Prayers for Healing

The Holy Bible promises us healing because of what Jesus Christ did on the cross.

He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. ~ 1 Peter 2:24

Jesus, who knew no sin, accepted responsibility for the sins of everyone (past, present and future) in the world. He received judgement for those sins and paid the price with His life. He was beaten, bruised, and wounded so that we can have everlasting life and healing from all sicknesses. Just as we receive salvation because of Jesus’s act on the cross, we are also entitled to complete healing and restoration.

Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. ~ James 5:16

Unconfessed sin blocks our prayers from being answered. It’s why we are instructed to confess our sins and ask God for forgiveness. We are made righteous by the blood of Jesus Christ and by his act on the cross. That righteousness is ours because of Jesus. When we sin, however, we block God’s blessings on our life. God does not like sin. We are encouraged to get rid of sin immediately through confession, so that we can receive God’s forgiveness, and so that our prayers (for healing and everything else) can be answered.

O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone! ~ Jeremiah 17:14

We can trust God to be our healer. We can trust His promises on healing found in the Holy Bible. Men may lie and make promises they have no intention of keeping, but God is not a man. If God said He will do something, we can take Him at His word. He will do it. God promised us healing in 1 Peter 2:24, just as He promised us eternal life and salvation. We can believe it.

Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. ~ Psalm 103:2-4

Praise precedes the victory! While we are waiting for our healing to show up, we can and should praise God. Everyone can find something to praise God about. Holding onto the good things God has done for us keeps our hope alive and our faith strong. Not losing sight of God’s goodness is important for waiting in expectancy.

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Do you have a story of God’s healing in your life? Please share by commenting below, and encourage someone else!

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