Please let me know how his recover goes.
      Praying with you, Susan

  8. Louis

    I am hoping you will pray for my eyes to heal and that I can afford to live and feed myself this month. Yes I believe in prayer and two or more gathered together…

    1. Susan Gaddis

      You are now on my prayer list, Louis. I will be praying for the Lord to heal your eyes. Peace and grace, Susan

  9. Barbara

    I have uterian cancer, have had surgery and now the chemo is not working and the cancer is coming back. I am doing a new chemo treatment and need prayer that it works. Thank you for your prayers.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      You’re on my prayer list, Barbara. I’ll be praying against fear as well as against the cancer. May the Lord’s peace and healing invade your mind, emotions, and every cell of your body.

  10. precious

    Please pray for me, I have been having pains in my heart, can’t sleep, sometimes I. Just sweat a lot. Two days ago I went to the doc after I woke up with terrible tonsils. My high blood pressure was too high. Went again yesterday, still too high am going there today.if it hadn’t dropped they said they will put me straight on medication. Pls pray for my healing, for this. Pain to die, for God to restore my health and strength to know that God hears my prayers.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Praying for you, Precious
      May the Holy Spirit lead you as you go through this difficult time and may the Lord heal you spirit, soul, AND body! May you have the strength need to know that God hears your prayers (He does), and may your blood pressure go down to normal.In His great name, Amen!

  11. Susie

    This is very uplifting and I repeat this prayer everyday. Need a healing touch from God for my body. Have inflammation in my body and lungs. Have problems with dizziness too.

  12. Laura

    Please pray for healing in my body. I am trying so hard to just give it over to GOD but it is so hard. Please pray for me. Thank you for your prayer, too. Very uplifting.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      I will be praying for you, Laura. You’re on my list now. I know how hard it is to leave it in God’s hands. Sit on His and rest in Him. Keep me posted on how you are doing.

  13. Carolyn

    Pray for my mother for complete deliverance of fluids on her body causing her to swell and memory has gone with that disease
    of old age. Pray for strength for her children.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Thanks for leaving your prayer request here, Carolyn. I’ll be praying for her and your siblings. It’s hard when our parents get old and their body starts to fail. I went through that with both my parents, but God was faithful and removed pain even thought they each eventually joined Jesus in heaven. So.. I’ll be praying that your mom is able to release fluids so the swelling goes down, her memory improves, and your siblings find strength in the Lord.

  14. Mary Lou Johnson

    Thank you for your prayers. I have a good employee who is a preschool teacher, and a mom of two young children. For the past two week her foot was tingling–like it was asleep. She had an MRI and was told today that she has a brain tumor. I am requesting special prayers for God’s miraculous healing touch upon her body, and strength for her husband, children and family. I ask for renewed faith, free from worry, and God’s presence in every area of her life. Thank you for this website. God bless you and your team. Mary Lou

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Thanks for letting me know about your friend with the brain tumor, Mary Lou. That is so sad. She and her family are now on my prayer list.

  15. Connie

    Please pray for my daughter Shanna. She has 2 large masses on/near her left ovary. She is having an MRI on Wednesday. She is very scared…my sister has a mass and it was a rare cancerous tumor. At 16 she had a complete hysterectomy.
    Shanna is 19 and a believer.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Sorry to be so long in responding, Connie. I do have you on my prayer list. How is Shanna doing now?

  16. Renee J.

    Hi Susan please pray for me. I am battling sickness and weakness in my body. I trust God. Thank You for sharing and caring.

  17. Bob Souliere

    My wife Marion has lung cancer. Please pray for her healing and cure from this disease.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      I’ll be praying for her, Bob. God is bigger than cancer and you’re wife has an amazing husband who would ask for prayer for her. You’re both on my prayer list now.

  18. Anthony

    Dear Susan G,
    I praised our loving God for your ministry; I saw your email just as I ponder on the uncertainty of 2016 with all my family problems.

    I would like to continue to hold on to our loving God in this storm. I continue to uplift my son to walk right with the Lord. For more than 2 years; our parents son relationship is tense. We are locked in disagreement regarding his relationship with a woman 8 years older than him. My son is twenty 26 years old now.

    My wife and I are deeply saddened by this family issue but want to continue to be a loving parents to our son.

    Another pain in my heart is to see my younger brother battle with his relapse cancer of the nose. He has gone for a major surgery 3 months ago but now doctor has found another tumor growth on another side of his nose.

    I can only surrender everything to our loving God. I prayed for strength and comfort for my brother and his family.

    Please include me in your prayers.

    Thankful and God be praised!

    1. Susan Gaddis

      I’ve put you on my prayer list, Anthony. It sounds like you have a lot of pain on your plate and really need God’s intervention. I’ll believe with you that God is going to give you a great 2016 as you rest in Him.

  19. Nancy Martin

    Hi Susan, thank you for your encouraging words! I have been in terrible pain with a back injury and firmly believe that God wants me to be whole and healthy. It’s almost to the point where I cannot work anyore. I do not want to pursue surgery as this would put quite a financial strain on me, and keep me from participating in my son’s wedding next month.
    Thank you so much for your prayers and your ministry!


    1. Susan Gaddis

      I’m praying for you, Nancy. For healing, and especially that you can participate in your son’s wedding and enjoy the experience.

      May God restore your strength and rain healing down upon you.


  20. Elda Baker

    Please add me to your prayer list, I am believing for God’s word to manifest in my body for an issue of blood. I am currently on blood thinners which is causing side affects in my body one being I am losing my hair. I would appreciate your prayers and coming in agreement with my complete healing. I enjoyed reading your prayer above and will lean on that until I see the healing.

    Thank you,
    God Bless

    1. Susan Gaddis

      You are on my list, Elda. Agreeing with you for healing!

  21. Paula

    Hi Susan,
    I am going in for further tests regarding an enlarged goiter as well as nodules on my thyroid. I will be going to get a biopsy. I am praying and believing the God has healed me and that all of my tests will return normal and that I will not have any type of cancer.
    Would you stand with me in agreement?
    Thank you and God bless.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Yes, of course I will be praying for you, Paula. The tests and the waiting can be soooo hard. You’re now on my prayer list. God bless you, Susan

  22. Susan

    Dear Susan, I am hoping that you would add my daughter Sheena in your prayer list.She is diagnosed with blood clot in her right brain six years ago that caused her to have seizures. She is being advised to go for operation to remove it but delayed cos she is doing her post grade study. At the moment she is taking medication to control her seizures. But occasionally she will get fits for a few second. Few times when she is driving. I am very worry for her.I believe that God the father and Our Lord Jesus will always be there for her.Amen

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Sorry to be so long getting back to you, Susan. I have put Sheena on my prayer list. Please keep me updated! This must be so very hard for you as a mother, so I’m adding you to my prayer list also.

  23. Doris

    Please pray for me. It concerns my liver. Thanks so much.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Praying for you and the healing of your liver, Doris. May the Lord wrap you in His arms as you wait for His answer.

  24. Jasmine

    Hello there.I have a blood cloth in my leg for the past 6 years.I have numerous problems associated with it and other complications as well.Also some other diseases after the blood cloth.I have prayed about the same blood cloth,but then I got tired of praying the same prayer over and over again.I feel as if no one is hearing my prayers,as if my prayers never went up to heaven.Six years later I still have the blood cloth.I take blood thinners medication and a side effect of taking ,long term ,blood thinner medication is short term memory.Now I have short term memory and a list of other things due to the same thing…

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Praying for that blood clot that is still giving you trouble, Jasmine. Plus the short term memory loss must really be a struggle. The Lord has heard you and loves you deeply. Keep praying for strength and hope as you wait for healing, and I will pray the same, as well as for your complete healing. You are not forgotten.

  25. Mhel

    Dear Sister Susan,

    Please add my name to your prayer list..!I was diagnosed with blood disease… I pray that the blood of our Lord Jesus replace mine… pray that the numbers in my next blood works will go down coz it’s too high…half beyond normal… so please help me pray… thank you so much!

    1. Susan Gaddis

      I’m so sorry you are facing such scary news, Mhel. I will be praying that your numbers go down and that the presence of the Lord will warm your heart as He wraps you in His arms and encourages you. May you feel His presence and His life in your blood and each cell of your body.

  26. Laura

    Please pray for my friend Amy. She has triple negative breast cancer and it has returned spreading to her shoulder liver spine and now her lung. She is a beautiful friend who is so sick. Please pray for her.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Amy is now on my prayer list, Laura, and I know that many who read this post will also be praying for her. May she know the presence of the Lord as the great physician during her illness. His love will also sustain her and give her peace. Please let her know we are praying for her.

  27. Catherine Watson

    Thanks so much for sharing your prayer and story!I am currently under treatment for
    continual bloodclots, anemia,vitamin D deficiency &monitoring my liver enzymes&one of my doctors voiced concern of seeing my clotting pattern with cancer before but im unsure if they ran tests on that.i had a dye test with possible clot removal/stent placemnt scheduled for today but was rescheduled to tuesday coming due to the icestorm & currently i am observing wether im experiencing symptoms that i should contact my doctor over.There are so many scriptures that ive found comfort and strength in praying and meditating on in life and have seen God do such wonderfull things and sometimes i am reminded of how He has done beyond what my flesh mind would expect .I have recently veiwed with new perception when the 23rd psalm says yea though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death i shall fear no evil for tjou art with me.You are truly a blessing and thank you for your prayers also

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Thank you for sharing your story, Catherine. I’ve added you to my prayer list, and I’m looking to hearing good reports from you! May the Lord continue to provide direction and wisdom to your doctors and hope and strength to your faith as you move forward in this healing journey.

  28. Juan Chavez

    So I had a Catether ablation. So right now I am out of the hospital and my left leg hurts so much. Please pray for my healing so that I get healed as soon as possible. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!

    1. Susan Gaddis

      I’ve been praying for your leg and complete healing, Juan. 🙂

  29. Chanin Cutsinger

    My father has blot clots around his lungs, he is in the hospital now. We are believing for him to be healed. He also has an infection in his arm. He’s 85 and needs a miracle, believing for Gods intervention.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Praying with you, Chanin. May the Great Physician heal your father and give your family hope and peace. I will continue to pray in the days ahead.

  30. Janet

    Amen .Thanx for that powerful prayer! I have un explained body pains .my left kidney was removed two months back and also went for vaccination against corvid 19 two weeks back.please pray for me.Thanx and God bless you.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Thanks for stopping by, Janet. Your unexplained body pains sound very uncomfortable. Having only one kidney probably doesn’t help, either. I’m so sorry you are having to go through this. I will definitely be praying for you.

  31. Marifel

    Please pray for my sister in law Zita who is still in the ICU for a blood clot in her lungs and have fluids in her side of her lungs and blood in her belly. Please include her in your prayers that God will hear our prayers and heal her in Jesus Christ our Lord. 🙏 Amen.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      I have put your sister-in-law on my prayer list. May the Lord heal her and bring you hope and peace.

  32. Ruby Barker

    Dear Susan, thank you for you prayer above, as I intercede on behalf of my dear sister Shirley. She in Hillcrest Heart Hospital, because she has a large blood clot in her heart, lungs, and legs. I am not only praying for my sister but her doctors and all care givers, nurses to be given wisdom and knowledge concerning her body and what should be done through Christ Jesus and she is healed by the stripes of Jesus Christ. I claim the Victory over her healing in Jesus name. Amen.I believe the report of the Lord thy God please be in prayer with me and her family and my family. Thank you for such encouraging words.

  33. Tamika Taylor

    Please keep me in prayer i was shot on June 10th and since then i have develop a small bloodclot under my lung. I rebuke it in the name of JESUS. GOD WILL HEAL ME. AMEN

  34. Shelley schaff

    Please keep me in your prayer. I have been experiencing pain in my chest ribs and back with difficulty breathing. Pray for my continued health and well being. Thank you and god bless you. Jesus all mighty will heal me. Amen amen

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