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What are some powerful prayers for people suffering from illness?

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Prayers for healing of sick individuals may include the recitation of biblical scriptures that specifically mention God's attributes of healing or provision, such as passages found in the book of Psalms. Other kinds of prayers can be original prayers that call down the healing power of God from heaven onto the sick individual.

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Several websites, such as Catholic Healing Prayer and Missionaries of Prayer, offer examples of prayers that individuals can recite for or over a sick person. Search the book of Psalms to find prayers that praise God and ask for his provision over circumstances, such as Psalm 18, 34, 42, 86, or 121. These psalms combine worship of God and ask for his healing or provision.

Use prayer to claim promises of God's healing over the sick person, such as the promise found in Isaiah 40:31: "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Another promise can be found in Jeremiah 30:17, which states, “I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the LORD, because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.” Use these verses as prayers themselves or as inspiration for prayers.

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