7 Short Prayers for a Sick Friend

These short prayers for a sick friend will lead you into fervent supplication for those who are suffering from illness. Indeed, physical ailments can weaken not just the body but also the mind and heart.

Besides supporting your friend with words of encouragement, you can lift his/her spirit up to the Lord as you intercede in prayer.

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Prayer for a Friends Healing

God of miracles, please heal my sick friend today. Touch his/her body and make her whole. You are a miracle worker. You command nature and it obeys. You speak and your words accomplish what you will. Dear God, please look upon the condition of my friend and restore the sick body.

Bring healing to the bones and tissues. You know what ails my friend, and you know how to bring good health back. I pray that whatever medicine he/she is taking right now, that such would work. Cause my friend’s body to positively respond to all the medications and treatments he/she is receiving. Let your reviving Spirit move over every cell in the body, and repair all that is affected by the disease that is upon him/her right now. Nothing is impossible with you,

Lord. Our mighty healer, hear my prayer today, Amen.

You could also share a prayer for the speedy recovery of a friend.

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Prayer for Strength of a Sick Friend

God of strength, please make my friend strong today. He/she is suffering from an illness and it has weakened his/her body. Please restore strength and vitality so that my friend can recover faster and that he/she will get fully healed. You promised to be our strength. Your Word says that in our weakness we will be made strong.

Please comfort my friend with your Word and Spirit. Let Scripture truths empower him/her mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I pray that you would give my friend a good appetite so that he/she may be made stronger by the food he/she eats. I pray that my friend would be filled with positivity and that this healthy mindset will spread through his/her whole being and bring strength. Dear God, let my sick friend feel your empowering presence in his/her life, especially at this time of sickness.

You are a God who heals and cares, Amen.

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Prayer for Spirituality of a Sick Friend

Sovereign God, you’ve allowed my friend to get sick at this time. I know you have a purpose and I know you will bring him/her healing. Lord, be glorified in his/her life today. As my friend battles this sickness, I know you are at work even right now, restoring my friend to wholeness.

Oh, Father, nothing is too difficult for you. Help my friend see that truth at this time. May my friend draw strength, healing, and wisdom from You. May this sickness give my friend time to spend with you. As he/she takes time off from all responsibilities, may my friend spend precious moments meditating on your word and praying to you. May my friend see your miraculous hand at work in more visible ways. Assure my friend of your unfailing love and presence.

This I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Encouragement for a Sick Friend

God of love, joy, and peace, please encourage my sick friend today. There are a lot of things my friend is unable to do at the moment. He/she is feeling weak and vulnerable. Please don’t let my friend become discouraged. I pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort my friend and walk with him/her more closely at this time.

Speak words of enlightenment so that my friend can maintain a healthy perspective even though he/she is limited physically right now. Bring family members and dear friends near so that my friend can be assured that we are all thinking of him/her while he/she is sick and recovering in isolation. Oh, Lord, I can’t wait to see how you will show yourself strong on my friend’s behalf. I know your healing is on the way.

Thank you, Father. Amen.

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Prayer for a Sick Friend’s Doctors

Dear God, as my sick friend goes to the doctor’s for a medical check-up, please be with him/her. And please guide the doctors who will be looking into her medical condition. Give them the wisdom to recommend the right tests, administer the right medicines, and give the right advice to my sick friend. Father, give them keen eyes so that they can see what’s really wrong with my friend’s body right now.

Don’t let them make a wrong diagnosis. And I pray that they would be able to give the right medicines that will work well on my friend’s body. Father, all wisdom and ability come from you. And you know what is best for us at all times. Please lead my sick friend to the right doctors. Let the best physician welcome him/her in the hospital.

Please hear my prayer, Amen.

Prayer for Protection of a Sick Friend

Loving Shepherd, please protect my sick friend today. He/she is physically weak right now. I pray that you will shield him/her from anything that might further complicate or worsen her condition. My friend’s immune system is down right now so please keep him/her away from any other person who might be sick.

Don’t let my friend catch any more viruses or infections. Guide and guard my friend’s ways. He/she is not physically strong, and my sick friend may be unstable right now. His/her movements could be unsteady and vision might be impaired. However limited or incapacitated my friend may be right now, please support and steady him/her. Don’t let my friend get into accidental falls. Provide for somebody to always stay by my friend’s side.

In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.

We have some specific prayers for a friend in pain if they are struggling with pain from their illness.

Prayer of Thankfulness of a Sick Friend

Lord of heaven and earth, I praise you for nothing is hidden from your sight. You know that my friend is sick. And you know how to heal the body. Thank you for being a caring God who watches over the ways of your children. Thank you for being with my friend at this time.

I can’t always be there to help my sick friend, but you will stay by my friend’s side. I don’t know what’s wrong with my friend’s body, but you do. My friend is perfectly safe in your capable hands and I know you will make my friend well very soon.


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Bible Verse or Scripture for a Sick Friend

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. – John 1:2

In this Bible verse, the Apostle John is praying for his friend’s health and wellbeing. This verse tells us that our friends are important to us and that we should pray for their health and wellbeing.

It also tells us that God is concerned for our health and that He can help us heal. When we are sick (or our friends are), we can turn to God in prayer and ask for His healing touch.

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