When you’re sick, praying is sometimes one of the last things on your mind as is reading the Bible. But we as believers know prayer is power. And if you’ve seen the super-powerful flick War Room, you know that words overflowing from our mouth to God also hold the power to battle in the spiritual realm. That’s why I call this post to you War Room Prayers for the Sick. Because your words to our Father are waging a war in the arduous battle of chronic illness.
So I want to give you war room prayers for the sick I pray for myself and hubby and what I would pray over you if you were here with me right now, friend.
I Pray These War Room Prayers for the Sick, for You, Friend:
I pray we never lose hope:
I pray we all never lose hope and grow weary in doing good. When you have a looong season of illness, it can be tempting to become a shell of yourself. Your pulse, blood, and breath still remain in your body, but you’re soul-dead. I pray our inner man would not lose heart and would persevere.
I pray for growth in our trial of sickness:
I pray that God would teach us what we need to learn in this wilderness season. There’s been plenty that God has purged in me in this season of more serious sickness. I pray He continues to prune and grow us as He sees fit in this trial. And I pray we would, in our own free will, respond to His guidance.
I pray we cast our burdens onto Christ in the form of lament which will dull the itch to complain:
I think of the Israelites who wandered in the wilderness for a whopping forty years for a journey that was intended to take a mere ten days. Their grumbling caused the Lord to curse their journey and multiply their time to the forty-year stint that we are all aware of. I pray that we all would choose lament over grumbling and complaining.
I pray God would reveal if there is anything in our free will that’s extending this wilderness season of sickness:
Along those same lines, I pray that if there is anything in our own free will that’s extending this wilderness season longer than it needs to be, that God would guide us in wisdom to know how to change course.
I pray for purpose in our trial of sickness:
I also pray that when we arrive at our promised land and our wilderness journey has come to a close, that we would serve the Lord in a more powerful way than what we would have had we not traveled through this wilderness of illness. I pray, friend, that God would infuse us with a mighty purpose in our pain.
And yes, I pray that God would heal us physically:
It’s been a long season of winter for my health, but I still ask for others to pray for a miracle breakthrough and I still pray for one myself. I pray this for you too, friend. As Jesus was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane the night He was betrayed into the hands of the Roman soldiers, He made an interesting plea before His Father in heaven- He actually asked for the cup of wrath to be taken from Him.
I think a lot of us miss that part. Jesus Himself asked the Father to spare Him from His bloodied fate on the cross.
I think we miss that part because so many of us know the outcome. Jesus received the no-go from the Father and made His trek to Golgatha where He breathed His last.
But if Jesus is our example (and He is) this means it’s okay for us to ask for our cup of suffering to pass from our lives.
I pray that God would also heal us emotionally:
I also ask that God heals us emotionally since many of us facing chronic illness have dealt with the emotional impact of facing a longterm illness.
But I also pray God restores:
As you may remember, Job not only received a healing from God physically, he also received restored relationships with his friends and his fortunes. Will we always receive a Job restoration in this life? Well, no. But we can still pray for it and know that if we don’t receive it in this life, there’s a chance we can in the next.
I pray God rewrites our broken stories and restores the torn and tattered pages of our book of life.
And I hope these war room prayers for the sick encourage your heart, friend.
Hope is always an option,