This spirituality article gives advice on how to say a prayer for healing (or for faith or love) at a time when you feel too ill or too stuck to pray. Scroll down to receive my prayer for you.
You will find many other prayers for health threaded through the articles on the power of healing bible verses.
A Catholic priest once said to me,
"...And when you can’t pray, remember that the Church is praying for you."
This meant a lot to me. In times when I felt very alone, or when I didn't feel I had the faith to say a prayer for healing, I thought of his words and they brought me comfort.
In churches, synagogues and mosques around the world, and in spiritual settings of all kinds, people are asking God to bless the whole of human kind. That includes you.
You don't have to pray alone. Just by being here, you are already taking the wonderful step of reaching out for help.
In prayer we are all connected.
If you have a time when you feel too ill to pray, remember that churches of all religious persuasions say prayers for the sick and many say prayers for healing.
Allow yourself to receive their prayers.
Join in a prayer of agreement for healing with all those who are praying for you. Know that some people have experienced great healing in their own lives and they truly pray the prayer of faith.
Right now as I type this, I say a prayer for healing for you.
I stop now and I hold a space for your mind and your body to experience peace.
Please stop and receive this prayer.
Sometimes it can be easier to pray for someone than for yourself. It is also a good way to remind yourself that others are praying for you, unless of course you are the only one doing it, which is unlikely :-)
If you know how to pray to God you have an important job to do.
And if you are setting out to learn how to pray, even during your most difficult times, then you are doing something wonderful.
If you find it hard to know how to pray and you know of someone who prays, then ask them to pray for you.
A prayer of agreement for healing works whether you hear it or not. But if the person is willing, ask them to pray with you as well as for you.When someone prays for you in your presence, it reminds you of their love for you, and strengthens your own commitment to prayer.
And, who knows, their faith and their words may remind you that you too know how to pray to God.
I signed up with an organisation that said a prayer for healing for me at set times, and asked me to join in (the Seekers - a UK ministry). It was difficult to find the discipline to pray at set times, but I couldn't ask them to do something I wasn't doing myself, so I made the effort. It really strengthened my prayer life.
If you are researching this topic on behalf of a loved one who seems too ill to pray, then thank you for your love. And remember, your prayers for those you love are extremely powerful.
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