5 Prayers for Healing a Friend (Praying for Friends)

As a born-again Christian with over 15 years of experience in ministry, I know and trust that God can heal any illness because nothing is impossible for him. My friend had been very sick for quite some time, and I had been praying for him for a long time. The doctors thought that he could not make it, but still, I believed and had Faith in the healing power of God. I knew that nothing is impossible with God, and He has the power to heal my friend. I now have a testimony that God answered my prayers and healed my friend. Read on to find some of the Prayers for Healing a Friend.

One example of a popular prayer you can say for your sick friend is; Father God, I come before you with thanksgiving in my heart. I glorify your name and trust in your healing power. I request that you may heal my sick friend. God, drop your healing hand on her and give her good health. Relieve them of their pain. Father, I have read your word in the book of James 5:15 that when we pray in faith, you will heal the sick. Please, God, hear my petition, for I trust in you. I pray this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen” God answers the prayers made in Faith. Therefore, have faith and say this short prayer, and God will heal them.

In this article, I invite you to join me as we get deeper into prayer for friends. We will get to discover a lot about prayers for others and also learn about the values of a good friendship, according to the Bible. There are also more healing prayers you can make for a sick friend, so read till the end.

5 Prayers for Healing a Friend?

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A Healing Prayer for my hospitalized sick friend.

Almighty Father I have faith in you. I trust that you can do everything and you always want good things for your children. That is why I ask that you may heal my friend who is in a hospital bed. Father, with you, the dead are resurrected, and with your mighty healing, even the paralyzed are healed. God, nothing is impossible with you. I pray that through the blood of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, they will get better and get discharged from the hospital. I know that everything happens according to your will, and I don’t have the power to change your will. Therefore, I pray that it is your will for my friend to be whole again. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, I pray. Amen. – Inspired by Luke 5:17-39.

This prayer is for a friend who is bedridden either at a hospital or at home. Jesus healed a paralyzed man who could not get out of bed in Luke 5:17-39. Just like that man got up and carried his bed home, you can also say this prayer for your friend to get out of that bed in good health because God has the power to heal.

Short healing prayer for a friend

Lord, you are the one who gives life, I ask that you may breathe new life to my sick friend. Give them hope and let them believe there is a future after this sickness. Almighty Father of all creatures, restore good health to my friend’s body. Wash away the illness they are suffering from and make them whole again. I trust that you are in control of my friend’s life. I pray, trust, and believe. Amen. – Inspired by Living Prayers

This is a prayer for a disease that is not very serious though it needs God’s healing. Believe that even though the disease does not require much attention. God will hear you and heal it because nothing is too small for God.

Prayer for a sick friend

Lord, I will always trust in you forever for you are my eternal strength. That is why I come to you in prayer for my sick friend who has lost hope and strength to keep fighting. You are the God of hope. Restore hope in my friend’s life, Dear Father. Remind them that you are their strength and refuge. Nothing is impossible for you. Father God drop your healing power upon my friend and make them feel better. Show them that even in this difficult time of pain, you are by their side. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. – Inspired by Isaiah 26:3–4

This is a prayer of hope for your friend to get better. Sometimes, your friend may lose hope that they will get better. But you can pray that God restores their hope so they can also fight to get well.

Prayer for the Healing of a Sick Friend in the Hospital

Lord God in heaven, I come to you praying for my sick friend. She is at the hospital, and the doctors are running tests, but they have not given us any feedback. As we wait to know what is ailing her, I pray that you will give her strength and that it won’t be anything serious. Heal her body organs and blood. Give her immune system the strength needed to fight this disease that is making her weak. I also pray the doctors will figure out her illness quickly and get to give her the right treatment. Father, I know that you heal through many miraculous ways, including doctors. Touch my friend with your healing touch and let us testify of it forever. I also pray for her family who are very worried. Give them peace and calm their mind as they wait for the test results. I pray and trust in you, Mighty Healer. Amen. – Inspired by Grace & Prayers

Pray this prayer if the doctors are telling you they don’t know what is ailing your friend. God knows everything, and nothing is impossible for him. Therefore, he can heal even a disease that the doctors cannot get the exact cure for.

Prayer for Healing a Sick Friend in Isolation

Almighty Father, I thank you for the good life you have given my friend. I thank you for the days he has been happy spending time with us. However, he is very sick and his doctors told him the disease is contagious. He has to stay in isolation away from the people he loves. I pray that you may remember him and heal him so he can get to spend time with his family. Your word tells us of the miraculous healing of the bleeding woman who was in isolation. Through a single touch of Jesus’ clothing she got healed. I believe that this could also happen to my friend. Father, remember my friend and through your miraculous touch, heal him. Give him strength and Faith in you. Show him that there is hope and let him believe in your mighty healing. I pray this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen. – Inspired by Luke 8:43-48

Pray this prayer for a friend who has a contagious disease and is in isolation. Though you cannot be with them, God can drop his healing hand on them. He is everywhere, even with everyone, even those with contagious diseases.

How many times can I pray for a friend’s healing?

Prayers for Healing a Friend 
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You can pray for your friend’s healing as many times as you can. Ephesians 6:18 reads, “Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.” The Bible suggests that we should pray at all times. We should be persistent in our prayers as we bring our petitions to God. Therefore, you should pray for your friend to get better at all times without giving up until she is healed. Because being persistent shows that you believe that God has the power to heal your friend.

Also, according to 1 Thessalonians 5:17, the Bible implies that we should pray without ceasing. This means that we should pray without stopping or giving up. Therefore, make your healing petition known To God as many times as you can, and he will answer it. Additionally, the parable in Luke 18:1-8 teaches about persistence in prayers. Jesus taught his disciples to pray often and never give up on praying. He gave them a parable about a woman who always went to a judge requesting justice against her adversary. The Judge always refused to grant her justice because the woman was persistent and bothered the judge all the time. He finally decided to grant her will, so she should leave him alone. Jesus suggested that this is how we should act when we pray. If we have something that we need God to do for us, we should be persistent until he does it.

However, as you pray, you should have Faith because, without faith, God cannot heal your friend even when you pray continually. According to James 5:14-15, the Bible speculates that prayers offered in faith will heal the sick. If you believe that God can heal your friend and pray trusting this, God will answer you, and your friend will get healed. Therefore, first, have Faith in God’s healing power and then pray for your sick friend as many times as possible for God to heal her.

Can I use these prayers for someone who is not my friend?

Yes, you can use these prayers even for someone who is not your friend. You don’t have to have any relationship with someone for you to pray for them. 1 Timothy 2:1 reads, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people” The Bible implies that prayers should be made for everyone. It does not matter whether the person is your friend, God’s will is that you pray for everyone.

According to John 13:34, the Bible implies that Jesus commanded his people to love one another just like he loves us. Loving everyone means that you are willing to pray for them when they don’t have the strength to do it. A sick person may not be able to pray for their healing because of the pain and the confusion they face while ill.

Therefore, it is your responsibility to pray for them. Jesus showed his Love for his people by performing healing miracles. You can also do the same by making these prayers for someone, even if they are not your friend. God will use your Faith and grant healing to the person you pray for.

What is the value of good friendship according to the Bible?

According to the Bible, there are many values of a good friendship. God appreciates good friendship and it can be seen in the Bible. The Bible implies that the greatest value of a good friendship is Love. John 15:12-14 reads, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you” There is no greater friendship than the one Jesus has offered us. He died on the cross for our forgiveness because he loves us, and we are his friends.

Therefore, a good friendship should have Love. Because according to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, the Bible suggests that Love is kind, patient, does not envy, and does not dishonour others. It also suggests that Love is not self-seeking and keeps no record of wrongs. These are all the qualities needed in a good friendship; hence Love is the greatest value of a good friendship, according to the Bible.

Also, another value of friendship, according to the Bible, is being honest with each other even though it hurts. Proverbs 27:6 reads, “Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.” The context of this verse is that a friend will tell you the truth even if it will hurt you without flattering you, while your enemy will tell you what you want to hear, even if it is a lie and can destroy you in the future. Therefore, a good friendship involves people who are honest with each other and ready to correct one another when they make a mistake.

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