5 Prayers for Spiritual Healing

1. A Prayer of Repentance to Heal a Spirit of Regret

Dear God, my spirit is heavy with humiliation. I have made mistakes that are hard for me to even bring to you, even though I know that you know my every breath. I know you sent Jesus to cleanse us all of sin, but I still feel like I have to be perfect or it doesn’t apply to me. Can you reach into my spirit and assure me that I am forgiven?

Hear my prayer of repentance and guide me in the way everlasting. Help me believe you when you say in Psalm 103:33, “As far as the east is from the west, so far have I removed your transgressions from you.” Protect my spirit while it heals, so that I won’t make the same mistakes again.

I praise you for your healing power. In Jesus’ name, amen.

2. A Prayer for Spiritual Healing in Brokenness

God, I’m so thankful you want to be in relationship with me. My spirit is overwhelmed with sadness. It’s so scary to show a happy spirit to the world again, when my hopes in my earthly relationships have crumbled. It feels like a fever that won’t subside.

Can I give this relationship entirely to you, the Great Physician? Even though my faith is failing, I bring you my part, in supplication and prayer with thanksgiving, that you would show me your power. Show me your great plan so I can stay in step with you.

I trust you to heal what is within your will and for the good of all. In your powerful name, amen.

3. A Prayer to Heal from Unforgiveness

Oh, Lord, my soul is sick with hurt and anger. Holding on, like I am, to the memory of the pain inflicted on me is keeping me trapped in a dark place. I can almost see the heavy chains around my hands and feet, bolting me in the very situation that caused my shame.

Help me to stop reliving the moments of hurt. Cover me with your healing. Give me your strength to forgive. Give me your eyes to see those who hurt me the way you do. Heal me of my unforgiveness and free my spirit to trust and love again.

In your mighty name, amen.

4. A Prayer to Cultivate Fruits of the Spirit

Father, I feel like a branch broken off from the vine. I come to you in prayer today to wrap myself fully around you. Develop in me a spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

I give my regrets, anger, anxiety, fear, and all my soul wounds to you for healing. I cannot do it alone. As I pray, I surrender every obstacle I prop up to reject your presence in my spirit. Renew in me a steadfast spirit of faith in you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

5. A Prayer for a Spirit of Courage

Dear God, my fears are getting the best of me, and I just can’t get well in my spirit. I feel shaken, frustrated, and terrified. Will you show me your plan is good? Will you take this anxiety now and exchange it for peace?

Right now, I choose to believe that you did not give me this spirit of fear that’s toying with me. Lord, breathe into me again, the spirit you breathed into me when you created me. Reassure me that you are holding me even when waters are deep and storms continue.

Pick up my spirit, God, and embolden me to be a front-line believer with a courageous spirit. Amen.

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“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” Saint Augustine of Hippo

Disclaimer: Prayer is not magic. God indeed answers prayers but sometimes His answer is either No or Not Now. Don't be discouraged when your prayers are not met immediately or even later. Keep trusting God who is good all the time. Thank you.

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