Prayer Topic #10:
A Prayer for Our Ailing/Sick Family Members
August 10, 2018
Reflections of the Heart:
In Mark 16:17-18, Jesus said, “These signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick and heal them.” Therefore, let us do what Jesus did as we pray for our sick family members!
Glorious Father, we thank You for salvation, the greatest miracle of all. Thank You for Your eternal love and unmerited grace. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to break the power of the devil and to bring us hope, health, and healing. We give thanks because You are near. People everywhere will tell of Your wonderful deeds. Lord, You are good and Your unfailing love endures forever. You are great, and You perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God. How great are Your signs and how powerful are Your wonders!
Awesome Father, Jesus Christ, Your Son, turned water into wine, cleansed lepers, healed the sick, raised the dead, and fed five thousand people with two fish and five loaves of bread. Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples so that we would believe that He is the Christ, the Son of God, and have life in His Name. We believe Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever. Therefore; Father, we expect You to display Your glory in the lives of our ailing/sick family members who are in need of healing and deliverance. With You, nothing is impossible! We expect diseases to be dissolved, broken relationships to be mended, and those who are held captive in their minds and souls to be set free. As we pray for them, we confess that Your healing power will operate through us. In Jesus’ Name, we declare healing for (list the names of your ailing/sick family members who are in need of healing; encourage them to pray scriptures of healing located at http://myprayerinstitute.wordpress.com).
Holy Spirit, as believers, please help us to be bolder about praying for our family members. Help our family members who are in need of healing to trust in You with all of their hearts and not depend on their own understanding. Holy Spirit, please open the eyes of their understanding so that they will understand the confident hope given to those Christ has called. Remind our family members to look to You for help, strength, and power. Father, cause Your healing power to be experienced throughout our families, church and community.
Merciful Father, forgive our family members who have doubted Your Word and Your works. Forgive them for acting Godly, but denying Your power to perform healings, signs and wonders in their lives and in the lives of others. Lord, please forgive them and restore to them the joy of Your salvation. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and please help us to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Lord, You are the Almighty! Only You can open the eyes of the blind and unplug the ears of the deaf. You cause the lame to leap like deer and those who cannot speak to sing for joy. You cause springs to gush forth in the wilderness and streams to water the wasteland. You cause the parched ground to become a pool and springs of water to satisfy the thirsty land. Great and awesome is Your Name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 75:1, Psalm 136:1, Psalm 86:10, Daniel 4:3a, John 2:1-9, Luke 7:22, Matthew 14:14-21, John 20:30-31, Hebrews 13:8, Luke 1:37, Proverbs 3:5, Ephesians 1:18, II Timothy 3:5, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 35:5-7
Today, I will trust God to: