The priority as followers of Christ must be to cultivate the relationship with God, and the best way is through prayer. When prayer is made, in that moment the human being opens his heart to God, which is confirmed by the facts narrated in the Bible, where it is expressed in a few words that prayer is talking to God.
Prayer is connecting with God’s love, it is knowing how to welcome it and wait for it. There are levels of deepening between the believer who prays and the God. Jesus taught us to pray with the prayer of the Lord, and it highlights that God knows each of the desires and needs of each person. It is He who is always near, whispering in the ear, that each person opens up to Him.
Praying for sick friend
God pours out special blessings for those who pray faithfully and fervently for others, especially for their families and FRIENDS. There are infinite causes that motivate to pray daily for somebody else, among those, the spiritual growth, their marriages, children, economic condition, and the something very important as it is the HEALTH.
It is essential that the relationship with God is excellent, to achieve to have it with those around. A good example of this is found in Job, a biblical character that even though his friends did not deserve his prayer, for having treated him badly and apart from speaking badly of God, he did it (prayed for them), because Job had already understood that friendship goes beyond the errors committed and moreover this brought his soul liberation from all resentment, being doubly restored. To see that God answers and is always attentive to our prayers is an enormous blessing; to bless and pray for our loved ones brings blessing to them as well as to our lives.
Accordingly, here are some short prayers to ask for your friend’s health.
Ecclesiasticus chapter 6, verses 14 to 17 tells us: “A faithful friend is a sure protection; he who finds it has found a treasure. A faithful friend is priceless; his value is not measured by money. A faithful friend protects like a talisman; he who honors God will find it. The friend is equal to oneself, and his actions are equal to his fame. So, taking into account these words, he addresses to God the following prayer, to ask primarily for health, among other things, of those so dear beings.
“Lord, I present to You the life of each of my family members, friends, You know them by name, You know their needs, so I beg You to supply them according to Your riches in glory: health, financial provision, freedom, justice, direction to make decisions that lead them to fulfill Your will, strength, peace, victory, freedom, restoration of homes, intimacy with You, passion for Your Word and putting it into practice… may each one remain firm in You and filled with Your presence. Glorify yourself Lord in the midst of the different difficulties they face. Thank You Lord because I know You are Almighty to do so, in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Special Prayer for a sick friend
For believers in the Christian faith, prayer is the most powerful weapon, which allows us to be in constant communication with God and to express desires and pleas. The following is a love-filled prayer where we humbly turn to God to ask for the healing of a friend.
“O holy father, we beseech the omnipotent God we pray to you with all our love, heavenly father I place in your hands my friend(s) who is suffering from(say the name) I bow down to you o heavenly father to ask for his healing you who are of great goodness and you have mercy on your children pass your healing and miraculous hands over the holy father, You who do not abandon your children and listen to our pleas, my God, have mercy on my friend and free him from all his troubles. Holy Father, cover my friend with your great blessing and fill him with all your love show him how great your mercy is my God give my friend peace O Lord Jesus, we bow our knees before you Heavenly Father, guide him and protect him always beloved father, hear us our father, answer our prayers, cover him with your sacred mantle and restore his health, give him your help heavenly father and allow him to recover quickly We trust in you, beloved Lord”
Short Prayer for a Friend’s Health
The Bible, which is God’s word, tells us that, “a friend is always affectionate, and in times of trouble is like a brother” Pro 17.17. So according to this, how not to support him and ask for his help in difficult moments, mainly in times of illness. We present you with a very short prayer that if you repeat it with love and fervor you will see great results.
“Eternal Father, I trust that your powerful hand will give my friend health, have pity on him and pour blessing on his life”.
Friends are a gift from God, whoever finds them has found a treasure; this is how the word of God expresses it. Now I invite you to give them the importance and love they deserve through prayer.
“Dear God, I am not aware of all the problems my friends are going through, but I know that you know everything. I hear their silence, but You hear their prayers. I see their laughter, but You see their tears. I see when they generously give something, but you see what they no longer have. I see the beauty in their faces, but you see their broken hearts. I share with them their faith, but You know their doubts and fears. I pray for them Lord, that You will hear and answer every prayer they make.
In the name of Jesus.
Bible Verses for Sick Friend
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.