Healing Prayers

Healing Prayers

Man has always been curious about supernatural powers that are not tangible, but which can be only experienced. Healing prayer is one of them. It can cure any illness if you believe in the divine power, even if the doctors lose hope.
It is said that God does not give us more pain than we can bear. And with that pain, he also gives us solace, but we just need to pray for it. In the Holy Bible it is said, 'ask and you shall receive' but many of us do not even have the time to ask. We search for happiness and consolation everywhere, but not in our minds. Yes the joy, peace of mind, security, and an inspiration lies within you. You just need to recognize and accept God beyond your intelligence and logical abilities. Healing prayers are all about igniting the faith and beliefs, and channelizing all the positive energies from the Higher source to the one who needs it. It is nothing but praying in the name of God in which, you push away the negative thoughts and concentrate on the positive ones, and ask God for what you want.

Prayers for the Sick

We remember God the most when our loved ones are in pain due to sickness or any terminal illness, and all the efforts to cure them go in vain. In this situation, it is best to pray and leave everything to God. Prayer offers comfort in times of suffering and gives us hope. Many times sick patients give up hope and end up with negative thoughts like fear, worry, anger, despair, and grief, that causes mental blocks, halting, or slowing down the curative process. But the prayers have an affirmative effect, which is now an accepted fact by medical science. Praying and positive thinking releases endorphins in the body, which makes the person feel optimistic, happy, and content. This gives a person the strength to fight all odds, even those of terminal illnesses. Let us see some verses from the bible that can be used for healing.

Bible Verses

Acts 3: 16 tells us "By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him, that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see". This verse essentially means that, you must have faith in God and the healing should be sought in the name of Jesus, who will make the sufferer strong, so that he can recover from the sickness.

In James 5:16 we are asked to "confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed". and then told that, "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." It means that the honest, truthful, and selfless man who accepts all his sins and prays for others is a strong person and will be healed by God.

In James 5: 14 -15 we are told to ask the elders to pray and their faith in God will heal us. The verse says, "Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him, and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven".

Mark 11:24 - 24, "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours". This means that you should be assured of getting whatever you have asked for in prayer. Start behaving as if you are already being healed, that will boost your confidence and you will be healed faster.

Luke 9:11, "He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing". It says that we must not hastily seek for healing but be grateful to the Almighty for this life, and appreciate the good things in life. This will give us the positive outlook towards life and help us heal faster.

For Terminal Illnesses

There are many terminal illnesses, but what terminates the patient is the fear of death. Cancer is one such disease, which pushes the person into the girth of darkness and depression. Many cancer patients get shattered and devastated when they come to know about it. Many decide to fight back, but the chemotherapy takes away their confidence slowly with each falling hair. At this point, their faith needs to be restored in God by the prayers. There are many elements you can include in prayer, for example, you can pray that the medication works effectively and eliminates cancer, bless the person and the affected body part to function the way it was created by God, multiplying of cancer cells be prohibited, command all the cancer spirits or death spirits to leave the body, bless the healthy cells to live long, and ask the God or the Holy Spirit to motivate the patient to bear the pain and fight the ailment, etc.

These methods do not impose any disrespect to medical treatment, but are an additional attempt to cure the illness. They can be concluded as the state of mind which is hopeful, positive, and peaceful. They say, if you want something desperately and if you pray hard for it, then the whole universe conspires for you to get it. So believe in yourself and always have a positive attitude, that can help you fight against all the mental, physical, and emotional problems.
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