Prayer for Healing in the Bible
Today, Prayer for healing in the bible remains the ultimate answered to every situation that needs healing. There are several millions of people in the world today who are sick and there are 6,316 people who die each hour because they don’t know about secrets of prayer for healing in the bible that works. Some approach the topic of healing in a wrong way and they obtain a wrong result. People need to also understand that there is a difference between prayer in the old testament and prayer in the new statement. In the old testament prayer for healing had a different approach. With the coming of Jesus Christ things changed. Healing Prayer took another dimension. So, you can’t pray today for healing using the old testament method of prayer. We could learn some things and attitude of prayer in the old testament and empower it with the teachings of Jesus, and the way the apostles prayed in the new testament after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
What is prayer for healing?
In order for us to understand what prayer for healing is we need to first define what is prayer for healing. But before we define what prayer for healing is, lets first define what is prayer and later define what is healing.
What is prayer:
The simplest definition of prayer is “talking to God“. www. Dictionary .com defines prayer as a spiritual communion with God or an object of worship, as in supplication, thanksgiving, adoration, or confession. Word web dictionary defines prayer as the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
From the two definition of prayer above we see that prayer is all about communicating with God, in making a petition, adoration or thanks giving. This brings us to seven different types of prayers, which are; a prayer for request or petition, a prayer of worship or adoration, thanks giving prayer, intercessory prayer, payer warfare and prayer of forgiveness. When you pray utter words to God, pray in faith without having doubts in your heart. Pray to the father in the name of Jesus and not praying to Jesus in the name of Jesus (John 16:38). These are some key things you must know about prayer. Continue reading, we will expand more on this on healing after defining what healing is.
What is healing:
English Oxford living dictionary defines healing as the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again. Vocabulary .com dictionary defines healing as the natural process by which the body repairs itself. From the definitions above about healing we see that healing is a process, it could be natural process, and it has to do with the repairing of the body. If some body needs healing it means there is a part of the person’s body which is damage, caused by something or an event which has affected the body and prevents it from functioning normally, which causes the person pain at times and discomfort. In summary healing is to make the unhealthy or the sick healthy and well again. Based in the bible, healing when it comes to prayers can take place instantly and healing can as well take a process. We will explain further on this in the other sections below.
What is prayer for healing: A prayer for healing is asking God to make an unhealthy body healthy again. This kind of prayer falls under the prayer of petition or request because you are requesting God to do something for you or to manifest Himself over a given situation. A prayer of petition or request should be made to God in the name of Jesus. If you are sick or not well you should make a prayer for healing to God in the name of Jesus. It is the same case if you have a friend who is sick, or has a health situation or a family member who has health problems the same kind of prayer need to be made for them.
Prayer for healing in the bible in the old testament
In the old testament of the bible prayer for healing was approach in another way. Prayer was made directly to God without mentioning the name of Jesus. The book of genesis 20:17 is the first instance in the bible where a prayer for healing was made.
Gen 20:17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
The scripture above is talking about how Abraham prayed to God for healing for Abimelech, his wife and maidservants and they healed. This also shows that they had problems of child baring because after Abraham prayed to God for healing they were able to bear children.
In the old testament, very few individuals prayed directly to God in respect to healing without consulting a priest or a prophet. Its worth mentioning that in the old testament people who were in charge of healing were mostly prophets and priest who prayed for people and they received their healing because these people had the anointing of God upon them and were in direct communication with God. The priest was also in charged to ensure that a sick person was healed or cleansed, and announced to the people.
Prayer for healing in the bible in the new testament
In the new testament, prayer for healing became possible for anyone who believed in Jesus Christ. Jesus healed so many people who were sick from their diseases and infirmities. Because of unbelief in the home town of Jesus, Jesus was unable to do any mighty work except that he laid his hand on a few sick people (Mark 6:5). Those who were unable to receive their healing were those who didn’t believe in Jesus. The bible says Jesus was unable do mighty miracles in the land because of the unbelieve of the people. Prayer for healing in the new testament has to do with having faith in Jesus or God. Having faith in Jesus is believing in the word of God as it is in the bible. The bible says faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17). You need to embrace the word of God and act on it with faith before you can fully benefit from the prayer of healing.
First peter 2:24 says by the stripes of Jesus Christ we were healed, which means while we pray for healing we need to pray with the mindset that we have been healed already by the stripes of Jesus Christ. Jesus has made healing possible for anyone who believes in the wounds Jesus received on His body over 2000 years ago.
How to make a prayer for healing for yourself
In order to pray for healing for yourself you need to believe that God can heal you and will heal you because He loves you. The book of first peter chapter 2 verse 24 says by the stripes of Jesus Christ we were healed. That means that we have been healed already before we even pray. We should pray from the winning angle with the mind set that our healing is certain and that we have been healed already. Notice, it’s past tense, meaning you are just claiming your good health back. One important thing you will need to do is to have faith in the scriptures which promises us healing like in the book of peter. You have the Holy spirit in you who is able to give life to your mortal body from any form of sickness that has attacked your body.
Romans 8:11 “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you“.
From the scripture above you can see that you have nothing to worry about when praying for healing because the holy spirit in you will give life to your mortal body and make it whole again when you pray. This is why you need to pray in faith and believe that you have been healed already and begin to do those things which you were unable to do. Philippians 2:10-11
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
The scripture above shows that when you mention the name of Jesus every situation would bow and submit to the name of Jesus. This includes everything even incurable diseases. In the book of Ephesians 1:20-21 says, …Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, the Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
The scripture above makes us to understand that the name of Jesus is above (has authority and dominates) every other name (such as cancer and Aids) even in the ages to come. Different kinds of sicknesses and diseases will keep on coming in the ages to come with different names, just know that name of Jesus will suppress all of them.
This is how you should pray for healing, “In the name of Jesus I rebuke you (for example cancer_), I command you to die off and leave my body in the mighty name of Jesus. Thank you, Lord, for my healing because your word says by the stripes of Jesus Christ I was healed so I am healed of cancer in the name Jesus, Amen!”
This is just an example of prayer for healing of cancer but it can be used for other sicknesses or a generally healing prayer for the sick, miracle prayer for healing or short prayer for healing as a whole but must be done in faith.
The next step is that you just need to be thanking God for your healing, don’t change your confession, keep saying you are healed. Stay away from any negative confession, keep listening to faith building messages, listen to testimonies of people who got healed and well, ignore your symptoms and focused only on the word of God( cancer healing testimonies) such as by the stripes of Jesus you were healed. As you stand your grounds in faith, with a conscious mind that God dwells in me, Jesus lives in me, the Holy spirit lives in me, therefore, sickness cannot over power me( because of the holy trinity in me) because the greater one lives in me and I am victorious in my health .
Mark 11:23-24 is a very important scripture when it comes to prayer and faith that works to get things done including prayer for healing. Mark chapter 11 verse 23 to 24 says
23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
From the verse above we can pull out key words which will make our prayer for healing very effective.
- The scripture says you should utter words, and you should be specific that is to say words on thing you want to change. That is being specific. It didn’t say you should say the word in your heart but that you should speak out the words on the thing you want to change. That is why Jesus said you should speak to this mountain.
- Don’t pray in your heart, open your mouth and speak.
- Say the thing which you want to see happen (mountain which is a challenge or an obstacle or sickness) for example command the sickness to die and leave your body, command your body to be well again, rebuke pain, headache, growth in your stomach, tumour in your body with prayers.
- Don’t doubt in your heart. Jesus said you should not doubt in your heart because it is with your heart that you believe or doubt. Doubts manifest in your heart , that is why the bible says “guide your heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life”.
- Jesus further says that if you believe that those things which you said will come to pass then they will come to pass. You need to believe in your words.
- In verse 23 Jesus said the request which you make in prayer you will receive answers to them if you believe.
- The key to it all is to believe, it’s to have faith. I recommend reading my article on what does the bible say about faith which works.
You have Received Authority to Pray for Healing
The book of Luke 10:19. Jesus said “Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall injure you”. Here Jesus talks about the authority to tread upon all the power of the enemy. This is just to bring up the fact that we have received the authority from Jesus Christ to over power or dominate anything in His name. This includes you healing yourself or healing someone else. Learn to use your authority. When praying for healing pray with the authority which Jesus Christ has given you. This is very important. You need to take your authority over the enemy this includes healing. Sickness is an enemy you need to use your authority over it and get angry, because if you don’t it might kill you.
How to heal through the laying of Hands without Praying
17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Jesus said, those who believe in Him shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. Before praying for the sick, you need to believe in Jesus. In this scripture Jesus said if you believe in Him you shall lay hands on the sick and they shall be well again. Here Jesus asked us to lay hands on the sick, it’s an instruction He gave us to do when someone is sick. Before you can lay hands on the sick for them to regain their health you need to be born again. But not everybody who is born again can lay hands on the sick and they recover. But every one who is born again has the ability because they believe in Jesus but not everyone sees Jesus as a healer or better still that Jesus has given them the ability to heal others or heal themselves. Before you can lay hands on the sick you need to do the following.
- You must have been able exercised healing on your own body before you can lay hand on the sick to recover.
- You must believe that Christ lives in you and you have the power to lay hands on the sick and they recover as Jesus said. If you don’t believe that Jesus has given you that power it will not work. Christ means anointing. Laying your hand on the sick is ministering anointing of Christ onto the sick person’s body for recovery.
- Have no doubts or contradiction of thoughts no matter the out come
- Believe that the person is healed and the person would be healed
- Thank God for healing that person
- Healing can manifest instantly and can also take some time to manifest.
- Don’t quite having faith, you must stand your grounds in order to see a positive outcome.
- The person who needs healing must also believe that god can use you for healing him or her.
In a nut shell, prayer for healing is simple when your heart is towards God. You need to see God and not man in the healing process. God will not fail you. There are lots of testimonies of people getting healed. Since I encountered Christ over 10 years today I walk in divine health. When my body is attacked by sickness I just rebuke it and it goes. It works and it will work for you. Remember, the bible says “they that put their trust in the lord shall not be put to shame“. Hope you read this article from the beginning, and your health challenges will be gone as you use the secrets in this article on prayer for healing today as it is in the bible which works. Prayer for healing goes with faith, there for its important to read what does the bible say about faith that works entirely.
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