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5 powerful Psalms to pray for healing

5 powerful Psalms to pray with

when you are sick

Sickness is not the will of God for us as believers, the bible says in 3 John 1:2 "

"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."


Two of the greatest obstacles to human happiness and flourishing are the twin problems of sickness and death. Can you imagine what life would be like without any sickness or death? What would it be like never to be sick again? Or even better, for your loved ones never to be sick again? And what if death were removed from the equation? It would be a different world, wouldn’t it?


The Bible teaches us that sickness and death are both a result of sin. God created the world good, but sin brought sickness and death into the world. God warned Adam that if he disobeyed he would die. The wages of sin is death, and all sickness is just a form of dying.

Below are 5 powerful Psalms that you should pray with against sickness

Psalms 6, Psalms 30, Psalms 31, Psalms 38, Psalms 41

Psalms 6

O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.


2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.


3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?


4 Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.


5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?


6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.


7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.


8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.


9 The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.


10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

Psalms 30

I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.


2 O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.


3 O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.


4 Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.


5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.


6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.


7 Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.


8 I cried to thee, O Lord; and unto the Lord I made supplication.


9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?


10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper.


11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;


12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Psalms 31

In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.


2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.


3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.


4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.


5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.


6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the Lord.


7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;


8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.


9 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.


10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.


11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.


12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.


13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.


14 But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God.


15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.


16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.


17 Let me not be ashamed, O Lord; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.


18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.


19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!


20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.


21 Blessed be the Lord: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.


22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.


23 O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.


24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.

Psalms 38

O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.


2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.


3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.


4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.


5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.


6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.


7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.


8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.


9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.


10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.


11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.


12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.


13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.


14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.


15 For in thee, O Lord, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.


16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.


17 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.


18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.


19 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.


20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.


21 Forsake me not, O Lord: O my God, be not far from me.


22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.

Psalms 41

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.


2 The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.


3 The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.


4 I said, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.


5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?


6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.


7 All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.


8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.


9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.


10 But thou, O Lord, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.


11 By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.


12 And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.


13 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

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