Bible Verses for the Sick
Praying to God our Abba Father is an amazing privilege. Whether for ourselves or interceding for others,
God calls us to pray in all circumstances including sickness and suffering, be it physical, mental or spiritual.
I received an email the other day from someone who has cancer. She asked for prayer.
I was moved to write this post in her honor and for others I know just like her. For Sharon D, Kenedy K, Justin T, Christine H, Jessica W, Esther M, Elia D, the children and families of Camp Mati
and in memory of my mother and father,
I share these thoughts with you in hopes you are encouraged and will bless others through your prayers.
Prayers offered in faith are powerful.
God hears our prayers through Jesus who intercedes for us. Although God does not always answer our prayers in the manner or in the timing we desire, we can trust that His plans are greater than ours,
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord.
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts." - Isaiah 55:8-9
We find comfort in knowing "that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." -Romans 8:28.
I find great reassurance in this truth.
Below are my favorite Bible verses to meditate upon and pray for yourself or someone you know who is sick either physically, mentally or spiritually.
I intended to use only 10 verses; however, God's truth is so rich I had to include many more.
God is Always With You. See my post on Psalm 139 God is always with you.
God will give you Peace as you trust him.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition,with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
Trust God's Greater Plan
"I can do all things through him who strengthens me."
- Philippians 4:13
"I am the Lord's servant,"
Let others know about your illness so they may pray for you! It will bless them for you to allow them this privilege.
and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord." -James 5:14
God can heal if that is His will. Believe that he will heal, and pray that way.
"For nothing is impossible with God" -Luke 1:37
"As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out,
These men were healed because they believed and had faith. There are many stories in the Bible of Jesus healing people.
"If any of you lacks wisdom,he should ask God,
God will hear your prayers!
God in near.
Gods strength and power is made perfect in weakness.
Joy in these circumstances it is good for all.
And finally, I just love the following verses and find comfort in them! I hope you do too.
"One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek:
If you do not know God, I want you to know he loves you and wants to have a relationship with you.
Read God is Love, How to Receive Eternal Salvation.
Camp Mati- check out this camp for families who have a Child with Cancer, established to rebuild families after suffering emotionally and financially while going through cancer treatments with a child in their family.
If you have a favorite verse for those who are sick, please share it via a comment below.
You will bless others.
To God be The Glory! - Julie
Scripture is from the NIV - New International Version